Unless you’re headed to the Antarctic for a polar night, a little bit of skincare and makeup are a vital part of most packing routines. We’ve rounded up the hottest new releases (and a few of the classics) so you can look – and feel – your best while on holiday.
LES BEIGES Summer To-Go Set1/12
For those planning a European sojourn this month, Chanel has released its iconic LES BEIGES range in limited-edition travel sizes. The LES BEIGES Summer To-Go collection includes a 15ml water-fresh skin tint infused with micro-droplet pigments to create a dewy glow and a mini bronzing creme that will have you looking like you spent all day by the pool in Santorini, even when you’ve gone no further than your own backyard. Rounding out the pack is an illuminating oil for your shoulders and decolletage. Finish off the look with a slick of Ombre Premiére Laque, which coats your lips in a radiant, pastel shimmer. Available till the end of June.
Custom Touch Up Kit2/12
T.U.K has released a customisable palette with an eco-friendly refillable design that allows you to pick and choose what you want to pack. As thin as an iPhone – ideal for slipping into your carry-on luggage – the package includes a full make-up kit: including complexion (highlighter, bronzer, concealer, multi-cream, setting powder), brows (powder), and lips (gloss) in one svelte palette. Apply the buttery products with fingers, or five minutes before landing with T.U.K’s set of five mini-sized brushes, also available.
Le Labo Fragrance Travel Set3/12
This beautifully packaged Le Labo travel set includes four 90ml bottles in a waxed canvas pouch inspired by the fragrance house’s lab aprons. Inside you’ll find a travel-sized shower gel, body lotion, shampoo and conditioner – all in the label’s cult fragrance, Rose 31.
R+Co Bleu Dry Shampoo Cream4/12
Dry shampoo is the easiest way to refresh your hair after those long-haul flights, but with many of them coming in aerosol cans, it’s a little luxury that is often foregone at the security gate. Need to freshen up your hair after a long day and night in the sky? Rogue Beauty, R+Co Bleu Vapor Lotion Dry Shampoo is a lotion in an 89ml tube, that gently cleans and dries, taking excess oil and dirt with it.
SK-II Travel Kit5/12
Take a little bit of luxury with your carry-on and pack the SK-II Pitera Aura Kit. A trio of minis from the cult Japanese skincare company, it contains SK-II Facial Treatment Essence 75ml, which enhances luminosity, SK-II Genoptics Aura Essence, 10ml, a brightening serum designed to minimise dark spots, and SK-II Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser 20g.
O&M Mini Shampoo and Conditioner6/12
Heading away to an Airbnb for the long weekend? If you want to treat your hair to some R&R, the O&M Mini Shampoo and Conditioner is your way forward. Far from your average hair-care products, these are designed to leave your hair ridiculously soft and manageable, without parabens, sulphates or additives.
Aesop Arrival Kit7/12
Aesop call their Arrival Kit a pack of “refreshing staples for journey’s end” but we’re calling it a chic gift for the friend who is going overseas. Featuring four minis of their bestsellers, including a 50ml of their Shampoo and Classic Conditioner (which is particularly good for those with fine or fragile hair, or those with coloured hair) as well as their botanically enhanced Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser in 50ml and 50ml Rind Concentrate Body Balm, which Aesop compares to “the aroma of a Sicilian orange grove on a spring morning”.
iS CLINICAL’s new Essentials Experience Kit8/12
If your skin is still feeling delicate after that preflight facial or medispa treatment, you might want to pack iS CLINICAL’s new Essentials Experience Kit, featuring six of the brand’s bestselling hero products, including Cleansing Complex (60ml); Active Serum (5ml): an anti-aging serum that reduces the appearance of fine lines and brightens; Hydra-Cool Serum (5ml): a hyaluronic acid-based serum filled with antioxidants to reduce inflammation; Pro-Heal Serum Advance+ (5ml): a 15% vitamin C and retinol serum; Reparative Moisture Emulsion (2g) and Youth Eye Complex (1g) which reduces puffiness and dark circles. This travel-ready kit is the ideal companion to ensure your skin health doesn’t suffer when on the road.
AB LAB Barely There SPF50+ Facial Sun Cream9/12
Whether you’re lazing by the pool or exploring a new city, sunscreen is a non-negotiable. AB LAB Barely There SPF50+ Facial Sun Cream contains broad spectrum UVA & UVB protection, as well as hyaluronic acid and vitamin E in a compact 75ml tube that’s easy to slip in your handbag.
Filorga Hydration Discovery 4-Piece Kit10/12
This set of replenishing minis, available exclusively at MYER, contains a 50ml Micellar water cleanser for removing makeup, a 30ml Hydra-Filler moisturiser, a 30ml brightening mask, and a 7ml pure hyaluronic acid in a silky-soft, non-sticky finish serum.
Le Labo Basil Hand Pomade11/12
Those with dry skin know what even a couple of hours in the air can do to your dermis. This 100ml creamy hand pomade, formulated with a blend of shea butter, coconut oil, and almond oil has a rich texture that immediately softens hands – and smells divine, so you don’t offend your fellow passengers.
Image credit: Martin Morrell