A four-step routine for your holiday travel bag…
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Image Skincare is an enduring Irish favourite, and their new range Biome+, in striking lime-green tubes and jars, is designed for all skin types, especially sensitive and reactive skin. The Cleansing Comfort Balm does what it says on the tube, locking in moisture, and with a soft citrus scent. €39.50; www.renaissance-skincare.com.
Co Mayo-based G5 Cosmetiques skincare, in minimalist black and glass packaging, will boost skin and restore moisture, and is backed by extensive research. There’s a cleansing water, mist and body lotion, from €25. Treat your face to the Hydrating Cream (€80), available online at www.g5-hc.com
We’re always looking out for suncare for the face that’s kind to the skin too, and isn’t greasy or too thick. Irish brand Skin Formulas has a trusty, decent-value Day Cream SPF50+ (€37) offering broad-spectrum UVA-UVB protection. Wear it every day, abroad or at home. www.skinformulas.ie
For down to earth, Irish-owned and made daily basics, try Tru Eco by Vivagreen. Based in Deansgrange, the company specialises in sustainable products: there’s citrus shower gel, handwash and shampoo, each at €5.30 for a generous 500ml. The bottles are not only made from 200 per cent recycled plastic, but are also refillable (at venues including Reuzi Foxrock and SuperValu stores; see vivagreengroup.com), and recyclable. We’ll be checking out the all-purpose cleaner, washing-up liquid and laundry detergent, too. @vivagreen.ie
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Large navy travel bag, €30.95, by Sam McKnight; www.sammcknight.com