Ace your case

Never mind the san­dals and sun hat – pack­ing the beauty prod­ucts is where you can re­ally have some fun, says So­nia Haria

The Sunday Telegraph - Stella - - HIT REFRESH -

I find most things about pack­ing for a hol­i­day a bit stress­ful: are three kaf­tans enough? Will I want a jacket? Do I re­ally need two pairs of heels and three flats and my train­ers in case I fancy a run? (The an­swer is al­ways no.) But if there’s one thing I love about pack­ing my suit­case, it’s gath­er­ing all the beauty bits to take with me.

A hol­i­day, how­ever long or short, is the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to pack a few lux­u­ri­ous prod­ucts. There’s some­thing about the warm, balmy evenings af­ter a day by the pool or in the sea, be­fore you head out for a cock­tail or two, that just calls for some good prod­ucts in your shower. A buff­ing scrub is es­sen­tial. I have packed a cou­ple of sa­chets of Le­gol­ogy Exfo-Lite salt scrubs in my case for ev­ery sin­gle hol­i­day in the past few years. They are not only travel-friendly and light, but pack a real punch – you get a kick of citrus scent and the rich, luxe for­mula leaves the skin su­per-soft and shiny.

Then there’s a body oil, to make your skin re­ally glow. Skin Deep Dry Leg Oil by This Works has stood the test of time – its de­li­cious mix of nine es­sen­tial oils leaves the skin feel­ing soft and hy­drated with­out greasi­ness, and it has a lin­ger­ing, sum­mery scent, thanks to its berg­amot. It’s now avail­able in a 80ml travel-size bot­tle with a use­ful spritz cap, which would be plenty even for a long hol­i­day.

As for SPF, pack a min­i­mum fac­tor 30 and reap­ply of­ten. I love In­vis­i­ble Fresh Mist by La Roche-Posay – its An­the­lios range is the gold stan­dard for af­ford­able fa­cial sun­screens and this new SPF50 spray is bril­liant for your beach bag. Just a note: al­ways ap­ply a sun cream first thing in the morn­ing and use this mist for top-ups ev­ery hour or so.

For make-up, you’ll al­ways have your favourites, but let me share one of mine: the new Pal­ette Essen­tiel by Chanel. There’s a cream con­cealer, high­lighter and blusher in the pal­ette, and there are shades avail­able to suit most skin tones. The con­cealer has very light cov­er­age, but just enough to even out the skin where you need it. The high­lighter cream is great on bare skin and the blusher pro­vides a gen­tle pop of rosy, sunny colour on the cheeks. It’s not out for an­other two weeks, but grab it as soon as it launches on 4 Au­gust. Happy hol­i­days…

There’s some­thing about balmy hol­i­day evenings that calls for luxe prod­ucts

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