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Travel-size beauty essentials

Travel-size beauty essentials

Whether you’re escaping to the countryside or jetting off to an exotic locale for a holiday, those travelling this summer are bound to face the same problem – limited luggage space. Just in case your weekend suitcase can’t quite fit all of your beauty essentials, we’ve rounded up the best travel-size products so you never have to feel less than gorgeous on the go.

City breaks are made all the more enjoyable when your skincare essentials are already packed – and Pixi has kindly done the job for you with a handy kit. Featuring a Glow Mud Cleanser, Glow Tonic exfoliating toner and a Glow Mud Mask, these products are designed to detoxify pores while providing essential nutrients to the skin - all without putting your baggage over that pesky limit!

And to avoid run-ins with airport security, as well as that big clear bin filled with pots of moisturiser and suncream at customs, make sure you downsize sunscreen before you jet off. Theye has cleverly developed a range of micro sprays made from natural ingredients, including mosquito repellent, SPF 30 sunscreen and hand sanitiser, which all offer up to 30 sprays from just one credit card-sized container. While Lavera’s SPF 10 lip balm kills does double duty offering sun protection and nourishment with a formula made from 100 per cent organic mineral ingredients.

There's nothing worse than finally reaching your destination, jumping into the shower and finding that you have to use sub-par hotel shampoo and conditioner. Thankfully, OGX have now introduced smaller versions of their favourite hair products. Ideal for hand-luggage-only trips abroad, the containers measure 88ml or three ounces, which is well within the restrictions of the airlines' 100ml liquids rule. Revive tired locks with OGX’s Renewing + Argan Oil of Morocco shampoo and conditioner combo which is rich in vitamin E or transport yourself to the tropics with the sweetly scented OGX Weightless Hydration + Coconut Water shampoo which contains coconut oil and water to refresh and hydrate.

For beachgoers, the Phil Smith Be Gorgeous Total Treat Argan Oil in the 50ml travel size is your new best friend. Massage in a small amount into towel-dried hair, before blow-drying, for glossy, healthy-looking tresses. And if humidity isn’t your ally, rub a pea-sized amount of Phil Smith Be Gorgeous Glam Shine Glossing Serum in your hands and run through damp or dry hair from mid-lengths to ends to combat frizz.

Of course there's no better time than a holiday to make use of the bathtub and enjoy a tranquil soak. Enhance your cleansing ritual with Olverum’s Bath Oil Travel Set, which includes three compact 15ml bottles of uniquely soothing bath oils, formulated with pure essential oils such as exotic verbena, rosemary, juniper, lemon peel and lavender. Just a few drops in a warm bath instantly ease stress and promote restful sleep. The perfect antidote to a long-haul flight!

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