Skincare Travel Essentials


I'm going away for a conference day with work this week so I though I'd take the advantage while packing my bag to show you a few of the products that I take with me when travelling. Instead of bringing my entire skincare collection which in itself needs a whole suitcase, I whittle it down to a few essentials.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir: The beauty product of the moment and something I've come love. Its a great multitasking product which I can use as a toner/serum/makeup freshener, perfect to perk you up after a long groggy car journey. I'm on the last drops of my second bottle now and will say that the one down side of this product is that it doesn't last very long. I probably use about 3-5 sprays of this a day and I'm getting through a bottle every three weeks at the moment. Might have to invest in the full size!

This Works Clean Skin Daily Wash: I usually double cleanse with a hot cloth cleanser then a foaming one but to save space I take something I know is going to remove all my make up and clean my skin in one go. I have so many miniature products from various beauty boxes and free samples that I'm always trying to use up and at the moment I've been trying the This Works Clean Skin Wash. It's a bit of a hybrid between a creamy cleanser and one that foams up. Gentle enough to use on the eyes and it has a lovely lavender herbal smell that's very soothing if you're trying to fall asleep in a noisy hotel room.

Clinique All About Eyes Serum: For some reason I always get puffy eyes in the morning when I sleep somewhere that isn't my own bed so a cooling rollerball is essential if I'm gong to look presentable. This little one from Clinique has an almost instant effect that you can feel de-puffing right away.

Benefit Total Moisture: I'm still scraping out the last little bits of this mini tub of whats fast becoming my favourite moisturiser. I got this in one of Benefit's miniature skincare packs and have been lusting after it ever since. This is quite heavily scented which I thought would be a problem for my sensitive skin, but its lovely and rich and really keeps my skin moisturised right through to the morning.

Liz Earle Superskin Concentrate: I had to get at least one Liz Earle product in here! I started to regret buying the Superskin Concentrate Oil in the rollerball but its actually perfect to take away without the fear of opening your bag to find a gloopy mess. How many times have we all been through that? Skin oils never fail to leave my skin feeling super soft looking fresh in the morning!

The Body Shop Hemp Hand Protector: As you can see this ones pretty battered as it gets taken everywhere in the bottom of my bag. It may have a funny smell but I don't think any other hand cream could compare!

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream: I'm not sure theres anything 8 hour cream can't do. Perfect for lips, cuticles, dry skin patches, eyebrows, cuts, burns and even as a moisturiser this is one thing I'm never without anywhere I go.

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