6 Beauty Essentials to Pack for a Last-Minute Getaway

Written by: Megan O’Neill


Published on: August 4, 2022


Photo Courtesy of James Branaman/Christy Dawn

Being gloriously off the grid for a few days means a more laid-back routine, but we still enjoy looking (breezily) put-together. From a sleep milk serum that works skin magic overnight and a gleamy lavender-and-rose-spiked body oil to an incredibly restorative hair mask and the lip and cheek stain that’s as effortless as it is sexy, these luxurious essentials make just about every weekend feel more summery. No matter where you’re going (truly, your back porch is a legitimate destination), pack these to feel and look especially fantastic.


Exfoliating Night Serum

goop Beauty GOOPGLOW Dark Spot Exfoliating Sleep Milk, goop, $98/$89 with subscription

Smooth this powerful, multi-acid treatment on every night before bed—the acids are time-released and tempered with moisturizing botanicals so the serum is silky and not irritating—and wake up to fresh, smoother, glowier skin.


Body Oil

Sangre de Fruta Mille Fleurs Body Serum, goop, $118

This luxurious rose-and-lavender-scented oil sinks right in, leaving your skin plumped and refreshed. Evening primrose deeply moisturizes while aloe vera soothes. Smooth over legs, shoulders—anywhere you want a little luminosity.



Unsun Hydrating Full Coverage Body Lotion SPF 30, goop, $32

This melting cream is as incredible for a trip to the farmers’ market as it is for a day at the beach. It has zinc oxide and titanium dioxide for broad-spectrum protection, and it hydrates with a beautifully nourishing blend of aloe and botanical oils.


Hair Mask

Crown Affair The Renewal Mask, goop, $58

You want a deeply conditioning treatment with you on weekends away, especially if you’re going to be swimming. Nourishing and restorative, this blend of hydrating tsubaki-seed oil and cuticle-smoothing yuzu fruit strengthens and protects, leaving hair of any texture shiny and gorgeous.


Easiest Self-Tanner

Saltyface Tanning Water, goop, $44

The color is perfect; the scentless, nontransfer foam blends like a dream and never stains a sheet; and the sustainable glass pump is so easy—and chic-looking.


Lip and Cheek Stain

Ere Perez Beetroot Cheek & Lip Tint, goop, $29

Smoothed onto cheeks and lips, this sheer, melting gel adds the prettiest dewy flush that’s simultaneously vacation-low-key and stunning.