Traveling is wonderful, but packing for it is another story. Whether it’s just a weekend jaunt or a months-long sojourn, deciding what to bring on your travel can be difficult. To ensure that your vacation is a blast, we list down a few favorites; from multitasking skincare to season-appropriate makeup, here are the beauty essentials to have in your carry-on bag:
Spa Right. That clawfoot tub overlooking the ocean or the outdoor shower surrounded by lush foliage is the perfect place to de-stress. Tote travel-sized spa goodies to help you get in the mood. We love THE BODY SHOP Adriatic Peony Body Wash Relaxing Bath & Shower Cream (P195/60ml) for its soft floral scent and velvety texture.
Get Tight. We love our bodies, even the wobbly bits, but a little help in tightening and toning is always welcome. And if they come in the form of a delicious-smelling scrub, then all the better. Try THE BODY SHOP French Grape Seed Refining Body Scrub (P1950/350ml), which contains grape seed powder from France (rich in skin-firming antioxidant polyphenol) and organic sugar from Paraguay.
Cool Eyes. We don’t just want to be rested during a vacation, we also want to look the part. This is why packing an intensive eye treatment is essential, especially if your travel plans include long flights or late-night parties. CHANEL Blue Eye Serum (P6550) contains green coffee PFA (PolyFractioning of Active ingredients), olive tree oleoactive and lentisk gym extract from Blue Zones—places in the world where people live the longest. Eyes feel refreshed and look more luminous and youthful with regular application.
Lip Lock. We always put sunblock on our faces and body, but often forget to put them other sensitive and oft-exposed areas—such as our lips. Forget the chalky, tacky lip sun blocks of yesteryear. SHISEIDO UV Lip Color Splash (P1600) contains SPF 42 PA+++ and moisturizing ingredients to keep lips hydrated. Plus they come in 4 translucent, holiday-ready hues: fiery orange, classic red, pretty pink and icy blue.
Nail It. We’re never without our manicure kits, just in case a wrestling match with our luggage results in chipped polish—or worse—chipped nails. Plus, bringing your own set ensures that you won’t catch anything nasty if the local nail salon has less than stellar hygiene. Along with your own set of clippers, bring along travel-sized polish. Try DEBORAH LIPPMAN Welcome to Paradise 6 Piece Set (P1950) is a riot of wild colors ranging from from deep blue, to punchy peach and exotic violet.