Your Holiday Beauty Kit

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As menopause hits your skin and hair - dry and drier - you need your holiday beauty kit to work extra hard. Pack skincare and multi-taskers to look and feel your best on your travels. Here is our carry-on Top 10.

What makes a product right for a Hylda woman?

Here’s how we choose… Our beauty writers are experts in their field and have years of experience writing about the best in beauty. They will only recommend products that they know will make a difference and help with the symptoms caused by the fluctuations of the menopause years. Our reviews are honest – they are not paid for by the brands. We might earn some affiliate commission if you choose to buy the product, but we are not paid by the brands to put them in the article. Never ever. Picked by experts and chosen just for you, that’s our Hylda promise.

Top 10 products for your holiday beauty kit…

Best face cream: Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream 50ml, £59. Buy it now.

Best makeup remover: Bioderma Makeup Removing Solution 100ml, £5.30. Buy it now.

Best face mist: Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, £45. Buy it now.

Best eye product: Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks (x6), £45.90. Buy it now.

Best hydrating serum: Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum 30ml, £250. Buy it now.

Best chemical exfoliant: Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel, £19. Buy it now.

Best multipurpose makeup: NARS The Multiple, £30. Buy it now.

Best mini fragrance: Le Labo Santal 33 Liquid Balm 9ml, £66. Buy it now.

Best hair product: OUAI Leave In Conditioner 45ml, £12. Buy it now.

Best eye mask: Slip Silk Eye Mask, £50. Buy it now.

Best face cream: Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream 50ml, £59

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Why it’s a great buy: Save space in your holiday beauty kit by choosing a moisturiser that can be used as both a day and a night cream.

What we love about it: This one by Drunk Elephant is a silky water-gel formula designed to hydrate and maintain collagen for firmer, plumper skin.

What we don’t love quite so much: Some customers say it isn’t nourishing enough for very dry skin.

Best makeup remover: Bioderma Makeup Removing Solution 100ml, £5.30

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Why it’s a great buy: Don’t risk dryness, blemishes or the planet by using face wipes when you’re away. Instead remove your makeup with a cotton pad and a micellar water like this from Bioderma.

What we love about it: It’s gentle on your skin and removes any traces of dirt or excess oil. A great holiday beauty buy.

What we don’t love quite so much: It may cause a reaction on very sensitive skin.

Best face mist: Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, £45

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Why it’s a great buy: This is not your regular face mist, it’s glow in a bottle. Use it as an illuminating primer or carry it in your handbag for a quick hit of hydration when you’re out and about.

What we love about it: Less is more when it comes to this so you’ll find it really lasts.

What we don’t love quite so much: One or two customers didn’t like the scent.

Best eye product: Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks (x6), £45.90

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Why it’s a great buy: These cooling and hydrating under-eye masks are a perfect quick fix during a flight or if you’re experiencing a hot flush.

What we love about them: You can also apply them for 15 minutes in the morning to get rid of puffy eyes.

What we don’t love quite so much: It would be great if there were more masks in each pack.

Best hydrating serum: Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum 30ml, £250

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Why it’s a great buy: When you’re on holiday your skin is likely to be more dehydrated than usual. Dr. Barbara Sturm’s serum contains a huge dose of hyaluronic acid for intense nourishment.

What we love about it: It also contains antioxidants to protect against fine lines.

What we don’t love quite so much: The price.

Best chemical exfoliant: Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel, £19

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Why it’s a great buy: These daily peels contain five AHAs and BHAs to smooth and refine your skin, reducing redness and shrinking pores.

What we love about it: They’re very conveniently packaged for holidays and trips away.

What we don’t love quite so much: You’ll need to be extra vigilant with sun cream when you’re using products containing acids.

Best multipurpose makeup: NARS The Multiple, £30

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Why it’s a great buy: A true holiday staple, the Multiple can be used on your cheeks, eyes, lips and body.

What we love about it: It has a creamy, blendable formula to enhance your sun-kissed glow.

What we don’t love quite so much: It’s very buildable but might not be pigmented enough for some customers.

Best mini fragrance: Le Labo Santal 33 Liquid Balm 9ml, £66

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Why it’s a great buy: Squeezing everything into a carry-on shouldn’t mean compromising on fragrance and this roll-on packaging is perfect for travelling.

What we love about it: A bestseller for a reason, Santal 33 is a timeless, warm floral scent.

What we don’t love quite so much: It can be hard to get hold of.

Best hair product: OUAI Leave In Conditioner 45ml, £12

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Why it’s a great buy: There’s nothing worse than getting frizzy hair due to humidity. Enriched with evening primrose and argan oil, this mist smoothes from the root to the tip.

What we love about it: It’s super lightweight and will keep your hair looking sleek without weighing it down.

What we don’t love quite so much: You’ll need to use it sparingly as too much can cause the opposite effect.

Best eye mask: Slip Silk Eye Mask, £50

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Why it’s a great buy: From the flight to your hotel room, this silk mask will ensure you get the sleep you need to look and feel rested.

What we love about it: It helps to protect the delicate skin around your eyes, and of course, feels incredibly luxurious.

What we don’t love quite so much: It has to be washed by hand.

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