Vacation Beauty: 5 Must Have Products

When I’m traveling I want my beauty and skin care routine to be as simple and effective as possible. A few killer products with minimal preparation time is what I always strive for.

For my tropical Spring Break adventure this year I rounded up my favorite goodies for my trip so read on to see what five products have made the cut!


I recently fell head-over-heels in love with eco-friendly Bay Area skin care company Algenist.

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For this trip I’m packing their divine Regenerative Anti-Aging Lotion for nighttime TLC along with my favorite travel oil for daytime wear – Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47.


After seeing great results from the Algenist Regenerative Anti-Aging Lotion I just had to try out their Ultra Lightweight UV Defense Fluid with SPF 50, and I can confirm that I was not disappointed.

It’s the perfect lightweight sunscreen for your face and neck on a daily basis. Zero grease!


I’m a huge fan of Tarte Cosmetics and their Cheek Stain in Tispy {a gorgeous sheer coral hue} is the perfect one-stop-wonder when you’re traveling.

Use it on your cheeks, lips, and eyes for a touch of shine and color. There’s nothing perfect for sun-kissed skin!

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Lip Balm

Keeping lips healthy and protected from the elements is a necessity on active trips like mine – Between salty air, sea water, and a shining sun, it’s easy for that sensitive skin to start to look a little worse for wear.

I keep Korres Mandarin Lip Butter Stick with SPF 15 in my toiletry kit for this very reason!


In all of my years of concealing I’ve never used a product as effective, and versatile, as Yves Saint Laurent’s TOUCHE ÉCLAT. Ask any beauty guru or make-up artist and they’ll inevitably have this baby in their tool bag.

Cover blemishes, brighten eyes, highlight… This is a true multi-tasker!

What’s YOUR vacation beauty routine?


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