It’s time to face the truth: your dreamy vacay is officially over, with only perfectly-lit Instagram photos left to remind you of your glorious getaway. Le sigh. But though you’re no longer sipping mai tais, your dewy, sun-kissed skin doesn’t have to go with it. No, we’re fans of extending our post-vacation glow for as long as humanly possible, thanks. Which is exactly why we consulted the jet-setting beauty pros over at Travel Beauty, who shared the best skin products for maintaining that “I’ve been ignoring emails for the past five days in favour of the glorious outdoors” glow.
Keep clicking to see nine under-the-radar post-travel beauty goodies to keep your skin looking radiant!
Institut Esthederm Time Technology Cream ($78)
“Give your skin the ultimate lift with this lightweight cream, perfect for combating environmental skin aggressors and illuminating your complexion. Your skin will adore you.”
Heaven Skincare Bee Venom Mask ($182)
“If you’re still searching for a Botox alternative, look no further. Created by Deborah Mitchell, facialist to Kate Middleton and Victoria Beckham, this multipurpose mask and moisturizer naturally stimulates collagen production and elastin thanks to bee venom compounds.”
(Plus, bee venom is so hot right now.)
Eve Lom Flawless Radiance Primer ($50)
To achieve that sought after, lit-from-within glow, may we suggest incorporating Eve Lom’s radiance primer into your beauty regimen? The light-diffusing formula reduces pore size and brightens hyperpigmentation, leaving you with cherub-like skin.
Restorsea Recharging Finishing Mist ($100)
Another product you need in your beach bag: Restorsea’s hypoallergenic finishing mist instantly quenches your skin’s thirst and leaves it dewy and bright—never greasy.
Institut Esthederm Sun Sheen Light Self-Tanning Face Cream ($44)
“If you’re wary of using anything tan-related on your face, this is your go-to product—a melting lotion with vitamin E and flavonoid ingredients that replicates a natural tan so well, you’ll never have to worry about looking like an Oompa Loompa.”
True Nature Botanicals Pacific Body Oil ($95)
Apricot kernel oil, sesame seed oil, and watermelon seed oil are the star ingredients in this hydrating body oil, which plump skin cells and leave you with soft, luminous skin.
Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster ($30)
Time for some product cocktailing: mix Clarins’ glow booster to your daily moisturizer to keep your tan going all the way until fall.
What back-from-vacation products do you swear by?