October 23, 2014

Beauty - Travel Essentials

When I travel somewhere, I often try to minimize my beauty products down to the essencials. I got a small travel bag for weekend getaways that is filled with small sample-sized products. For a longer trip that often is too little and when travelling with Mr.B, I pack things that he could use as well. Most of these things worked really well during our last trip and I can really recommend them to you. Of course, some of these products are German brands, but I guess you could get an equivalent in any country.



Sundance Mattierendes Sonnenfluid(DM Drogeriemarkt)

It's a good face fluid and works fine for me and Mr.B. We both like to protect our face with an extra product as we otherwise tend to get break outs when using normal sun screen on our facial skin. We will finish this one, but probably won't buy it again, as I found my holy grail (see bottom picture) and Mr.B likes it as well.

Avène Eau Thermale Thermal Spray (Pharmacy or Amazon)

Thermal water is good for your skin and this water spray is nice and refreshing for the flight, but also during our stay. It gives a fresh feeling for dry skin and also cools you down in the heat.

Sun glasses!


Sundance Sport Sun cream Gel SPF 30 (DM Drogeriemarkt)

Very good sun screen and it is the sporty gel version that gets absorbed by your skin quickly, doesn't leave stains, is waterproof and works also for sports activities. We plan on going snorkeling and don't want to apply sun screen every 5 min. This worked really well during our last trip. Sadly it seems to be discontinued, but we still got 2 tubes for this upcoming trip.

Sun Care Après Lotion (Kaufland Discounter)

We've been searching for a good Après Lotion for ages. Most of them have alcohol as a main incredient and that just hurts when applying it to a sun burn or our sensitive face skin. This version has alcohol in it, but not as much as others. We'll test it out as moisturizing after a day in the sun is essential


Tangle Teaser 

This is an every day essential for me, but I definitely need it most during the trip where the water will turn my hair into a tangled mess. I can never brush my hair in a wet state without one of these! I also got a nice small travel size with a cover.

Dove Oil Care Nährpflege Detangling Spray

It is a leave in spray that you put into washed hair. It helps detangling and revitalizes dry hair.

Moroccan Argan Oil (TkMaxx or Amazon)

I use this oil for the ends of my hair. The sun and water strain my hair and I just use this to give the ends some extra moisture. It definitely helps keeping them healthy. I also use it for a while after I return home to continue the treeatment.


Eucerin mattifying Face Sun Fluid SPF 50+* (Pharmacy or Amazon)

This is something really special. I have been part of a group testing the new facial sun products by Eucerin and have used it throughout the summer, also in China. It has been amazing and worked wonders even with all the sun and heat in China. I got no sun burn, only very little new freckles and it worked really well even as a make up base. See the summary of the test on the Blog MagiMania. BTW, you can also read my comment there under "Einige Kommentare" - The first one about the Fluid 50+! I can't recommend this enough, I will not go without it during the summer ever again.


*PR Sample


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