Beauty, Hair, Skincare, TravelEssentials For A Summer Escape: Part 2

Part 2 is all about hair and skincare! We have recommendations on everything that you need – compact, efficient and just perfect to take with you on your relaxing summer trip.


If you’re all about compact packing, then the solution for your beauty needs is Lisa Hoffman Night & Day 24 Hour Skincare Kit ($29.50). This kit include 7 ampoules for day and 7 for night sealed in a disposable pouch. Each ampoule is numbered (so you know which to use first) and contain enough for one use. The products are really quite lovely…light, yet moisturizing. (Look for an appearance by Pamela Vaile, from the Lisa Hoffman team, on HSN on June 29 from 11am, 12pm, 3pm and 7pm).

If you’ve spent too much time in the sun, recover quickly with POLA Whitissimo Sheet Pack White ($75). These simple sheets are a five-minute intensive treatments that refresh and brighten, while fighting sun damage. And lastly, Lancome UV Expert 20 ($35) is just a must-have, even if it doesn’t come in a travel size. We’re obsessed because it contains Mexoryl, which is the strongest ingredient on the market today to fight UVA rays. Be sun smart by getting the best protection that you can.


Hair can be quite fickle, as changes in weather can draw out temporary problems like frizz or oiliness. The Philip B. Travel Kit ($30) is ideal – housed in a clear vinyl bag with shampoos & conditioners, perfect for every hair type. It contains the Peppermint & Avocado Shampoo, African Shea Butter Shampoo, Nordic Wood Hair & Body Shampoo and the Deep Conditioning Creme Rinse. But if you have curly or frizz-prone hair, you may want to step it up with Davines Love Weekend Kit ($14). Davines is known for their incredibly moisturizing products…the Love series are specially formulated to tame frizz and define curls, leaving you with a gorgeous head of hair.



Travel kits are one of the top ways to save on space. The New Age Traveller 10 by Molton Brown ($100) is a comprehensive kit that pretty much includes everything you’ll need on your trip. From the Skinbalance Toning Lotion to the Moisture-drench Rosella Hairwash, you’re covered from head to toe! Packing for the entire family? The Head to Toe Kit by Burt’s Bees ($15) is gentle for all skin types, whether it’s just you, your significant other, or kids. It contains many of their bestselling products, all in a tiny clear cosmetics bag. It’s very comprehensive – from the Mint Shampoo Bar to the Lemon Butter Cuticle Creme. Want to be more customized? KLEAN offers a kit where you can pick and choose from their extensive bath & body line, to suit your needs and skin type. Try anything from the Satsuma Splash Polish to the Blue Hawaii Syrup. (Enter “KLEAN_FAMILY” at checkout for 20% off.)

If your hands and lips tend to dry out due to long airplane trips, take along Davies Gate Purse Essentials in Sea Grass ($14). The yummy travel kit includes Sea Grass Hand Cream which is luxurious and rich to restore moisture and a Sea Grass Lip Balm SPF15 (very important!) to keep lips looking smooth.

If you’ve spent many hours on the plane, nothing beats a long soak in the tub. Enhance it with the Weleda Body Oil Kit ($12), which is conveniently packaged in 6 scented .34oz bottles in a clear travel bag. Put a few drops into the tub…or just massage onto skin to relax.

Need to to cover suncare for the entire family? Try a kit like A Day in the Sun by Tess Skincare ($28 at Taking care of all your suncare needs, it includes “Wipe Out” cleansing facial wipes, “Sun-Kissed” SPF15 lip balm and “Sun In Your Face” SPF 30 spray-on sunscreen. You can also try Supergoop! A to Z by Doctor T ($32 at Azalea Boutique). The kit contains three 1 fl. oz bottles of sunblock, two Pocketsticks for lips and an adorable Supergoop baby tee.

If you are packing for the man in your life, may we recommend The Universal Traveler by Elemis ($139)? The comprehensive kit includes everything he will need, including Skin Soothe Shave Gel, S.O.S. Survival Cream and Aching Muscle Super Soak – and much, mch more! All is packaged in a gorgeous leather travel bag. And take care of his SPF needs with the Sun(SAFE) Kit by Anthony Logistics for Men ($35). It includes the Sun Spray SPF15, Sun Stick, Oil Free Facial Lotion SPF15 and two After Sun Soothing Cream samples.

For Part 1, click here. Have suggestions? Send them our way via email or by commenting below!


  1. kt  |  20 June 2007 at 5:00 PM

    I would love to try the products by Weleda! I hope I win!

  2. Diane  |  22 June 2007 at 12:49 PM

    Cant wait to get my little Supergoop! baby tee!! We already use the lotion but hadn’t seen this set!

  3. Becca-  |  22 June 2007 at 12:51 PM

    Husband loves the supergoop lotion too…want to try the Lisa Hoffman 24 hour tubes for me…any comments on them?

  4. Kelly  |  23 June 2007 at 12:10 PM

    Was just in Seaside Florida last week. Supergoop! is all the rage. Didn’t get why everyone was buying this huge 24 ounce pump size until I tried it. Kids, husband and I now use religiously. Bought TWO before I left Seaside!

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