17/12/2015

Contents of My Travel Skincare Bag

I've been doing a lot of travelling recently with my new job and my parents have recently moved house, so I'm pretty much living out of a suitcase that I take between houses and work events which means I can't take my whole skincare drawer around with me so I have condensed it down to these few little beauties.

Firstly, is the Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm is just dreamy. It has a lovely spa like scent that instantly relaxes and soothes my skin and is super rich in texture so feels amazing on the skin after a long day. I massage this into my face and then remove with a hot flannel and my skin is left feeling clean, soothed, hydrated and plump. I use this morning and night and it's great for removing makeup so it's the perfect multi-tasker.

For my serum I use this adorable miniature Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, I have seen so many bloggers rave about this stuff in the past but never really thought to try myself but I have absolutely fallen in love after using this free sample. It sinks in almost immediately and leaves the perfect base for my facial oil. It's super hydrating and my skin has been absolutely lapping it up.

Then for my moisturiser/oil I use the Antipodes Avocado Oil & Rosehip Divine Facial Oil. Containing a blend of avocado, rosehip, macadamia, ylang ylang, jasmine, sandalwood, orange oils and vitamin E it's a cocktail of goodness for the skin. It sinks in super quickly and doesn't feel greasy in the slightest, some facial oils can get a little greasy/slick feeling but not this one. After using this my skin is absolutely glowing in the morning, all redness has disappeared and my skin is left looking healthy and radiant. This oil isn't too heavy so I can use this morning and night and then in the mornings I massage a light layer of the Clinique City Block Sheer SPF 25 over the top of my oilThis is an oil-free (bonus points) tinted moisturiser if you like, with a broad sprectrum sun protection thrown in for good measure. It can be used alone as your daily spf or under makeup as a primer. I genuinely love this stuff. It applies beautifully and it's just so smooth. It blends and sinks into the skin effortlessly and doesn't leave any residue behind, plus it doesn't feel heavy like some facial SPF's can on the skin. The only way I can describe this is basically a mineral based tinted moisturiser come bb/cc cream with facial SPF.

For my eye cream I love the Sarah Chapman Eye Recovery. The skin around my eyes, like most people, is extremely sensitive and a lot of eye creams that I've tried have often brought me out in a sore red rash around my eyes but this is one of the few eye creams that doesn't do this. I would personally describe this as a cream come serum product, it's really light in texture and consistency and sinks in super quick but has the soothing and moisturising effect of a cream. 

So that's pretty much the contents of my skincare bag at the moment and they've surprisingly been doing a pretty good job.

What do you use as your travel skincare? Any recommendations?

6 comments:

  1. I love Antipodes skincare, especially the hosanna serum x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. Ooh I've never tried that one! Xx

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  2. The Antipodes oil sounds incredible!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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  3. I really want to try the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair. Definitely going to be something I try in the new year!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

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