I used to be TERRIBLE at packing light, but over the years, I've really improved! The trick to packing light is to make sure that you don''t overdo it, and the most important thing when it comes to your beauty products and toiletries is to seek out those that don't weigh a ton, and the upside is that they usually also come in the cutest packaging!
Absolute essentials - shampoo and conditioner! Charles Worthington disappeared off the scene for a bit, but they returned a couple of years ago, bigger and better than ever, but still with their adorable little takeaways! There are a number of different types of shampoo and conditioner duos to suit your needs, so consider them the next time you're looking to pack some for your time away. Take it from me, this duo will leave your hair very soft and tangle free with the added argan oil, and it's also free of parabens.
Alternatively, if it's a quick overnighter, or you think your tresses might need a bit of refreshing, then dry shampoo is your friend! Klorane makes a mini can that contains 50ml of product, and this generally lasts me about 4 times, which means that I get my money's worth from it. If your roots are just a little greasy, and your hair needs a little lift, then this Bhave Gunpowder would be appropriate (see here for a full review). The container is very travel friendly in that I don't have to worry about spillage, because it just can't happen!
I moisturiser my body every time I have a shower, so a body lotion is a must! Natralus has a Paw Paw 95% Pure Moisturiser that sinks into the skin nicely and comes in three handy sizes. See here for the full review.
The worst part of travelling, I have to say is how drying the cabin air can be on my skin, so it pays to moisturise, moisturise, moisturise. Trilogy makes clever little travel sized packs that caters to different types of needs, and their Rosehip Collection contains an itty bitty rosehip oil, vital moisturising cream cream cleanser and hydrating mist toner - all things that my skin would benefit from after a flight. That rosehip oil is absolutely beautiful, and the dropper bottle is too cute!
Gel cleansers may be more your thing, and Dermalogica's Special Cleansing Gel is soap and fragrance free and therefore suitable for those with sensitive skin. If it's a scrub you're after, Avene has a Gentle Purifying Scrub that promises to exfoliate all the sad dead skin cells from your skin, leaving it smooth and ready for a moisturiser.
If you're a bare bones kinda girl, and don't feel like you need a toner, or would like a different cleanser, then Antipodes has your back. Their travel friendly Moisture Boost Minis contains a Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream and a Divine Face Oil Avocado Oil and Rosehip. The day cream comes in a tube, which makes spillage virtually impossible.
I can be a little clumsy sometimes, and to really reduce any chance of finding oil through all of your stuff, you can try the Rosehip Plus roll on instead. This happens to be one of my favourite rosehip oils, and I love that it comes in this handy little roll on that won't leak everywhere! See full review here.
Don't neglect your hands! I'm constantly moisturising them on the the go, so as not to get all those bits of dead skin around the nails. Dermalogica has a little tube of Multivitamin Hand and Nail Treatment that will leave alleviate the dryness and make them feel soft again.
There are plenty more beauty products to talk through, so make sure that you come back and have a read through the final installment of travel products!
What's your favourite shampoo and conditioner duo for travelling?
* These products were provided for my consideration, but my opinions remain my own