When it comes to planning a vacation, deciding just how many beauty or skincare products to take with you can seem daunting, and this can be even more problematic if part of your travel includes flying and adhering to the strict cabin allowance rules.
You may not want to put your expensive creams and serums in the hold in case you lose your luggage, but just how many 100ml bottles can you really fit in the little plastic airport bags?
This article is here to help, offering up a superb selection of the best beauty and skincare products under 100ml to make your holiday hassle free!
So many beauty products now advertise their SPF qualities which may lead you to believe that the silky-smooth primer of your dreams is also powerful enough to protect your skin from harmful rays but this just isn’t the case, as many formulas aren’t as durable as traditional sunscreen and can rub or wash off more easily.
Consultant dermatologist for La Roche-Posay Justine Hextall says: ‘it is important to remember that SPF only refers to protection against UVB. UVA is a longer wavelength that can penetrate glass. It is the main wavelength that damages our collagen and also can increase our risk of skin cancer. As such I recommend a factor 50 sun cream with both good UVB and UVA protection and preferably anti-oxidants to protect against the more visible light spectrum.” Don’t dismiss beauty products with benefits though, just use your choice and a traditional sunscreen for maximum protection.
Try Clarins, UV Plus SPF50 30ml for perfectly protected skin
If you’re going somewhere hot or sunny the last thing you want is to start the day glamorous and have your makeup sliding down your face by midday. Invest in a good heat proof face primer to ensure makeup perfection from dawn til dusk.
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer (8ml) is famed for its long lasting powers
Relaxing by a pool or trekking round tourist attractions on your vacations means you may not want to wear a full face of makeup, but if you want to bring it back to basics and use a few select products, a good concealer can work wonders to brighten tired eyes, hide blemishes and give you the ultimate ‘no-makeup’ makeup look.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer (6ml) is one of the best for fast pick-me-ups
When your hair is looking a little worse for wear but you don’t want to waste valuable vacation time washing, drying and styling, a quick fix no rinse shampoo can do wonders. This is also incredibly handy for those that prefer train or hostel hopping over the course of your trip where facilities may be shared or just not that great.
Keep a supply on you and you’ll always be good to go. This kit by OUAI also features a volume spray to give lifeless hair a much needed boost and texturizing hair spray for that beach babe look without setting foot on sand.
All The Ouai Up Kit (all under 100ml)
When you love so many different colours it can be hard making room for all of them, but a few mini sized versions of your favourites mean you can take colours for any time of day or occasion. If you want to only choose a few though, a classic red lip suited to your skin tone can glam up any outfit instantly, while nudes are perfect for the daytime to give you just a hint of colour.
MAC Little Lipstick Bestsellers Trio (1.8g each) features three of their most beloved shades, a nude, a pink and their famous red ‘Ruby Woo’
If you make sure you pack these products in your travel bag, you're guaranteed glowing sun-kissed skin and smooth hair without the stress. Now you just have to pack the rest!