Beauty • 08 June 2018
There's no better way to get in the mood for your upcoming holiday than treating yourself to some well deserved beauty essentials, that you just know will make the trip just that little bit better. We all know the score when it comes to holiday toiletry packing, suncream, aftersun, toothpaste, but what about the devices that will ensure you remain as stress free and groomed as you were on day 1. From travel friendly cleansers, to powerful mini toothbrushes, here's our definitive packing list of holiday beauty essentials that won't make a dent in the baggage allowance.
FOREO UFO 2
Messy sheet masks be gone! Keep up with your normal skincare routine whilst on holiday with the FOREO UFO 2 and turn the usual 20 minute sheet mask operation into a quick 90 second treatment, meaning you get more time to enjoy those pina coladas. The UFO soothes congested skin, reduces blemishes and firms skin, perfect after a long day of sunbathing. Don't forget to add the masks to your basket, choose either the day or night mask or go for both!
NuFACE Mini Facial Toner
Skip the pricey hotel spa and opt for your own 5 minute firming and lifting facial from the comfort for your hotel room. The mini NuFACE Facial Toner may be small but it packs a punch with painless micro-currents for an instant lift, with 85% of users experiencing improved facial contour and 80% reporting smoother skin. Plus you won't have to sacrifice baggage space for this tiny device.
FOREO ISSA 2 Electric Sonic Toothbrush
Hands up if you leave your usual electric toothbrush at home in favour of a bog standard one, simply because you can't deal with the hassle and faff of charging it whilst away. Enter the mini FOREO ISSA 2. This lightweight device doesn't need to travel with a charger, as a one hour pre-holiday charge lasts for up to a year.
Clarisonic Mia Smart
We all know there's not much space in a suitcase once it's filled with 7 beach outfits, 8 night outfits and 50 bikinis, so when it comes to multi-functional devices, we're all over them. The Clarisonic Mia Smart and the variety of brush attachments combine many different products you would normally take away. It removes makeup with the revitalizing brush head and allows you to apply foundation seamlessly with the foundation brush.
Magnitone Wipeout! Microfibre Cleansing Cloth
If you're looking for something a little less expensive, that still saves valuable packing space and effectively removes makeup, then look no further than the Magnitone Wipeout! Microfibre Cleansing Cloth. It simply works with warm water, no cleanser required and dries in no time at all making it the ideal travel companion.
FOREO Luna Go Facial Cleansing Brush
For those with just a hand luggage allowance, the small but mighty FOREO Luna Go may be the cleansing device for you. The hygienic silicone brush allows for a quick one minute cleanse, effectively removing 99.5% of dirt and oil, whilst fitting in the palm of your hand. Perfect for that upcoming city break.
T3 Featherweight Compact Folding Hair Dryer
Hotel hair dryers are notoriously pathetic (that's if they even offer one) so ensure a frizz free holiday with the amazing T3 Featherweight Compact Folding Hair Dryer. The fold-able yet powerful travel hairdryer is a great addition to your stay, reducing frizz and fly-aways and recommended by professional stylists, you'll want to carry on using this when you return.
T3 Whirl Convertible
On the topic of hair, sometimes you aren't genetically blessed with the naturally great looking beach waves a la Gisele Bündchen, meaning heated tools are the only way forward. The T3 Whirl Convertible allows you to create different styles with different wand attachments, so you don't have to take three separate devices to achieve the desired beachy look and saving you valuable suitcase space. You can find more styling attachments here.
Beauty BioScience The Protector SPF 30
Typical suncream clog pores and cause congestion in your skin when you're on holiday. But the Beauty BioScience Daily Defence Cream with SPF 30 is a lightweight alternative enriched with antioxidants to hydrate your skin, without leaving behind the usual chalky residue. This wonder cream increases the skin's natural luminosity, perfect for that sunset selfie.