When it comes to going on your summer holidays and packing your beauty skincare essentials, it's so important that you don't compromise on the quality of what you use on your skin.
Your skin is most vulnerable and, if you’re anything like me, you will write many lists of what you need to pack but always forget something that you need.
Remember everything has to be under 100ml if you want to take certain products on the plane with you, like Instant Refreshing Gel, which I consider a must-have and would never travel without. This powerful synergy combines soothing extracts of Arnica, Birch and Witch Hazel, with cooling Camphor and Menthol. It's so multi-functional - it instantly relieves tired swollen legs and muscle tension, especially on the shoulders, neck, temples and across the forehead. This makes it perfect for travelling. I also apply this product all over my body at night before I sleep and it's like having my own personal air conditioning, it keeps my body temperature icy cool.
At ELEMIS, most of our products are available in handy travel sizes that will cut down on your weight in your suitcase or enable you to take your favourites on the plane with you too.
Here are some of my holiday essentials…
ELEMIS Tan Accelerator
It doubles up as an aftersun and body lotion, and is the perfect product to prepare your skin for sun exposure, helping reduce sun sensitivity. Tan Accelerator optimises your natural tanning ability and contains a blend of Shea Butter, Macadamia Nut Oil, Jojoba Oil and Tyrosine. Tyrosine is an Amino Acid naturally present in the body and is used by skin cells to form melanin. This lotion is ideal on holiday as it will moisturise the skin, leaving it soft, supple and in optimum condition to promote a rich and golden suntan.
Skin Nourishing Shower Cream
This is the perfect choice for all the family. Rich in moisturising Milk Protein, this exquisite shower cream gently cleanses, while maintaining the balance of the acid mantle. Nourishing Camellia, Macadamia and Jojoba Oils, combined with extracts of Oat Kernel and Wheat Germ promote satin soft, supple and healthy skin. Excellent for excessively dry skin and perfect after a day in the sun.
Frangipani Monoi Body Oil
This will be such a useful product to take with you and the aroma will remind you of that special holiday every time you apply it afterwards. The oil rapidly absorbs, providing superior moisturisation for dry, parched skin. Massage the oil into damp skin to give a gorgeous sunkissed sheen to golden limbs. I also love to use this in the morning on my hair to protect it against salt water, chlorine and sun exposure. Massage a small amount into dry hair and then in the evening, shampoo and rinse as normal.
Face Must Haves:
Smart Cleanse Micellar Water
This refreshing and clarifying micellar water effectively cleanses the skin, removing make-up and the daily build-up of skin pollutants, as well as SPFs that are designed to adhere to the skin. Cleansing micelles, which attract both water and oil-based grime, are enhanced with a complex of natural surfactants derived from Apple amino acids, Rosehip Seed oil and Indian Soapnut to lift impurities from the skin. Infused with organic English Rose water and soothing anti-oxidant rich Chamomile, it’s perfect for skin that has been exposed to the sun. Even better, no water is necessary so it’s very easy to travel with (perfect to take on the plane to refresh the skin)
Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30
This doubles up as your everyday moisturiser and also your SPF protection. Incorporating a micronized sunscreen, it leaves no white streaks on the face and offers evenly distributed broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection without compromise to the velvety texture we know and love so well.
S.O.S Emergency Cream
A.K.A. your ambulance in a bottle! This intensive daily moisturiser has been formulated to soothe sensitive, dry, blemish-prone skin while replenishing skin’s hydration. Formulated with Lavender Absolute, Willow, Centella Asiatica and Myrrh, it helps protect skin from the effects of environmental stressors while balancing moisture levels. Perfect as a restorative evening moisturiser or to soothe those areas that have had a little too much sun. It’s not a remedy for bites or stings but will help moisturise the surrounding skin and support it’s healing process, avoiding any potential scarring.
Exotic Cream Moisture Mask
For many people, a holiday is a chance to go au natural, allow the skin to breathe, and avoid having to wear make-up for a couple of weeks. The extra time you have while away is a great opportunity to pamper yourself and a face mask is the way to do so. I love Exotic Cream Moisture Mask as it will help to restore moisture and rejuvenate the skin after sun exposure.
Enjoy your time away, and remember to keep well hydrated, wear SPF and limit the time you are in the sun for good skin health.