What natural cosmetics should I incorporate in my summer bag?
by Verónica Díez Lantarón on Mar 29, 2023
Summer begins and with it busy plans are activated, the sun, the beach, the heat... everything points to the same thing: the time has come to travel. Despite the fact that it is one of the moments of the year that we look forward to with great expectation, the moment of preparing the travel bag is one of the moments that offers us the most headaches. You make a thousand lists of essentials and ''just in case'', but most of the time you end up missing many products. Capacity is limited and you have to make a clever selection that frees up as much space as possible.
Depending on what type of trip you make, there are certain restrictions that make organizing the "perfect toiletry bag" more complex. If you travel by plane, surely a thousand transparent plastic cans will flood your toiletry bag making it impossible for any tetris to fit perfectly. But no wonder, have you ever stopped to think about how much space all these 100ml plastic containers take up? If your travel favorites were solid, they'd probably take up a lot less space and there wouldn't be such a problem.
If we add to all this the doubts about which cosmetics is best to use during this time of year, we find ourselves before the great challenge of finding the essentials for summer. Those that cover all the seasonal needs of hair, skin and lips. During the hottest season of the year we need effective products that keep them hydrated. Because you don't have to wait for September to remedy the damage caused by sun exposure.
Do you want to know the best sustainable alternatives to travel this summer without worrying about space and reducing your environmental footprint? Take note of these tips!
Sustainable mini-sizes and why you should start traveling with them
If what you are looking for is to save space in the toiletry bag, there are special cosmetics that immediately solve the capacity problems that we face when preparing the suitcase. Mini sizes are a very efficient format for travel; They are very practical, they have the perfect dimensions to take up little space and the necessary milliliters to enjoy for days without worrying about carrying spare parts. The best of all is that by doing a little research you can find all your favorites in a mini version with no exceptions.
This has great advantages, because you not only save space in the suitcase, you also prevent changes in temperature and transfers from spoiling larger-format products. The main benefit is that the mini size allows you to enjoy all the benefits of the cosmetics you use regularly. Not to mention the multiple environmental benefits of not refilling 100 ml plastic bottles. On average, we use 10 plastic bottles per person on each flight. If we multiply this number by the average of 180 passengers transported by an airplane, we obtain a total of 1,800 plastic bottles on each trip... If we opt for sustainable mini-sizes in formats solids, we are not only managing to considerably reduce the space in the toiletry bag, but also our environmental impact.
We have made a very top selection of 7 sustainable miniatures for your summer routine. They are so special because they do not use unnecessary packaging and respond to the summer needs of your hair, skin and lips. Do you want to know the products that will make your toiletry bag more spacious? Continue reading.
The cosmetics that will protect your hair this summer
Hair needs special care at this time of year. Maintaining its shine and silkiness is not an easy task, when external agents modify its texture, deteriorate the pigments and attenuate the shine. Therefore, a specific hair routine for summer will help alleviate these effects. We propose 3 basics that cannot be missing from your cosmetic bag to pamper your hair during your vacation.
The shampoo is an essential that cannot be missing in any travel bag. If you add all the benefits of solid shampoo to the mini-size format, you will travel with a more sustainable and respectful travel format for your scalp, which also contains a higher concentration of active ingredients in its formula and considerably reduces the number of plastic containers.
What options are best for summer? During the summer, hair loss is enhanced by high temperatures and UV rays. These processes accelerate the number of hairs in the telogen or shedding phase. Therefore, in summer, it is necessary to have fortifying formulas that provide volume and prevent hair loss.
Hit is an anti-loss shampoo enriched with strengthening active ingredients that increase density, elasticity and reduce hair loss:
- Contains 4 regenerating natural technologies, baicalin, ginko biloba and hydrolyzed proteins that stimulate hair growth.
- Increases the percentage of hair in the growth phase by 12% by activating the stem cells of the follicle.
- Reduces the percentage of hair in the telogen or falling phase by 43%.
- Free from harmful sulfates SLS, SLES, silicones and parabens.
Hit Hair loss shampoo with hyaluronic acid
Solid Conditioner 3 in 1
It is not a secret, hair in summer needs more hydration. As we mentioned previously, direct contact with the sun, humidity and chlorine stimulate hair dehydration, attenuating its natural shine. When you travel there are 3 basics that you cannot ignore if what you are looking for is to show off radiant hair; a conditioner, a hair mask or a serum without rinsing. Making room in the toiletry bag for all of them can be complicated, but there are highly versatile products that offer a 3-in-1 treatment.
Fruit is a triple action solid conditioner that nourishes, adds shine and eliminates frizz. Its formula incorporates the properties of coconut oil, shea butter, aloe vera, hydrolyzed pea protein and Abyssinian oil.
- Provides deep hydration.
- Provides body and density to the hair.
- Attenuates the fragility of brittle hair.
- They control frizz.
- No sulfates, silicones, or parabens.
- With 100% natural ingredients.
- Vegan formula and Cruelty Free.
fruits conditioner, mask and serum without rinsing
Combing the hair in summer is a very necessary process if we want to avoid ending up with the most deteriorated hair. Brushing, if done correctly, is very beneficial as it helps to remove waste and stimulates the scalp, favoring hair growth.
When it comes to brushing wet or damp hair, we find an open debate about which method is the most effective to prevent hair loss and breakage. On the one hand, wet hair untangles more easily and is more flexible, so breakage is less. In contrast, when wet, the follicle is weaker and can fall out more quickly.
The success lies not only in the method, but also in the type of brush that we use. We must use brushes with rounded natural bristles, which stimulate the scalp. Moso bamboo wooden brushes are a perfect option, because they strengthen the roots, stop the breakage of the hair fiber and prevent frizz.
travel brush moso bamboo wood
This is how you should adapt the cosmetics of your skincare routine to the summer
The skin is the largest organ in the human body. Taking care of her throughout the year is extremely important, but during the summer, care must be more specific. Welcome this time of year, requires essentials that take care of the skin from sun exposure and heat.
During this time the solar radiation is more intense and inevitably we find ourselves more exposed to it. As a consequence, the premature aging of the skin is accelerated and with it the loss of elasticity of the skin and the appearance of the first wrinkles are enhanced. So you should incorporate beauty products that soothe dryness, flaking, and redness that the skin suffers at this time of year.
Here we leave you 3 key cosmetics that should not be missing from your travel bag to show off juicier and more luminous skin.
When you're traveling, your skincare routine is more minimal, which means that many of the steps you usually take are reduced to a minimum. An intelligent decision if what we are looking for is to save space in the toiletry bag, but it is one thing to reduce and another to "ignore" the needs of our skin. There are star products that make a difference when it comes to facial care. A good cleaning removes impurities and toxins, promotes cell renewal and cleanses the pores, helping cosmetics to penetrate the face better.
On this occasion we propose the Kadia soothing facial cleanser for sensitive skin. Its formula based on oils, violet extract and damascene rose water has highly moisturizing active ingredients that treat the skin when it is most reactive or red. Its calming properties provide freshness, stop irritation, redness and inflammation of the skin.
- Deeply cleanses the skin respecting the ph.
- Maintains adequate levels of hydration.
- Creamy texture without sulfates, parabens or silicones.
- Allergen free scent.
Face cleaner creamy texture for sensitive skin
The sun, saltpeter, chlorine from swimming pools and air conditioners enhance the loss of transepidermal water from the skin. The skin in summer is much drier, taut and dull. So hydration is essential. Every routine must incorporate at least one moisturizing facial cream that maintains optimal hydration levels.
With the arrival of high temperatures it is more complex to select a less heavy moisturizing cream that "lets the skin breathe". You should bear in mind that there are highly moisturizing formulas with lighter, faster-absorbing textures, perfect for summer. Shine is an excellent option, its light texture is enriched with Vitamin C extracted from 7 different fruits and Coenzyme Q10:
- Quickly absorbed texture.
- Provides hydration for 120 hours.
- Prevents transepidermal loss of water and improves skin texture.
- Its antioxidant properties slow down photoaging.
shine moisturizing cream with Vitamin C light formula.
The lips are one of the most sensitive parts of the face. The sun is one of the external factors that most influence them. Causing flaking, irritation, burns, wounds and even reactivating old herpes and cold sores. So although you have to take care of them throughout the year, we must place special emphasis during the summer season.
Lip balms cannot be missing from your cosmetic bag. In summer, the high temperatures and the greater number of daylight hours expose us to more intense solar radiation, favoring the loss of juiciness. Protecting the lips daily with moisturizing balms and balms with SPF is very important.
This coconut balm keeps the skin hydrated for 12 hours, protecting you from external factors. Its combination of 4 natural oils creates a protective film that prevents water loss, keeping it juicy for hours.
coconut lip balm high protection
Skin care and how to deal with the arrival of heat
Enjoying the sun and the heat has consequences on the skin of the whole body. Skincare is never overlooked, but taking care of body skin tends to always go to the background. We must bear in mind that, like the skin of the face, the skin of the rest of the body is also exposed to many factors that put the skin at risk; solar radiation, temperature changes, air conditioners and chlorine...
During this season we must add to our routine certain tips to improve skin texture such as; exfoliation, a correct cleaning routine, good hydration and using sunscreen daily. Below we propose one of the star cosmetics that you cannot miss in your daily body travel routine.
Solid Shower Gel
Shower gels in summer should not only purify, they should also regenerate the skin. Contrary to the popular belief that all shower gels are the same and serve the same purpose; the properties, its active principles and aromas are very different. In summer more than ever you should use moisturizing formulas with light exfoliating properties that respect the ph of the skin and the skin microbiota.
After sun exposure, we must take care of each cosmetic that we incorporate into our routine and yes, shower gels are important. If you are looking for an effective cleaning that keeps the skin hydrated, Impulse is perfect to incorporate into your travel bag:
- It has citrus olfactory notes thanks to orange and lemon.
- Promotes cell regeneration.
- Combines the properties of coconut oil, olive oil and shea butter.
- Natural formula enriched with vitamin C.
- Purifies, hydrates and lightly exfoliates the skin.
- With particles of sweet orange peel.
- No sulfates, silicones or parabens.
exfoliating shower gel body with sweet orange
The heat not only brings good things, it is also synonymous with less pleasant sensations such as sweating, which is intensified by high temperatures. Smelling good in summer obsesses us and deodorants are the best ally to achieve it.
During the summer the skin is much more sensitive and is more prone to irritation, so it is important not only to use long-lasting deodorants, but also to choose those that have a formula specially designed for sensitive skin; without alcohol, without baking soda, without aluminum or essential oils.
Sea Blow is the perfect version for all those looking for a natural deodorant enriched with vitamin E that takes care of sensitive skin without sacrificing fragrances. Its formula includes magnesium salts from the Dead Sea, which provide an incredible aroma and enhance the antiseptic and antibacterial properties of this natural deodorant.
aluminum free deodorant for sensitive skin
Now that you know how summer affects skin and hair, do you dare to incorporate some of these sustainable mini-sizes into your daily routine?