Wherever you’re off to this summer, be prepared with must-have beauty products. The mere mention of a long-haul flight is often enough to send shivers down spines. Pressurised cabins and a lack of air moisture can leave your skin dried out, dull and lifeless – and that’s without the effects from lack of sleep. To make matters worse, baggage allowance is any beauty addict’s nightmare: not being able to take all of our products?! It’s almost not worth the holiday! Well, we’ve compiled a list of our beauty essentials to keep you going through your holiday without missing what you’ve left behind. Here are GorgeousShop’s favourite products to keep you looking your best whether in-flight, on the beach, up a mountain or sailing the seas, and the products worth using your baggage allowance on!
- Alterna Caviar Non-Aerosol Mousse (75ml)
This Non-Aerosol Mousse is a light and airy creme that works to volumise your hair whilst providing it with a long-lasting hold and high-gloss finish. Aerosol cans can explode, burst and leak on aeroplanes – this will rescue any limp, flat hair and you can trust you won’t get to your holiday destination with an exploded hair product having ruined the contents of your bag! Alterna’s Caviar Mousse is made with the powerful antioxidant CoQ10 to protect your hair from environmental damage, whilst doing its bit to prevent harmful gases that can affect the earth’s natural climate. It’s 75ml too so meets the criteria for taking liquids on board. What’s not to love? A firm Gorgeous favourite.
- Clarins HydraQuench Cream (50ml)
This is an intensely moisturising cream that contains Hyaluronic acid to balance your skin’s natural hydration whatever the situation, thanks to its natural Katafray bark extract. Absorbs into the skin quickly leaving it soft, supple and radiant – just the thing to combat the drying and tightening effects of flying. It’s also SPF15, so no need to worry about stepping off the plane and into the sunshine without suncream on hand – all bases are covered with this cream!
- Clarins Beauty Flash Balm (50ml)
Lack of sleep on the plane left you looking tired and grey? We know the feeling. This firm Clarins favourite – the Beauty Flash Balm – is an instant effect cream that removes signs of fatigue, so that tired out faces can look rested and smooth. It’s made with olive and witch hazel extracts to smooth the surface of the skin, diffusing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and also contains bisabolol which gives skin a youthful glow. It also doubles up as a brilliant primer, so it’ll save you space in your suitcase, too!
- bareMinerals Advanced Moisturisers & Eye Creams (50ml + 15ml)
bareMinerals Advanced Protection Moisturisers come with or without a Sheer Tint and are designed to illuminate your skin, whilst moisturisingand hydrating for a flawless complexion. The lightweight moisturiseris formulated with SPF20 for sun protection and to protect your skin against environmental aggressors. We think these are the perfect hand luggage companion and will see your skin through the holiday looking and feeling fantastic. The Renew and Hydrate Eye Cream is perfect for tired eyes and dark circles: formulated with RareMinerals ActiveSoil Complex, it revitalises the skin and boosts moisture levels to leave the delicate eye area looking revived, refreshed and glowing. This will solve your tired eyes after a long-haul flight, or soothe them after a day on the beach – we wouldn’t go anywhere without it!
- The Natural Sea Sponge Co. Cotton Waffle Gift Set & Bamboo Relaxing Lavender Eye Pillow
This beautiful kit comes complete with slippers, a sponge, a headband, a pumice stone and a wooden facial brush and is one of the most natural ways to soften, exfoliate and massage your skin. Ideal for buffing, exfoliating and cleansing, the products are designed to care for even the most sensitive of skin and all products are ecologically and sustainably-sourced, so you can rejuvenate your skin and freshen up guilt-free! Why not team it up with a Natural Sea Sponge Co. Bamboo Relaxing Eye Pillow, ideal for relieving headaches, clogged-up sinuses, and facial muscle ache. The pillow increases blood circulation relaxing your muscles and soothing away your stresses – perfect for travelling and getaways.
- Fake Bake Platinum Face Self-Tan Lotion (60ml)
Fake Bake’s Platinum Anti-Ageing Face Self-Tan Lotion won at the Pure Beauty Awards in 2009, and for good reason. Glamour calls it “great for an all-over even glow”, and Marie Clare said it is a “pioneering anti-aging self-tanner”. A long-lasting self tan formulated with apple stem-cells to boost a radiant, youthful complexion, it contains a mixture of Fake Bake’s famous self-tanning formula alongside an anti-ageing ingredient from the stem cells of a rare Swiss Apple. Why not get a head start on your gorgeous glow this summer? It’s a GorgeousShop favourite for a beautifully bronzed face.
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