The Ultimate UK Staycation Skincare Packlist

We’ve teamed up with Kiehl’s since 1851 to pick seven autumn-friendly skincare products that will see you through staycation season, whether you’re hunkering down in a bubble dome for two or kicking up leaves on a coast-to-coast cycling adventure.

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Whether you're heading for a cushy cabin in the Outer Hebrides or a design-led hotel in the comparatively balmy South West England, an autumn staycation is as good a reason as any to level-up your skincare routine and introduce some new hero products into the fold. We're calling upon Kiehl's since 1851 to help us pack our staycation washbag.

To make things simple, we've picked seven staycation-ready Kiehl's products that will keep your skin from becoming dry and flaky (and that will save those sanitiser-zapped hands), while also freeing up some luggage space. Oh, and just to mention, most of these products below cost no more than £15 and they all come in at under 100ml, too. You're welcome.

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Rare Earth Clay Cleanser

Whether you're clambering up Snowdonia or pootling around the Cotswolds, this pocket rocket will quell any mask-made blemishes, keep your skin in check and can be slathered on morning and evening, day in, day out.

Buy now at £12.00

Amino Acid Conditioner

This bottle of luscious hair therapy is rich with coconut oil, jojoba oil and amino acids, guaranteed to whip your locks into shape, no matter how rebellious they're feeling. What's more, you'll get (virtual) change back from a tenner.

Buy now at £9.50

Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream

Not only does this offer deep hydration that belies its fluffy, meringue-like texture, but it's been specifically formulated with micronised calendula petal fragments to alleviate irritated skin. Diligently mask-clad travellers that we are, this year we've struggled to find a product which moisturises without suffocating our pores. A slick of this stuff does the job.

Buy now at £39.50

Ultra Facial Cream

It's called "Ultra" for a reason. This best-selling moisturiser is like heavenly nectar to wind-chapped cheeks. Made using glacial glycoprotein derived from sea glaciers (scientifically proven to actually enhance skin's natural resilience) and nourishing squalane, this product is truly deserving of a "hero" prefix.

Buy now at £26.00

Instant Renewal Concentrate Mask

This mask, made with cold-pressed Amazonian oils, will leave you with that dewy, post-treatment glow. Unlike most sheet masks which can be awkward to slip on, this one comes in two parts so it fits all face shapes and sizes. Opt for a single mask or a box of four - the perfect number for a long weekend.

Buy now at £9.50

Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA++++

We might not be gallivanting around sun-baked Santorini this autumn, but you don't need us to tell you that British weather is as changeable as the flight corridor list. Rather than overloading our freshly cleansed, toned and moisturised skin with a thick lotion, we're applying this milky formula which has been designed specifically for sensitive skin.

Buy now at £29.00

Richly Hydrating Hand Cream

Incorporate this botanical hand cream into your standard hand-washing routine wherever you are to get those dry and flaky mitts back to levels of pre-pandemic perfection. One sniff of this lotion - which comes in coriander, lavender or grapefruit scents - will send you into a heady reverie.

Buy now at £15.00
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