10 Essential Beauty Items for Travelling

So I have to admit I’m an awful holiday packer. Like many women, I always over pack and take too many things with me that I never end up wearing or using.

As I’m sure most of you can relate, too often I’ve had to cull items from my oversized suitcase, and beauty items, being normally the heaviest after shoes, (I always pack way too many shoes) are the things to go.

Beauty items for travelling

However, despite the culling, I believe there are ten essential items you should always carry in your suitcase – yes, even if it means taking out one of those 15 pairs of heels!

These ten items are what you need to maintain your beauty regime and to protect your skin from the new environment while you’re on holiday.

E. Xx

Beauty items for travelling


Make up wipes

Make up wipes are a no brainer! Not only are they fabulously handy for taking your make up off, they’re also good to use to freshen up while you’re on a flight or having a busy day sightseeing.

Try Milk & Co Beauty Wipes

Hair serum

Protective hair serum is especially good to pack in your suitcase if you’re travelling to a warmer climate. I lathered my hair in serum while I was in Asia as I was constantly in the sun and in and out of water, and believe me it made such a difference!

Try Eleven Australia Miracle Hair Treatment 

Face moisturiser

No matter if you’re holidaying in a warm or cold climate, a good moisturising face cream is super essential for keeping your skin hydrated and plump in a new environment.

Try Clinique Moisture Surge Intense

Hand sanitiser

Hand sanitiser is probably my most used beauty product while I’m on holiday. It’s so handy for cleaning your hands while you’re out and about, and is an instant refresher, especially in hot weather.

Try Aesop Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Wash 


I’m a real sunscreen obsessor while I’m on holiday. Being from Australia, and as many Australians can relate to, I know what it’s like to be incredibly burnt. There’s no way I want to put my skin through that again!

Try Clarins Sun Care Cream High Protection UVB/UVA 30

Lip balm

Your lips will thank you if you invest in a good lip balm for your travels. The flight and the change in weather will instantly dry out your lips, so make sure you do you them a favour and balm them up.

Try Aesop Protective Lip Balm – SPF 30

CC cream

CC cream is such an amazing product for travelling. It moisturises, sun protects, and with its tint, becomes a lighter replacement to foundation. While travelling in Asia, I barely touched my foundation as it was seriously too hot to worry about makeup, so my CC cream was a saviour!

Try Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30 Hydrating Colour Corrector

Face cleanser

A good cleanser is a must for travelling. Washing your face twice a day will help clean up all the grime and dirt you’ve gathered from your day of venturing.

Try Kiehls Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser

Dry shampoo

I love dry shampoo! I try to give my hair a break from washing while on holidays so it can relish in its natural oils. However, when it gets too much to handle, or you’re going for a nice dinner and don’t have time to give your hair a wash, dry shampoo should be your go-to.

Try Balmain Dry Shampoo

Body cream

As with a face cream, body cream is another essential beauty item you need to pack. Applying a nice moisturiser every day will protect your skin and give it all the nourishing it needs after a day in the sun, rain or snow!

Try Korres Santorini Body Milk


What are your must-have beauty items for travelling? Are these your essentials too? Xx

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