Which beauty products are essential to take on travels?

Saturday, 28 December 2013

I plan on doing some travelling over the festive season and my luggage space is very limited. Which skin and body products are absolutely essential to take along, and which ones can be left at home until I return to my normal routine?

Which products should you take travelling?

There are definitely a few “have to have’s,” but quite a lot depends on where you are going and what you will be doing while you are on holiday? Are you going somewhere very hot and dry? Or will it be very humid where you are going? Or are you having a snowy, winter holiday? I would say at the VERY least, a good hydrating serum (if you are not visiting the tropics or anywhere that is very humid, otherwise a very good anti-oxidant serum would be preferable), a sunblock and an excellent skin care supplement. So I would highly recommend something like Lamelle’s HA Plus serum, Heliocare SPF 50 and a powerful skin care supplement like Ovelle. If you are going to go out a lot and you intend to wear loads of make-up, then it is also a good idea to pack in a good cleanser (something like Lamelle’s gentle cleanser that also at least gives your skin a lot of “recover” benefits on top of its cleansing function).

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Dr Maureen Allem is a GP with a special interest in Aesthetic procedures and Integrative Anti-Ageing Medicine. She is also the founder and Medical Director of national group Skin, Body and Health Renewal and Oasis Spas, with 17 centres and four Oasis spas across South Africa's major cities in Johannesburg, Pretoria, the Western Cape and KZN. Anti-ageing treatments include non-surgical, anti-aging procedures, cellulite and weight loss programmes as well as body sculpting procedures. The ultimate aim of all consultations is to provide optimal health and to restore aesthetic beauty. Health Renewal appointments involves an hour long extensive medical consultation which includes hormonal balancing, nutraceutical supplements, intravenous support and detoxification treatments. Dr Maureen has seventeen Doctors working with her using the same techniques she has spent years honing. Dr Maureen frequently travels overseas to World Anti-Ageing Congresses and Laser Forums to stay abreast of the most up-to-date non-surgical procedures.

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  1. Geraldine Young

    I’m a work explorer and am blessed to travel at least four times a year to the USA, Europe & other beautiful continents BUT and this is a big but, I don’t want to sacrifice at all. I therefore have a carry-on suitcase purely for my toiletries and cosmetics. This case includes four bags, one for my facial cleansing routine, my body cleansing products, hair and lastly my makeup. All in less than 100ml bottles but they are all in including brushes, sponges and buds.

    3 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    I have quite an extensive beauty routine and don’t like sacrificing too much, so I always have samples of products that I use regularly as well as small jars and bottles to decant things like shampoo and lotion. So I can still pamper myself with all my products fitting in a small toiletry bag.

    4 years ago •

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