Travel Skincare

Better late than never – I forgot to post this Travel Skincare Post, I’ve been back from holiday for almost a month and it pains me to say that. I still have the holiday blues. Here is a roundup of what skincare I took to San Francisco, I tried to take sachets and miniatures as I really wanted to travel light & only take things that I know I would use.

Travel Skincare

Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream – This smells really fresh and not sweet like alot of hand creams. I would say it’s quite a grown up scent and I like it. It absorbs in to my hands really fast and I don’t have to re apply it much throughout the day.

No7 Anti Dark Spot Facial Sun Protection in Factor 50 – I have a post on this here but its safe to say I love this. Its great under makeup and doesn’t break me out. My husband even puts this on his face and he normally finds SPF too greasy on his skin. This will always be my go to facial sun protection.

Caudalie Lip Conditioner – This was so hydrating on the flight and I used it alot whilst on holiday, the only downside was that it snapped and melted a little too. But it is a very hydrating lip balm.

Sanex Deodorant – The boring necessity.

FCUK Body Butter – This was part of a Christmas set and came in so handy. I used it every day and it lasted me the full 8 days of my holiday. Left my skin smooth and soft.

Travel Skincare

Caudalie Micellar Water – I thought this might not last me but it did and I liked using it. It wasn’t great at removing Waterproof mascara but I very rarely wear it.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil – I may have found my HG cleanser. This was a dream to use, my makeup melted off my face and found massaging this into my face at night really relaxing and my skin looked so good all week & normally after a 12 hour flight my skin hates me. So I will be purchasing the full size of this as soon as my mini runs out. This small bottle has lasted me for 4 weeks of use, that’s crazy – a little goes a long way for sure.

San Francisco Skincare

Carex Hand Gel – I only used this for travel, to keep those pesky germs at bay. I picked up some amazingly gorgeous smell Bath and Body Works Hand Sanitiser whilst I was in San Francisco so I used that whilst I was there.

Elemis Amozing Shampoo and Pro Vitamin Conditioner – I had 2 of each bottle to take and they were initially from the APEX Hotel in London, I have no shame in taking the products away with me & when they’re Elemis even better. This Shampoo & Conditioner combination kept my hair looking glossy and quite tame in the heat of San Francisco.

Molton Brown Shower Gel – I am a huge fan of most of the Molton Brown scents and this Body Lotion was just lovely for holiday. It’s like a little bit of luxury.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir – Perfect as a cool down refreshing spray in the Californian heat. I took it on the plane too and loved using it.


These are the skincare samples I took. Quite a few were from my recent What in My Handbag purchase. The Oskia skincare I thought smelt a little odd & although they left my skin super soft, I’m not sure I would pay their prices. The Aesop offerings I loved & I haven’t tried anything from this brand that I haven’t loved. Out of the 3 Oskia sachets I took with me the Get Up & Glow Booster was my favourite.

NUDE Miracle Mask was lovely, I used this one night before going out to dinner and it left my skin so smooth and hydrated. Contemplating purchasing the full size.

I used the Trilogy Rosehip Oil on the plane as a moisture boost and washed off the excess before I got off. It seemed to do the trick.

Korres – Moisturiser and Serum were a lovely combination. I have to say that I am in love with the serum. It was just what my skin needed after a long warm day in the City. My drink lapped it up.

I didn’t end up using the Rodial Mask or the Creme De La Mere Moisturiser.

So all in all I think I managed to travel pretty light and I used up most of the products I took with me which meant I had more room to bring back American Goodies! See my haul here and here

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