I love Faace products – they are so simple and to the point. With high-performing, proven ingredients and products targeted at modern day skin issues, Faace are quickly growing a name for themselves, along with a loyal following. The latest from them is Travel Buddy; a kit combination of Dirty Faace cleanser and Tired Faace mask. Dirty Faace gently removes any sweat, grime and spf, whilst smoothing and calming the skin – a holiday essential for removing a day’s worth of spf without irritating the skin (plus it has a lovely, fresh, holiday scent to it). Meanwhile, Tired Faace is packed with Vitamin C to protect the skin, and caffeine to boost and brighten the skin. The mask is clear in colour, so it is ideal to use while on the plane/train/car too – ensuring you arrive at, and leave, your destination glowing! Check out the rest of their products too – such a great and easy to navigate range!
Sonic toothbrushes are reportedly more effective at brushing than electric toothbrushes, and certainly feel gentler – essential if you tend to overdo the sugary, teeth-staining cocktails on holiday. The issue I have always had with my electric toothbrush is how often I need to charge it – it even came with a bulky travel-charging case, which I have used a lot! But now Silk’n looks set to change all that; 1 charge gives 300 days of battery power! There are 3 modes to choose from; sensitive, clean and white (yes please!) each mode feels incredibly thorough yet so very gentle, it’s also SO much quieter than my electric toothbrush. In-fact, it feels so gentle that I wasn’t at first convinced it was doing as good a job as my electric toothbrush, but a week later and my sensitivity feels less, and my teeth are gleaming – and the battery is still almost full!
The MOST essential of all holiday essentials, is the sun care and new (to me) brand Delph ticks all the right boxes and then some! I am an Spf obsessive, and Delph is 1 of only 7 sun creams which can be prescribed by doctors, for people with medical conditions. It’s also great for people who suffer with prickly heat as it allows the pores to ‘breathe’ – this would have been a godsend for me in my sunbathing days as I used to get itchy prickly heat all the time (I’m a good girl now and haven’t sunbathed like that since I was 27). Delph sun cream absorbs quickly, doesn’t leave a white cast, doesn’t feel sticky (including on the hands – I can’t stand that feeling!) cares for the skin and it is so affordable (£5.49 for the spf 50!!), there is nothing not to like!! Delph has also got me back into After Sun – the after-sun lotion is anti-inflammatory and soothing, containing Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to hydrate and prevent peeling, and again, it is fast-absorbing and non-sticky – I’d say, the perfect after-sun!
And last, if you’re not travelling abroad this summer, bring the holiday vibes to you (or to your staycation) with the new Nest New York collection. Nest create the most beautiful candles and reed diffusers, they are not the cheapest of ranges (nor the most expensive) but in my opinion, they are one of the best; the scent of the candles are so deep that they can be smelt even before you open the box(!) and the aroma fills the room long after the candle has been blown out. It’s the same with the reed diffusers – the scent truly fills the room and gives that boutique hotel vibe. I love reed diffusers but so many others are a false economy – barely releasing any scent at all. Don’t mistake ‘powerful’ for ‘overbearing’ though, Nest have the freshest and cleanest scents you could wish for in a home (I don’t understand how they manage it to be honest!). Now, after pairing with fine art photographer Gray Malin, together they have created a holiday collection, and they have absolutely nailed it; Choose from Ocean Mist and Sea Salt or Sicilian Tangerine, with beautifully designed glass in either blue or orange – both absolutely stunning, and truly bring that Out of Office, Holiday Mode to your own home.