Words: Heather Spencer 

Right now it’s all about the UK Staycation, take the same approach to mini breaks in the UK as you would jetting off to distant shores and travel light and pack clever. These kits from our favourite beauty brands contain everything you need in travel size and capsule collections so you can just pack and go. 


Dr Hauschka Trial Set for Sensitive Skin, £10, www.drhauschka.co.uk

Dr Hauschka offers the perfect pampering solution for tight, tingly skin that reacts sensitively to the elements, featuring three gentle, yet hard working mini products to calm and harmonise skin’s balance. The set includes a gentle Soothing Cleansing Milk, a strengthening Facial Toner, and their best-selling Rose Day Cream Light, all carefully curated to revitalise and restore even the most sensitive of skin.


Best of Balance Me Set, £64, www.balanceme.com


Balance Me firmly believe that five minutes of self-care, through skin care can have a dramatic effect on your skin, as well as your daily wellbeing, and this fabulous ‘Best of Balance Me’ set offers an opportunity to try their best-selling products, before committing to the full-size. Beautifully presented in a canvas bag, the travel sized products include their Flash Cleanse Micellar Water 30ml, Pure Skin Face Wash 40ml, Vitamin C Repair Serum 10ml, Moisture Rich Face Cream 20ml, Wonder Eye Cream 7ml and Hyaluronic Plumping Mist 5ml.


Charlotte Tilbury The Gorgeous, Glowing Travel Kit, £81, www.charlottetilbury.com

An exclusive makeup kit from Charlotte Tilbury, which contains four iconic makeup magic secrets, to achieve a gorgeous glowing complexion. The kit includes Charlotte’s famous Wonderglow, an instant soft-focus beauty glow primer, a Magic Away Concealer, which is famed for being the ultimate magic wand for perfect looking skin, and you can also choose between two magical shades of their ‘Eyes to Mesmerise’ creamy eyeshadow, and three shades of the hypnotising Collagen Lip Bath.


Crystal Clear Skin Survival Kit, £50, www.crystalclear.co.uk

This gorgeous survival kit is a rejuvenating treat for your skin and your senses! Give your skin an instant wakeup call with Crystal Clear’s Soothing Cleansing Gel, while the 10 Minute Glow peel off mask is guaranteed to reveal a beautifully glowing and revived complexion. The Intense Anti-Ageing Serum is like a shot of Botox to the skin, delivering an instant hydration hit, and the Quartz Spa Aromatherapy Candle provides a blissfully calming and restorative sensory experience.


INIKA Flawless Every Day Travel Set, £27, www.inkaorganic.com

Create bold, voluminous lashes, while achieving a beautifully flawless complexion, with this set from Inika. Complete with a handbag friendly sized luxury canvas beauty bag, this set includes a Bold Lash Vegan Mascara, with a custom-designed volumizing brush to achieve enviably full lashes. The Loose Mineral Foundation provides a natural flawless coverage, suitable for even the most sensitive skin, and the travel size Foundation Buffing Brush guarantees a stunning airbrushed finish.


Dermalogica Discover Healthy Skin Set, £35, www.dermalogica.co.uk

The perfect introduction to the world of Dermalogica, this Healthy Skin Set offers an affordable opportunity to see for yourself why it’s the #1 choice of skin care professionals worldwide. The selection of Dermalogica’s favourite best sellers included in the kit are Precleanse, Special Cleansing Gel, Daily Microfoliant and their top selling moisturizer, Skin Smoothing Cream. Gentle enough to use daily, this selection of products will reveal your healthiest, smoothest skin yet.



ARK Age Defy Discovery Mini Set, £34.40, www.arkskincare.com

This Age Defy Discovery Mini Set is from the award-winning British skincare brand Ark, who believe in treating skin by age and skin concern. The Brightening Cleanser and best-selling Nourishing Moisturiser included in this fabulous kit, are specifically formulated for use in your 50’s and onwards. There’s also a Pre-Cleanse and Make Up Remover, and a hydrating beauty mist, providing the perfect combination of products to cleanse, tone, hydrate and revive skin.


ESPA Overnight Radiance Kit, £26, www.espaskincare.com

Get ready to indulge in the ultimate overnight experience with this Radiance Kit from ESPA,

containing four of their luxurious, radiance inducing products, as well as a limited edition 100% cotton eye mask, the perfect addition to a restful night’s sleep. Your tresses are in for a treat with ESPA’s Purifying Shampoo and Nourishing Conditioner, then before retiring to bed, pamper your skin by adding 1-2 drops of Tri-Active Advanced Night Booster into your chosen moisturiser, mask or serum. For an added boost, mix with the Tri-Active Advanced ProBiome serum, to accelerate overnight skin recovery.


Skyn ICELAND Detox Kit, £28, www.feelunique.com

Bring your skin back into balance in 5 days, with this results driven kit from Skyn, the stressed skin experts. Each kit contains a one-month supply of Skyn’s Glacial Face Wash, Icelandic Relief Eye Pen, The Antidote Cooling Daily Lotion and Oxygen Infusion Night Cream. After 5 days, skin is calmed, with a healthy, youthful glow.