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The Travel Beauty Essentials You Need To Pack Now

It's that time of year again! Whether you’re planning an idyllic trip to sandy shores or travelling somewhere cooler to beat the Middle East heat, its always best to pack light when it comes to your travel essentials. Whilst we want to take our entire wardrobes, makeup and beauty cabinets with us, there is a way to lighten the load when it comes to your skincare essentials – we cannot be responsible for all of the shoes you packed and didn’t wear.

Flying can be dehydrating for your skin, as can cold weather, and through it all, sun protection is a must, so have curated a list of travel essentials for your beauty bag for every climate…

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Skin Gym - Vibrating Beauty Lifter T-Bar (AED 139)

Designed with sonic vibrational technology (for good vibes only) glowing skin, Skin Gym's Vibrating Beauty Lifter T-Bar mimics the effects of a professional massage to treat issues such as pesky under-eye bags or toning your jawline to help you look and feel relaxed on your vacation. Available in Sephora Middle East stores and online at

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Rossano Ferretti - Dolce Satin Glow Booster (AED 205)

This bio-certified vegan friendly leave-in spray helps hydrate and reduce moisture loss, whilst improving softness & strength on even the driest hair. Boost your styling results by detangling, reducing breakage, and reducing color loss, whilst adding a velvet-like sheen. Available at

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BYREDO – Gypsy Water Hand Cream

Byredo’s Gypsy water fragrance embodies the refreshing scent of pine needles, sultry sandalwood, smoldering amber, pepper and a twist of lemon swirl through this luxurious hand cream. Light and crisp, it’s ready to moisturize parched skin while you're on the move whilst dousing your hands in its light scent.

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The Body Shop - Edelweiss Bouncy Juicy Mist (AED 99)

An on-the-go face mist enriched with edelweiss extract, buddleia extract, and CFT moringa seed oil, this light mist protects from indoor and outdoor pollution as well as the effects of blue light and also provides 24 hours of hydration. Available at the Body Shop stores across UAE.

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Ultrasun - Face Anti-Pigmentation SPF50+, 50ml (AED 165)

Ultrasun’s advanced combination of lamellar broad-spectrum SPF50+ protection with GSP for infrared protection, titanium dioxide for blue light protection and ectoin, restores optimal moisture levels, reduces the appearance of sun-induced ageing (lines, wrinkles, larger pores). Features incredibly fast-absorbing, lightweight and non-greasy textures. Ideal for sensitive skin and offers sun protection and daily care for face, neck and décolleté. Available on

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Oskia - Nutri-Bronze Adaptive Sheer Tinted Serum, 30ml (AED 345.00)

From award winning beauty brand Oskia, this super lightweight tinted serum provides feather-light hydration, advanced actives and essential nutrients to improve cell health and smooth out the appearance of fines lines, revitalize, protect and repair whilst delivering sheer coverage to hide imperfections and restore softness for a glowing appearance. This multi-use skincare-makeup hybrid can be used as a bronzer, applied all over face and décolletage or mixed with your usual moisturizer. Available on

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Sachajuan - Hair After The Sun, 100ml (AED 130.00)

Sachajuan offers up simple yet effective haircare. Their products are not overcomplicated and do exactly what they say on the tin for a fuss free haircare routine. Their motto: Cleanse, condition and add a treatment if necessary, and that sounds like hair heaven to us! Hair After The Sun contains ocean silk technology that re-moisturizes, conditions and restores shine in your hair after exposure to sunlight. Can be left in or rinsed out, then styled as desired. Available on

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Augustinus Bader - The Rich Cream (AED 710.00)

They say great things come in small (expensive) packages and we couldn’t agree more when it comes to this cult product. Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream, developed by pioneering stem cell and biomedical scientist Professor Augustinus Bader himself, The Cream and The Rich Cream are powered by his patented Trigger Factor Complex (TFC8) – a ground-breaking compound that "works to unlock skin’s innate code and activate regeneration". To you and I that basically means fewer lines, less dark spots, 9 hours sleep and kind of instant youth! Celebrity approved, by the likes of Dakota Johnson, Demi Moore and Diane Kruger, this 30ml bottle packs a punch and is perfect to carry on a flight too! Available on

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