Keep on top of your beauty regime wherever you end up this summer with these mighty minis.
Getting ready to jet off to sunnier, more tropical climes? We don’t blame you. So, if you’re deep in to packing mode, battling against weight limits and wondering how you’ll ever condense your carefully curated 27-step skincare routine into one tiny see-through bag, we’ve rounded-up a list of miniature beauty essentials. These mighty skincare warriors are all under 100ml and ready to take on the heat.
- For the sun seeker: The Holiday Sun Starter Park
The Holiday Sun Starter Park (£14.50) has got your sun care needs covered from start to finish with three simple 30ml bottles: Scent-free Sun Lotion with SPF30 (marine-friendly), Sun Lotion SPF 15 with Natural Tan Accelerator and Hydrating After Sun Lotion for those ‘Oops, I missed a bit’ moments. Both the tan accelerator and the after sun are Vegan Society Approved and they all include organic, natural ingredients including plant actives to help you achieve a healthy, even tan without feeling like you’re caked in thick sun cream.
- For holiday hair hydration: Moroccanoil Travel Kit, Hydrate
These four must-have miniatures are all you need whatever the heat and humidity. All infused with anti-oxidant-rich argan oil, the limited-edition kit (£26.85) gives you a Hydrating Shampoo, Hydrating Conditioner and the Moroccanoil Treatment Light to give you the shiniest, smoothest tresses you could ask for. But wait, there’s more. You’ll also get a free Hydrating Styling Cream, perfect for taming frizzy hair and smoothing those pesky fly-aways when you’ve spent all day dipping in and out of the pool and drying out in the sun.
- For everyday freshness: Malin & Goetz Eucalyptus deodorant
If you’re holidaying in 30-degree heat (what bliss) then you need a deodorant that’s up to the job. Malin & Goetz’s Eucalyptus deodorant (£12) is a clear gel stick containing eucalyptus oil and a 100% natural fragrance, and as you would hope, it’s odour neutralising. It’s also cruelty free, vegan and suitable for all skin types and has been formulated without the usual suspects of aluminium, synthetic fragrances, alcohol and parabens, so you know you’re using the good stuff. Available from spacenk.com
- For ultimate peace and tranquillity: The Little Box of Relaxation
Holiday time means relaxation time, so don’t limit your liquid allowance to just the basic essentials. Pack the Tisserand Aromatherapy Set (£11.95) for some added indulgence and a way to help you unwind. With three pocket-sized aromatherapy rollerballs, you can take them with you wherever you go, whether that’s to destress while flying or to help you switch off when you get there.
- For super hydrated skin: Trilogy Vitamin C Booster Treatment
To help you get that summer glow and keep your skin looking and feeling hydrated, Trilogy’s two-week brightening beauty treatment (£29) is packed with natural Vitamin C powder and a hyaluronic acid concentrate, enriched with daisy extract, rosehip and mandarin oil. Use daily for two weeks, for visible brightening results to keep that ‘I’ve just been on holiday’ glow going long after you’ve returned to reality.
Available from amazon.co.uk
- For the morning after the night before: Skyn Iceland Hangover Kit 2.0
If you have one mojito too many, and why not, you’re on holiday, your skin will be wanting some detoxing the following day too. Pack this hangover kit (£20) to get you back on top form. With two pairs of Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, Face Gels (two for smile lines and two for your forehead), an Icelandic Relief Eye Pen, and a mini Antidote Cooling Daily Lotion to soothe your skin, you get a lot for your money. Restored? Time to hit the pool bar…
Available from Cult Beauty
- For that summer glow: Norvell Tanning – Venetian Maintenance System
If you’d rather top up the tan yourself and avoid the sun’s rays, this carry-on kit (£29.99) is perfect for taking with you. Made with an award-winning formula of brown and purple tone bronzers (not as scary as it sounds we promise) you’ll get an enviable natural-looking tan. Each of the four products in the kit works to prime, bronze, optimise and enhance your glow. What’s not to like?
- For the full summer safety kit: Tropic Sun Care Discover Kit
This nifty little pack (£40) has all your sun care essentials covered. With two travel-sized bottles of Skin Shade, one for those delicate areas prone to sun exposure with SPF50, and one for full body coverage with SPF30, and a Sun Soothe, to revive sun-damaged skin, this is everything you need for on-the-go protection. It’s a water resistant, mineral sunscreen that’s kind to the planet and offers natural UV protection too.