100mls and under, but 100 per cent glow-getters…
Size doesn’t matter when you’re armed with these potent travel-friendly products that do the trick without the extra baggage allowance.
Not only does the aeroplane cabin suck the moisture out of your skin, high altitude can result in a dull dermis due to less blood flow to the skin. Coax your complexion back to its former self, post-plane, with an engergising treatment. Enter Dior’s jelly textured mask – it will wake up skin with its citrus fruit extracts that work like a mini face peel and the apricot kernels refresh and smooth.
Dior Hydra Life Glow Better Fresh Jelly Mask Dhs255 Dior.
Go for bronze
We all know we should keep our faces out of the sun, but some of us won’t forgo the glow to save on sun damage. Well, now you can get sun-kissed sans wrinkles by adding one to three droplets of this non-smelly face tan to your SPF50 face cream for a buildable tan.
365 Sun-Kissed Drops Dhs165 Lancaster.
Fragrance of the flock
We are suckers for the sultry, summery scents that come from this American fashion house. Yet rarely do we veer far from Narciso Rodriguez’s signature scent, For Her. However don’t be shy of a little dalliance with his latest scent, Fleur Musc, best paired with balmy European nights.
Fleur Musc For Her from Dhs270 Narciso Rodriguez
Pop this tube into your carry-on and apply under your peepers just before leaving the plane. The passion flower extract will soothe tired eyes while the moisture-boosting hyaluronic acid gets to work and if that wasn’t enough, the tinted cream disguises dark circles too. Bye, bye, red eye.
Nuxellence Eye Contour Dhs245 Nuxe
Au revoir powder blush and salut silky cream stick. Gone is the season of heavy foundation and a matte finish and in with summer nights calling for dewy skin and light coverage. Swipe Chanel’s new blendable blush on to the apples of the cheeks and up to the temples for a luminous healthy flush.
Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Dhs209 Chanel
Treat your sea and sand-beaten hair with a moisture surge using this 98 per cent natural dry oil mist. Not only is it infused with coconut oil, Moroccan argan oil and sweet orange essential oil, it’s free of silicones, parabens and sulfates so it won’t weigh hair down. Spritz on to damp hair, leave to air-dry and let nature do its magic. The result: hydrated beach babe locks.
Aura Botanica Essence d’Éclat Dhs215 Kérastase available at leading salons
Give some lip
Beach beauty is all about natural, natural, natural, but sometimes when sundowners are calling we need a little oomph in the beauty department. Enter lip-plumping serum: smooth a little over the lip and lip line to increase the water retention in the area and visibily plump. Beware, sensitive types; it does tingle but from doing so it leaves a lovely pink tone.
Lip Bio-Lipid Concentrate Dhs275 Niod available at the Beyond Beauty corner in Harvey Nichols – Dubai
The refined life
Combat post-holiday breakouts with essential pore prep. These quick and easy-to-use pore strips will remove pesky blackheads and impurities caused by a build up of sunscreen in just 10 minutes. Active ingredients charcoal and egg white will also help to remove excess sebum and leave skin looking smooth and flawless with diminished pores. They also work on a congested chin too.
Egg Pore Nose Pack Dhs16 Tony Moly at glamazle.com.
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