Call us mad, but our favourite part about a summer holiday is stocking up on beauty essentials. There's the SPF, of course, but what about everything else? More importantly, how much you pack really depends on where you're going. Only off on a city weekend break? You'll probably not need that big bottle of factor 50. But if you're doing a long haul, you might want to consider aВ face mask for when you need to give your skin added moisture.
Whether you're flying off for a fortnight of quality beach time, hopping across the Mediterranean for a week of R&R or going sightseeing for a long weekend, keep scrolling to find your very own product edit. Now all you need to think about is which one (well, three) of thoseВ bikinis to add to your basket.ВHouse of Hackney Palmeral Travel Beauty Bag $85Shop
First things first: You'll need a bag to stash everything away.В
For a City Break
Time flies when you're having fun, especially on a long weekend, so there's no room for disorganization or bulky beauty products. Think multitasking essentials that are easy to pack into your carry-on.Bliss Triple Oxygen Radiance Restoring Mist $29Shop
This helps to fight off city pollution. It also refreshes, brightens and evens the skin tone in one quick spritz.Shiseido WetForce Expert Sun Protection Lotion SPF 50+ $22Shop
Apply fromВ head to toe; this sunscreen carries on working when the skin gets wet. You can sweat all you like and still be protected.Fresh Sugar Sport Treatment SPF 30 $23Shop
This little stickВ protects and nourishes the face, lips and eyes while you explore.This Works In Transit Skin Defence $59Shop
This Works's moisturizer is ideal forВ those on the go who want long-lasting hydration and fail-safe sun protection.Nivea Daily Essentials CrГЁme Care Facial Cleansing Wipes $3 $1Shop
Nivea's wipesВ remove dirt and makeup gently but efficiently. They're great for cooling yourself down in the midday sun, too.Benefit Sugarlicious Nude Lip and Cheek Kit $27Shop
All the makeup you need for a quick getaway in one little box. It even includes a mini mascara.Color Wow Security Shampoo $17Shop
Color Wow's hand luggage-friendly shampoo protects hair colour from fading in the sun.
A Week Spent Poolside
That last-minute decision to book a week in the sun was the best you ever made. Here's to spending lazy days by the pool and fun evenings at the beach bar. Cue your essential sunbed-to-sangria checklist.Kiko Solar Protect Cream SPF 50 $20Shop
This can be applied on both the face and body and rubs into skin quickly-without a greasy finish. (Don't forget to reapply every two hours.)Vichy Ideal Soleil Double Usage After Sun Oil $10Shop
Hydrate sun-soaked skin while you wash. Hello, extra 10В minutes of choosing what to wear.Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara $19Shop
Too Faced's mascaraВ is splash-friendly, meaning you can take your daytime lashes through to your night out without a single smudge.YSL Beauty Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-in-Stick in No. 50 Fuchsia Stiletto $27Shop
This is the happiest of holiday lip shades, and it's balmy enough to use on your cheeks, too.La Mer The Reparative Skin Tint SPF 30 $26Shop
La Mer's lightweight foundation contains SPF 30 andВ antioxidants to ward off all those environmental aggressors.Bioderma My Travel Essentials Gift Set $20Shop
While it may beВ small, Bioderma'sВ travel kit still manages to contain all skincare essentials for a week away-including a mini nourishing moisturiser and micellar water.Rossano Ferretti Prodigio Regenerating Potion $42Shop
Rossano Ferretii's oilВ treats post-pool day hair to a much-needed shot of hydration and shine.
For An Exotic Beach Break
Flying far, far away to a remote island means embracing your natural beauty and only packing a hairbrushвЂ¦ said no one ever. Whilst we love the idea of learning to love our tangled beachy locks and makeup-free skin, you've just got to have options.James Read Tantour Sculpting Duo $35Shop
James Read's paletteВ has aВ highlighter on one side and bronzing powder on the other thatВ contains self-tan.В That way, you can keep topping up your glow whether on the beach or on the flight home.My Little ChloГ© Signature EDT $25Shop
A little bottle of heaven that will have you smelling of fresh roses all holiday.Marks and Spencer Sun Smart Moisture Protect Nourishing Dry Oil SPF 15 $12 $8Shop
M&S'sВ SPF oilВ isn't as heavy in the suitcase as a cream and is kind to skin thanks to soothing vitamin E, jojoba oil and rose hip oil.Nars Matte Multiple $25Shop
Nars's multi-use stick comes in five flattering shades and leaves lips and cheeks with a quick pop of colour.Patchology FlashMasque Hydrate $8Shop
Patchology'sВ sheet mask is every traveller's dream. Leave it on for 30 minutes during your flight to give jet-lagged, fatigued skin a pick-me-up.Elemis Hydra Boost Sensitive Day Cream $42Shop
This hydrates for the day ahead, goes underneath your SPF and soothes post-beach skin.
All that's left to do now is packвЂ¦