When traveling I want to be prepared for anything and skincare is no exception. On my recent holiday to the hot and humid Caribbean, I had to carefully pick products that were small enough to fit into the little plastic hand luggage bag for liquids, keep me hydrated during the 9 hour journey then protect me from the sun when I eventually landed. I also needed a product which would cleanse and effortlessly remove make-up in one to keep the luggage weight down.
Firstly, to deal with the skin dehydration I packed a mini Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Night Cream for Normal/Dry skin which I applied several times during the flight. Every application felt like I was splashing cool water on my face – refreshing and moisturising! For my eyes I used Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Overnight Revitalising Eye Balm, again very hydrating and I was so glad this was the eye product I packed. Finally, for my lips, only the original Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream would do. It calls itself a skin protectant and that’s exactly what it does.
No7 Beautiful Skin Night Cream, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, No7 Beautiful Skin Overnight Revitalising Eye Balm
For sun protection once I landed I had Ultrasun SPF30 for the face as well as Boots Soltan Protect and Moisturise for Face in SPF30. I don’t know why I packed both! I like Soltan as it protects from UVA and UVB rays. I also need my sun cream to moisturise my dry skin. I chose SPF30 as I already have a little built in sun protection but it still important to protect against burning. To protect my lips I used Soltan Moisturising Suncare Stick in SPF30 and for my eyes I used No7 Shimmering Lip & Eye Screen in SPF30. I believe the Lip & Eye screen was new for this year which was great as I have been searching everywhere for a reasonably priced eye protectant with an appropriate SPF. Usually eye cream will come with and SPF of 15, if at all and this simply is not good enough for such a delicate area!
No7 Shimmering Lip & Eye Screen, Ultrasun SPF30, Soltan Moisturising Suncare Stick
Finally, to cleanse and remove make-up, my product of choice was a mini DHC Deep Cleansing Oil which I got though a couple of beauty boxes. No need to pack cotton wool and take up precious suitcase space.
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
So, there you have my affordable skin travel kit! What’s in yours?