7 Of The Best Travel-size Products To Buy Before Your Next Trip

TRAVEL-FRIENDLY skin pick-me-ups we swear by …

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1. The Multitasker: We are dedicated followers of anything with Eight Hour in the title: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist is a powerful blend of antioxidants and superfruits (acai, goji and pomegranate) that, like its iconic sibling, really delivers on its eight-hour promise. With a light fragrance of lemon and rose, it’s as uplifting as it is ultra-fine. Use it over make-up or on the go; it’s 100ml so within your liquid allowance. €25.

2. The Hotel Room Facial: Lancôme Visionnaire Crescendo Progressive Night Peel, €75, promises your “best ever skin”. This treatment, to be used over 14 nights, is two-pronged, boosting cell renewal, with natural fruit acid, followed by a smoothing blast of salicylic and glycolic acids. It’s like taking a facialist on holiday with you, but cheaper; just be sure to use SPF each morning. Speaking of which …

3. Defence On The Go: We’re open to anything that makes wearing SPF easier and more appealing, and Garnier Moisture Bomb Protect UV Mist SPF30 (€15.35, 75ml) is pretty nifty – spray on top of make-up at any time for a blast of antioxidants to protect your skin; while not a complete sunscreen, it’s excellent as a top-up.

4. The Quintessential: Flora + Fiona Carry On Travel Oil (€25), a blend of pure plant oils made in Ireland by aromatherapist Fiona Hedigan, has antibacterial properties so is the perfect antidote to stuffy plane air. Breathing in lemon, pine and sweet marjoram improves any journey. www.floraplusfiona.com.

5. The Instant Glow: not all bronzers are created equal, and we’re relying on two stand-out options at the moment: for great colour, as well as sheer glamour, Victoria Beckham x Estée Lauder Bronzer in Saffron Sun (€58, limited edition) is a super-glam accessory as much as a skin-warmer. Bareminerals’ new Invisible Bronze Powder Bronzer (€30), applied where the sun would naturally hit your face, gives skin a subtle sun-kissed finish.

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