#1 Soleil Toujours Organic Set + Protect Micro Mist SPF 30, $55
This 60 ml sunscreen mist fits easily into any bag for easy touch-ups on the go. It’s made of over 70 per cent organic ingredients, and gives up to 80 minutes of water-resistant sun protection. The brand also prides itself on being reef-safe, so you can spritz and reapply your sunscreen without having to worry about the environmental effect, especially if you are at the beach.
#2 Aesop Departure travel kit, $80
We’re not kidding when we say we haven’t come across someone who doesn’t like this Australian brand. If you insist you’re an outlier, skip this. If not, we think all of us can benefit from having this travel kit handy whether we’re taking a long-haul flight or a short trip. It comprises a rinse-free hand wash, hand balm, hydrating face mask, face mist, lip cream, mouthwash and toothpaste. Other than the face mask, which we think you can use in the comfort of your hotel room or Airbnb, the rest of the set will keep you feeling refreshed during your journey and soothe frazzled nerves since Aesop’s products all smell so great and calming.
#4 Aveda Mini Paddle Brush, $31
How many times have you forgotten to pack your comb, only to reach the hotel and realise that the flimsy, disposable one just doesn’t cut it for you? Well, too many times to count, for us. So we love this paddle brush from Aveda, which is a miniature-sized version of their best-selling paddle brush. It’s a little bigger than our palm, but the handle fits perfectly into our hands, making it small enough to fit inside our travel bags yet big enough to not feel insubstantial.
#5 Briogeo Farewell Frizz Frizz Control Travel Kit, $37
Even if you’re going to bun your hair up your entire trip, you need to tote along at the very least, a shampoo, conditioner and leave-in treatment. This set fits the bill, and has not one but two leave-in treatments – a conditioning spray and heat-protecting cream so you can have Instagram-ready hair every single day. This kit is also TSA-approved, so you can bring it along during your flight to freshen up your hair (like you would your face) before disembarking.
#6 Drunk Elephant The Littles Kit 3.0, $128
This is one comprehensive travel kit. There’s a cleanser, face oil, night serum, hydrating serum, firming day serum, eye cream, moisturiser and sunscreen – which should be adequate regardless of the type of climate of your holiday destination. Since we’re all for being organised so that we can fit more into our suitcase, the waterproof bag that comes with the set is a boon too.
#7 Porcelain Summer Skincare Kit, $88
Porcelain has pulled together three of its best-selling products in this kit to help soothe and rehydrate skin. Everything in this set is designed to boost your skin’s hydration, which makes it perfect if you’re planning a beach holiday. The star in the kit is the Aloe Recovery Gel, which is made of 99 per cent stabilised aloe vera to help sooth irritated skin. The kit also comes with a travel pouch for easy organisation.