The holiday essentials our Beauty editor always carries along

Vacation time is about to begin and whether you are heading to the beach, a city  trip or around the world for new excursions, the perfect mix of beauty essentials will make your travel and stay simply easier. Our beauty editor Susanne Mayr selected her favourite ones.

Sisley Emulsion Ecologique. Profutura Anti-Aging Nachtkonzentrat from Marbert . Lemon and grape seed oil in the Lemon Superfood Nourishing and Balancing Cleansing Bar gently clenses and exfoliate.

TWO IN ONE
Travel light and take a product with multiple fiunctions like the Emulsion Ecologique from Sisley that hydrates the epidermis, and restores comfort and radiance, – helps skin fight environmental stress (pollution, cigarette smoke etc), – restores the skin to a more toned,supple state for day and night.

An overnight beautifier
There is no time of the year like your holidays when you can sleep endlessly into the morning. There are no meetings, no wake-up call. So I try to make this beauty sleep much better by using a really good night treatment
The Profutura Anti-Aging Nachtkonzentrat from Marbert contains active ingredients which supports the skin’s nightly repair process.

A Cleanser
Cleaning the face every evening is essential for good skin – if you wear make-up or not. On travels I use a cleansing bar for my skin, body and to be honest also to wash my delicate lingerie at night.

 

 

A Body Peeling
For a spa weekend or a city trip, a good scrub is essential while in a steam bath or when taking a shower. It takes off pollution dirt at the end of the day and energizes my body when travelling in different time zones and climates.

During a Summer Holidays I use it every two days after a day at the beach, that my sun kissed skin lasts longer

A granulate and an enzyme complex work together for soft skin in the Body Smoothing Double Peel from Reviderm.

 

A scented candle
Cause wherever I am, a good and familiar scent creates a perfect at home feeling. Often I use citrus notes, cause after the philosophy of aromatherapy they clean up the ambient air.

Morning scented candle by Santa Maria Novella. This morning scent celebrates the ritual of awakening with balsamic, minty and crisp notes

 

A scent for summer vibes
My favourite scents when its hot outside are grapefruit and menthe. These scents are full of energy like a fresh shower in the morning or a deep breath on an open window and makes me happy. I use it also in the cupboard of my hotel room so every corner gets more personal.

Mint meets floral notes and patchouli in Eau de Minthe from Dyptique

 

Travel Sizes
Nobody wants to carry too much beauty staff – me too, so travel sizes are the perfect choice! And Aesop makes a fine selection of my favourite ones.

My extra tipp: If you have some favourite creams you can not be without just use empty packagings from cosmetics or sweets. Clean them in the dishwasher first, second disinfect with alcohol and then feel free to fill in your products.

Four hair and body products in small sizes are in the Arrival Kit from Aesop. IRMA summer basket.

 

Hair Oil
At the spa I use it all over the hair like an intense hair treatment. Because the heat and steam help the oil to work even better. On the beach it is perfect to protect the ends from sun and to regenerate damage. And in a big city it protects my hair from pollution dirt. At night when I brush my hair the excess oil creates an extra shine and takes off all the dirt.

Detox your scalp and restores hairs strength with essential oils: Philip B. Rejuvenating Oil

 

A travel toothbrush
At home I brush my teeth with an electric toothbrush but I think it is to big and heavy to take when travelling. I have always carried a special travel brush in my bag. Buly makes beautiful customized ones with your names or your favourite destination.

The fluoride-free Opiat Dentaire Toothpaste with the taste of cucumber, coriander and mint works perfect with the Toothbrush in Silk – both from Buly 1803 (they have also toothbrushes named Rome or Capri)

 

A moisturizing mask You can just put it on your face, while you are relaxing at the spa or the pool area and in your holidays it is the perfect after sun treatment – you also can use it as an overnight treatment or eye mask

The Aqua Rétotier Feuchtigkeitsspendende Mineral-Maske from L’Occitane contains spring water and hyaluronic acid

 

 

 

IRMA basket and PRADA hairband are perfect for traveling and the beach. The satin, hair band also creates an instant elegance when going out after a beach day. It pulls back the hair after long flights and is a must have, trendy accessory of the season while the IRMA, hand-painted basket brings effortless style to your look, not only matching your tunic but also when traveling the world.

 

Susanne Mayr grew up close to Munich where she worked for different magazines like Cosmopolitan, Shape and Celebrity she is known for finding the latest trends in beauty, did photo shootings on beautiful beaches around the world and interviews with many celebrities. After 10 years of writing she decided to start a new career as freelance author to be more independent. She worked for Vogue, Glamour, InStyle and many more on themes like beauty, health, fitness and fashion, developed new magazines and also provide advise to publishers, beauty companies and PR agencies.

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