This summer, I spent an entire month traveling to Europe. France, Spain, Belgium, Russia — I’ve seen and experienced so much that I will remember this trip forever. It’s been quite a challenging trip in terms of packing though. I wanted to make sure that I’m bringing enough and I didn’t want to overpack. So every item that I selected was tested and carefully packaged for the trip a few weeks in advance.
I’ll be sharing separate posts on my favorite travel skincare and makeup, but today I wanted to concentrate on sunscreens. Here comes a roundup of 5 best sunscreens to pack for Europe if you are planning on traveling there soon.
By Terry UV Base Invisible Sunscreen Primer SPF 50 // Even when I’m not wearing makeup, this primer is always on my face. I’m obsessed with how much more illuminated and glowing my skin looks with this product and I love how my foundation works with it. But even if you are not wearing makeup on a daily basis, you will enjoy this gentle, sun reflecting formula as it helps to enhance your skin’s natural beauty.
Lancome Ultra Wear Foundation SPF 15 // For me, there is no better foundation formula when I’m traveling! It’s matte but doesn’t look powdery. The foundation provides medium to full coverage that helps to camouflage skin imperfections, but it still looks like your skin. And yes, the formula doesn’t melt even if you are standing in long museum lines or sweat while exploring new cities with high humidity.
SuperGoop! Invincible Setting Powder SPF 45 // With sunscreen, the most important rule is to re-apply sun protecting products often. It could be challenging though if you already have a full face of makeup on. This stick-on mineral sunscreen powder is your perfect way to re-apply sunscreen without moving your makeup. Just put it on as your regular powder — and you are protected for the next few hours!
ColoreScience Lip Shine SPF 35 // Lips is the area people tend to forget when it comes to sunscreen. But you can get sun spots and sun damage in that area too! That’s why I love switching to an SPF lip gloss in summer. I keep re-applying it as my regular lip products — but it not only colors my lips but also provides protection from the sun.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Melt-In Sunscreen SPF 60 // This body sunscreen is a gold standard of protecting your skin while traveling. It’s resistant to the sweat and water, it doesn’t smell at all, and it doesn’t feel sticky. I love applying this high-protection sunscreen first thing in the morning and re-apply a few times during the day. The bottle size of this sunscreen is not suitable for traveling in the carry-on, but I’ll be bringing it with me regardless — that’s how much I enjoy this fast-absorbing and velvety finish formula.
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I wonder, what are some of the sunscreens you love traveling with while in Europe? What are some of the brands you trust the most when it comes to sun protection? And how many SPF products you usually bring with you on vacation?