Holiday Essentials

It’s that time of year when we all scatter around trying to convince ourselves that we don’t have to take the full contents of your bathroom with us on holiday and the thought of having to pack mini versions of everything leaves the best of us in a cold sweat!

Firstly, make no apology for being a well-groomed woman. On our last family holiday all the girls in our clan shrieked with laughter at the sight of my toiletry case. 2 days into a beach holiday, I had a constant stream of visitors into my bathroom and my most prized skincare items, tucked safely under the mattress.


Pill Boxes are a great way to transport all your supplements, and avoid the hassle of packing cumbersome bottles. If you have vitamins in blister packs simply take a few of them with you. What to pack is key here. The absolute musts are your Multi Vitamin, Ski Omega’s and Vitamin C

Skin Care

Don’t sacrifice your cleanser and toner for face wipes, not even for a beach holiday. The seduction of using something ‘quick and easy’ loses its appeal when you’re left with trying to get your breakouts back under control or your skin starts to look dull and sallow. Most good skincare houses offer travel sizes at certain times of the year when they come in handy. If not, bite the bullet and pack them securely in your luggage, believe me it’s a small price to pay for a youthful glow.

Serums can be simplified for your holiday, if you use a couple in your day to day regime, think about what your skin is going to rely on the most and pack that one. The most popular holiday add on tends to be Environ's Focus Hydrating Serum and/or Hydrating Oil Capsules. You can’t go wrong with either of these, both will replenish moisture lost during the day and provide a reprieve to sun damaged skins.

Moisturiser's will always fall into the essential category. One of the fabulous benefits to using Environ is not only that the vitamin therapy provided to skins to reverse free radical damage, but also the convenience of having one product which provides a dual service for day and night.

Summer Glow

You need to invest in a few tubes of SPF, and never leave the house or hotel without it. Make sure you apply it both thoroughly and liberally in the morning and then again on a 2-3 hourly basis if in direct light. RAD or Alpha Day Lotion both offer you a SPF of 15 giving you the fantastic benefit of adequate protection without high chemical levels that could ultimately irritate your skin.

There is an infinitely fine line between a beautiful summer glow and looking like a piece of well-worn leather. Bronzers and highlighters can be employed to give you a ‘rayless’ glow without compromising your skin health. A few tricks of the trade can also give your features a defined look to enhance the best parts of you. jane iredale Bronzers and Shimmers are a fun and versatile addition to your holiday must haves. The new look packaging is a robust and lightweight option to always look your best.

Nourishment is Key

There is never a better time to employ Environ's Body Oil into your daily routine. Apply Body Oil once or twice a day to maintain soft and supple skin. When applying make sure you include your feet to keep hard skin under control and run it through your hair to prevent dryness too!

Faye Layton-McCann
Faye Layton-McCann


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October 12, 2016

The hydrating oil capsules are my absolute favourite and have recently discovered the AVST hydrating masque which plastered over your face overnight suddenly gives you a gorgeous soft pillowy complexion the next day. Try it

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