Your out of office is on, you’ve turned off you’re 6am alarm, you’re officially on holiday!
It’s finally time for you to catch up on that book you’ve been wanting to read, to try that new anti-aging face-mask you’ve been fantasising about and to try that new recipe you’ve been salivating over. All that’s left is for you to pack your travel bag.
These are our top 5 must-have travel beauty items for this holiday season.
1. Vice Reversa Micro Needling Plumping Patches
These are a lot less painful than they sound. When we first read about these plumping patches, we were a little apprehensive to try them out as we imagined this to be a painful experience – it 100% was not. In fact, it was a really pleasant experience. Now you can tackle wrinkles while on holiday with Vice Reversa microneedle skincare.
These patches were specifically designed for around the eye area and smile lines, each micro wrinkle patch contains thousands of microneedles formed from crystalised serum, packed densely on a medical grade hydrocolloid patch. Infused with hyaluronic acid, collagen, and peptides, these patches deliver actives deep into the dermal layers of the skin, to help diminish the appearance of fine lines. The ultra-fine needles painlessly penetrate the epidermis, then self-dissolve to deliver hydrating and firming hyaluronic acid, collagen and peptides deep in the skin. The patches are completely painless and leave the skin looking and feeling great after just one application.
The patches are clear and need about 8 hours to work. For best results apply onto clean skin before bed, as you jump onto an airplane for an 8-hr flight, or as you jump into the car for an 8-hr road trip. These single-use patches are sterile, disposable and there’s no downtime.
2. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Floral Oil
This multi-purpose dry oil is beautiful to look at. Packaged in a premium, glass bottle, with a delicate oil inside, with a touch of pink and a rose gold cap. This floral oil encompasses 100% botanical oils in a delicate floral scent that is absolutely encapsulating. This moisturising oil has a non-greasy, dry oil texture and works equally well on the body, face and hair. It nourishes, repairs and beautifies and it smells absolutely magnificent.
Personally I spray some in my hair before I go to the beach/pool as a hair mask that nourishes my hair and then it washes out as I swim. After a day in the sun, I love nothing more than massaging in a few spritzes on my tanned skin, in my washed hair to keep frizz at bay and on my face as a moisturizer. It’s multipurpose and so I always have one in my travel bag.
We love that 96.9% of the ingredients used in this range are of a natural origin and the formula combines seven precious botanical oils that smooth, repair, moisturize, protect, nourish, and soften. This range also has an anti-pollution shield that protects against free radicals, it’s also been known to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. There’s something about its scent that makes it feel like the ultimate holiday/summer treat.
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse floral oil is available from Absolute skin, Woolworths, Truworths and other leading retailers for about R520 for 100ml Or R1075 for a gift set (100ml Florale scented shower gel, 100ml Huile Prodigieuse Florale, 40ml Crème Prodigieuse multi-correction gel cream and 70g Prodigieuse Florale Candle).
3. Curaprox toothpaste
Swiss oral healthcare brand, Curaprox is making toothpaste fun, colourful and exciting, again with its ‘Be you’ range. Featuring 6 enticing flavours, this whitening toothpaste offers a taste for every day of the week, every mood and everybody. The range transforms your daily mundane routine from a necessary chore into a fun moment to be enjoyed. Choose from flavours like Daydreamer (Blackberry & Licorice), Pure Happiness (apricot and peach), Rising Star (Grapefruit & Bergamot), Explorer (Apple & Aloe), Candy Lover (Watermelon), and my personal favourite the Challenger for its naughty-but-nice flavour of Gin Tonic and Persimmon flavor.
In addition to the bright colours, mouth-watering names, welcoming flavours and beautiful smells, the range also offers a gentle whitening formula. Made with natural ingredients and herbal essences, this vegan toothpaste range, has an enzymatic whitening effect that’s gentle on your teeth while also protecting them(and gums) against sensitivity, decay, and reducing plaque.
These gourmet flavours are worth the splurge. Curaprox Be You toothpaste is available online from the Curaprox SA website at R220 for a 90ml tube. Plus for every R250 spent on you’ll receive a free Be You toothpaste!
4. Zero Skincare
This nourishing skincare range encompasses a plant based formula which includes four powerful active, key ingredients, sweet almond oil rich in vitamin A and E, coconut oil to hydrate and soften the skin, shea butter to reduce the appearance of dry skin and sacha inchi seed oil to encourage cell regeneration.
This range includes a face- wash R299 for 100ml to leave skin feeling cleansed, soothed and deeply hydrated. An eye-cream R299 for 25ml to hydrate and nourish the delicate skin around the eyes.
We love that this range is 100% natural ingredients, SGS-Certified plant-based skincare, vegan friendly, fully recyclable, sustainable packaging and animal friendly.
Available at select Dis-chem and Foschini stores.
If you’re looking for an instant glow but want to ensure that your skin is protected from skin aging and sunburn, a broad spectrum sunscreen is perfect as it protects you from both harmful UVA and UVB rays. We recommend Australian Gold’s SPF 15 Sunscreen Lotion with Instant Bronzer.
This protection lotion with instant bronzer imparts temporary colour to the skin, leaving skin golden and glowing and is ideal for those wanting application control with an immediate golden glow. Rich in Vitamin C, the lotion contains ingredients such as Kakadu Plum which promotes collagen production while helping protect the skin from free radicals. Tea Tree Oil, a powerful antioxidant, contains natural odor fighting properties to leave skin feeling fresh. Ingredients such as Sunflower Seed Oil, Olive Fruit Oil and Cocoa Seed Butter work to deeply moisturize for smooth, hydrated skin. Free of Oxybenzone, PABA, Phthalate and Gluten the water resistant lotion is also vegan and never tested on animals.
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“Designed to fit under the eyes, Vice Reversa winkle patches plump and hydrate from the first application.” #Microneedling