If you’re getting ready to jet off to the Indian Ocean or beyond, take a look at these hair and skincare favourites from InStyle’s 100 Best Beauty Buys 2012 to keep you looking and feeling fabulous on your holiday.
North Beach, Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles
Pre-holiday skincare treats
1. Body exfoliator
Prep your skin so it’s glowing and polished with the delicious smelling Moroccan Rose Otto Sugar Body Polish from REN.
Add some colour to wintery looking skin with the brilliant Self Tan Bronzing Mousse from St Tropez. After exfoliating, use a moisturiser before applying the mousse sparingly.
3. Eye de-puffer
Long-haul flights cause the skin to dehydrate, particularly the delicate area around the eyes. Origins’ No Puffery Cooling Mask for Puffy Eyes is tucked into the washbags of beauty insiders for good reason.
4. Wipe-off cleanser
Cleanse your skin before catching up on your beauty sleep, and you’ll wake up looking more refreshed. You only need a small amount of Lancôme’s Eau Micellaire Douceur to do the job.
5. Skin perfector
Constance Moofushi Resort, Maldives
Even if you don’t sleep well on your flight, Estée Lauder’s Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator is easy to apply and does what it says on the tin, evens out skin tone and adds a glow with its pearly finish.
6. Hair de-frizzer
Keep your tresses looking beautiful with Moroccanoil, massively popular since it came on the market a couple of years ago. The key ingredient is Argan oil, which nourishes your hair while smoothing out the frizz caused by humidity, sun and salt water.
7. Best waterproof mascara
Every woman needs a decent waterproof mascara that you know will stay on your lashes in a hot climate, and Lancôme’s Hypnôse Waterproof mascara is just the ticket.
8. Best bronzer
Enhance the look of your sun-kissed skin and some shimmer to your cheekbones, neck and décolleté with Guerlain’s Terracotta Moisturising Bronzing Powder.