The Grown Up Edit is a lifestyle blog run by make-up artist Wendy. She gives honest advice on skincare, beauty, make-up, travel, fashion … the list goes on! Our favourite thing about The Grown Up Edit Instagram feed is the inspiring journal of beautiful images from Wendy’s travels and her skincare and beauty tips.
Read on to find out her must-have travel products and how she shops beauty and skincare sustainably.
What’s one product you couldn’t travel without?
Without a doubt – suncream. I love the Caudalie SPF 30 because it’s light but Caudalie are also very conscious of their impact on the environment, with their sun care formula created with no traces of oxybenzone or octinoxate which helps to protect the marine eco-system and prevents damage to coral reefs.
How do you keep your skin feeling hydrated when flying?
As this will be the first thing that goes on my skin, I use a hydrating oil to give my skin the nutrients it needs and hydrate when I’m on a flight. I love the Trilogy Rosehip Oil as it absorbs instantly and leaves no oil residue.
How do you protect your hair from sun and chlorine when you’re away?
I use Phyto PhytoPlage Protective Sun Veil before I swim and sunbathe, and top it up after a swim – it protects your hair from exposure to the sun, chlorine and salt water, keeping my hair nice and soft.
What’s been your favourite destination you’ve travelled to and what’s next on the list?
I recently ticked off a place on my bucket list – Petra in Jordan, where I went for work on a recent music video shoot. My favourite non-work trip was a road trip through France – we had no accommodation booked before we left, which gave us a real sense of freedom and a break from adulthood! Next on the list is Vietnam.
You’re interested in natural, sustainable and eco conscious brands – how do you choose brands and products so they align with your values?
I believe every little thing you can do to be more environmentally conscious is important. When I look for brands and products, I don’t expect them to be perfect, but if they meet at least a few points on my list then I’m happy. We can’t all be eco warriors, but every little thing we do helps. I always look out for products that are cruelty free, natural, organic and vegan.
Do you recycle your empty make-up and skincare containers? Do you have any advice or tips on recycling beauty containers?
Yes – I recycle my old containers in my recycling at home, and anything that I can upcycle I do. I use old jars and candle vessels for storing things like cotton wool pads.