Wednesday, 11 April 2018

A Peep At My Travel Beauty Routine

My Travel Skincare Routine

I don’t travel all that often which really shows when it comes to packing. I just can’t (or won’t) travel light when it comes to my skincare routine. While I’ll gladly just take one pair of shoes and not 2835 tops that I know I won’t wear, what if I need three different face masks, a choice of cleansers and two moisturisers just in case? It happens every single time because refuse to let my skincare routine and ultimately my skin suffer, even though most of it never gets used.


When I was packing for my New York trip last month I had to have a good word with myself about this. Why take up valuable suitcase space and baggage allowance when I would be scouring the aisles of Sephora multiple times? If there’s anywhere in the world where you have the opportunity to buy more stuff, it’s New York, right?!

I hope you’re proud of me because I actually did it this time. Yep, your girl here didn’t take loads of crap that didn’t get used and you know what, my skin was absolutely fine. Here’s what I actually took and used:

I never wear heavy makeup when on holiday so the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser was more than adequate. The bottle is a bit big considering its nearly empty but we’ll just gloss over that shall we? The gel formula works well to double cleanse with and it’s very simple and inoffensive to my skin. It won’t remove anything waterproof but that wasn’t a concern for me as I don’t wear waterproof mascaras. Instead of taking a face mask I left MJC on a few minutes during my second evening cleanse one night and it left my skin nice and nourished. There's a little tip for you!

The majority of my routine was Caudalie which is no surprise as I’m really enamoured with the French brand at the minute. Rather than use little samples of products that I’ve never used before or decant product into little tubs I took a Caudalie Resveratrol Life Eye Set* with me. The Resveratrol range is perfect for me as it targets wrinkles and helps firm and plump the contours of the face. Caudalie’s eye sets are pretty good value as you essentially pay for a full size eye cream and they include a serum and moisturiser so great for road testing the line. They also have one for each eye cream so you can pick and choose.

The Caudalie Resveratrol Eye Lifting Balm* is a good pick for me as it’s more of a gel and I’m prone to puffiness under my eyes. While the formula is lift it’s really moisturising and soothing – perfect after eight hour flights and full days of walking. We racked up over 25,000 steps a day so it’s fair to say we were worn out each day! Serums are an essential part of my skincare routine, whether travelling or not and hyaluronic acid is a must for me. The Caudalie Resveratrol Firming Serum* is formulated with micro hyaluronic acids so that it can penetrate and hydrate the skin more affectively and it’s a nice light layer which I’m all about.

Lastly to top that all off is the Caudalie Resveratrol Face Lifting Soft Cream*. Again it’s a light texture which feels super soft and calming on the skin, and even though it’s more of a day cream it doubled up perfectly as a night cream. My skin looked really fresh and radiant throughout our trip and didn’t suffer from the usual plane dryness that I’m so prone to.

For hair I again kept it simple and decanted a little of my favourite Living Proof Healthy Hair Day Shampoo. I actually discovered this the first time I went to New York but luckily it’s available in the UK now. It’s one of the few shampoos that cleans my hair and actually keeps it clean for a few days. My hair is really fine and soft so I only have to touch it a few times before it goes limp. While I was there I bought a tonne of Kristen Ess haircare so we’ll see how I get on with that. There will be a post coming for sure! I could only find one little travel bottle so the Bumble and Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil Conditioner came with me as I have this cute little travel sized bottle. It leaves my hair very shiny and nourished, perfect when you don’t have long to get ready in the hotel room.

Can you travel without hand cream because I can't? I have a whole box of these tiny little L’Occitane hand creams so it was good to put one to use! The L'Occitane Arlesienne Velvet Hand Cream is an incredibly luxurious floral blend so it was quite uplifting after a long day of sightseeing. New York was absolutely freezing so this was an absolute godsend!

What are your travel beauty essentials?

Laura

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