The Observer, Sunday 11 August 2013
Good to go: the generous and fragrant Elemis travel set.
There’s always that moment before a two- week holiday, when I look at the size of my wash bag and then notice how little room I have left in my luggage and panic. One can only guess that this is why God created travel kits. The trouble is, the bottles tend to be so small, lasting only a few days. A brilliant kit is one that has smaller versions of your favourite products that are big enough to go the distance: 5ml of body wash will not last a weekend, let alone a fortnight. The Elemis travel kit (£55, harveynichols.com) is generous – a whopping 300ml of sweet-smelling shower cream! – and includes smaller tubes of face peel, hand lotion, moisturiser and body scrub. And Diptyque’s Art of Body Care Travel Collection (£35, diptyqueparis.co.uk) has a chunky tube of shower gel that doubles as a shampoo, plus a face moisturiser and hand cream. Both are pricey, but it’s a small price to pay for feeling lovely.
Molton Brown frequent traveller £40, moltonbrown.co.uk Caudalie Must-Have travel set £20, caudalie.com Bliss holiday kit £10, asos.com