Whether you are soaking in sun during a Caribbean cruise or enjoying the cold weather halfway around the world, there are a few travel essentials you need to keep your skin healthy and glowing throughout your vacation.

As with all travel, it’s important to pack versatile items from clothing to cleansers, that do not take up much space but can be used in various ways throughout your trip. Pop a few of these travel-sized skincare and body care items into your beauty bag before your big adventure.



Your packing list should include a multitasking set of beauty products to make sure your skin looks its best during your trip.

Cleanser and Hydrating Mask

When it comes to skincare during your travels, opt for items that can be used in multiple ways such as the travel-sized ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm which can be used as a makeup remover, facial cleanser, and hydrating mask. The mask component is especially useful when you are in harsh climates – hot or cold. If your lips are chapped, slather on a bit as well.

Spot Treatments

If you find yourself struggling with acne, make sure to pack a spot treatment of your choice. You can opt for pimple patches or a liquid spot treatment. As they usually come in small sizes, you will likely not need to search for a travel-sized version of these. Always buy one for your travel bag and another for at-home use so you have one less thing to think about when packing.

Anti-Aging Moisturizer and SPF

If you are going to pack anything for your skin, moisturizer is crucial to keeping your skin healthy and glowing while on your vacation. Pair that with your preferred SPF and you are ready to enjoy those relaxing days. A fan favorite is the travel-sized Pro-Collagen Marine Cream – which moisturizes, lifts and firms the skin.

Bronzer and Eye Shadow

Whether you need to boost your tan, contour your cheekbones, give a warming glow to your eyes or use a warm tone lip stain, there is a little pot of gold that is a cruise guest favorite – California Sun Glow.

This versatile bronzing blush powder adapts to your natural skin tones. Simply use the brush to apply natural-looking color wherever you want a little bronze, such as your cheekbones, forehead, shoulders, and legs. Using a smaller brush, you can use it as a replacement for eyeshadow to create a warm glow around the eyes. For your lips, mix it with lip gloss to provide a bit of sparkle and shine.



Multi-Use Oil 

Dry skin can be an unwelcome guest during your cruise vacation, so the best remedy is to keep your body moisturized – this is especially important if you spend more time in the sun or in extremely cold weather as both spectrums take a toll on your skin.

Opt for a body oil that can be used in a number of ways such as the travel-sized Frangipani Monoi Body Oil – which can be used for your hair, nails, and body. This small bottle packs a punch of hydrating benefits within each drop - and is suitable for all skin types. Did we mention the elegant aromas of coconut and frangipani?

Pre- and Post-Sun Care

If you are spending your days on the beach or enjoying outdoor adventures, make sure to keep your travel-sized sunscreen or sunblock on hand. With a plethora of options from sprays to sticks to balms, there is no excuse not to protect yourself from the sun’s rays. However, if for some reason you do end up with a painful sunburn, there is a travel-sized form of relief used by avid cruisers – ELEMIS Skin Nourishing Milk Bath.

Formulated using milk protein (rich in vitamins, amino acids, and minerals) and plant collagen, it soothes and intensely hydrates the skin – helping it replenish after a long day in the sun. This is an especially good option if you have dry or sensitive skin.

And remember, once you've used up the travel sizes, you can purchase the full sizes to incorporate them into your regular routine and use them to refill your travel-sized items – making it one less thing to think about while packing. Bon voyage and safe travels!


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