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June 27, 2022

Headed on Holiday? 6 must-pack trip essentials

Holiday booked, dusting that suitcase off and working out what those wellness essentials are to pack? We’ve got you covered this summer with world-class SPF, gold skincare, and the most glam kaftan – you’ll be ready to go with this one-stop shop for your travel musts!

SPF Saviours

IMAGE skincare is my new obsession and they’ve got the most incredible SPF 32, preveentionn+ daily matte moisturizer that delivers broad-spectrum protection against the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays.

I’d go one step further and always opt in for the ‘festive favourites’ collection which consists of their bestselling products in mini-sizes, perfect for travelling! This set includes the Prevention+, Vital C hydrating anti-ageing serum (packed with vitamin C) and ormedic balancing facial cleanser. All in a perfect little washbag.

The festive favs set sits at £45 which is amazing for 3 products or you can get a dedicated SPF 30, 95ml for £59.

Another big favourite is their I-MASK which contains an infusion of botanicals, peptides and antioxidants to support the look of smooth, luminous and youthful skin. Their potent botanical extracts help to brighten the skin’s appearance.

Skin & Serum

Gold and skincare? Oh, go on then!

SCR Gold serum – an intensive moisturiser and a powerful anti-ageing serum that regenerates skin cells and increases collagen production. The Cetuem 24 carat gold-infused SCR Gold skincare range, developed after thirty years of research, is given the thumbs up by the most beautiful frontline doctor in England.

I’d also highly recommend SCR Gold Crème de Lite which promotes an even skin tone and brightens the complexion, using an organic botanical lightening complex combined with vitamins C and E and without the use of any harmful skin brightening chemicals.

In addition to the 24-carat colloidal gold, the formula used in the range is based on a blend of botanical and marine plant extracts and vitamins A, C and E. No harmful chemicals are used and none of the products has been tested on animals.

Nourishing Masks

Mazillo pure and nourish face mask is an absolute skin-saver when on holiday after a day of sunning! Enriched with stem cells from the legendary Bulgarian rose, their pampering face mask purifies while maintaining moisture levels for a supple and refreshed look and feel.

At £72 a bottle, this sits in the luxury skincare category, but mark my words, this brand is going places!

Vitamins Gallore

Summer holiday travel can often take its toll on our bodies, with common concerns like airport stress, anxiety from flying, broken sleep and jet lag making us feel less than our best.

Reduce airport stress with Earths Secret’s Calm Complex (£35/60 capsules) containing world-leading adaptogen KSM- 66® Ashwagandha to balance emotional and physical stress. Coupled with Holy Basil to provide calm and clarity and Rhodiola, a focus Nootropic, to help improve mood.

If you’re travelling long haul, ensure you get the quality rest you need with Earth Secret’s Sleep Complex. It contains affron®, a unique Saffron extract clinically proven to support sleep quality, along with melatonin-rich Tart Cherry to improve sleep duration and sleep-soothing Passion Flower to boost GABA hormones, relaxing your mind and body.

Earths Secret’s Thrive Complex is perfect for when you arrive at your destination. It contains award-winning HydroCurc® Turmeric, Reishi Mushroom and Elderberry to help reduce fatigue and provide you with consistent, slow-releasing energy throughout the day.

Personalised pouches

So, we’ve all seen personalised suitcases, but I’m big on more minimalist personalised items! These are also amazing gifts for others too. My go-to brand is independent leather accessories brand Sbri. All of their products are handmade to order by their small team and all products are made from sustainability-sourced, high-quality leather.

They do the most gorgeous large origami pouch bags with adjustable straps that easily unclip for a handbag-to-clutch bag transformation for £90. What starts the trip as a travel pouch then becomes a day-out bag and night-out clutch – one less thing to squeeze into your holiday suitcase!

They are also available in a range of bright colours and funky prints, as well as the usual understated classics including tan and black.


Recently, my love for Kimonos and beach cover-ups has started and I’m absolutely loving it. No burnt shoulders, an easy outfit to slip on over the top of my bikini and often the perfect outfit to then wear to the beach bar or restaurant.

My latest love has come from Outdazl, and is the Miss June Kimono Dress Milos in a pink leaf print (£172). This has stunning sleeves, sequin detail and a tassel tie waist belt for when you’re ready to hit the bar. The style is beach glam and I’m living for it.

Outdazl also have 50+ brands to choose from so you can finally hit refresh on your holiday wardrobe and say hello to a stunning fun travel-inspired collection!

Written by Kaya Cheshire  for Luxuria Lifestyle London and International

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