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8 Beauty Essentials We Recommend You Stash in Your Handbag ASAP

These trusty bbs will ensure you look and feel your best even as you are on the go.  

Working around the clock and managing busy schedules is something we big city girls are pros at but it can certainly be challenging to keep up with our skincare and make-up routines consistently, especially when we are so often pressed for time. Our skin is daily exposed to environmental aggressors like the harsh UV sun rays, dust, and pollution, which can often leave it dehydrated and irritated, and even appearing dull and listless. So, here are some of the finest skin and haircare saviours we suggest you keep handy for an instant refresh. They are sure to spruce up your look by revitalising your skin and hair and also make for convenient must-haves that will prove to be your new travel buddies.  

 

estee lauder toner

Estée Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Toning Lotion/Refiner

Offering multiple skincare benefits, this toner gets rid of impurities and dead skin cells that cause dullness with its mild exfoliation action. Combining skin-loving ingredients like algae, bamboo, and witch hazel extracts, it replenishes skin’s lost moisture and unveils a smoother and brighter complexion.

 

Dromen and Co Blotting paper

Dromen & Co Apothecary Green Tea Blotting Paper

If oily skin is the bane of your existence, then try out these green tea (rich in antioxidants) mattifying papers that promise to not only soak up the excess sebum and sweat in a jiffy but also help clarify your skin. Made with 100% pulp, they are convenient for touch-ups and have been designed especially for humid and hot weather conditions.  

 

MCaffeine Powder Sunscreen

MCaffeine Coffee Powder Sunscreen SPF 50 PA+++

Ditch sunscreens that leave behind a nasty white cast without compromising on sun protection with this mineral powder formula. Powered by caffeine that soothes and kaolin clay that mattifies and detoxes skin, this sunscreen protects from the harsh UV sun rays with SPF 50 that cause photoageing for up to 8 hours.   

 

Wella Dry Shampoo

Wella Professionals EIMI Dry Me Dry Shampoo

Don’t have time to wash your mane? No stress, this volumising dry shampoo will save the day. Containing tapioca starch with soaks up sebum from hair and scalp efficiently, it refreshes your locks as well as offers a mild hold (level 1) for better manageability and styling.       

 

Forest Essentials Tint

Forest Essentials Noor Nikhaar Cheek Tint in Gulaabi

If you desire just a flush of colour for an au naturel look, then this Ayurvedic tint is not going to disappoint. A cruelty-free and lightweight formula, it is enriched with hand-pressed oils of almond and moringa that help hydrate the skin, and natural colours derived from rose petals and beetroot that do not damage it.

 

Clarins Lip Oil

Clarins Intense Lip Comfort Oil in Intense Fushia

Combining the emollient powers of hazelnut, jojoba, and organic cranberry oils, this super hydrating lip oil delivers rich colour and leaves your pout thoroughly moisturised. Packed with antioxidants, this two-in-one, creamy, and lightweight formula deep conditions and nourishes the delicate skin of your lips.

 

Prolixr Glow Toner

Prolixr Witch Hazel Hydra Glow Toner

Helping tighten pores and curtailing blemishes with its antimicrobial properties, this multifaceted toner relieves dull and exhausted skin. Made with aloe vera and witch hazel, it refreshes the skin and boosts its hydration. Amplifying tone and texture, this cruelty-free face mist is the answer to naturally radiant skin as it also reduces irritation and redness, while restoring skin’s pH balance.

 

Ras Hydrating Gel

Ras Ultra Hydrate Multi-Purpose Gel for Skin and Hair

Capable of meeting all your hydration needs from head-to-toe, this vegan hair and body gel is a blessing for times when you want to travel light. Made with aloe vera, coconut water, rose and hibiscus extracts, this cruelty-free formula leaves your skin supple and nourished, and it is also perfect for calming and treating sun-stressed skin.