The 8 Poolside Beauty Products You Should Pack for Your Holiday

Updated 07/18/18
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Poolside beauty products: book and sunglasses
Amy Lawrenson

It's worth thinking a little about your poolside beauty selection, especially if the pool in question is not a stone's throw from your hotel bedroom. If you need to travel for a dip, then packing up a bag of products that will see you right through a day of sunbathing, swimming and chilling is a must. I recently went to Antigua and thought I would document my poolside beauty edit for you (I'll also explain why each product made the cut). Let's dive right in, shall we?

Poolside beauty products
Amy Lawrenson

No good poolside bag is complete without an array of SPF products. I have one for the face and one for the body. I always keep an SPF lip balm close at hand, too.

Poolside beauty products: Sun protection
Amy Lawrenson

This Avène face SPF is tinted, making it ideal for anyone who doesn't like to go totally barefaced. If you're spot-prone, then you'll know the importance of packing an SPF specifically formulated for the face.

Ultrasun Lip Protection SPF 30
Ultrasun Lip Protection SPF 30 $6
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Kiehl's Activated Sun Protector SPF 50
Kiehl's Activated Sun Protector SPF 50 $30
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Avène Tinted Mineral Fluid SPF 50
Avène Tinted Mineral Fluid SPF 50 $18
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Poolside beauty products: Ouai Sun of a Beach
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Ouai's new ombré spray is like Sun In, but way cooler and kinder to the hair. It combines hydrogen peroxide with pineapple juice and lemon-infused coconut water to lighten the hair gradually.

Ouai Son of a Beach Ombré Spray
Ouai Son of a Beach Ombré Spray $20
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Poolside beauty products: Waterproof mascara
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Eyeko's waterproof mascaras do not budge, and this iteration is no different. It's ideal if you want to go from pool to party.

Eyeko Beach Waterproof Mascara
Eyeko Beach Waterproof Mascara $19
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Poolside beauty products: Leave-in hair conditioner
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This leave-in crème uses UV filters and linseed oil to condition the hair. It also protects it from sun damage, which can leave the hair feeling dry and brittle. Plus, if you're blonde, this will prevent your strands from getting brassy.

Kerastase K Soleil CC Crème
Kérastase K Soleil CC Crème $21
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Poolside beauty products: Avène Eau Thermale
Amy Lawrenson

Nothing refreshes skin quite like this water mist. (Okay, a dip in the pool would do the trick, but maybe not when you've just meticulously applied your third layer of sun cream.)

Avène Eau Thermale
Avène Eau Thermale $5
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Poolside beauty products: Jo Malone Tropical Cherimoya
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This is my go-to summer scent. It's fruity but warm and addictive at the same time. Plus, the bottle just screams summertime.

Jo Malone Tropical Cherimoya
Jo Malone Tropical Cherimoya $47
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Now, the packing list you need to see before you head off on your summer holiday.

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