I love travel kits and travel-sized cosmetics and skincare in general. They’re fun and cute and so handy! Knowing which of the many travel-ready products on the market are for you can be tricky! So let me take a little of the guess work out of it for you with a review of the Bare Essentials Travel Kit by Biology Skincare.
Biology is an Australian body and hair care brand that specialises in “naked formulas” free from harmful chemicals and fillers; “it’s not just about what we put in, it’s about what we leave out”. I am always keen to try out natural products! If I can overhaul my beauty routine completely and go au natural that would be fantastic! So let’s see how these stood up to the task…
First of all, the packaging is just so damn cute. I love it. It’s got a olde timey alchemist vibe about it whilst also being fresh and modern. How a product is going to look sitting in my bathroom is something I look for! Whether that is vain and pathetic or not.
The travel kit comes with 5 different products, for hair and body, and will set you back AU$50.
No. 301 Pure Hydration Shampoo & No. 302 Pure Hydration Conditioner
These were, I’ll admit, better than I thought they were going to be! My experience with natural shampoo and conditioners hasn’t been great; I’m usually left with dry and limp hair that tangles easily. These were a pleasant surprise! Were they the best products I’ve ever used on my hair? No. But they did the job! My Hair was left clean, somewhat hydrated and tangle free. As an added bonus they smelled amazing!
Repurchase? For travel, sure! You can get the kit on its own for AU$24 here.
No. 303 Moisture Therapy Body Wash
This was kind of a miss for me. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that it did anything bad, it just didn’t do anything right either. My skin was clean, which I definitely want from a body wash, but it also felt dry and tight which is never a nice feeling.
Repurchase? I don’t think so. However, if you would like to try it out you can purchase it on its own in a larger form for $27 here.
No. 304 Moisture Therapy Body Lotion
I wasn’t expecting to like this after my experience with the body wash, but this lotion was lovely! It smelled like lemongrass and was so hydrating and soothing. I ended up keeping it next to my bed to lather myself up of a nighttime, the scent was so calming and it left my skin feeling soft and supple without feeling sticky. I actually miss it now that it’s gone!
Repurchase? Definitely! I am keen to try more of the lotions and creams from Biology after loving this so much. You can purchase the body lotion is a larger size on its own for AU$29 here.
No. 305 Moisture Therapy Body Bar
This really surprised me with how well it performed! My armpits in particular loved it; gentle exfoliation whilst maintaining moisture levels had my armpits looking straight out of a deoderant ad! I also randomly used it to clean my makeup brushes when i was in a pinch and boy howdy, it cleaned them AMAZINGLY! So quick and kept them soft, move of sold beauty blender cleanser, there’s a new sheriff in town.
Repurchase? Sure! You can purchase it on its own for AU$12 here.
Is this something I would consider investing in for travel? Yes! It’s lightweight, the products (for the most part) perform really well, and it looks cute af so that’s always a bonus. I definitely recommend this kit, especially if you’re trying to keep your skincare and beauty routine natural.
You can purchase the travel kit here.
Have you tried any of the Biology Skincare products? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Stay beautiful, N x