The 10 best: Beach Beauty Essentials

Introduce some pampering to your holiday with Superdrug's inexpensive spa kit
Introduce some pampering to your holiday with Superdrug's inexpensive spa kit
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Things to make life better and easier for you.

1 Don’t let dehydrating planes defeat your skin. Keep your complexion clear and calm on your travels with Darphin’s Hydraskin Discovery Set, £26, (0870 034 2566/

2 Get beach-ready locks with added UV protection. Richard Ward’s Seasons Summer Protect Kit minis are small enough for your straw bag but mighty enough to battle sun, sea and chlorinated pool water, £25 from

3 Don’t let surprise leaks and spills sabotage your holiday wardrobe. Keep your travel beauty on lockdown with Marks & Spencer’s three-piece clear cosmetic bag set, a bargain-busting £6.

4 Keep unruly lion locks at bay with a travel hairdryer. Hair Tools’ print Haito Mini Dryers are 1000 watts and come with a mini nozzle and diffuser, £15.99 each, from

5 Stay fresh and fragrant in the searing heat. Superdrug’s Ooh La Spa Travel Spa (main picture) is a bag of three minis so you can feel pampered wherever you are in the world, £1.99 for the set.

6 Don’t take a vacation from your cleansing regime. First Aid Beauty’s Soothe and Smooth Kit includes a cleanser, moisturiser, lip repair and also Smooth Shave Cream so you can feel body confident in your swimsuit, £15, from selected Boots stores.

7 Can’t bear to be parted from your oversized bathroom must-haves? Aveda’s Fill-Ables Kit (pictured below) allows you to create your own bespoke travel kit with four empty 50ml bottles, a 30ml jar, spray pump and label sheet, £15, from

8 No need to lug your heavy fragrance bottle around to get a spritz of your signature scent. Transfer to Flo’s miniature fragrance atomiser, £9.99 and available in three colours from branches of Boots and John Lewis.

9 Get five-star hair with hand luggage-friendly potions. Pick ‘n’ mix your 75ml favourites from Charles Worthington’s Takeaways range, including Sunshine, Daily Defence, Full Volume or Shine, from £1.99, available at Boots.

10 Make sure your hair is the ‘mane’ attraction of your holiday snaps. Percy & Reed’s Quintessential Quick Fix contains six minis to style your hair for sundowner cocktails with minimum effort, £24, from