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The 10 Skincare Essentials to Pack for Your Summer Holiday

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The sun’s shining, the temperature’s picking up and travel restrictions are but a thing of the past. That can only mean one thing: the summer of celebrations is finally here. Whether you’re jetting off abroad or staying a bit closer to home, make sure you pack the essentials on your next summer holiday – starting with skincare. We’ve enlisted the help of iconic London pharmacy John Bell & Croyden to pick the best skincare essentials you’ll want to take with you on your next getaway.

The 10 Skincare Essentials to Pack for Your Summer Holiday

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Blue bottle of after-sun

Bioderma

Photoderm After-Sun Soothing Gel-Cream, £12.50, johnbellcroyden.co.uk

After a day lounging in the sun, you’re going to need something to soothe your skin. Bioderma’s after-sun offers immediate relief from any irritation, while helping prolong your tan (sounds like a win-win to us).

Yellow SPF balm

Albus & Flora

Naked Flora, £16, johnbellcroyden.co.uk

Keep your skin hydrated in the summer sun with Albus & Flora’s nourishing lip balm. Ingredients include seaberry, avocado and blackcurrant seed oils, a rich combination that encourages cell renewal to leave lips feeling smooth and protected against UVB and UVA.

Orange bottle of face and body SPF cream

Vichy

Capital Soleil Hydrating Body & Face Milk SPF-50+, £19, johnbellcroyden.co.uk

Planning to take a dip in the pool? This face and body milk from Vichy offers water-resistant SPF protection without leaving a greasy residue or white marks.

Blue bottle and packaging box

Decree

Day Shield Spf 30, £75, johnbellcroyden.co.uk

Those who aren’t a fan of suncream can get stuck in with this lightweight SPF spray from Decree, which shields skin from UV rays and protects against photoageing and environmental damage.

Clear bottle with a black cap and black text clear label

Balmain Hair Couture

Argan Moisturizing Elixir, £8.75, johnbellcroyden.co.uk

While it’s important to look after your skin, your hair will also need TLC this summer. Balmain’s moisturising elixir uses pure organic argan oil to give your locks a moisture boost and leave them looking soft and shiny.

Bottle of bug bite moisturiser

Alfresco

Anti Bug Bite Moisturiser, £6.40, johnbellcroyden.co.uk

This naturally-sourced cream is an in insect repellent and moisturiser all in one, with botanical extracts like geranium, lavender and melissa used to create a sweet, spicy fragrance that smells lovely to humans (and horrible to insects).

Brown bottle with pink label and dropper

Skin Design

C Antioxidant Glow Serum, £108, johnbellcroyden.co.uk

Ideal for treating sun damaged and dehydrated skin, this award-winning serum from Skin Design should be at the top of your packing list if you’re jetting off somewhere sunny.

Orange pump bottle of SPF cream

Avène

Tinted Anti-Ageing SPF 50+, £16, johnbellcroyden.co.uk

And what holiday is without SPF? This tinted cream from Avène helps to protect against the sun while preventing early signs of aging.

Green tub of lip balm

Bamford

Botanic Lip Balm, £11.20, johnbellcroyden.co.uk

Lips feeling dry? This organic lip balm from Bamford soothes skin through a mixture of arnica, cocoa and shea butter, and boasts a deliciously fruity-floral scent.

White tri-balm stick

Frances Prescott

Tri Balm Essential Stick, £44, johnbellcroyden.co.uk

Frances Prescott’s iconic Tri Balm is ideal if you have limited packing space. The facial balm cleanses, exfoliates and moisturises skin in one step, eliminating the need for multiple products.

This article is brought to you in partnership with John Bell & Croyden, where you can find hundreds of globally sourced well-being and beauty products to get you through the seasons.

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