Travel light – and smart – on your summer getaway with our round-up of the best sun-savvy beauty products to holiday-proof your look
Decanting your beauty favourites into miniature bottles is ideal but not for those who are lacking time before take-off. To the rescue – our new range of travel-friendly bestsellers... just the ticket when you're on a hand luggage-only holiday.
Clockwise from left: A smash hit with bloggers and customers, Pixi’s Glow Tonic contains enough for a two-week getaway. Similarly, whether you’ve been sightseeing or sunbathing, Ren’s Neroli & Grapefruit Body Wash offers another great way to refresh your skin and senses on holiday. To help counteract the dehydrating effects of travel, try Melvita’s Rose Floral Water Spritzer, and to revive travel-tired hair, Philip Kingsley’s One More Day Dry Shampoo. There’s also no excuse to be caught short on sun cream – Ultrasun’s Family SPF 30 tucks perfectly into a pocket and, after a day building sandcastles, you’ll be grateful you packed a dinky version of L’Occitane’s Hand Cream.
SPF is just one factor to consider when shopping for sun cream – how it feels, smells and absorbs are serious deal breakers if you’re going to commit to wearing it from sunrise to sundown. Fast-track to your favourite with one of our new arrivals.
Clockwise from bottom left: Enriched with omega 6 and 9, M&S Sun Smart Moisture Protect Oil SPF 30 is seriously nourishing and counteracts the skin-sapping effects of the sun. Fun, fruity and 70 per cent organic, Coola Sport Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 has a delicious pina colada scent and sprays in all directions to cover hard-to-reach areas. Feeling a tad pasty for the beach? Try Vita Liberata Dry Oil Self Tan SPF 50, a genius world-first formula that combines super-high sun protection with self-tan. Invisible and non-greasy, Nivea Protect & Refresh Spray SPF 50 puts an end to pesky white marks and has a blissful cooling effect on skin.
Poolside panda eyes? We’ve all been there. Instead of wasting precious sun lounger minutes worrying about your look, splash out on a few key beauty essentials made for keeping up appearances on a gorgeous getaway.
Clockwise from bottom left: Restore your hair’s knot-free glory after swimming with the Tangle Teezer in this compact holiday-handy size. Roger & Gallet’s Eau Fraiche Gingembre Fragrance is a savvy poolside pick to freshen up in the heat. In six punchy summer-bright shades, Leighton Denny’s High Performance Nail Polish is a melt-proof way to add colour to your look. Philip Kingsley’s Swimcap protects hair colour from fading or changing with UV filters and waterproof conditioners. Avoid a swimming pool mascara disaster with Eyeko’s Sport Waterproof Mascara. Finally, take the sting out of insect bites with Formula’s Insect Repellant Travel Pack.
Photographer: Luke Kirwan / Paper artist: Joyanne Horscroft at the Makerie