The sun holiday season is back and if you’ve been packing the essentials for a week or two of salty hair and sandy feet, now’s the time to rethink what you’re packing in your cosmetic bag.
If it’s been ages since you’ve been on a beach vacation, a few smart purchases will ensure your next vay-cay pics are free from sunburn, frizzy hair and parched skin.
Here are six vacation purchases we guarantee you’ll enjoy poolside:
1. The hairbrush
It’s time to update your Tangle Teaser. The brand that none of us can live without has just added a new addition to its range.
The Easy Dry & Go Large gives long hair the salon-style blow-dry it deserves. The latest innovation from the cult brand combines unique tooth technology, more bristles, a larger cushion and strategically placed vents to speed up drying time and reduce frizz while reducing heat damage to hair afterwards. the shower.
Even when using a weak hotel hairdryer, we found the vented brush to produce a sleek finish.
Easy Dry & Go Large Lilac Cloud is €22 and available at Careplus and McCauleys pharmacies.
No one wants to worry about waiting for a tan to develop over the holidays, which is why savvy fake tan fans are obsessed with He-Shi’s best-selling Rapid 1 Hour Liquid Tan.
This luxurious bronzer mousse is alcohol-free and formulated with enriching avocado and argan oil to keep your skin hydrated – you even have the freedom to control the depth of your color undertone.
We got three full-body applications with the travel-size mini mousse. Our advice is to layer up after the pool and wear a kaftan while you enjoy a sunset, then shower and get ready for the night – your tan will continue to build and you’ll wake up Radiant the next morning for another day in the pool.
He-Shi is being offered at a great price of €14.46 right now when you buy directly from their site.
3. Sun protection
If you have sensitive skin prone to breakouts or irritation, choosing sunscreen can be a minefield. P20 has been protecting people from the harmful effects of sun damage for over 30 years with its unique, ultra-protective sunscreen formula. This year they introduced P20 cream for sensitive skin SPF30 and SPF 50+.
This new addition is fragrance-free, contains hand-selected hypoallergenic ingredients, and provides high UVA and UVB protection for up to ten hours per application while being extremely gentle on skin.
Just apply it once in the morning and there’s no need to load your skin with layer after layer of SPF during the hottest part of the day.
P20 Sun Cream Body Protection SPF30 is 23€ in pharmacies.
If you’re trying to travel light this year, a bottle of NUXE Huile Prodigieuse is one of the best multitaskers money can buy.
The iconic oil nourishes and repairs the skin in a flash and can be used on the face, body and even in the hair.
Entirely organic, the dry-touch formula combines precious organic Prune d’Ente oil and organic Sesame oil to infuse your skin with a satiny glow. Neroli scent will have you on vacation before you even reach the departure gate – no need to pack a separate scent.
NUXE Prodigious Oil is at €32.90 here.
5. The face spray
A soothing, hydrating face spray is heavenly after a day at the beach (store it in the fridge for an even more refreshing morning wake-up call).
If you’re feeling on-trend, Avant PH Balancing & Brightening Rose Infusion Day Mist (92€ here) is the one beauticians and makeup artists are raving about right now. Rose works to slough off dead skin cells and impurities to reveal soft, fresh, youthful looking skin – a pump or two between the beach and the bar will leave you glowing for your pre-shower mojito.
It smells divine too.
6. Lip color
Gloss tends to melt on the lips in hot weather, so if you want to keep your lip color rich and deep for your vacation photos, invest in a premium matte. Take a step forward Giorgio Armani with the new range of Lip Maestro Mediterranea liquid lipsticks; six new shades inspired by the sunny colors of the Mediterranean.
A palette of modern yet classic tinted neutrals, browns and beiges flatter summer skin like no one else needs with a luminous velvety finish that’s delicious after a day at the beach.
Our pick is 109 Tan, an extremely wearable shade of desert rose.
The Armani Beauty Lip Maestro Mediterranea collection is €38 from Thomas brown cork.