If you’re heading off to exciting places this Bank Holiday weekend and beyond, we’ve put together a handy essentials guide that will make your time away even more enjoyable. So whether you’re staying at home or trekking across the country, here is our pick of the best travel essentials…
1. Guerlain Meteorites Compact Pressed Powder
Cheat your way to a fresh and luminous complexion with this convenient powder compact, a compressed version of the luxurious Meteorites Pearls. After a long journey, a sweep of this illuminating complexion enhancer will instantly make you feel human again!
2. Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm
Wherever your road trip is taking you, make sure you keep your lips ultra soft and supple with this avocado oil, shea butter, lanolin and green tea balm. UVA and UVB filters protect lips from damaging UV rays, while added vitamin E acts as an antioxidant to eradicate free radicals.
3. Clarins Eau Ressourcante Gentle Deodorant Spray
When you’re on the road for long stretches of time, plump for a deodorant that won’t irritate the skin. The Eau Ressourcante Gentle Deodorant Spray not only eliminates odour, but also treats the skin with a wealth of botanical extracts. Plus, the basil, iris, cedar scent is incredibly refreshing.
4. Avène Eau Thermale Water Spray
Long trips in a stuffy car can play havoc with your skin. Keep cool and hydrated with this mineral rich water spray, with a pH that is close to neutral and a bacteriologically pure formulation. The spray can be used by all the family, and offers relief from sunburn, bites, and other skin irritations.
1. Philip Kingsley Jet Sets
Don’t compromise on gorgeously glossy locks when you’re away, so ditch the hotel shampoo and rely on Mr Kingsley to keep your hair looking and feeling healthy. His Jet Sets are the perfect size for your trip, no matter whether you’re off for a couple of days or a couple of weeks.
2. Crabtree & Evelyn Travellers
For a touch of luxury when you’re on your travels, these Crabtree & Evelyn Travellers for him and for her offer an ideal way to pamper yourself on the go. With rich scents and botanical infused formulations, your skin will be glowing no matter what the city throws at you.
3. Trilogy Travellers Gift Set
You’ve got your hair and your body sorted, now make sure that your complexion is as soft as possible with some pint sized natural skincare. This Trilogy set includes a wealth of bestselling products, from the renewing Gentle Facial Exfoliant to the quenching Vital Moisturising Cream.
4. Too Faced Natural Flirt Makeup Collection
Streamline your makeup bag with this new spring gift set from Too Faced. The uber feminine bag contains a multitonal bronzer plus brush, a glistening lipgloss, eyeshadow primer, eyeshadow and mascara. All you need is your favourite foundation, and you’re all set!
1. Roger & Gallet Fleur d’Osmanthus Perfumed Candle
Start your pampering routine off right with this beautiful candle, scented with the uplifting aroma of mandarin, grapefruit, osmanthus and neroli. Made of premium wax, its high perfume concentration of 8% allows the Fleur d’Osmanthus scent to permeate the air and delicately all evening.
2. Clarins Body Treatment Oil Relax
When you’ve got some time to yourself, unwind with this ultimate pampering treat. The intensely moisturising oil is especially useful in relieving stress and fatigue, and will help to relax, soothe and replenish tired skin to restore a sense of well-being.
3. Guerlain Super Aqua Mask
For a quenching treat, this mask is the last word in luxury. It delivers moisture just where it’s needed, enveloping the skin with long-lasting hydration and suppleness. The texture of the mask is so very relaxing, and when you take it off you’re left with skin that looks brighter, less tired and visibly plumped.
4. TIGI S-Factor Wonderful Tonight Treatment
When your damaged and dry hair is crying out for some TLC, this is the product that will rejuvenate it. Apply a small amount to dry hair before bed, and when you shampoo it out the next morning you’ll experience soft and shiny locks scented with a delicious coconut and vanilla fragrance.
1. Dior Vernis Garden Party Scented Polish in Waterlily
What better nail colour for a garden party is there than one from the Dior Garden Party collection? This directional mint green colour instantly lifts a spring look. It is also subtly scented with the sublime aroma of roses, making you feel like you’re in the garden long after the party is over.
2. Crabtree & Evelyn Citron Antibacterial Hand Gel
This handbag essential eradicates germs and neutralises the skin’s pH without water. Jojoba oil and glycerine promote softness, while a group of sugar-derived vegetable proteins together with the bright citrus honey and coriander scent help to neutralise food odour.
3. La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF50+ Tinted Cream
Whenever you’re outside you need adequate protection, regardless of whether the sun is out or not. The comfortable texture of this sun protection feels weightless on the skin, despite its very high SPF of 50. Best of all, it’s subtly tinted so that skin appears more uniform and glowing.
4. Gucci Flora Purse Spray
Fresh, feminine and romantic, the Flora fragrance is ideal any occasion and will take you from day to night with ease. When the flowers outside are budding, notes of peony, rose and osmanthus blossom on the skin, with subtle touches of citruses and mandarin for a lighter impression.
1. Jack Black Mr Fix It Antimicrobial Wound Rescue
This clever gel heals cuts, scrapes and burns and provides immediate protection from bacterial infection. Silver ions inhibit the growth of various forms of bacteria, allowing the wound to heal without complications of infection. The non-greasy, clear gel is also easy to apply and is quickly absorbed.
2. Eshu Moisturising Sunscreen SPF30
Especially adapted to the thicker skin of men, this nourishing moisturising sunscreen keeps skin protected from the elements. A high SPF of 30 ensures that the complexion is shielded from damaging UV rays, and the soothing scent of Eucalyptus, Citrus and Mint leaves skin feeling cool.
3. Clarins Men Active Hand Care
Just because the terrain is rough it doesn’t mean your hands have to be! Make dry skin smooth again with the comforting balm, which protects skin without making it sticky. Pro-vitamin B5 and allantoin help to repair damaged skin, Bison Grass and Chinese Ginger energise, and bisabolol soothes irritation.
4. Jack Black Dry Down Friction-Free Powder
When you’re engaging in physical exertion, you’ll be wanting to keep all areas of the body dry and chafe-free. This ultra-fine powder contains pure cornstarch to reduce friction, and moisture levels are controlled by organic cucumber, which also provides protection against irritation with its anti-itching properties.