Sea or mountains? Find out how to adapt your vacation beauty routine according to your destination. Not all products are suitable for both situations.
Sea or mountain? This is the classic question that comes up every summer when booking a vacation. As if the choice of destination is a direct interpretation of how we feel: whether we have a more exploratory spirit or are in need of relaxation. The choice also influences the beauty case, which will differ depending on the chosen destination, but with some commonalities.
The beauty case for the sea
Keyword: lightness. The heat already takes care of it to weigh down the legs, that’s why the textures of the products to take to the beach should focus on freshness with light textures that are easily absorbed. Let’s start with the skincare section: sunscreens are essential for the face and body. Also, you cannot forget a spray for the face to restore freshness and hydration during the day. In the evening, after the sun, you can go for gel or sorbet effect textures. Moisturizing hyaluronic acid to compensate for the dryness caused by the sun and antioxidant ingredients to fight free radicals are among the actives to prefer when choosing the most suitable formula. For those who can’t go without make-up even at the beach: yes to waterproof mascara and a tinted base with spf 50. The heat can tire the legs, so a cool de-fatiguing cream that stimulates circulation and provides relief in the evening thanks to actives such as menthol or red vine is a plus and can prove very useful. Hair needs sun oil to apply at the beach. The SPF protects against color oxidation and dehydration, to which bleached lengths are especially prone.
Recommended product: Collagenil Re-Pulp Hyaluronic Gel, a hyaluronic acid booster serum with vitamin C. mixed with the cream it boosts its benefits.
The beauty case for the mountains
The beauty case for a mountain vacation can take inspiration precisely from alpine ingredients such as herbs: Edelweiss, Arnica, Calendula, Lavender, Yarrow, and Mallow, all with different health properties. The “Alpine” skincare routine begins with a restorative cleanser to restore the hydrolipid barrier. Moisturization is a top priority with enveloping, comfortable creams that relieve dry, rough skin conditions.
Sunscreens should never be missed, along with sticks to keep on hand to touch up particularly exposed areas of the body during outdoor trips: such as the neck, ears, and eye area. Sunscreen lip balm is also a must-have in your purse or backpack at all times.
Recommended product: Collagenil Detergente Restitutivo. A cream cleanser aimed specifically at dry, sensitive, delicate, or reddened skin. With soothing and emollient action.
Cross-cutting products: practical and multipurpose
Whatever the final destination, there are products that we can call essential and that meet a cross-cutting need: to be practical. Let’s start with sunscreens: the SPF 30-50 for face and body, as well as the emollient and restorative after-sun to rebalance the hydrolipidic film, are the basics that in regular or travel size for carry-on luggage cannot be missing in your suitcase.
A multi-purpose oil for face, body, and hair, a space- and environment-saving solid soap or shampoo, a leave-in product for hair that works as both conditioner and detangling serum, and then a fabric mask for a moisture boost after sun exposure.
A thermal water spray to spray on the face and body provides relief and refreshment even while traveling.