If you've been on holiday you know that it is always best to pack light and take the bare minimum products you might need while you are away (which also leaves more room to bring back any shopping you might have done!). Here are the products I took with me on holiday recently:
Olay Essentials Complete Care Day Fluid: This has been my daily moisturiser. I bought it on offer in Superdrug and chose the normal/oily version (there is also a sensitive one). I like that it has SPF 15 and that it is light and quickly absorbed, but for some reason it leaves like a sheen on my skin, which I don't love. Normally I will add about a pump of foundation and mix it together for a natural look.
Elemis Fresh Skin Loving Lips Quenching Lip Balm*: a great lip balm for dry lips with a minty smell and tingly feel on the lips. The only downside to it is that since its main ingredients are oils, it tends to turn very watery in warm climates. (Sample)
Boots Vitamin E Gentle Eye Cream: I bought this after using the Superdrug version, which I realized was a bit drying. This eye cream is not too thick nor leaves sparkly particles like the Superdrug one used to do. It's OK since it has SPF 15 (something not all eye creams have) but it's not amazing, so I would like to try other products when I finish this one.
Balance Me Daily Essentials Pure Skin Face Wash*: This is a good face wash that leaves skin feeling clean without the tight sensation. Read my full review on it here. (Sample)
Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes*: Not my favourite way of removing makeup, but it is a great space saver and actually works. Review here. (PR Sample)
Clearasil Ultra Night Serum: If you suffer from breakouts this is a great product to try. You can see a difference in blemish size and redness after using it for just one night. Recommended. Can't find it online but you might find it in Poundland.
Superdrug Simply Pure Spot Clearing Gel: It didn't do much for existing spots but it did help on preventing new ones. It has a really light, almost watery gel-like consistency and it's great for using under makeup.
Lubriderm Day Moisture SPF 15: It comes in a 400ml bottle but I decanted some into a travel container. Good moisturiser, non scented and sun protecting. I got it in Mexico before moving to England for about £2.50.
Cowshed Slender Cow Extra Firming Body Butter*: Really good product. Thick and moisturising, leaves skin feeling soft and it might have helped fading stretch marks. What I did notice was that my skin definitely felt firmer. Recommended. (Sample)
Olay Total Effects Advanced Anti Aging Body Wash: My mum gave me this travel size body wash that comes with a shower pouf. This product feels great on the skin and is amazingly moisturising. Recommended, although I don't think it is available in the UK.
Along Came Betty Headband: Good for keeping your hair out of the way when washing your face. Available in Tesco.
Simple Polka Dot Wash Bag: Waterproof and with enough room to carry my essentials. Gifted and part of a set. Similar here.
Do you have any products that you always take on holiday with you?