Winter has officially been here for just under a week, but some of us are already planning a mid-winter getaway to somewhere sunny and tropical!
If you’re lucky enough to be travelling to a warmer place in the upcoming months, here’s our best buys guide to get you ready to take on the sunshine and palm trees.
Travel skincare and bodycare
- Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream Oil-free (RRP $17.49)
If you haven’t tried Garnier’s BB cream yet, you don’t know what you’re missing. It reduces imperfections, moisturises, gives skin a healthy glow, delivers a beautiful matte finish to skin and provides all-important sun protection with SPF15. Available in two shades – light and medium – and is perfect for an all-in-one, on-the-go skin fix!
- L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Airbrush 3D (RRP $29.99)
Have the colder months left you looking a little pasty and not particularly beach-ready? Get a gorgeous salon perfect tan at home before you go! With a wide angle jet applicator and continuous 360° coverage for ultra-even, long lasting results, this super fine citrus-scented mist applies evenly and flash dries with no need to rub in.
- NIVEA Stress Protect Anti-Perspirant Deodorant
Available in both aerosol and roll-on, this new anti-perspirant deodorant range helps minimise sweat by up to 85% and significantly reduces the formation of body odour whether you’re sweating because of the tropical heat or the emotional excitement of being on holiday!
- Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Activated Sun Protector Sunscreen SPF50 for Face (RRP $55.00)
For those with sensitive skin, this ultra-lightweight, paraben-free and oil-free sunscreen is both sweat and water resistant. It provides maximum protection from the sun without clogging pores, and is dermatologist and allergy tested.
- I love…to just get away Travel Kit (RRP $32.00)
The perfect size for a holiday, this travel kit contains a range of mouthwatering minis that will leave you feeling pampered wherever you go. It includes 100ml Raspberry & Blackberry Bubble Bath & Shower Creme, 100ml Strawberries & Milkshake Moisturising Body Lotion, 100ml Mango & Papaya Conditioner, 100ml Mango & Papaya Hair Shampoo, and 15ml Strawberries & Milkshake Shimmer & Shine Lip Gloss. Yum!
- Remington Power Pro Travel Kit (RRP $129.99)
If you struggle with unruly hair, this kit is a must-have. It includes a 2000-watt travel hair dryer, a super sleek mini straightener, an all in one travel adaptor, travel brush and deluxe storage bag. Your hair will look perfect and frizz-free in all your holiday snapshots!
- Nimue Back to Basics Kit (RRP $179)
For a bit of luxury away from home, this compact travel kit from Nimue contains four essential beautifying items to ensure your skin stays hydrated and radiant while you’re away. It contains 60ml Nimue Cleansing Gel to remove traces of make-up and other impurities, while gently exfoliating and hydrating skin; 60ml Nimue Conditioner Tonic to help restore the outer appearance of skin and leave it feeling fresh; 15ml Nimue Day to nourish the skin and combat the effects of dry, recirculated air in plane cabins; and 15ml Nimue Moisturiser Plus to offer rejuvination, anti-oxidation and moisturisation.
- Blackmores Travel Calm Ginger (RRP $16.90)
This travel aid uses root ginger to help settle upset stomachs that are queasy from travel or movement. Take it prior to travelling to help alleviate motion sickness. Specially formulated for anyone over six years old, so it’s suitable for the whole family plus it’s a non-drowsy formula which means you won’t miss a minute of your planned activities.
- Red Seal Garlic Oil 3,000mg (90s) (RRP $8.64)
Easy-to-swallow, high-dose, concentrated garlic powder which is quickly absorbed by your body to help maintain a healthy immune system. It may also provide relief from the symptoms of winter illnesses (as you don’t want to be taking the lurgy overseas with you!).
- Radiance Tart Cherry Sleep (RRP $44.90)
If you have trouble adjusting to time zones, kick jet lag to the curb the natural way. This supplement is derived from Montmorency tart cherries which are one of the few known natural foods to contain naturally occurring nutrients which are easily absorbed and help support a healthy sleep duration and quality.
- GO Healthy GO Magnesium 1-A-Day (60s) (RRP $34.90)
This natural marine magnesium is easily absorbed as well as being gentle on your digestive system. If you’re feeling stressed out in the leadup to your holiday, Magnesium helps to soothe muscle tension and tightness, and supports relaxation both physically and mentally.
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