Holiday essentials for your staycation

Holiday essentials for your staycation


Find out which products will give you a boost as you enjoy an August holiday at home

Whether you’re travelling within the UK, or using up your annual leave with some downtime at home, not having to worry about long haul flights and luggage restrictions means you can go all-out on your holiday hair and beauty regime.

It’s a great opportunity to pamper, detox and recharge, so we’ve rounded up some of the most gorgeous products to help you make the most of it!

(Even better: all the products in this week’s edit feature in our summer sale: fill your boots!)

Staycation stunners

Dermalogica Age Smart Rapid Reveal Peel – no downtime here, just the clinically proven power to enhance radiance and visibly improve fine lines. A professional-grade at-home peel, it kick-starts cell turnover for visible radiance and although it’s a light peel, it’s the highest strength exfoliant in Dermalogica’s retail line.

Medik8 Super C30 Plus Intense Serum– this fab at-home treatment features highly stable 30% ethylated ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and is boosted with ferulic acid to ensure your complexion is left radiant and youthful looking. The formula is also boosted with turmeric, a botanical renowned for its intensive skin brightening properties.

Decleor Green Mandarin Exfoliating Scrub Mask – powered by natural sugars to exfoliate, and professionally blended with green mandarin essential oils for instantly glowing and smooth skin, you can use this product as a mask to infuse essential and botanical oils into the skin or as a scrub to remove dead skin cells and leave skin instantly glowing. With an antioxidant effect, apricot and marula botanical oils provide nourishment to the skin, whilst zests, shells and sugars help to exfoliate and smooth the skin.

Olaplex No3 Hair Perfector – this once-a-week hair treatment reduces breakage, visibly strengthening hair and improving its look and feel. It repairs damaged and compromised hair, strengthens and protects hair structure, and restores healthy appearance and texture.


Kerastase Soleil Masque Apres Soleil – enriched with coconut water, this deep recovery mask is perfect for heatwave and beach conditions – it replenishes hydration after harsh sun, sand and salt exposure.Its unique gel texture is light enough to avoid weighing down even the finest hair and the sensual fragrance of jasmine, combined with solar tuberose notes, create the ideal stimulation of the senses for your summer staycay.

Xen Tan New Deep Bronzing Lotion– you can’t guarantee the weather on a staycation, but you can guarantee a flawless tan. New Deep Bronzing Lotion harnesses the most innovative ingredients and advanced technology to nourish the skin and provide a truly natural looking self-tan. This light coloured lotion develops into a deep lasting tan three hours after application.

Dermalogica Age Smart Biolumin C Serum – a high-performance vitamin C serum that works with skin’s own defences to brighten and firm, this treatment from Dermalogica uses advanced biotechnology to fight oxidative stress and the appearance of ageing. It exfoliates and reduces unbalanced pigmentation, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and prevents and corrects free radical damage.

Redken Beach Envy Volume Conditioner – attention fans of holiday hair: would you love ‘beachy’ texture and loose waves from a conditioner that also detangles? This unique gel lotion adds volume and texturizes, creating amplified waves with amazing body.

Gatineau Cleanse and Glow Collection– leaving you feeling cleansed, toned and tanned on your home-based holiday, this luxurious trio is a staycation must-have. The collection includes Golden Glow Gradual Tan (75ml), Gentle Silk Cleanser (50ml) and Gentle Silk Toner (50ml).