Back to travel basics

Written by Kirsty Chenery

I have a bad habit of leaving my holiday packing until the very last minute. It’s not that I’m not excited to be going away, it’s just that I hate packing and I’m terrible at it!

I usually pack nothing I actually need and everything I don’t!

One thing I am good at packing though is my toiletries bag! Even when I was trekking through Nepal I still carried a toiletries bag that would make any product enthusiast envious. I know there are a lot of ladies who love the chance to go makeup free whilst on holidays but I am a little on the vain side so will always travel with my favourite basics.

Decanting your favourite products is a good way to travel a little lighter but you will find most products will sell the same in a travel size version. I’m loving Medik8’s try me sizes they have recently brought out. They are smaller versions of their best sellers and fit well into any toiletries bag without maxing out your carry on weight. I usually travel with a facial sunscreen, cleanser, day cream, night cream and a hydrating spritzer (may seem excessive but when you have small sizes why not!) My absolute favourite pick to travel with is Mesoestetic’s Melan 50 pigment control sunblock. It’s a fantastic sunscreen that gives excellent protection, inhibits melanin production (stops pigmentation from forming) and has the added bonus of a tint so you can still go on that adventure holiday and look glam whilst doing it!

Exposing oneself to the elements can also be a breeze if you travel with the right products. As well as using a great sunscreen, another essential is lip balm. Inika Organics offer great purse size lip balms that have a hint of colour offered in four different shades. These add a touch of colour whilst keeping the lips nourished. They are that clean of chemicals you can literally eat them, handy if you get lost in the bush with no food, hey, you never know where you’ll end up on an adventure holiday! If you still have a bit of room left in that toiletries bag, another great product I love is Payot’s gradual tanner/moisturiser. For those of us who just can’t do the sun this is a go to for building a natural looking tan whilst moisturising the skin at the same time.

So before you go on that next adventure pop in and visit us for all of your travel product needs, we’ll also throw in a few samples that will take up no room and keep you looking your absolute best no matter where your travels take you.