Holiday season is upon us and, amongst the excitement and planning your capsule wardrobe, comes the complex matter of holiday beauty – cue memories of fraught decanting, clogged pores and sun-zapped skin. This year, we’re on hand to make your pre-break beauty planning a breeze, bringing you the ultimate guide to scrubbing up, skin-friendly SPF, emergency aftercare and everything in between.
Slipping out of the layers and into a swimsuit can be a daunting prospect, so you can’t blame us for wanting to look our best. Get ahead by sloughing away dryness, smoothing cellulite and paying extra attention to your extremities and reveal luminous, healthy-looking skin from head to toe.
We love: Legology Air-Lite Daily Lift for Legs - £60
“This is an absolute gem of a product. It evens and firms skin tone, improves circulation, discourages cellulite and smells like a sunny day in Capri. All our prayers answered in one jar.”
Don’t let holiday season spell chaos for your beauty regime. Why compromise? Whether you’re attempting to pack light or have tight baggage restrictions to adhere to, you can carry your daily go-tos wherever you go with travel friendly miniatures from some of our top beauty brands.
We love: Aesop Jet Set Travel Collection - £27
“These are all essentials in the bathroom at home, so it’s really handy that Aesop have put them all together in one convenient travel kit.”
The Best SPFs
We don’t need to tell you that protecting your skin is a must ahead of sun exposure but certain SPFs can carry some not-so-welcome downfalls when applied to sensitive facial skin. Look for lightweight, non-comedogenic formulas that shield the skin from damage without causing breakouts or irritation.
We love: Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection SPF50 - £78
“This sunscreen is a winner: light, easily absorbed and it doubles up as the perfect primer too!”
The Perfect Glow
Bronzed summer skin comes alive with a hint of iridescence. Follow up rehydrating aftercare with a sheer, light-reflecting illuminator; it will magically lift your high points and create an otherworldly glow, perfect when the temperature gauge calls for lighter makeup coverage.
We Love: Nars The Multiple in Copacabana - £29
“Easy to apply and blend with the right amount of shimmer. If it’s the golden glow of South Beach you are after, this is the product for you!”
However hard you try, sometimes a week of sun, sea and aperitifs can leave your skin and hair more than in need of some TLC. With a rescue kit of sunburn remedies, super-powered hair care and hydrating solutions at the ready, you can have your beauty game back on track in no time.
We love: Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist - £48
“A godsend on holiday. Carry it everywhere and spray liberally for instant hydration. And the smell – amazing.”