Skincare on vacation
I thought it would never come but FINALLY after a year of waiting we are on our way to DISNEY! While I feel like I’ve been packing and planning for decades it’s this week where I had that final push of getting everything together and in suitcases to go.
First a little bit about ELEMIS, if you haven’t heard of them they are the #1 luxury British skincare brand. This winter I hit 41 and was looking for a new way to change up my skincare routine and gave ELEMIS a try. Once I did I heard from so many of you that you LOVE it too. Luckily they also heard and I was able to get you an exclusive *20% off with code RYANNE20 now through June 30, 2021.
*Keep in mind I will be talking about some of their travel sets and gift sets which are NOT included in the 20% off discount but are such a great deal they are worth grabbing full price. The smaller sizes individually are eligible for discount.
Over the past few months you know how much I have become addicted to my ELEMIS cleansing balm and skincare but y’all those tubs are BIG! Today I’m going to chat about what skincare I bring on vacation to ensure I keep healthy, glowing skin AND that we aren’t tipping the luggage scales.
When I started laying out all the products I wanted to take on my trip (and use daily) they would have taken up half of my travel case and I just didn’t have room for that. They I started searching through the Elemis website and saw that SOO many of my favorite products come in either travel size gift sets or can be purchased individually in a smaller size.
First I grabbed the Pro-Collagen Favourites travel kit because it one pack it included nearly EVERYTHING I use but in a smaller size. This kit includes a small size cleansing balm, marine cream SPF 30, overnight cream and single eye mask for $65. I priced this out and just buying the 3 main products (not including the eye mask) it’s $114!!
The only product I use that I don’t see in a smaller travel version is the Pro-Collagen Eye Revive Mask that I use at night. Since the travel set comes with the individually wrapped Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks I’m excited to try this to see if it’s a good travel replacement for my eye gel.
If you haven’t tried the Pro-Collagen Eye Revive Mask it’s worth grabbing because after a day of walking, riding, and kids probably having some sort of melt-down this cooling and moisturizing gel feels amazing. Pro tip, throw this in the hotel mini fridge of an even more amazing cooling, relaxing and de-puffing experience!!
But then I was down the rabbit hole of what else does Elemis have in smaller sizes I can grab for vacations and travel? Well I LOVE my Rose Cleansing Balm versus the original scent and found this Pro-Collagen Marine Moisture Essentials set that includes the rose and a larger (but still travel size) version of the Marine Cream.
The only drawback to this set is the Marine Cream is not the SPF30 one that I typically use. For days in the Florida sun I like having that extra layer of sun protection so this set will go in my pool/ gym bag.
For comparison this is my normal size of cleansing balm (105 g) versus the travel size (20g) still enough product for a week long vacation but MUCH more packable. Now another travel tip, while you can’t use my 20% off discount on the travel set you CAN get 20% off with code RYANNE20 on the individual smaller sizes.
For example the under the Rose Cleansing balm you have 4 size options that my code works on!! From the travel size 20g to the super size 200g (double the size of mine pictured here). So I personally prefer to make my own travel kit selecting the exact items that I use daily and then get the 20% off so here’s my packing list:
- Rose Cleansing Balm 0.7oz
- Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash 1 oz
- Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30 0.5oz
- Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix 1oz
- Pro-Collagen Eye Revive Mask (0.5oz/ full size) but might be switching with the gel eye patches down the road
The great part is all of these are also under TSA guidelines for carryon sizes so even if you are not on your way to a week long of mickey but instead for a weekend girls trip you can have all your great skincare with you on the plane.
Professional Photography by Audrie Dollins of Dallas, TX