This year I’ve travelled a lot. And, in fact, for the past three years I’ve lived mostly in transit. And so my “beauty regime” in general is a simple and mobile affair.
A big bunch of you ask me via the socials to share what such a regime looks like and today I’m obliging.
Previously when I’ve done beauty posts The Folk Who Make The Products That I Use have reached out to offer a discount to you guys. I figured I’d do this again, in time for Christmas. Please be aware, however, that the recommendations are genuine – I purchased all products myself and sought discounts for you later. Cool?
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How I pack my travel beauty kit
I travel very light and this has informed how I “do” beauty in general (since I live light anyway).
- As a general rule, I work with beauty products with the least number of ingredients, preferably just the one.
- I don’t fall for “organic” or “natural” labelling. “Organic” can mean only a few of the ingredients were grown and produced organically, not all. You can learn more about this here.
- You can also learn about what to look out for in beauty products. And how to chose a toxin-free sunscreen.
- I work with concentrated products – extra strong formulas only requiring small amounts, thus requiring small packaging.
- I work with stuff that’s multi-purposeful – jojoba oil for cleansing, moisturising, facial scrub and hair control, for instance.
- I transfer bulk stuff (eg shampoo) into travel bottles that I reuse (I avoid buying travel-size bottles as such…because it’s not a great use of packaging).
- Everything in my kit can go carry-on (ie is under 100ml), as this is how I often travel.
- I don’t carry body moisturiser…If things get dry, I use some olive or coconut oil from Air BnB kitchens, etc. At home, I do the same (with my own).
- As an aside, I use a travel alarm clock. This one above is my second in 21 years. They last a looooong time. I NEVER sleep with my mobile near me.