August 14th 2014
Your pre-holiday beauty treatment plan is complete, you’ve found the perfect bikini and you’re now ready to hit the beach. Although week 1 of your holiday is sure to go smoothly (pardon the pun), what happens when week 2 comes along and frizzy hair, chapped lips and a misbehaving bikini line start to rear their ugly heads?
Don't despair. Instead, make sure to invest in these versatile beauty buys to rescue dry skin, prevent sunburn and make your tan last longer too. Click through our gallery to see our top beauty products for making sure you look your best in the heat and the humidity too.
For frazzled long hair feeling the effects of chlorine, sea, salt and sand, this nourishing range from Redken will soon become your new holiday hair collection of choice. A great way to keep hair feeling soft, silky and hydrated, it intensely conditions and replenishes lost moisture to make bad hair days a thing of the past.
If you’d prefer not to part ways with your favourite mascara nor find it half way down your face after a day in the sea, then this clever eye makeup essential could be just what you’re looking for. Created to act as a top coat for your lashes, simply apply over your mascara of choice to make it more waterproof and budgeproof than you possibly thought it could be. With a colourless formulation that doesn’t feel gloopy or thick on lashes, it’s the clever way to holiday-proof your makeup come sun or surf.
£28. Buy online.
Quite possibly the coolest lip balm you will ever try, this stylish salve calms, smooths and soothes in one fell swoop and leaves chapped lips supremely moisturised thanks to a combination of vitamin E, shea butter and jojoba oil. Available in eight sweet-smelling scents, they also taste pretty good too, making the urge to lick it off all the more harder to resist...
£5.99. Buy online.
Lightweight and quick absorbing, this long-lasting sun spray is ideal for those who like to both lay and run around in the sun. Sweat-proof and non-greasy with a formula that leaves skin with a dewy sheen and hair with an extra layer of protection to face the elements, it’s the multitasking piece of sun protection our beach bags wonder what they did without.
£19. Buy online.
Non-sticky, cooling and calming, give skin an added dose of protection against peeling and an uneven tan with this luxe skincare buy. Designed to also add a touch of natural colour thanks to its self tan capabilities, a mixture of shea butter, andiroba oil and stevia leaf extract restore and rehydrate and it can also be used on your face.
£97. Buy online.
Should your hair need a greater degree of conditioning or a way to combat brittleness, look no further than this luxurious hair oil. Especially great for thicker dry, frizzy hair types but suitable for all, its power lies in its ability to masterfully hydrate dry ends, without making it feel greasy at the same time. Ingenious stuff, we guarantee you’ll be using this particular hair product long after the holiday is over.
£29.60. Buy online.
Apply this glow-enhancing mask after a day on the beach and we guarantee that you’ll arise the morning after with a plumper more youthful complexion that’ll put to rights the dry skin woes of the day before. Ideal used as an overnight treatment too, it leaves skin looking healthier, more radiant and ready for whatever your travels have in store. It has skincare must-have written all over it.
£40. Buy online.
If you find yourself on the wrong side of a bikini wax mid-holiday, then this targeted hair removal cream will make sure you don’t have to sunbathe in a pair of trackies because of it. Designed to target your more intimate areas with a handy applicator for extra precision and conditioning oils and butters to answer your topiary needs, it’ll help keep you well groomed and beach confident for a little bit longer.
£20. Buy online.
With the exception of gel nails, the jury’s still out when it comes to a nail polish tough enough to stay chip-free for a full 2 week break. However, if your manicure is looking a little worse for wear, use this amazing nail polish remover to switch-up your nail colour fast. Simply dip and twist your fingers and toes into the sponge filled pot and say hello to whole new wealth of nail polish possibilities that will make your chipped nails (and pesky cotton wool balls) a thing of the past.
£6. Buy online.
No need to pack a bulky supply of disposable razors, because smooth stubble-free legs are closer than you think with this hair removal multitasker in tow. With Olay Moisture-Boost bars to leave skin soft and 5 blades to ensure as close a shave as possible, it’s the skincare meets razor hybrid our baggage allowances have been glad to welcome into the fold.
£10.99. Buy online.
Beat the post shave blues with this silky, soothing balm at the ready to calm razor burn and hair removal soreness. Enriched with anti-inflammatory ingredients to condition and ease irritation, arnica montana and calendula flower extract work to smooth bumps and reduce redness, it’ll provide a welcome piece of aftersun relief in more ways than one.
£35. Buy online.
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