The Beauty Travel Products You Need Right Now
With Christmas just around the corner, many, if not most, of us will be doing a little travelling over the holidays. Whether it’s an overnight stay with the wider family for Christmas Day, to a longer break with your partner, children or grandchildren, we’ll be packing up and heading away. We all know space is at a premium during this time, with the extra presents and food we need to pack, but we still want to look our best – right? Luckily there are a range of brilliant beauty products designed to be packed for travel that will have you looking your best all Summer long, without taking up much space in your luggage. And you know what this means – more space for shopping on the return trip! Read on below to discover our list of the Beauty Travel Products you need right now.
Silver Bullet Andiamo Foldable Travel Hair Dryer
I don’t know about you, but I often find I can breathe harder than the force of some of the hairdryers I find in hotels, and it takes so long to dry my hair I may as well not bother – not ideal if I want to maximise my holiday time and need to be somewhere in a hurry. That’s why I always pack a travel hair dryer now – if I’m pushed for time, I want to know I can get my hair dry in time. I particularly love the Silver Bullet Andiamo Foldable Travel Hair Dryer. The full-size, 1800W dual voltage dryer comes with a folding handle, so it takes up next to no space in luggage (and the aqua colour means you can always find it), and you can take it anywhere in the world (having travelled through Japan earlier this year, it was simply brilliant). With 2 heat/speed settings, you can dry your hair your way. RRP $89.95
The Soak Life Jet Set Travel Set
One of the things we like to do when we travel, and have a bit of me time, is indulge in a little TLC, but it’s really difficult to travel with full sized products. That’s why we were super excited when our fave Australian Body Beauty Brand announced they were launching a travel set. Just in time for Christmas and summer, The Soak Life have released a limited edition Jet Set Travel Set, which contains 4 miniature sizes of their best selling products. The set contains Summer Loving Salty Coconut Bath Soak 100g, packed with mineral rich ingredients and reminiscent of a vacation in Hawaii, Bora Bora Tropical Glow Body Oil 60ml, nourishing, lightweight and non-greasy – it’s a holiday in a bottle, No Worries Aromatherapy Mist 60ml, to calm your mind and create a serene space with geranium, lavender and mandarin, this versatile spray can be used as a body spray, room or linen spray & Instant Shower Face + Body Cleansing Spray 60ml, with micellar water and cucumber to clean and refresh on the go, all packed in a reusable cotton bag. RRP $29.95. Do you need another reason to buy this gorgeous set – it’s cruelty-free and vegan too. I’d get in quick – this stunning set will sell out fast.
theBalm In theBalm of Your Hand Palette Vol 1
Holiday Makeup can be tricky – you want to look your best, but you just don’t have the room to pack your eyeshadows, lipsticks, blushes and highlighters. Thank goodness then for theBalm Beauty palettes. In theBalm of Your Hand Vol 1 really is an all-in-one face palette designed to make holiday make up super simple. Featuring some of The Balm’s best selling products, including 4 universally flattering, colour co-ordinated eyeshadows, 3 universal blushes, a champagne-hued highlighter, a matte bronzer for that hint of holiday colour, a classic red and nude lip colour, and a cheek cream – yes, all of that in one little palette. All you need to pack on top of this is your favourite foundation or CC Cream and a Mascara and you’re all set. In theBalm of Your Hand Palette Vol 1 RRP $39.95.
Glasshouse Fragrances Eau de Parfum Collection
I love to travel with fragrance, but the bottles are so large, and often I like to switch my scent up over the trip. The solution – mini sprays or rollerballs. Small, portable, and light – the perfect travel accessory. Christmas is often an opportunity to take advantage of companies releasing mini sprays and rollerballs in their festive collections. We love the Glasshouse Fragrances first ever Eau de Parfum collection, which features the gorgeous scents from seven of their signature candle fragrances. The collection includes Forever Florence with notes of Wild Peonies & Lily, Rendez-vous with notes of Amber & Orchid, the delectable Flower Symphony with notes of Rose & Blossom, Diving into Cyprus with notes of Sea Salt & Saffron, our local Melbourne Muse with notes of Coffee Flower & Vanilla, the sophisticated Midnight in Milan with notes of Saffron & Rose, and the zen Kyoto in Bloom with notes of Camellia & Lotus. 7 little sprays perfect for every day of the week. Mini Sprays 1.8ml each RRP $24.95 for the collection.
Avene Tinted Compact Cream SPF 50
If you have sensitive skin, you’ll know travel can be a bit hit and miss. Sunburn, the wrong type of food, or just general travel dehydration can set your skin off. That’s why we love to travel with the Avene Tinted Compact Cream SPF 50. Formulated to minimise the risk of allergic reaction, so it’s gentle for all types of skin, the compact provides a buildable tinted coverage that just melts into your skin (and the mirrored compact makes it perfect for travel). Using 100% mineral filters that are photostable, the cream provides high protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. The Cream is formulated with the famed Avene Thermal Spring Water, with its soothing and anti-irritating properties, that is so good for sensitive skin. Available in 2 shades. Tinted Compact Cream SPF 50 10g RRP $35.95.
Klorane Dry Shampoo
For a long weekend, or quick trip away, who has the room to pack a full set of Shampoo and Conditioner? Not us – we prefer to travel light and free. That’s why we travel with the Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oatmilk. It’s perfect to combat oily roots during the trip away, and its super small size (we travel with the travel size of course!) takes up next to no room at all. The combination of highly absorbent micro powders, and oat milk (traditionally used for soothing and protecting powers), restores freshness and lightness to hair, helping it to regain its texture in as little as 2 minutes, so no need to wash your hair while you are away (and just think of the water you’re saving). Available in original and tinted formulas, 50ml RRP $8.95. Also available in a formula with Nettle for oilier hair. 150ml size pictured.
Tefal Access Steam Care Steamer
Now that I’m old enough to have built up a wardrobe of nice clothes, I like to take care of them. Is there anything worse than unpacking your clothes to find they’ve creased and wrinkled, and there is only a cheap iron in the hotel, or worse, no iron at all? If you’ve spent the time (and money) to pack silks, wools, and cottons, you’ll want to make sure you can get the creases out at the other end, without damaging your clothing. I travel with a Tefal Access Steam Care Steamer to remove creases and wrinkles from my clothes. The Access Steam Care is a stylish black and copper handheld steamer that allows you to gently steam anything, anywhere. Ready to steam in just 40 seconds, you don’t waste your precious holiday time removing creases from clothing – just steam and go, and as a bonus, it can help freshen up clothing for an extra wear. The Steamer also comes with a breathable vertical support board (which I leave at home). The Steamer weighs a light 1.3kg, and fits into a 30cm x 13cm x 14cm size. RRP $169.95.