The top beauty products to pack for a getaway
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By Lisa Cohen Lee
Spring break is nearly here, and whether you're swapping sweaters for swimsuits or skiwear, your beauty routine should be as relaxed as your vacation mindset. To help, here are ten multitasking products to put on your packing list.
Getting Misty2 of 11
Dryer climes and cabin air pressure lead to parched skin. To rehydrate, spritz on a moisture-binding facial spray. It's like splashing your face with cool water, except it's loaded with hydrating ingredients, like seaweed and vitamins (like B12, C, E and K), to quickly moisten your face. Toss a TSA-approved travel size into your handbag, and mist whenever you need a refresher.
SHOP NOW: Repêchage Algo Mist, $15
The Balm3 of 11
Vacation is prime time to swap out foundation for a beauty balm—BB creams provide the same coverage as foundation, while also giving skin a healthy dose of anti-aging ingredients. The reason? The heavy pigments in foundations make it more difficult to combine with active ingredients, explains Dr. Fredric Brandt, MD, a dermatologist in Miami and New York City.
SHOP NOW: Lumene Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-age BB Cream with SPF 20, $15
Sun Shield4 of 11
You always need to be wise about UV rays, especially if you are vacationing nearer to the Equator or atop a snowy, light-reflecting peak. Look for a product that provides broad-spectrum coverage, blocking both UVA and UVB rays, and has an SPF of at least 30. These SPF-infused pads (good for face and body) make sun protection a snap to apply, are carry-on friendly and won't add extra weight to your bag.
SHOP NOW: BeautyRX by Dr. Schultz Essential Solar Defense Pads, $40
Lip Service5 of 11
This space-saving lip product from Drew Barrymore's new Flower makeup line has three stackable shades in one teeny tube. When you're ready to switch it up, take off the top, slide it under the bottom, and push the next color to the top.
SHOP NOW: Flower Petite Fleur Pocket Triplet Lip, $7 each
Blush Adjust6 of 11
After a few days away, your skin will hopefully look relaxed and refreshed. To complement your new glow, dot this slick moisturizing stick with acai and safflower oils on cheekbones; the color immediately reacts to your skin's pH, giving off a personalized, pinkish hue. It works double time as a shiny lip tint, too.
SHOP NOW: Sephora Collection Pastel Pop Color Adapt Blush, $14
You're Solid7 of 11
If you just can't leave home without your fragrance, a perfume solid is your ideal travel buddy. Besides the fact it won't leak in your suitcase, the thick constitution of the scent melts into skin and lasts way longer than a spritz of liquid.
SHOP NOW: TokyoMilk Scarlett Petit Parfum Solide, $18
Clean Sweep8 of 11
A simple no-water wipe for removing makeup and grease is a getaway favorite. You can tote a pack around and whip one out whenever you need to freshen up or lightly pat it on all over your face for a quick cool-down. These coconut-water-saturated wipes with papaya extract will put you in a tropical frame of mind, while clearing away oils and gently exfoliating the skin.
SHOP NOW: Pacifica Purify Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes, $6
Hair Repair9 of 11
One souvenir you don't want to bring home: dry, damaged hair. Keeping hair coated with a nourishing, lightweight serum with a conditioning oil like argan will help protect strands against sun, salt, chlorine and wind. One teeny bottle will do, since a few drops of the lightweight formula goes a long way.
SHOP NOW: Biolage Exquisite Oil Replenishing Treatment, $22
High & Dry10 of 11
Essential for a low-maintenance routine: dry shampoo. This product's powder formula absorbs oils, adds body and lift and gives your hair a just-emerged-from-the-shower scent. If you're wary of a telltale white residue, don't be. The newer dry shampoo formulas, like this one, are made with invisible micro-powders.
SHOP NOW: Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo, $20
Bronze Winner11 of 11
Physician's Formula takes the guesswork out of bronzing basics with its brand-new clutch-size compact. Tucked in the front flap is a step-by-step picture tutorial revealing the simple trick for a natural look (hint: It involves a blendable, buildable, streak-free formula).
SHOP NOW: Physician’s Formula How to Wear Bronzer, $14
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