Summer glow: The only 5 beauty products I am bringing on staycation this summer
Who is starting to feel staycation ready?
I know I am!
A couple of staycations are coming up, and then a trip home to Scandinavia later in the summer, and honestly, I cannot wait!
The change of scenery, the eating out, the sleeping in beds that are not my own – it all sounds like bliss at this stage.
I like to consider myself a really efficient packer, and always travel light – and this goes for my toiletries as well. Who wants to walk around with a face full of makeup in summer anyway – when our skin is already glowing with sun and fresh air and relaxed holiday vibes.
This summer, I am only packing five items in my staycation beauty bag – super-versatile, effective and will make sure my skin stays healthy, glowing and dewy all summer long:
1. Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Hydrating Multi-Protection Mist
My skin can often end up feeling tight and uncomfortable after a day in the sun – even though I protect it with SPF and try to stay in the shade.
But my new favourite way to feel refreshed and like I am giving my skin a big drink of water is the new Hydra-Essentiel Multi-Hydrating Mist from Clarins. The mist is enriched with plant extracts that hydrates and protects the skin against daily aggressors, such as sun, saltwater, pollution etc.
I love how it can serve many purposes too – great for when you are travelling and cannot pack your entire bathroom cabinet with you. I use this spray both as a toner after cleaning my face, but also as a refreshing mist throughout the day – an absolute beach bag must-have.
2. IsaDora Face Primer in 'Glowing' SPF 30
I never wear foundation in the summer, preferring just a primer or BB cream in the evenings, just to even out my skin tone and make my complexion look fresh and glowing. And right now, I am obsessed with this super-affordable primer from IsaDora.
Not only does it come with an SPF of 30 and added Vitamin A and E, meaning my skin is protected from the sun, but it really just seems to make my skin look so totally dewy and flawless, I don't need any other makeup. As a primer, it can be used under your foundation too, or even mixed in with it, but trust me, try this on your bare face, and I am pretty sure you won't feel like you need any other makeup at all.
3. Codex Antu Brightening Moisturiser
The perfect summer moisturiser – the Antü Brightening Moisturiser from Codex protects, hydrates and brightens UV-tattered complexions, helping to save damaged skin with a swathe of antioxidants and plant extracts.
I am obsessed with the cruelty-free and vegan from Codex, this really is clean beauty taken to the next level, steeped in science and powered by plants. Codex Beauty Labs offers the highest quality ‘biotech beauty’, which begs the question: what is biotech? It’s an area of biology that uses living organisms – like plants – to develop these hardworking, results-driven products.
4. Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Volumizing Mascara
With glowing summer skin, very little other makeup is needed – in my opinion – than a good mascara.
And the Sky High Lash Impact from Maybelline is just that – it makes my lashes look super-long, crazy full and stays on all day – and night, no flaking or smudging or mess.
A summer staycation must-have!
5. Supergoop Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50
My favourite face suncream, the Play Everyday Lotion from Supergoop is the perfect broad-spectrum solution that does not feel greasy, sticky or clogs up my pores. I love knowing that my face is protected without all the gloopiness of normal sun creams, and that the gorgeous ingredients are also going all sorts of good things for my skin in the process.