The Must-Have Skincare Kit You Need to Bring on Your Next Vacay

Skincare is just as important on holiday

The conversation of holidays has been somewhat of a touchy subject this year. For obvious reasons. Since travel restrictions were eased, some of us took the opportunity to jump straight on a plane. Putting up with the quarantining, fit-to-fly tests and anything else just to hear a pilot say ‘prepare for take-off’ once again. While others completely ditched the idea and opted for a staycation to avoid the Covid conundrum.

Either way, vaycay or staycation, this year it’s been all about the short yet sweet trips. But when going on a mini holiday, packing can be stressful. With the teeny tiny storage space they leave you under your seat, or in the overhead locker, trying to take all your essentials with you is a challenge for anyone.

Welcome travel size. Not only are they a blessing when wanting to test out a product before making a full investment, but if you are eager to maintain a solid skincare routine between trips to the beach and sangria bar, travel-size products are a holy grail.

With each holiday, I’ve dipped and dabbed between many skincare sets so it’s fair to say I have a good understanding of knowing what I really want from my skincare when on holiday. Easy, lightweight and ideal to wear in the sunshine. The Image Skincare First Class Favourites is an instant go-to.  

Featuring three of their most beloved products in travel-size form, all kept in a handy clutch, this capsule collection is everything you need to keep your skin happy on holiday.  

First Class Favourites

Huda Beauty
ORMEDIC Balancing Facial Cleanser

The ORMEDIC balancing facial cleanser is ideal for nourishing and cleansing your skin in the morning, and then for lifting away any dirt build-up or makeup in the evening. By applying a small amount to your skin and massaging in for a minute, the comfrey, calendula, and natural botanicals softens your skin and hydrates skin cells. Which when you’re lying out in the sun all day, it couldn’t be a more perfect match.

VITAL C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum

If you’re going on the kinds of holidays I like, it will involve the sun. And lots of it. That’s why I always bring a serum with me that supports the collagen in your skin. When exposed to too much UV, it can cause collagen to break down quicker and therefore accelerate the aging process. Collagen keeps your skin elastic and hydrated and the VITAL C hydrating anti-aging serum promotes just that. It softens the appearance of wrinkles, brightens the skin and fights environmental damage. Plus: its orange scent is super refreshing.

PREVENTION + Daily Matte Moisturiser SPF 32

For me, the shining star of this kit is the PREVENTION + Daily Matte Moisturiser SPF 32. Let’s be real, no one really likes to apply sun cream. Especially on holiday. We have all tried to get into the habit of using SPF, but when you are using a sun cream you aren’t absolutely in love with, it’s a challenge. This moisturizer is packed with UVA/UVB sun protection and has an antioxidant-rich base that is perfect for oily skin. The silky formula sinks into the skin without it being sticky and leaves a flawless, healthy glow to the skin. Good enough to wear it on its own or as a primer before your makeup. With its sweet-smelling scent, it is surely something to look forward to in the morning.


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