My holiday essentials


After all my travelling this summer, I thought I would share what's in my wash bag. I'll ignore the constant ridicule from my husband and friends, on how much I actually need all these products. I'll also ignore the comments on how I take up all our baggage allowance. In my defence I use everyone one of these products and they have been known to enjoy them too! So after using all those wonderful products out there, I managed to narrow them down to my holiday essentials, well it was either that or leave the husband at home!

In The Grown Up edit's selection there are some old favourites and some new products. They're all perfect for warmer climates, and if you have any leftovers from your holiday, most of them will do a great job at home too.  


PIZ BUIN Allergy SPF30 £8.50
This is still one of my favourite sun protectors. Ideal for those members of the family that suffer from prickly-heat.

LANCASTER Sun Protection SPF30 £24
Lancster provides a perfect sun protection and moisturiser for your skin. Ideal for high intensities and helps prevent ageing and the appearance of wrinkles.

HELIOCARE Ultra SPF90 £19.50
This is the best high factor you can buy for your face. It moisturises and will not leave any white residue on your skin. So thin you can wear it under your makeup too.


LIFE PLAN Aloe Vera gel £7.49
Aloe Vera will soften sooth and moisturise your skin. It is a perfect solution for any minor burns or sun burn.

BIO OIL £9.99
Bio Oil is a specialist skincare product that helps improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and uneven skin tone. It also is amazing on dehydrating skin, which is why I think it’s perfect after a day in the sun.

LUCAS Paw Paw £5.99
This is a great lip balm and will also moisturise any dry areas, such as your heels. It also has great heeling properties if you do happen to burn.

A perfect ointment to stop the itch on mossquito bites.


SISLEŸA L'Intègral  Anti-Age Moisturiser £285
A complete anti-ageing product that takes into account genetic and environmental ageing, as well as behavioural ageing.

GARNIER Miscellar Cleansing Water £3.33
A super efficient and gentle way to cleanse, remove makeup, soothe the feel of skin and hydrate in just one step. This formula is suitable for the face, eye area and lips, it has no perfume.

LANCÔME Rénergie Multi-Lift Eye Cream £45
Immediately the eye contour feels lifted, supple and looks smoother. Visibly more radiant and younger.


L’ORÉAL Absolut Repair £11.80
The masque helps to restore lipids that can be lost through use of chemicals, heat styling and external aggressors including sun, salt and chlorinated water. So this is perfect to rescue your holiday hair.

KERASTASE Curl Fever £19.50
This is the best product for curly hair or if you want natural beachy hair. Apply and leave to dry naturally or diffuse. 

L’ORÉAL Solar UV Protector £10.75
A light, leave-in mist formulation that gives you instant conditioning protection for hair during sun exposure, shielding it from drying effects, while leaving it super shiny.

MATRIX Exquisite Oil £12
This oil blend delivers shine and weightless nourishment without build-up. Suitable for all hair types. Perfect after a day in the sun.