The Best Travel Beauty Products, According to the Woman Who's Tried Everything

Updated 07/16/18

Welcome to our new series for April, Travel Kit Hits. For this series, we’ll be chatting with some of the most stylish women across the globe about the beauty products they won’t step on a plane without. This week, we spoke to Alexia Inge, beauty legend and co-founder of Cult Beauty. As a product aficionado, she always has a raft of hard-working beauty products on hand—whether she’s travelling for work or for pleasure. In fact, she claims, “If they take up less than 40% of the suitcase, I feel I’m being minimalist.” You and us all Alexia. You and us all.

Alexia Inge Travel Beauty Essentials: Alexia Inge Holiday Photos
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Favourite holiday destination: “Nosara in Costa Rica ticked almost every box—except cheap! But next I’m going to Sri Lanka. My husband is Sri Lankan, so I’m going back to meet the family.”

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Shop Inge's Travel Kit Hits Below

Alfresco Natural Insect Repellent Moisturiser
Alfresco Natural Insect Repellent Moisturiser $25
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“This is the most important thing. I am mozzie catnip, but I hate the idea of putting carcinogenic deet all over my body. This light body moisturiser smells heavenly to humans but abominable to bugs. … You can literally see them detour around you when you’re wearing it.”

Vita Liberata Phenomenal Self Tanner
Vita Liberata Phenomenal Self Tanner $38
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“I’m a naturally pale-blue person. The only way to avoid scaring the children is with a vat of fake tan. I love Vita Liberata’s Phenomenal for the bod.”

Tan Luxe The Face
Tan Luxe The Face $35
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“I also love Tan Luxe for the face.”

Soleil Toujours Organic Set and Protect Micro Mist SPF 30
Soleil Toujours Organic Set and Protect Micro Mist SPF 30 $34
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“I stop (not so) hot-mess midday makeup with this genius handbag-friendly product. It’s a fine SPF 30 mist that you spray over your look to set it in place. You also don’t have to rub it in.”

Alexia Inge travel beauty essentials: Viseart Theory Palette
Viseart Theory Palette $40
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“Viseart’s palettes are perfect for travelling. They are small enough to fit in your purse and carry six pro-quality pigments that will give you a plethora of prime holiday looks to wear with the Fairydrops Scandal Queen Waterproof Mascara (£19).”

Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair Cap System
Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Hair Cap System $30
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“While I’m happy to try a hotel shampoo, conditioner is another matter (why are they always so crap?!). The sea-sand-sun repeat does what I call a reverse Rumpelstiltskin (turns gold into straw), so I always bring a heavy hitter with me to relive the fairy tale. I love the Briogeo hair cap system. You get four sachets in the box, which makes them very travel-friendly.”

For more holiday-beauty inspiration, see what Emma Hoareau and Fanny Ekstrand always pack in their travel kit hits.

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