ASOS FACE + BODY TEAM'S HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS
By Amelia Bell, 13 June 2019
Perfect for holidays thanks to its travel-friendly size, this wonder cream contains both hyaluronic acid and three essential ceramides, which give 24-hour hydration and restore the skin's natural barrier. The formula is rich, non-greasy and fragrance-free, so suitable for sensitive skin types. I apply it in the evening after a day in the sun, as I find it more hydrating than an aftersun product.
CeraVe Moisturising Cream 50ml
Kerry Ashton, Senior Merchandiser
Bondi Sands' SPF range is my go-to for protecting my skin from harmful rays. This lightweight, water-resistant, non-greasy formula comes in both SPF 30 and 50 for maximum protection. Apply liberally about 20 minutes before you step out in the sun and make sure you top up every few hours. Bonus tip – try the brand’s Aloe Vera Aftersun afterwards for the ultimate post-sun relief!
Bondi Sands Coconut Beach Sunscreen Lotion SPF30
Whether you’re on holiday or enjoying the Great British weather, a little too long in the sun can dehydrate and sensitise your skin. This little wonder is the perfect treat for parched faces and helps aid the healing of sunburn. Its melt-in texture is infused with aloe vera, grapefruit and sunflower extract to soothe and hydrate after sun exposure. Even better, it's easy on the wallet, too. Keep it in the fridge for an extra boost when you’ve been hitting the sun.
Masquebar Bio Cellulose Aloe Vera Gel Mask
If you’re anything like me, saving as much space in your suitcase is key. This palette has everything you need for those golden-hour glows, with four amazing eyeshadow shades, plus a bronzer, highlighter and mirror for on-the-go touch-ups. The light, powdery textures have the perfect amount of pigment. For an ultra-glowy look, I use the highlighter on the high points of my face and inner corners of my eyes.
NARS Summer Lights Face Palette
This little cleansing balm is the answer to my prayers when I’m travelling. It dissolves my makeup and the daily grime, leaving my skin feeling clean and hydrated. I simply massage a small amount between my fingers and apply to my face and neck, removing the makeup with a warm damp cloth. If I want a more intense treatment, I leave the balm on for 10 minutes – it instantly makes my skin feel more refreshed.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm Travel Size
I find that between the sun, salt water and daily styling on my hols, my hair can feel a bit frazzled and homesick. But with Aveda's Hair Repair, my tresses relax and unwind as much as I do. It repairs and protects hair from heat damage of up to 450 degrees, and leaves it feeling silky and soft (thanks, quinoa protein and macadamia oil). It’s easy to add to your routine – just apply daily to damp hair post-wash, comb through and then style as normal.
Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair 25ml Travel Size
When Schmidt’s arrived on my desk, I’ll admit I was a little sceptical – I’ve long been on the hunt for a natural deo that doesn’t compromise on performance. But after a couple of months of trialling this one, I was sold. Bergamot and lime is my fave scent, it’s easy to apply and, most importantly, keeps you smelling fresh all day – even through those sweaty gym classes and hot commutes on the tube.
Schmidt’s Bergamot and Lime Natural Deodorant – coming soon
When Too Faced brought out a waterproof version of its Better Than Sex Mascara, I was beyond excited. The wand is designed to thicken, lengthen and curl, and its hourglass shape enables you to coat every lash. It contains acacia senegal tree extract, which helps nourish and thicken the lashes and has film-forming polymers that allow smudge-proof wear. This mascara is a staple in my makeup bag and the travel size is an essential for holidays (read: no more panda eyes).
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Waterproof