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The 9 Best Essential Beauty Products For Taking on Holiday

From multi-purpose oil to in-case of emergency face masks, we have all your holiday make-up and beauty essentials to keep up your skincare routine while overseas

Finally, the season has come for some fun in the sun. Unfortunately, due to the perpetual inconsistency of summer, a lot of that fun can’t be reliably done in England. Not to mention the distinct lack of sandy beaches. But this is why we have holidays! And we promise that when it comes to holidays there’s nothing to complain about. Well - maybe some things… of course all is well and exciting when it comes to summer holidays, but one thing that can be a little stressful is the volume of packing involved. Like, can’t we just skip to the fun part? But if you’re someone who’s keen on keeping a strict beauty regime, you’ve probably been through the tragic experience of not remembering to pack all the correct skincare and make-up necessary for your trip; having to get a less-than-perfect replacement and being unhappy with the results of your make-shift beauty routine.

Well this summer, we refuse. As long as we make a point to be prepared, our self-care can’t bring us down while we’re away. In fact, starting and ending the day with the right skincare and beauty will make a therapeutic addition to your holiday schedule. So to guide you in the right direction towards curative practices on holiday, we’ll help you find the right products to use while away. Here's our lowdown on the summer beauty products you need to kick your make-up bag into holiday mode. 


The first step to travelling with peace of mind for your precious items, is making sure you’ve got something to keep all these products in. If you’re paranoid about the positional secureness of your products, go for a foldable wash bag with different compartments. If you’re more of a ‘quick, thrown it all in and go’ type of person, then just get a 1 hold-all compartment canvas wash bag that will put up with being tossed around, but ensure no leakage inside from a waterproof lining.

1. Face Wash

Often the presence of natural vitamin D will do the skin good so it’s best not to interfere with nature’s work by using an intense face wash. Go for a gentle cleanser that will remove makeup and impurities all in one go, without being too harsh on the skin. Especially if you’re possibly suffering from sunburn. In which case an aloe cleanser will be even better suited.

2. Moisturiser

Of course, as a standard skincare ritual, it’s important to apply moisturiser after washing your face. A great 2-in-1 way to moisturise for the present and protect it for the future, is to make sure you use a moisturiser with SPF. Something that’s restorative, light and refreshing, rather than weighing and goopy.

3. Roll-On Perfume

Smelling nice while abroad may not seem like a priority in the packing stage, but when you’re completing your getting ready process and feel like the final step is missing- you’ll be regretting not bringing some along. For a more portable option for packing perfume, take a perfume stick. Convenient to keep in your purse when you’re out and about and easy to apply.

4. Eye Cream

Sitting in the sun for long hours can really tire you out, and that impact often shows up the most under the eyes. To fight the effects of under-eye baggage, dryness or puffiness, bring along an eye cream.

5. Face Mask

With the thin packs they come in, you can always spare room to put a couple face masks in your luggage incase of a skincare emergency- or just if you’re in need of a little boost.

6. Sun Cream

Cover up! Not with clothes- you can dress as scarcely as you please. But be sure that when you’re showing skin, you’re using protection. It’s a holiday no-brainer! Up the SPF to your preferred amount, and don't forget to follow with aftersun later for a cooling moisture surge. 

7. Multi-Purpose Oil

Putting yourself in the new environment for a scorching holiday can wear out your body. Hair adopts new unwanted frizz while our skin pushes the limits of dryness. Unfortunately, bringing along a bunch of creams and oils to hydrate our exterior can be a bit of a drag. Who’s got the room? That’s why getting yourself a multi-purpose oil is a priceless investment. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multipurpose Oil comes highly recommended by most beauty editors and bloggers, mostly because when it says multipurpose, it means multipurpose. You can use this oil for your skin, hair, face, and your cuticles.

8. Lip Balm

We can all agree that dry lips are never cute. Always carry a tube (or a sphere) of lip balm with you wherever you go. Ideally also with an SPF, because protection is important everywhere. 

9. All Bronze Everything

Gorgeously tanned skin is what plenty of us seek on out trip abroad - after all, it's the perfect way to flaunt that you've been away to all your co-workers. Whether you want to hide in the shade and fake it, or you want to amplify the colour you've picked up throughout the day, we recommend lashings of golden metallics and sweeps of bronzer to get the ultimate goddess glow. Think shimmering metallic eye shadows, highlighters to make cheek and collarbones pop and deep terracotta powders to intensify the tan.