It’s the last leg of summer, and that means there’s still time to satisfy your wanderlust before school, work, and other fall schedule commitments kick in.
We at LOOKFANTASTIC are fans of both weekend getaways and self-care-focused staycations. But no matter where we’re headed, we never leave home without our beauty essentials.
Here’s a snapshot of the products our team loves to use while off-duty, to help you make the most of your vacation (and staycation) days.
Essentials for the Vacation:
Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt
This LOOKFANTASTIC team favorite rebalances the scalp and helps to lift dirt, excess oil and other impurities with sea salt, a natural exfoliant. I personally love using this as a pre-shampoo. As someone with 4C hair and psoriasis, this scrub helps soothe my sensitive scalp and doesn’t damage my curl pattern. Plus, my blonde curls really pop!
This must-have is perfect to replace your everyday shampoo for a weekend beach getaway. A little goes a long way, so it’ll last you a while!
REN Clean Skincare Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic
This gentle exfoliant is a proud member of our Clean & Natural Beauty category and a favorite among our beauty experts.
The key ingredient here is the blend of lactic acid and willow bark extract, which helps minimize pores and brighten skin. It’s also gentle enough for daily use, even on sensitive skin.
Keep this toner close to streamline your beauty routine and reveal refined skin in a snap.
Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist
Beat the heat with a hydrating mist that keeps you cool and your skin radiant. Perfectly sized for a carry-on or purse, Jurlique’s farm-to-beauty skincare is the closest thing to bottling nature from the source.
The brand’s organic lavender ingredient keeps the skin balanced throughout the day and has the bonus effect of protecting against environmental aggressors.
If your inner mantra is “namastay-in-bed,” you can still incorporate beauty finds that will transport you to a state of calm. In fact, we encourage it! Here are a few full sized products we love to have at our fingertips while staying in.
Pai Skincare Rosehip Bioregenerate Seed and Fruit Universal Face Oil
If you like Ren’s Glow Daily Tonic, you’ll love this face oil.
Made for sensitive skin, this formula’s key ingredient, rosehip, helps restore balance in to improve hydration, diminish scarring, and revitalize your complexion.
It’s a must for the dry summer months and to counter the effects of using AC at full blast, which can also dry out the skin.
Caudalie Vinoclean Cleansing Almond Milk
Who doesn’t love almond milk? Especially for the skin. This milk-based cleanser is a gentle addition to your nighttime beauty routine with its blend of sweet almond oil and polyphenols, which are rich in antioxidants that fight environmental aggressors.
Leaving the skin supple and purified, it’s a lovely pick for an at-home spa day, especially for sensitive skin.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
This cleanser dissolves makeup, daily grime, and pollutants. When applied to the skin, the balm’s texture transforms into an oil-like formula that breaks down makeup and emulsifies with water to leave skin cleansed and hydrated.
Packed with anti-aging algae, rose, and mimosa, this balm is perfect for a daily cleanse or, even left on as a cleansing mask. I do this once a week to really get into my pores, usually steaming my face beforehand. It’s such a treat!