I’m often asked what are my favourite beauty products. As a start, here’s my top ten little gems for when in transit…
The Uhma Nagri range of products were created by a Brazilian husband and wife team and manage to combine a heavenly, luxe feel with 100 per cent organic ingredients. Each product has been inspired by a range of ancient traditions, including the indigenous ways of the Amazon, traditional aromatherapy and Ayurveda. This scrub is perfect for preparing skin pre-holiday. The organic sugar grains, oils and Cupuacu butter gently exfoliate, stimulate circulation for glowing skin.
Apply this lemon-scented gel-cream on thighs first thing every morning a few weeks before you take off for your hols to help refine the silhouette. Perfect for those who want a last-minute tone-up before hitting the beach, it promotes circulation in areas with cellulite and helps smooth and firm over bumps and lumps.
This refreshing lotion is ideal to alleviate swollen and heavy legs during long flights. It contains butcher’s broom and horse chestnut extracts to help enhance blood circulation and lemon peel and goldenrod extracts to relieve fluid retention. All of this combined with menthol leaves you feeling refreshed and light as air.
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist
This hydrating mist moisturises and refreshes. Slip into your bag while travelling to revive skin with its gentle rose formula. It also restores dry patches and tones tired skin with its marshmallow concentrate. Can be used over make-up or on bare skin and leaves the skin balanced and dewy soft.
This first fragrance from New York beauty label Bliss aims to deliver the ‘best possible feeling in the world’, much like you get when you emerge from one of its spas. While euphoria may be asking too much, it is certainly a mood-booster with its fresh blend of citrus, green notes and bright florals – think ylang ylang, bergamot, cucumber and violet. Spritz all over for a reviving and refreshing effect.
Described as a skin saving balm, this all-purpose intense cream is a great all-rounder. Use it to nourish nails, soften cracked heels and moisturise dry elbows. It can be used as a deep moisturising face mask and a lip salve, too. The ideal travel companion.
Lovely to use in hot climates, this ultra-light formula hydrates and soothes sensitive and dehydrated skin. The sorbet effect restores the skin’s water reserves and leaves the face luminous and velvety to the touch.
Kyoku For Men Water Body Wash
Kyoku’s Japanese-inspired product range for men has introduced three new body products – body wash, scrub and lotion – each of which comes in four different fragrances, inspired by the elements. The Water Body Wash has cooling properties and uses deep-sea algae with a zesty vert fragrance to energise and cleanse after a long journey.
Calling on the multi-purpose cold creams of old, that were used by so many women for centuries, this version has been updated for a new generation. Using natural ingredients such as nourishing British beeswax blended with olive oil, organic cider vinegar and rose absolute, this all-in-one cream can be used as a moisturiser, cleanser and as an over-night reparative mask.
Ren Travel Kit
A practical selection of mini skin essentials from Ren, which contain everything you need for tip top skin during a break away. Ren products are renowned for using the latest hi-tech bio actives, free from synthetic ingredients. The pack contains Zostera Marina Comfort Cleansing Milk, Osmotic Infusion Ultra-Moisture Day Cream, Omega 3 Overnight Lipid Renewal Serum, Frankincense & Boswellia Serrata Revitalising Night Cream and Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask.