Glastonbury, Latitude, Primavera – these names conjure up nothing but thoughts of new bands, aged musicians of old, late nights and drinking cider in a sunny field.
Yes, music festival season is upon us – which means all of the aforementioned, along with some notable changes required to your grooming routine. Gone is the option of a hot shower or bath, a clean sink to rinse your face in – but fear not, for there are some remarkable solutions for grooming in the field.
Wipes: Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes (£5.99 from Niven & Joshua) – made with White Tea, a powerful anti-oxidant, Cucumber Extract and Aloe Leaf Juice, to cleanse and tone skin, remove dirt and oil without irritating skin. Designed for the face but the generously sized 30-pack can be used all over the body too.
Dry Shampoo: Batiste Dry Shampoo Original – Clean & Classic (£3.33 from Boots) – an instant hair refresher designed to banish oil and boost volume with a clean, classic fragrance.
Hair Water: retaW Barney Fragrance Hair Water (£19.00 from Niven & Joshua) – this spray instantly refreshes hair to leave it smelling clean – with fresh aromas of lavender, eucalyptus and bergamot. Designed to neutralise smoke, sweat or food smells and leave hair with a shower-fresh aroma.
SPF Moisturiser: Lab Series Daily Moisture Defence Lotion SPF 15 (£40.00 from Boots) – this provides continuous, all-day moisturising and environmental defence from harmful UVA & UVB rays, smoke and pollution. Apply in the morning for hydration, and in case the sun beats the clouds, and catches you out.
Sunscreen: Riemann P20 Once a Day Sun Protection Spray SPF 30 (£24.99 from Boots) – P20 is great for many reasons; it’s quick drying, has photostable UVA and UVB filters and best of all offers 10 hours sun protection with only one application. Use this instead of an SPF Moisturiser if you plan to spend time in direct sunlight.
Deodorant: eShave Verbena Lime Deodorant (£18.00) – this alcohol and aluminium free deodorant stick is made with a natural deodorising enzyme that neutralises bacteria causing odour, offers long lasting all-day protection and smells superbly fresh – perfect for the warmer summer months.
Oral Care: You may not have access to a sink and running water, but a toothbrush and a bottle of water you will. Combine with a delicious, travel-sized toothpaste from Marvis (£2.75) and small bottle of Listerine Mouthwash (£1.35 from Boots).
Eye Roll-on: Polaar Icy Magic (£19.00) – this is an unbelievable product, and essential for awakening tired eyes after a late night of partying, music and alcohol consumption. Guaranteed to make you look human again. This massaging eye roll-on immediately decongests (drains) the eye contour, ridding it of puffiness, dark circles and signs of fatigue.
Facial: Mazorin Pre-Meeting Face Revamp (£14.00 from Mazorin) – a double espresso like tonic gel that instantly awakens a dull and fatigued complexion. Refreshing and invigoration, and available in exceptionally travel-friendly sized single-dose stick pack (24 x 2 ML ).
Wash Bag: Otis Batterbee Prince Of Wales Envelope Wash Bag, Medium (£58.oo from Otis Batterbee) – handmade in England, this simple and stylish wash bag will keep your toiletries together. The slim style means it will take up little space in your precious luggage.