With summer winding down and a long weekend coming up, we’re itching for a getaway. Whether you’re headed to the beach, the forest, or city blocks, we’ve got you covered with all the beauty essentials you need to pack for your end-of-season adventure.
A Superfood Start
We love big brunches and margarita-paired dinners, but we all know we look our best when we eat our best. Mix a scoop of Navitas Organics’ Daily Detox Boost into water or smoothies for a dose of probiotics and superfoods like wheatgrass and chia that promote glowing skin.
Aim for a reef-friendly option, sunscreens that are made without ingredients that are toxic to coral or marine life. The product review site Wirecutter (our go-to for everything from mattresses to cookware) can help narrow down options based on preferences like level of sun protection and budget.
Chances are you’re traveling somewhere warm. And heat means dehydration. To combat dry skin, we love spritzing a hydrosol, like one from Hello Wild’s extensive collection. It’s a compact, cost-friendly way to feel like you’re at the spa. But make sure to stay hydrated on the inside, too. Ditch those plastic bottles and pack a reusable water bottle. We are digging Corksicle’s new collaboration with Rifle Paper Co.; their bottles keep beverages ice cold for 25 hours.
Feel the Heal
One you’ve toweled off and wiped the sand away, your skin might feel a bit parched. That’s why we pack Herbivore Botanicals’ After Sun Soothing Aloe Mist. Made with aloe vera, spearmint, and lavender, the spray helps irritated, red, and dry skin.
Time to glam up for dinner! Your dopp kit can vary depending on the kind of adventure you’re having—partying in NYC? lounging in Cabo?—but it’s important to have the basics. That includes a good moisturizer, lip balm, eyelash curler, and brow toolkit. Try our brow powder—available in both our Black Mountain and Hillcrest studios—for a natural look.
Beyond the Beauty Products…
Keep all your stuff stashed in a stylish bag. You can opt for straw, sturdy canvas, or something a little more bold like this pink plastic number by Studio 33.
A Cool Cover-up
When you’re done with your swim and suntan, it’s time for a breezy cover-up. We’re loving these new made-in-the-U.S. tunics and caftans from Cuyana.
A Good Read
For some of us, vacation is the only time we get consistent, dedicated time with a good book. Looking for your next page-turner? We love getting recs from Conde Nast Traveler and Instagram reviewers like Shelf by Shelf.