7 Beauty Essentials You’ll Want to Pack For Your Next Beach Vacay

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From natural lip balms to vitamin infused bronzing drops, ensure you’re sun-kissed, protected, and effortlessly radiant under the summer sky on your next beach vacay

With never (ever) enough space to squeeze our favourite beauty products in, packing can be stressful. And there’s even more pressure if you’re part of the conscious club without the option of picking up any last-minute bits at the airport. Whatever you bring is all you’ve got, so you’ve gotta make it count. In between your obvious must-haves – powder, moisturiser, blush, etc. there’s the not-so-obvious essentials you’ll need for a beach vacay.

Here are 7 beauty products us eco-conscious beach babes couldn’t live without, that deserve a spot in your suitcase…

SPF Lip Balm: Ultra Violette Sheen Screen™ SPF 50 Hydrating Lip Balm – 105.00 AED

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PSA: your pout needs protection. Whilst this is technically a lip balm, it has the finish of a lip gloss without the stickiness. Going above and beyond most lip balms with SPF50, you’ll get the highest possible protection against UVA and UVB rays with a generous sprinkle of antioxidants to fight free radicals. You can get your hands (and lips) on 6 gorgeous shades including Bejewelled, a shimmery mid-tone pink, Choc Top, a warm chocolate, and Blow Out, a fiery orange.

Bronzing Drops: Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops – 155.00 AED

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Many brands have tried to copy the OG bronzing drops by Drunk Elephant but they remain untouchable. You can fake it til you make it and achieve a beautiful bronze straight off the plane on your next beach vacay or enhance your sun-kissed skin when it kicks in (we’d recommend both). Every drop inside the recyclable packaging is enriched with blackcurrant and marula seed oils, as well as vitamins D and F, to strengthen the skin’s barrier against environmental stressors, AKA UV rays. Add a few drops into your tinted moisturiser and body lotion for an overall glow or use it to contour your face.

Makeup Primer: Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer – 105.00 AED

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No one is safe from slippery makeup in warmer temps. To stay looking hot in the heat, we recommend the award-winning Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer. Milk Makeup is committed to sourcing ingredients ethically and sustainably and the 94 per cent natural formula is no exception. You’ll discover aloe water, cherry blossom, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin B to ramp up the hydration whilst literally gripping onto your makeup for a stronger hold than your last situationship.

Travel-Friendly Makeup Remover: Yes To Coconut Hydrate & Restore Cleansing Facial Wipes – 65.48 AED

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Before you totally freak out, let’s get one thing straight. These aren’t your typical planet-destroying, skin-stripping makeup wipes. Made with compostable, plant-based fibers, they’re 100 per cent biodegradable with 98 per cent naturally sourced ingredients to gently melt away makeup, dirt, and bacteria. Coconut water and kukui nut extract are rich in moisture and vitamins A, C, and E to hydrate and nourish the skin. They also have anti-inflammatory properties, perfect to neutralise redness and sensitivity from sunbathing on that perfect beach vacay.

Sunscreen: Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Oil-Free Sunscreen SPF30 – 33.00 AED

bottle of hawaiian tropic reef safe sunscreen for next beach vacay

Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation so you know it’s good is this reef-friendly sunscreen by Hawaiin Tropic. Sunscreen often contains harmful filters like oxybenzone or octinoxate which negatively effect marine life, but not this gem. It’s oil-free, hypoallergenic, won’t clog your pores, and water resistant for up to 80 minutes. Like all of its products, the broad-spectrum sunscreen has Hawaiian Tropic’s signature tropical scent that reminds you of summer beach vacays with every whiff.

Tinted Moisturiser: The Body Shop Second Skin Tint –  82.00 AED

We love a full coverage foundation as much as the next girl, but when you’re getting your beach on, you want something on the lighter side. Giving your skin but better is The Body Shop Second Skin Tint. It lends your skin a natural dewy sheen whilst covering small imperfections. And if you’re prone to SULAs and breakouts, you’ll be relieved to hear it’s also sweat-resistant and non-comedogenic – phew! Amirite?. Available in 12 different shades, the dermatologically-approved tinted moisturiser comes in a fully recyclable aluminium tube and plastic cap.

Waterproof Mascara: By Mina Al Sheikhly Resin Waterproof Top Coat – 68.00 AED

To see you from sun bed to bar on this beach vacay you’ll need a mascara that won’t run down that pretty face of yours. Instead of buying a whole new mascara that’s waterproof, saving you money and preventing product wastage, try By Mina Al Sheikhly Resin Waterproof Top Coat. It creates an invisible waterproof layer on top of any mascara to prevent smudging for up to 12 fun-in-the-sun hours without any harsh chemicals. You can also use it to lock in your brows too.

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