If you’re a beauty lover, it’s only natural that you want to take your makeup and skincare essentials everywhere you go. But that’s often easier said than done, isn’t it?
Here at Escentual, we aren’t prepared to let you miss a step in your beauty routine while you’re enjoying a trip away, so I’ve put together this edit packed full of multipurpose travel-size beauty minis that do more than just one thing – and yes, they can all be easily stored inside your hand luggage and are 100ml or less.
Your flight is about to board! So, it’s time to double-check you’ve packed your travel beauty essentials with my official checklist…
1. The Tinted SPF
Travel Essential: La Roche-Posay Anthelios UVMUNE 400 Invisible Tinted Fluid SPF50+
Multipurpose Benefits: Protects skin against broad-spectrum UV rays, blurs imperfections and adds soft glow to your complexion.
SPF is an everyday essential, no matter how grey or drizzly it might look. So, it goes without saying that you have to take sunscreen on your travels abroad! One of my top recommendations is the La Roche-Posay Anthelios UVMUNE 400 Tinted SPF. It’s a holiday must-have as it protects your skin against harmful UV rays, while blurring imperfections for a flawless-looking complexion. Its lightweight formula is perfect for holidays when you want to protect your skin from sun damage, while also having a little bit of coverage.
2. The Does-It-All Bronzing Powder
Travel Essential: Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder
Multipurpose Benefits: Bronzing, eyeshadow, and contouring.
When you go away, it’s hard to decide between your favourite makeup products, especially when you just aren’t prepared to leave anything behind. Thankfully, the Benefit Hoola Bronzing Powder combines three products in one, so you don’t have to worry about missing out on a step in your makeup regime. Not only does it give your complexion a beautifully bronzed sun-kissed glow, but it can also be used as an eyeshadow or contour!
3. The All-Purpose Cleansing Water
Travel Essential: Bioderma Sesibio H2O – Micelle Solution
Multipurpose Benefits: Cleanses skin, removes makeup, corrects makeup mishaps, and tones skin.
A cleanser is one of the most important products in any beauty lover’s wash bag or makeup bag. It’s a daily essential that not only cleanses your skin but also effectively removes your makeup, too! Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Water is nothing short of iconic. Why? Because its gentle cleansing solution dissolves the heaviest makeup, while removing dirt and oil, so your skin is clean and purified. And existing fans will be happy to see that it comes in a miniature version that they can take in their hand luggage.
4. The Lip, Face, and Body Balm
Travel Essential: L’Occitane The Petit Remedy
Multipurpose Benefits: Soothes irritations, smooths roughness, eases chafing, nourishes lips, moisturises dry patches
Everyone needs the L’Occitane Petit Remedy in their hand luggage. The mini balm has a do-it-all formula that boasts an incredible 50 uses! The multipurpose wonder can be used all over, helping to soothe everything from chapped lips to dry patches on your body. Its 100% natural formula is rich in antioxidants that help to protect skin against free radicals like pollution that threaten to break down collagen. A hydrating duo of shea butter and nourishing natural oils – almond and olive help to smooth and moisturise dry skin. Plus, it’s scented with soothing lavender which will help to ease any travel stresses.
5. The Destress Roller Ball
Travel Essential: Tisserand Aromatherapy Total De-Stress Pulse Point Roller Ball
Multipurpose Benefits: Mood-boosting fragrance that helps you destress, while perfuming your skin with a citrus-floral scent.
Travelling can be stressful, so it is important to have a soothing solution to relieve some of the tension. And in my eyes, the Tisserand Aromatherapy De-Stress Roller Ball is the perfect solution. It’s made with 100% natural essential oils that do more than just smell delicious. The blend of patchouli rose and orange oils are designed to reduce stress, too. Plus, it doubles up as a fragrance if you can’t squeeze your signature scent into your hand luggage.
6. The Healing Cream
Travel Essential: Avene Cicalfate+ Restorative Protective Cream Multipurpose Benefits: Repairs skin irritations, including burns, sunburn, grazes, cuts, chafing, sunburn and rashes.
When you’re going away, any number of things can happen – especially if you’re a little accident-prone (guilty as charged…) That’s why it’s always a good idea to have a healing cream tucked away in your bag for emergencies.
Luckily, the Avene Cicalfate+ Cream is the perfect solution. Its ultra-soothing multipurpose formula can help ease irritation caused by everything from cuts and grazes to burns, thanks to its infusion of Avene’s iconic Thermal Spring Water.