While I can easily make do with one bikini, one beach cover up and two pairs of shorts to see me through a three week holiday, I used to pack everything and the kitchen sink when it came to skincare.
You see, you never know when a special firming and brightening face mask will come in handy. And which serum your skin will crave exactly on day five.
And of course someone multi masking regularly needs at least four, better five different face mask options. A week.
Which never really was a problem, until I had kids. Suddenly the space in my suitcase dedicated to fancy glass jars and dropper bottles was taken over by diapers and stuffed animals and I had to start streamlining my skincare.
What actually made the cut and was allowed to travel to the South of France with me is shown in the video below. Which, by the way, I do recommend you watch on You Tube and in HD. Some of the pots are so small, you might otherwise miss them!
Eve Lom Hot Cloth Cleanser
Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser
Doctor Duve Daily Resurfacing Pads (*PR-Sample)
La Roche Posay Serozinc (Review)
pixi Vitamin Wakeup Mist (*PR-Sample)
Lacura 7-Day Ampoule Treatment Duo Hyaluronic Acid
Lacura Gentle Eyecream SPF 15
Zelens Power D Treatment Drops (Review)
La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo + Tinted
Now I am well aware that what I call a streamlined routine is probably what others would call an excessive pamper, but such is life and such are priorities. I can assure you that I will most likely be wearing the same pair of flip-flops day in and day out to make up for that.
If you are curious how much these picks differ from my regular routine, I want to politely point you into the direction of these two videos: “My morning skincare routine – Summer 2017” and “My evening skincare routine – Summer 2017”, both pretty self-explanatory regards to the content.
Anything you think I am missing?
All products with the exception of those marked with an (*) were purchased with my own money and all opinions are honest and my own. Some links used above may be affiliate links.
This is not a sponsored video.