For when your skin gets a little extra vitamin sea.
Jetting off to somewhere sandy and beautiful soon? So are we. With our bags packed for Thailand and skincare on our minds, the FOREO beauty team is here to give you the low-down on our beach beauty essentials from SPF to beauty-tech to everything in between.
Katie Steadman, Senior Creative Content Specialist
A full face of makeup and perfectly-coiffed hair don’t stand a chance against the heat and humidity of a tropical destination, so there’s no point schlepping around my entire top shelf. But there are a few essentials I can’t live without. I always bring Avène Thermal Spring Water and rosehip seed oil on the plane – gotta keep things hydrated when flying! And in case of any travel-induced breakouts, a little tea tree oil makes an excellent spot treatment. Glossier Stretch Concealer and Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviving Balm are all I really need for a no-makeup makeup look, while Dry Shampoo Foam and Wave Spray from The Ouai are my go-to’s for vacation hair – it’s like hitting ‘refresh’ on those beachy waves before heading out for the night. And of course, my ISSA 2 sonic toothbrush.
Lane Baumeister, Managing Editor
My usual packing list for Thailand would be the 3 B’s of bare minimum packing – Baht, Bikini and a Book – but age and wisdom has lead me to expand this list slightly. My combination skin means an endless battle against oil – hence the Innisfree No Sebum Blur Primer – but also cleansing to keep my pores under control. I use my Origins Checks and Balances Face Wash and my trusty LUNA 2, with a non-greasy spot of SPF from drugstore fave, Coppertone. I make sure my lips get their sun-protection as well with an SPF 15 gloss from K-Beauty powerhouse Too Cool For School but otherwise will just stick to basic eyeshadow come evening with No7 Stay Perfect. I’ve also recently discovered that Bio-Oil is the perfect weapon against persistent ingrown hairs, so it’s newly on my ‘must-bring’ beach vacation packing list!
Mollie Snyder, Creative Content Specialist
When I head on vacation to a tropical destination, I try to keep my makeup and skincare routine to a minimum and let the sun do the rest of the magic. After I (hopefully) achieve a nice natural tan on my skin, I like to go for a dewy hydrated look with the help of cleanser, toner, sunscreen, highlighter, blush and a hint of lipstick. My current go-to products include Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, Pixi Glow Tonic Toner, innisfree Intense UV Protection Cream, followed by cult-favorite BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter, and La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush. I always try to use my light pink lipsticks when I am tan as much as possible so I am packing my new Yves Saint Laurent Oil-In-Stick Lipstick which has an amazing consistency that keeps my lips moisturized in any climate. After a long day basking in the sun, I love to wind down with a quick face mask before hitting the sheets. Instead of my usual 20-minute face mask, I’ve switched to using UFO and UFO Activated Masks, which basically revives my skin and gives it a complete facial in only 90 seconds!