Holiday Skincare.

Hi There,

I am currently hiding from the British weather in the south of France and thought I would do a post on the skincare essentials I have brought on Holiday with me. As a red head protecting my skin from the sun’s rays is really important to me and i do try to avoid sitting out in direct sunshine where I can, as I burn very easily.

These products are what I brought with me to avoid skin damage and to ensure my skin is moisturised and cared for.

holiday skincare

Cleanser; I have brought a travel version of the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil as it contains Olive Oil which is rich in Anti-Oxidants that counteract the free radicals that are produced by the body when in direct sunlight. This oil also contains vitamins to nourish the skin.

I also wanted to avoid bringing a separate eye makeup remover with me and this cleanser melts off all traces of my eye makeup and leaves my skin feeling refreshed.

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Toner: Although the picture shows the Liz Earle Tonic Spritzer that is just the bottle and it actually contains the Apricot Smoothing Toner by Elemis. I brought this with me because it has soothing properties and is alcohol-free so won’t dry out my skin. I have kept this in the fridge so it also has a cooling effect on my skin.

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Serum: Sarah Chapman Skinesis Hydrating Booster. This was a must for me as i like applying this when I’ve been flying as my skin dries out on the plane. It helps to counteract skin dehydration. It contains Hyaluronic acid to plump fine lines and rose water to soften the skin. It really does put moisture back into my skin which is a must for those days when I have been out and about in the sun.

Mask: As I am sure I have mentioned before,  I am now in my early thirties so I have begun to turn to fruit acid exfoliants rather than abrasive exfoliants that I find are now too rough for my skin. I love the Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel as it smells delicious but is mild on my skin. It contains Papaya to exfoliate and Pineapple to sooth. This once again contains anti-oxidants in the form of Vitamin E and marine Algae to repair the skin.

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Moisturisers: I brought the Liz Earle skin repair light for during the day, this once again contains Vitamin E to add moisture to the skin and is really easily absorbed so wont leave my skin feeling greasy. For the night time I brought Liz Earle’s Skin Repair Moisturiser as this gives my skin a nice hit of moisture that lasts till morning.

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Lips: When on a day out in the sun it is so easy to forget about protecting the most sensitive skin on your face – the Lips.  That is why I always carry the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Protectant stick with me. With Vitamin E (are you seeing a theme here?) and SPF 15 it keeps my lips protected with added moisture throughout the day.

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Sun Protection: The product that I never go on Holiday without is the Clinique Super City Block SPF40. I cannot rave about this product more! This is the first product I pack! It has everything your face needs for time in the sun. This high SPF40 daily moisturiser protects you against both UVA & UVB rays, it is high in anti-oxidants and can be used both as a tinted moisturiser or as a primer. The best bit is, it only costs £18.00 for a full sized tube!! Available from

So those are my essential skin care products!! Are any of them in your holiday essentials?

What products can you not live without? Let me know in the comments!

Love & Bubbles

The Secret Girly Girl




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