What to Pack: The Best Moisturisers

Travelling can be tough on the skin, soften the edges and blur the lines with our pick of the best moisturisers to pack and keep you looking your best.

by 15 May 2017


A jetset life and champagne lifestyle can often lead to us neglecting our skin when constantly on the move. We've all had those moments when on holiday or travelling for business, in the sun and the snow, where we find ourselves raiding our makeup bags to see what armour we can find to cover up the result of lack of sleep, dehydration and random breakouts. But, just like a good outfit needs good underwear, our faces need the right base to help us get to where we want to go. We have tried and tested it all, so you don't have to, and have picked our top moisturisers to take you into the summer with confidence. 

La Mer, The Moisturizing Soft Lotion

For the last half century, La Mer, have been on a quest to help renew dryness and visibly restore and transform our skin. They have managed to produce a lightweight version of their original Crème de la Mer formula and we absolutely love it. The Moisturizing Soft Lotion is filled with tiny moisture spheres encased in tiny, fresh hydrating gel. We love this lotion as it floods the skin with moisture and reduces visible redness and irritation to the skin. This is exactly what's needed when coming off a long haul flight, or after a day under the hot sun. If you're looking to indulge in something to make you feel as luxurious as the life you lead, this moisturiser is the lifesaver you've been waiting for.


Clinique, Pep-Start HydroRush SPF20 Moisturizer

Always on the go and need a strong layer of something to keep you protected from dawn until dusk? If so, this is the moisturiser for you. Clinique have managed to produce the go-to product that does everything you need it to. With SPF20, to keep your skin protected from the sun, and plankton and algae extracts to reverse the effects of sun damage; this is great if you work in a sunny climate and just as important if you don't. With a special HydroRush formula that instensley moisturises and strengthens the barrier functioning to protect against external irritants, the stress of finding the perfect moisturiser for travel will be completely washed away.


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Estée Lauder, DayWear Matte

Shine and grease can always be a problem when travelling, and even at a long day in the office. If mattifying oily skin and minimising all day shine is what you're trying to achieve then give the DayWear Oil-Control Anti-Oxidant Moisture Gel Crème a go. It has an ultra light feel on the skin, which can often be hard to find in many mattyfing moisturisers, and has hours of longevity to keep your skin looking fresh all day. This is a great investment for those looking for a half primer and half moisturiser. From reducing pores, to keeping the contour exactly where you put it, Estée Lauder have, once again, pulled it out of the (cosmetic) bag.


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You can get your hands on all of these products at the brand's counters and in all airports worldwide, so next time you travel, you really will have the tools to keep those heads turning.


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