Boom, and it’s over! If you plan on extending your summer just a smidgen longer, pack your bags and hit the road one last time. What shall we bring along? Besides a light wardrobe and weightless books, our ideal cosmetics bag includes only the essentials. Large, bulky bottles and tubes have got to go and all we’re left with is a selection of the usual must-have products, plus a couple of sunny extras. After all, both wind and water stress the skin and hair. Of course everything packed is travel sized.
Good news: Net-a-Porter’s beauty experts are ready to completely relieve you of the packing stress with their 12-piece beauty summer kit.The mini cosmetics are delivered straight to your home, and all that’s left for you is to throw them into your luggage.
You’ll find the following inside:
A well-known favorite, the 1. Bio Effect EGF Serum is the perfect emergency treatment for tired skin. Anytime, anywhere. The summer kit not only includes the EGF facial serum but also the 2. Day Cream as well as the 3. Body Serum, which nurtures particularly stressed skin areas and counteracts sun-induced skin coloration.
Thanks to its light reflecting particles the 4. Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion, in the plain nuance, leaves a subtle shimmer on the skin. Avocado oil moisturizes and green tee extracts help tighten the skin.
Worry not, your hair is well taken care of too: 5. Christophe Robins Cleansing Purifying Scrub With Sea Salt scalp scrub smells of the Atlantic and is enriched with sea salt granules. It removes skin flakes and residue, opens the pores, enhances blood circulation, and has an antibacterial effect. Due to its cleansing effect the peeling can easily be used as shampoo. 6. The Swimcap Haircream by Philip Kingsley was originally invented for the American synchronized swimmers Olympia team. When applied before a sunbath, it protects the hair from the dangers of salt water, chlorine, and UV rays.
The 7. Tinted Brow Gel by Eyeko comes in a small tube and easily shapes stubborn eyebrows on the way from the beach to the restaurant. Additionally, the keratin, ginkgo extracts, and plant protein nurture your fine hairs.
Also included in the box: the 8. Sleep Mask Tan Face by James Read, which magically conjures a lightly tanned complexion over night. The 9. Eye Serum by Sarah Chapman, a 10. Lipstick by Hourglass, the 11. Hydrating Mask by Tata Harper, as well as the 12. Facial Oil by Sunday Riley.
Travel sized cosmetics are allowed in hand luggage – use the Tata Harper mask at the beginning of a long flight, remove with a moist towel after 20 minutes, and finish by massaging Sunday Riley’s facial oil onto your skin. This will result in a radiant complexion and allows your skin to begin its vacation on the plane already.
translation: Liv Fleischhacker
Originally from Hamburg, Julia Alfert moved to Berlin from Paris in 2010. After completing her studies in Art History and trying out different jobs, her path led her to Harper’s Bazaar, where she worked as Fashion & Beauty Assistant until mid 2015. While she’s harboured a love for all things beauty-related for as long as she can remember, her discovery of the written word is recent. When Julia isn’t busy trying out different creams, oils, and sprays she writes and styles for an assortment of magazines and websites.