I’m quite flirty these days when it comes to travel beauty products; taking a pick ‘n’ mix approach by trying minis from a number of ranges. I’m just not ready to commit to a single beauty brand. Generally, I prefer natural skin care products, particularly when travelling. After you add up the toll that flying, changing time zones and environmental conditions can have on the body, why not keep the toxic load you add to your body to a minimum? Here are the travel beauty products I am coveting right now.
Jurlique Moisturising Hand Sanitising Cream
If you, like I do, hate the feel and smell of the heavy chemical hand sanitising gels that are commonly available, try this instead. A natural and more nourishing alternative, this cream kills 99% of germs.
Aesop Classic Shampoo and Conditioner
I was skeptical when I bought the travel pack of shampoo, conditioner, body wash and moisturiser. I haven’t had great luck with natural shampoos in the past. But these smell amazing and transformed my hair. It is soft, shiny and smells great and I noticed the results within the first few washes.
Aveda Volumising Tonic
This is a lightweight spray made from aloe and wheat amino acids to give the hair a little body. This has wheat in it (yes, many beauty products contain gluten as well), so I don’t use it all the time, just when I’m on holiday and particularly on a beach holiday. It smells great and works well.
I’ve gushed about my love of Bio Oil before and 5 lucky readers have some heading their way, right now.
Sanctum Body Balm
The scent of this body balm always reminds me of Byron Bay and transports me to the coast every time I open it. The combination of cocoa seed butter, coconut oil, shea butter and chamomile flower extract are nourishing and light. It is very inexpensive, particularly given it is organic and Australian made.
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist
To me, this has to be a cult travel product, at least for Australians. I have been packing this mist in my carry-on for years. There’s nothing like a spritz of the mist on a long haul flight. Jurlique has just launched an intense deluxe edition of their bestseller.
Lavera Organic Wild Rose Hand Cream
I picked up this little number in Berlin and it has lasted through all of my (many) flights ever since. It is organic, light and absorbs easily so I’ve actually also used this on my face during a flight too.
Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Day Oil
Most of the Dr. Hauschka line makes me swoon but this product is my pick for travel. This oil is made to treat dehydrated and acne prone skin. Use it pre-flight in place of your regular moisturiser.
I’ve used this fragrance for a few years now, so when I received a mini bottle on a flight with Qatar Airways, it was perfection. It is soft, feminine and fresh thanks to its citrus and light floral notes and a fragrance I love to wear as an everyday scent when on the road.
Australians are somewhat obsessed with paw paw balm and with good reason – it is healing, nourishing and very moisturising. I carry this brand as it also contains honey (which can make it a little sticky at times) and is free of petrochemicals. I don’t just use it on my lips. It comes in handy for cuts and scrapes, moisturising cuticles and treating burns too.
The Jurlique and Bio-Oil products in this article were gifted to The Fit Traveller. However, I have been using both brands for many years and I personally love them.
Skye is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Fit Traveller.
She is a journalist, writer, photographer, intrepid traveller and a former personal trainer with a passion for helping others reach optimal health.
As a TV journalist and producer, Skye has worked for household names such as 60 Minutes, Sunrise, TODAY and Nine News. She has also written for Women’s Health, Fodor’s Travel and Yahoo7 Travel, among many others.
Equally comfortable in a 5-star resort or hiking a far-off mountain, Skye loves the unexpected and enriching life experiences that each trip brings and can often be found in a backstreet chatting to locals with her camera in hand.
Skye is based in Sydney, working to master the balance between motherhood and her appetite for adventure.
Read more about Skye’s story here.