My Travel Essentials: Skincare

I have been travelling a fair bit lately, for work and also leisure, and the most important, for me, is my skincare. I won’t panic if I forgot to pack my makeup, but if I didn’t have my skincare, I would freak out. Skincare products are usually in bulky containers, and if I brought all those bottles when I travel, I’d use up most of my luggage space – not to mention the weight! So, I save up my travel size gifts with purchase for this purpose.

 

This bag is my most recent GWP (scored 2 of this!), which I find very useful especially for skincare. It’s made of PVC so I don’t have to worry if it got wet. Here, I have my skincare essentials in travel /sample sizes. When I don’t have a certain mini version of my skincare, I transfer some products to little containers I purchase. What you see here in my skincare bag is mostly samples I saved up. They definitely come in handy in times like these. In a separate zip lock bag, I also bring my cotton pads and cotton buds. Surely they’re easily available everywhere, but it’s too much hassle for me to go hunt for it, especially if I’m in an unfamiliar place.

 

 

I never forget my trusted Clinique Moisture Surge. I keep it close to me, especially when I fly. The cabin isn’t exactly the most comfortable place, and if you haven’t noticed, our skin gets dehydrated when we travel by plane. I like to put on a layer of this when I’m in the air, and wash it off once I land. I did this on my recent trip – 8 hours in the plane, and the Moisture Surge kept my skin comfortable.

 

 

How do you travel with skincare? Do you only go with the basics i.e. cleanser, toner and moisturiser only, or do you pack the works like me? I can’t live without my Dior One Essential which has become my daily staple and the Estee Lauder ANR keeps my skin sane. I would love to read how you pack your skincare. Maybe it will help me with my next travels.

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

  • xin

    i love your bag! esp the mesh compartment, so easy to see everything at one glance!

    • Lily

      I know! I love that too… so convenient to travel with, and I don’t have to worry about getting it wet either. Waterproof… I love GWP like this!

  • Bugs

    Oooo.. love the open-up flat type. From the lower left pic i thot it’s juz a normal GWP bag where you dump everything in and had to search in and out or pour everything out on the counter to get the thing you want. 1st time seeing such good GWP….NICE !!

    • Lily

      Heya Bugs! I know, I had the same thought when I first saw the bag. When I opened it, I found out there were 2 separate mesh compartments and thought it was uber cool. Dior seems to come up with pretty nifty GWP, useful and stylish!

      • Bugs

        Dior is in my queue list of brands to try… heard many good reviews espcially the One Essential and their lipsticks.

        • Lily

          Oh Bugs, you MUST! It is one of my favourite brands, and at the moment, it is my MOST favourite brand for skincare. I’m using the One Essential range and I’m loving the results. For lipsticks, I’d recommend their latest Dior Addict Extreme range. Lovely shades. I’ve done lip swatches if you wanted to check it out (shameless self promotion!).

  • BooBooNinja

    That bag is awesome! Thanks for sharing your traveling beauty secrets 🙂 I’m filing away your trick of using Moisture Surge on long flights.

    • BooBooNinja

      I just reread your recent makeup storage post — the one with your other Dior GWP bag. You truly are the queen of GWP bags, much less *Dior* GWP bags! 0_0 <– I'm all googly eyed. 🙂

      • Lily

        Oh gosh, not the queen of GWP bags at all! I just happened to find use for them, and they happened to be from Dior. I got the one for makeup storage last year, and the one for skincare, I just received it from my recent purchase of Dior One Essential range. Lovely stuff, both the GWP and the skincare 🙂

    • Lily

      Oh, Moisture Surge saved my skin from dehydration! It was nearly winter where I went for vacation, and I applied it after my skincare at night, for extra hydration. Worked wonders 🙂

  • Kah Yi

    i’ll with you mine when i travel this week! 🙂 i have some of the things you have hahahaha……….

    • Lily

      Oooo… share please!! What are you taking with you?

  • Kah Yi

    haven’t packed yet hahahaha. I can’t find my ANR which is in the small bottle. sigh……. i’ll probably post on instagram by Thursday hahahahaha…..

    • Lily

      I’ll watch out for it! So nosey. Lol!

  • Sunny @ Mostly Sunny

    Oh I definitely pack everything I normally use with me. I’m fussy like that, and having to live without my usual comfort really isn’t my thing! I do try to find small sample packets and tubes when it’s possible though. That way my luggage won’t be too grossly overweight!

    • Lily

      I travel with my samples too. I actually save them for travelling purposes. Very handy and like you said, saves luggage space and weight!

  • dom

    Nice bag! I pack the works but usually skip out sunscreen because I don’t use sunscreen (yes, yes, bad habit!).

    • Lily

      Sunscreen is so important! The first thing I pack is sunscreen. Maybe I’m worried my freckles will grow in number and size but really, I’m gonna be a nag and say it again… Wear your sunscreen!