It’s time to put on your best swimsuit and pack your beach bag to the brim with all you’ll need to sport the perfect holiday look. These beach bag essentials are compact, effortless and scream “vacay all day”.

Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt, 30ml, R875

Always pack your favourite holiday fragrance to freshen up your scent after a day at the beach.  This one from Jo Malone with notes of sea weed, sea salt and sage makes for an unforgettable beach bag companion.

Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt
Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt
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Lancome Matte Shaker in Orange, R315

Though makeup isn’t a main concern at the beach – especially since it will all disappear after a dip in the water – pack some sort of a colour tint for the lips, whether it’s a balm or sheer lipstick to add a punch of colour to the face after.

Lancome Matte Shaker in Orange
Lancome Matte Shaker in Orange
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COLAB Paradise Dry Shampoo, 200ml R80

Freshen up hair after a beach day just in time for sundowners by packing a dry shampoo to lightly blast tresses and absorb any sweat or grease.  The texturizing salt from the sea water left behind once your hair dries with will do the rest.

COLAB Paradise Dry Shampoo
COLAB Paradise Dry Shampoo
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MAC Snowball Face Powder in Pale Gold, R490

At the beach, it is all about the glow- you can never have enough.  So layer up your skin with an iridescent powder dusted over the cheekbones and décolletage for the most eye-catching shimmer on skin.

MAC Snowball Face Powder in Pale Gold
MAC Snowball Face Powder in Pale Gold
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Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or Multi-purpose Shimmering Dry Oil, 50ml, R350

Take your glow to the next level and use a shimmering body oil to accentuate your tan or give darker skin tones a lacquer-like glow on the skin.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or Multi-purpose Shimmering Dry Oil
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or Multi-purpose Shimmering Dry Oil
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Vita Liberata Neroli and Argan Milk SPF 50, 100ml R895

Your beach bag is never complete without packing a high protection sunscreen.  Go for a sunscreen with an SPF50 that also absorbs seamlessly into the skin – opt for a spray application bottle or a sunscreen with a milky formula that glides onto skin and seeps in.

Vita Liberata Neroli and Argan Milk SPF 50
Vita Liberata Neroli and Argan Milk SPF 50
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Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist, R350

Ensure that your skin is always happy no matter how sweltering the temperatures get by adding a facial mist to your bag to cool down the face and pump it with hydrating ingredients all day.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist
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The best of: Carry-on essentials:

Hop off the plane and straight into your vacation destination without breaking a sweat with these travel friendly skincare musts:

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant (R285): A multi-purpose travel companion, apply on lips and on the eye area to add instant hydration to delicate areas.

Smashbox LA Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Colour in Beverly Hills (R390): Create the illusion of a fresh-faced complexion with a flush of colour over eyelids, lips and cheeks.

Bobbi Brown Face Mist (R385) OR Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist (R350): Blast your skin with hydration and soothing ingredients after a long flight with a face mist.

Optiphi Hydra Derm HA Masque (R652): Apply a hydrating leave-on mask just before take off to prevent skin drying out.

Miniso Intensive Skin Care Masks: Sheet masks are ideal for intense skin nourishment, apply before a nap to wake up with rejuvenated skin.

RVB SKINLAB Diego Dalla Palma Beauty on The Go Perfection Kit (R875): includes 24HR Perfection Cream, Micellar Cleansing Milk, Revitalizing Tonic – cleanse, tone and moisturise; keep your routine easy and skin happy with curated cleansing kits.

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