1. Eye Gel pads
I’ve only just recently discovered these and they’re amazing for tired eyes. As I’m always travelling and my contact lenses mean my eyes can get quite dry on the plane, so these gel pads are an instant fixer. Just pop them in the fridge (in your hotel room) for 15 minutes and feel the cooling sensation instantly reducing the puffiness. Dark circles banished forever!
2. Face Masks
I am a massive fan of Korean face sheet masks. The biggest benefit of these is that they deliver product deep into the skin in a concentrated way providing that extra needed moisturisation. I usually buy these from Asia as there tends to be a wider variety but you can easily order online. I just pop one on twice a week if my skin is feeling tired and dry. My favourite brand is Tony moly as it has a nice gel type feel to it and is super moisturising. Buy them here!
3. Hand Sanitizer
Call me a clean freak but I always carry hand sanitizer around with me because the thought of all the germs on public transport is just enough to make me squirm. So this is a must have in your handbag!
4. Sun protecting Lip balm
There’s a lot of emphasis in the media on sun cream and protecting the skin but people often forget about the lips. The lips are just as important so make sure you keep them super soft with SPF15 lip balm. I love Eve Lom as it gives a minty fresh sensation as well as having sufficient UV protection. Buy it here!
5. Portable Phone Charger
Well this is self-explanatory but the amount of times I forget to take this out with me is ridiculous. This is an essential for the handbag because you never know when you’ll need your phone to book an Uber, check train times or snap a quick pic!