Here’s one more thing to strike off your to-pack list: Beauty pouch. That's if you grab the Net-a-Porter Beauty Vacation Kit. that is. This handy kit comes jam-packed with 11 hair, body and skincare travel-sized necessities - all in a bubble-lined ziplock bag that’s ready to be put into your luggage.
Best for beach vacays, we think, because inside you’ll find treats like the Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body lotion that tones and illuminates, and the oil-free Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer that conceals redness, minimises the appearance of pores and the look of fine lines – a must-apply before you frolic in the sun. Meanwhile, the Temptu Bronzer in Warm Glow will enhance sun-kissed skin in seconds.
The kit’s also a great way to try out new beauty products without having to commit to their full size. Each item comes in a generous travel size, so you can road test it for a week (the usual length of a holiday, no?) to see how you like it.
We’re already fans of a few things:
This Works Sleep Plus Trouble Shooter
When we’re not taking melatonin to aid with jet lag, we’re nourishing our dry skin with this potent body lotion. The reason: It has a relaxing scent of lavender, chamomile and patchouli that can lull us right to sleep.
Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser
The trick to packing light: Opting for multi-tasking products, like this one. Instead of arming ourselves with three different things – makeup remover wipes, an oil cleanser and a facial foam – we like going with a do-it-all like this creamy, nourishing cleanser that melts away makeup impurities while hydrating skin. It also comes with an anti-bacterial muslin cloth to gently buff away dead skin cells for a brighter complexion. After which, we usually slap on a hydrating face mask to save our post-flight skin.
Soveral Midnight Oil
This is our go-to when our skin gets lacklustre and dehydrated. A blend of organic ingredients, this facial oil balances both oily and dry skin, and is lightweight enough for both day and night use. Use it to trade your tired and lifeless complexion for glowing skin.