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I Went to Greece: Here’s What I Packed
The Beauty Editor’s Travel Edit
RAYYAN, BEAUTY EDITOR | AUGUST 25, 2021
Very few things compare to the feeling of going on vacation. The fresh air, sun, and change of scenery give the mind, body, and spirit a reset that truly feels restorative. Not to mention, an actual glow from basking in the sun, with proper sun protection of course, and glowing both internally and externally. Going to Greece for the first time allowed me to truly indulge in the moment, and soak up the serene Mediterranean revitalizing energy. Aside from the many outfits I packed for my island-hopping adventures, and the thorough itinerary I curated for optimal vacation vibes, I wanted to treat my beauty routine as a travel priority – especially since I was under the sun all day and indulging in varying forms of cocktails. With this, here’s what I packed in my latest Beauty Editor Travel Edit.
Soothed Summer Skin
Having healthy skin is a goal for me year-round and not just in the summer, however, the need to stay glistening under the sun is amplified while I’m sipping a glass of rosé amidst the hills and caves of Santorini. With this, my favorite body product I packed was the Divine Elixir Revitalizing Ayurvedic Body Blend. This calming and hydrating body lotion gave my skin an instant reset, plus has the skincare benefits of Ashwagandha + Cannabis Sativa – two ingredients that add to the balance of a relaxed vacation experience. So naturally, this was the perfect addition to my vacation essentials.
Post-Beach Lounging Skin Fatigue
Suncare and sun protection was, and is, a necessity for me and my beauty routine coupled with my SPF 50, I always make sure to pack a product that will help soothe and reduce the signs of Inflammaging that can be caused by environmental aggressors – like sun exposure. The Divine Elixir Firming Algae Facial Oil came in handy for post-beach lounging skin fatigue and helped me regain my healthy glow just in time for dinner with a view, overlooking the Ornos Bay. I also incorporated the Divine Elixir Luminous Facial Oil for everyday luminosity under the Mediterranean Sun and the Divine Elixir Ayurvedic Blend Facial Oil in the evening to soothe my skin overnight.
Low Maintenance to High Drama
I have said this over and over again, but just to reiterate: mascara is the #1 beauty product I cannot live without. So much so, that I throw mascara in every bag to ensure my lashes are always defined and conditioned! Whether it’s adding a light coat after passing through the airport TSA, or getting dramatic volume for dinner by the Acropolis, the Scientific Color™ 4-in-1 Mascara always comes through for me. This mascara is formulated with Coconut Oil which keeps my lashes nourished and also helps me maintain their health long-term!
Amplified Hydration with Electrolytes
My vacay-vibes are definitely in line with a treat-yourself mentality and with that, I constantly have to remind myself to drink enough water, re-apply my sunscreen, and give my skin the boost it requires. I found this endeavor super easy with the new and improved Non-Negotiables® Pitahaya Essence in tow in my beauty bag. First off, this product comes in multiple sizes making it the perfect travel-friendly option for flooding your skin with hydration and electrolytes while on the go and hanging out by the beach. And secondly, this facial essence doubles as a great post-sun exposure product and makeup prep primer!