If you’re anything like us, your daily handbag probably looks like more like full-on hand luggage on a day-to-day basis. It may be Birkin on the outside but it’s likely to be more bric-a-brac on the inside, with all of the things you think you need to get you through a day of work or play.
We’ve got some suggestions of multi-purpose products which will save you space without sacrificing potency, and will make your daily load a little lighter.
BB creams are hugely popular at the moment and we can see why. Decleor’s BB cream acts as a moisturiser, foundation, skin brightener and offers SPF15 protection for your face. It also protects the skin against urban pollution and fights blemishes, making this beauty’s equivalent of the Swiss Army Knife.
Lipbalm is a must-have in most handbags, and this one offers so much more than the average product. As well as moiturising and smoothing lips, Decleor’s Nutri-Smoothing Lipstick also gently exfoliates, which improves the overall appearance of the lips. It can be used on its own or under lipstick.
If you require higher protection but light-as-a-feather coverage, then a Demalogica Sheer Tint may suit you better than a BB cream, as it provides an almost make-up free look with a sheer wash of colour, but also gives SPF20 protection from the sun’s harmful rays, helping to prevent the signs of ageing.
If you have skin which is prone to breakouts of spots, then keeping something like Dermalogica’s Breakout Control in your handbag is a must. This invisible cream helps to soothe acneic skin, prevent breakouts and eliminate the bacteria associated with spots. Getting Breakout Control onto your skin as soon as you feel a spot starting to form could really help you to maintain control over the appearance of your skin and regular use will regulate sebum production without leaving skin feeling parched and dry.
If you’re planning a day in the sun (or even if the Great British weather surprises you in the best way possible) then keeping a soothing after-sun product in your bag is a really good idea. Replenishing the skin’s hydration levels is the key to preserving youthfulness and will enable you to soothe sun-baked skin as soon as possible.
Do you have any Decleor or Dermalogica products in your bag at all times? We’d love to know which ones, so please leave us a comment below.