Since I started looking at skincare ingredients under a microscope, and being horrified by what some brands are getting away with including and still using labels such as "organic" or "natural", I've made it my mission to unearth the best of the brands and the products that really work whilst being squeaky clean.
As a result I have noticed such a change in my skin, it feels fresher, brighter, less parched and a little bit more glow dare I overuse that word!
I have been really lucky to have had the chance to try out a lot of beautiful brands doing natural skincare brilliantly so I really wanted to share what would go straight to my hit list for holiday packing to keep skin luscious when away, and all of these are under 100 ml so you can fly with them too.
I love having this in my handbag and slathering it on on the plane, it sinks in and you get off the flight feeling dewy skinned and smelling delicious!
Rose Jasmine Hydration Mask
I like two different options:
AM: A refreshing, splashy one in the morning to give me a wake-up however the night went! Often hard to find ones that aren't astringent or drying, this is lovely and softening and comes in 1oz, 2oz or 4oz:
Complete Cleanse Josh Rosebrook*
POST holidays: For when you get back from holidays this is heavenly, and smells of bright summer days, brightening is exactly what it does:
Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser
PM: A thicker, balmier one to use at night with a hot cloth that is part of my bedtime ritual and I'm totally hooked on breathing away the day and feeling like my skin is being cleaned but not stripped.
This is a clay based one that comes in a handy travel size as part of a lovely kit and at a really decent price for such natural, beautiful skincare that comes with a muslin cloth too:
Mini Green Clay Cleansing Balm
I have many habits and rituals around my skin routine and in the mornings I really don't feel I've woken up until I've spritzed something onto my face. However, as with cleansers and any water on skin, so many really leave my fave feeling taut and missing moisture, this one is the dream and I leave it in the fridge on holiday to cool down whenever (choose the 2oz one if you meed to pack in the carry on):
Hydrating Moisture Mist Josh Rosebrook
- EXTRA SKIN TREAT - my secret weapon for holiday glow
Sun, sea and sand or just sweating all day, means I need a bit of an extra boost to my moisture levels on holiday and this is a massive treat. It's expensive but it is worth every penny, is crammed with antioxidants and CoQ10 to real nourish and heal the skin - and it lasts for ages, you only need a tiny bit:
Yuli's Liquid Courage
A creamy but light moisturiser that also has built in SPF is just the dream! And if you buy the tinted version it triples up as light foundation / smoothing too! Busy cream that has all my votes:
Nutrient Day Cream SPF*
I like a richer, oil in the evening, and even more so on holiday, and this has been such a godsend, it smells utterly heavenly, is made with the most beautiful botanicals and really does the nourishing overnight that you need:
Vanderohe No 1 Face Serum
However if you are going heavy duty on sun exposure this is a super neat stick that goes in your handbag and smooths on, mineral only and soft too:
Salt & Stone SPF Face Stick*
The same people have a lovely lip SPF that you get for free if you buy two of their products anyway!
Sat & Stone SPF Lip Balm
Don't forget those peepers! As well as wearing a hat and shades all day long to keep the crow's feet at bay, you need a good slick of moisture to keep sparkling and I adore this oil that sinks in straight away and keeps those lines down!
NIOD Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate
My hair is thick and unruly and on holiday it needs an extra bit of help to tame it, and keep it with a bit of shine! This lovely spray, called a Leave-In Conditioner is a lovely gloss making mist that detangles and keeps your ends nourished:
Feed Your Ends by Yarok*
For Sun protection this is the mineral number favoured by the LA surfers and A list, just launched over here that is soothing and calming with fabulous ingredients and also, crucially, that glides on:
Sand & Stone Mineral Sunscreen SPF30*
*THOSE PRODUCTS FROM 'A BEAUTIFUL WORLD' ALL COME WITH FREE NEXT DAY DELIVERY USING CODE: LIZZIE24
I hope you enjoy lavishing some love on your skin when you go away. x