Hey! I am currently in Mykonos. It’s pleasant out here, but the air is kind of dry. So, I packed up skincare products accordingly; only this time I decided to travel light, with minimum (and the most essential) products.
So, here’s the list of products I am carrying with me. Some are part of my daily summer skincare routine, and few I’ve added specifically for this trip.
I have an oily skin type. However, these are also suitable for dry and sensitive skin.
1. CLEANSER: BIODERMA SEBIUM PURIFYING CLEANSING FOAMING GEL
This is a gentle face wash that removes impurities and gives me that clean, fresh feel. It’s for day and night use. I use this everyday.
2. PIXI SKINTREATS VITAMIN-C SERUM
I’ve been getting a lot of requests to review this one, ever since I posted about them on Instagram. So, I decided to try it on this vacation. Pixi Beauty is an extremely popular cult beauty brand.
What I like about this particular serum is that it is light and non-sticky for daily use. It also contains ferulic acid that works well with vitamin c, to brighten skin, enhance collagen production and protect the skin from environmental factors – suns rays, harsh winds, pollution etc. It is for day use, and suitable for all skin types. It’s been 5 days since I have been using this one, and so far, I am loving it – although I wish they’d mentioned the percentage of vitamin c in it.
3. IT COSMETICS CC+ CREAM SPF 40+
Developed by leading plastic surgeons and skin experts, this one’s a great find. It is moisturising and nourishing, and has SPF 40 (broad spectrum mineral sunscreen, which protects against the harmful rays of the sun), and gives you a fabulous foundation coverage. It’s all in one; a perfect travel companion.
4. AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER MIST
This mist is so soothing and healing. It is ideal for irritated and dry skin exposed to the sun. This makes for a good travel companion too. You can use it at any time in the day, and also before/after your makeup.
5. LA ROCHE POSAY HYALU B5 HYALURONIC ACID SERUM
I plan to stay away from actives this week (retinol/AHA ). Apply this at night after a long day in the sun. It is intensely hydrating. You only need 2-3 drops of this hyaluronic acid serum for the entire face and neck; hydrates skin by 70% in just 4 hours (clinically proven). This one also helps improve the elasticity of the skin. It feels thick and sticky when you apply it, but your skin absorbs the serum leaving it soft and hydrated, with no sticky feeling. It’s so hydrating that I don’t have to put any moisturiser after applying it.
6. SIMPLE CLEANSING FACE WIPES
These are gentle face wipes that I always keep in my day bag. They’re perfect for hot days at the beach, and to remove make up in-flights.
7. BIODERMA ATODERM LIP BALM
This is my everyday lip balm. I have a huge collection of lip balms of all kinds. This one’s extremely nourishing.
8. LA ROCHE-POSAY 50+ SPF MIST
This mist provides very high body protection, thanks to high concentration of vital ingredients, including thermal spring water. Apply 30 min before sun exposure, and apply every 2 hours. I love this mist because it’s free from parabens, is water-resistant, non-comedogenic, non-sticky, 100% hypoallergenic and suitable for sensitive skin.
9. HELIOCARE SPF 50 GEL CREAM TINTED LIGHT
This one is part of my everyday skincare routine. I usually use this one, when I’m not using It Cosmetics CC+ Cream.
Do try these out and leave your feedback below. Happy vacationing!