7 must-have multi-tasking products
Lighten your load with these versatile beauty products.
Along with watermelon and swimsuits, summer is peak season for getting out of town. But whether you’re hitting the beach for an impromptu weekend excursion, or blowing your vacation days on a lengthy overseas trip, it’s safe to say that packing might be the least fun part of embarking on a getaway (and don't get us started on baggage fees). If you’re not into the idea of lugging around your entire medicine cabinet, these seven beauty products will help lighten your load: each must-have grooming product has multiple uses, so you can pack one bottle instead of two (or three).
Davines SU Hair & Bodywash, $22.50
Not only does this concoction pull double duty as a shampoo and shower gel, its vacation-ready formula soothes both skin and hair after sun exposure with Vitamin-C rich extracts from the Italian citrus fruit chinotto.
Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Bar Soap, $6
No list of multi-use products would be complete without natural-cleanser pioneers Dr. Bronner’s. The travel-friendly bar version of the cult-favorite liquid soap is enriched with organic hemp oil and works equally well on your face, body, and hair.
Lush Ultrabalm, $20
Consider this vegan salve your all-purpose savior: The blend of organic jojoba oil, candelilla wax and rose wax hydrates and protects dry patches, keeps chapped lips at bay and can even be used to smooth unruly hair.
Éminence Sun Defense Minerals, $60
Sunscreen doesn’t have to mean a greasy face: This easy-to-dust-on powder provides water-resistant SPF 30 protection, with the added bonus of evening your skin tone. (As for the makeup-averse, it comes in a translucent version too.)
Philip B Nordic Wood Hair & Body Shampoo, $35
This ice-blue solution boasts a brisk tingling effect when applied to scalp or skin—we imagine it works wonders on a sunburned head—with an alpine scent of spruce, pine and cedar, plus oat extracts and aloe to soften.
RMS Beauty Raw Coconut Cream, $18
The benefits of coconut oil are seemingly endless, so it’s no surprise it makes an ideal travel companion. This organic option is minimally processed to retain maximum levels of the antioxidant lauric acid, and works as a moisturizer, cleanser, makeup remover, conditioning hair treatment, and even deodorant.
John Masters Organics Eucalyptus & Agave 2-in-1 Face Wash & Shave Foam, $22
Shaving cream might not make the cut when paring down for a trip, but this dual-use foam ensures razor burn won’t be part of your vacay pics. Eucalyptus oil acts as an anti-inflammatory agent, while agave, prickly pear and algae lock in moisture.