Weekend Getaway Essentials

The weather is starting to warm up, but we’ve still got a few good weeks before things start to get totally unbearable. Which means one thing: it’s the perfect time for a weekend getaway. While weekend adventures usually involve packing as lightly as possible, things tend to go downhill as soon as we start packing our toiletries. Don’t judge us! We just like to make sure that we have our skincare covered, no matter what happens.

Needless to say, travel kits have kind of changed our lives. As certified skincare junkies, we have an automatic need to carry as many skincare products as possible. Thanks to travel-sized products, we can now fit our entire skincare routines into our little makeup bags.

As reformed over-packers, we feel it is our duty to help those around us. So to make your lives as easy as possible, here are some of our favorite travel kits. These little kits are perfect for trying out a new skincare range before making any commitments, making them perfect even if your weekend getaway is more of a staycation than a vacation. They’re also a great way to bring the hotel into your home (who doesn’t love the adorable, travel sized products?).

Comfort Zone Party Time Kit – While we love late-night parties, our skin does not. Save yourself from blotchy, dehydrated, “morning-after skin” with this kit. The Absolute Pearl Milk and Tonic will gently cleanse, remove makeup and brighten your skin, while the Actin Sublime Cream plumps up your skin and erases fine lines. The Glorious Skin Visible Lifting Tensor Mask will tone your skin and give it a much-needed boost of oxygen, completely erasing the previous night’s debauchery.

Dermalogica Skin Kit Normal/Oily – If you’re heading somewhere tropical (read warm and sticky), this kit will keep your skin in check. The soap-free Special Cleansing Gel will remove any makeup, excess oil, and pollution without over-drying your skin, while the Skin Prep Scrub uses corn-cob meal to gently polish and smooth your skin. The Multi-Active Toner provides a much-needed dose of repairing antioxidants, while Active Moist lightly hydrates your skin where you need it most. Finally, Total Eye Care with SPF 15 keeps your peepers moisturized and protected.

Dermalogica Skin Kit AGE Smart – This is the kit for you if aging skin is a concern, or you have skin that leans on the drier side, or you’re heading somewhere cold.  Skin Resurfacing Cleanser will gently exfoliate and brighten, while Antioxidant HydraMist provides antioxidant protection and a hefty dose of moisture. MAP-15 Regenerator contains White Tea, Vitamin C, and Glucosomine to repair and regenerate your skin, and Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF30 keeps your skin protected and moisturized. Finally, Multivitamin Power Firm revitalizes and repairs dull skin and MultiVitamin Power Firm softens and plumps up fine lines around the mouth and eyes.

The Organic Pharmacy Discovery /Travel Kit – No matter where you are going, or what your skin type is, you will love this kit. The Carrot Butter Cleanser is a rich cleanser containing vitamin E and jojoba oil that will gently remove the day’s grime and leave your skin feeling super soft. The Herbal Toner contains 18 different herbs to tone and refresh your skin, while the Antioxidant Face Gel and Serum work together to lift, tighten, and repair. The Double Rose Rejuvenating Face Cream is light, but contains Rose Hip, Ginger, and Marigold to repair broken capillaries and promote cell regeneration.

– Rebecca Harrisson