5 Staycation essentials to pack for the long weekend

Catch up on beauty sleep


By Wei Yeen Loh

5 Staycation essentials to pack for the long weekend

With the recent public holiday declaration for this coming Monday (4 September), why not plan a last-minute staycation out of the city for the long weekend? If you’re heading out of town for an expeditious cuti-cuti Malaysia (and to get a beauty refresh while you’re at it), don’t forget to pack along these beauty essentials to rejuvenate your senses:

Aesop has recently rolled out its first Toothpaste—the second oral formulation after its Mouthwash. Keep your teeth in check with this fluoride-free toothpaste that is made of ingredients such as Sea Buckthorn to soothe your gums, Wasabi Extract to reduce the build-up of plaque, and essential oils of Cardamom, Anise, Spearmint and Clove to leave your with a minty-fresh breath. Don’t forget to gargle with Aesop Mouthwash post-brushing.

Kickstart your shower routine with the new L’Erbolario Tra i Ciliegi Shower Gel—a delicious concoction made with extracts of Cherry Blossom, Estratto, and Italian Cherry Extract. The blossoms will leave your skin velvety to the touch, while floral extracts protect the epidermis and preserve your skin’s firmness. Like all its products, this shower gel is dermatologically-tested, cruelty-free and GMO-free. 

Ren’s latest Atlantic Kelp range is wishlist worthy for its wealth of body-calming benefits. Case in point, this Anti-Fatigue Exfoliating Body Scrub is imbued with magnesium (Epsom) salts to polish and smooth your skin while improving natural cell renewal. Not forgetting, the addition of Atlantic kelp extract and microalgae oil will moisturise your skin to a tee—one whiff of its scent is all you need to destress your body and mind.

Once your skin’s thoroughly exfoliated and polished, lock in the moisture with the new Miss Dior Fresh Body Creme for a sensorial experience quite unlike any other. An entirely new fragrance created by Dior’s perfumer-creator François Demachy, the body creme features a heavenly scent made of a combination of roses (Grasse, Turkish and Wild Roses) and essential rose oil. 

Take advantage of the long weekend by catching up on some much-needed beauty zzz’s. But before you tuck in, spritz Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender & Espresso Calming Linen Mist over your sheets for a good night’s rest. An intriguing blend of oils allow for calming properties, including woody lavender and cypress from France, citron from Italy, patchouli from Indonesia, sandalwood from Australia, and a dash of espresso.


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