It’s the time of year again when many of us will be packing for a long-awaited summer holiday. With temperatures rising at home and away, it’s also a time to adapt our skincare routines.
Where you’re going and how long for can determine what you pack in your beauty-bag. The summer heat and the traveling itself can present challenges to the skin, so it’s important to pack the right products for your trip to keep your skin protected and healthy. Not forgetting the most important step in your routine, SPF.
Whether you’re heading to the city or the beach, we’ve hand-picked the best products to look after your skin while you’re away. Breaking down our guide to travel skincare routines by destination.
The summer heat and humidity mean it’s time to revisit lighter textures, plus plenty of hydration. Like any holiday, this is a time to reverse the signs of stress and keep our skin refreshed. And give it a little pamper.
Instant Recharge: an immediate hit of energy coming from vitamin B12 (giving the beautiful pink colour) and moisture that feels like a luxurious treat. With 5% lactobionic acid and 5% lactic acid, this multi-benefit mask encourages skin renewal for noticeably smoother, softer and healthier looking skin. An easy step to a glowing complexion for your break.
Power C: a silky formula of 20% highly stable vitamin C to help boost collagen production and promote skin firmness and elasticity. Helping to Reduce the appearance of fine lines and even out skin tone for a more visibly radiant complexion. All while protecting skin from free radical damage.
Melatonin B12: a supercharged advanced repair serum based on the science of cellular circadian rhythm. Formulated with melatonin enhanced with vitamin B12, this helps to maximise the skin’s natural repair. In turn, improving the appearance of skin ageing, tiredness and stress.
Acqua Shiso: super lightweight yet intensely hydrating. Delivering water to thirsty skin for a refreshed, plumped and dewy complexion. Rich in fermented green Shiso leaf extract for antioxidant, soothing and moisture replenishing benefits. Also formulated with hyaluronic acid and plant-derived sugars to retain moisture.
Daily Defence Sunscreen SPF 30: lightweight broad-spectrum protection with antioxidants and shiso extract to protect skin. Plus proline, an amino acid used a building block in the production of proteins. Increasing collagen production, improving elasticity and promoting skin repair.
Even in a short time, free radicals and the pollution from the city can take a toll on your skin, so we want to protect it as much as possible.
Daily exposure to pollution can impact your skin’s health, not only its appearance. This can visibly show in the form of uneven skin tone, sensitivity, dry skin and premature signs of ageing. So, antioxidants are key in this routine.
Glacier Foam: a clarifying cleansing foam that easily removes all environmental pollutants, impurities and excess oil. Containing succinic acid, mild fruit AHA and fermented enzymes for gentle exfoliation. Leaving skin clearer, smoother and enhancing skin renewal. The ideal cleanser to pack for a weekend in the city.
Microbiota P3: not only the perfect refresh in the heat, but packed with prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics to protect the skin’s microbiome balance. Supporting natural defences while helping to moisturise and soothe the skin for a radiant complexion. We love carrying this in our bag for a refresh anytime of the day.
Power E: the moisturising Power in our alphabet. Formulated with 4 types of Vitamin E ester and tocotrienols, Power E nourishes your skin by replacing any lost moisture. Also with antioxidant protection to fight free radical damage and reduce signs of oxidative damage. Leaving skin feeling comfortable in the warm temperatures.
Tea Shot: a highly concentrated serum containing five different types of tea (including matcha which gives its lovely green colour). This moisturising serum helps protect against daily environmental pollution and combat visible signs of premature skin ageing left behind by free radicals. While leaving skin looking healthy and fresh.
Emulsion D: Emulsion D is a skin strengthening and moisture-replenishing formula. Helping to reinforce the skin’s natural barrier with probiotics and protect from environmental aggressors. Plus, being lightweight makes it the ideal moisturiser for exploring the city in the summer.
Daily Defence Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30: our silk-touch broad-spectrum mineral sunscreen to protect skin from UVA and UVB rays. Enriched with powerful antioxidants to prevent premature skin ageing and damage from environmental aggressors. Plus soothing skin and enhancing moisture with vitamin E.
With the air circulation on a long flight, it’s a good idea to keep skin moisturised to avoid the incoming dryness due to the air in the cabin being typically dry and humid. So this routine is all about keeping dehydration at bay and locking in moisture for healthy skin. .
Shiso Balm: perfect for when you’re experiencing dry or dehydrated skin but still want a thorough cleanse. Most of us cleanse more than twice a day on holiday thanks to a build-up of SPF, sweat and everyday dirt too. So it’s important to be able to refresh without stripping the skin.
Provitamin D3: a hydrating mist to reinforce skin barrier function and protect against environmental aggressors. Rich in provitamin D3 to fortify and support the skin’s natural recovery. Definitely one to keep in your hand luggage for a nourishing top-up mid-flight.
Power D: ideal for calming the skin and restoring compromised skin barriers. Building resilience and protecting skin against stressed conditions. Enriched with lipids similar to those found in the skin to replenish moisture and strengthen. Leaving skin supple, plumper and healthier looking.
Z-22: a silky-light, multi-functional oil that instantly boosts moisture. The perfect treat mid-flight to leave skin velvety soft and radiant. Formulated with 22 plant oils, carefully chosen for their unique skincare benefits.
Emulsion D: perfect for your carry-on bag to replenish moisture and protect from environmental aggressors. Strengthening your skin’s barrier while soothing and calming. Ideal for keeping handy to prevent moisture loss.
Daily Defence Sunscreen SPF 50: velvet-touch broad-spectrum protection with added shiso extract for its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-allergic properties. Plus helping to reinforce the skin’s natural barrier for healthy and protected skin.
Lip Oil: ultra-nourishing with 6 plant oils to replenish moisture, keeping lips soft and supple. Helping to smooth any fine lines to give improved texture, plumpness and shape. Like a moisturising serum for your lips, this nourishing oil helps to prevent the delicate lip area from dehydration on a long-haul flight.
With the heat, sand and sea, we want to pack for maximum hydration on this trip. Multi-taskers are key in this routine as we want to keep things simple without too many layers under our SPF. Keeping skin calm and comfortable is a priority, as sitting by the sea and in the sun can dry out the skin.
Hyaluron Intense: ideal after a day in the sun for an easy hit of intense hydration. Powered with succinic acid to support renewal and three different weights of pure hyaluronic acid. Super lightweight and locks in moisture to fill in fine lines, appearing smoother and plumper. A great all-rounder when you can’t take your whole serum wardrobe with you.
Power C: the glow-giver in our Powers alphabet- perfect for that radiant holiday complexion. Not only collagen boosting with antioxidant protection, it can even help inhibit melanin production when used with an SPF.
Lumino: brightens your complexion and targets hyperpigmentation. A microbiome friendly, hydrating serum that helps to even skin tone and enhance radiance for that holiday glow. Even contains niacinamide to help improve skins texture, whilst helping to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmented spots. A great choice to pack for multiple skin concerns.
3T Complex: sun exposure can lead to signs of ageing as well as leaving skin dehydrated, so this is an ideal addition to your post-beach routine. Formulated with Dr Lens’ proprietary ‘3T Complex’ to target signs of ageing. Helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines, promote firmness and elasticity while leaving skin intensely hydrated and smooth.
Daily Defence Sunscreen SPF 50: a lightweight formula easy to apply to skin that feels weightless on the skin while providing broad-spectrum protection. Protecting skin from sun damage and free radicals while reinforcing the skin barrier. With added vitamin E to enhance moisture. Remember to apply 1 teaspoon to the face and neck at least 15 minutes before sun exposure- and to reapply every 2 hours.
Lip Enhancer: a multi-benefit lip treatment infused with antioxidants from green Shiso leaves to shield from free radical damage. Noticeably boosting moisture, volume and definition. Lip Enhancer also reacts to your lips’ natural PH to give a sheer pop of pink unique to you- perfect for a day at the beach or day at the pool.