Handbag essentials: 4 beauty essentials you need in your bag

Handbag essentials: 4 beauty essentials you need in your bag

What’s in the bag? Your on-the-go skincare essentials Chapped lips, dry skin, a pimple that appeared from nowhere – our handbags are home to all kinds of wonderful on-the-go remedies to tackle any skincare scenario. If you’re short on space though, these are the beauty essentials we don’t leave home without…

Hand sanitiser

The hero product of 2020, no handbag would be complete without hand sanitiser. Our alcohol-based Vichy Purifying Hand Sanitiser Gel contains 65% ethanol to help clean and purify your hands throughout the day. It also hydrates and softens your skin without drying it out – a common side effect of regularly sanitising. Available in two sizes (50ml and 200ml), you can keep one at home and stash one in your bag for on-the-go cleansing.

Hand cream

Hand care can often be overlooked, but you should treat your hands like you would your face or any other area that’s constantly exposed to the elements. Just as your face shows signs of ageing, your hands can develop age spots and wrinkles and the skin can begin to look thinner as collagen production decreases with age. Our hands are also in need of more TLC than ever as we’ve all been washing them and sanitising so often lately.

A good hand cream is packed with hydrating ingredients. Our fast-absorbing Vichy hand cream encourages soft and supple hands. This handy handbag cream also contains SPF 15 to help protect your skin from UV damage.

Expert tip from L’Oréal’s Lisa Pierre: Apply to your hands post-cleansing during the day to top up on moisture and keep them feeling comfortable. Add another layer before bedtime for a nourishing overnight treatment.

Lip balm

Colder temperatures and less moisture in the air can lead to uncomfortable chapped lips. While we can’t guarantee year-round sunshine, you can have soft and hydrated lips throughout the year by always keeping a lip balm handy. Our soft and creamy Vichy Naturalblend Lip Balm is a handbag hero thanks to its nourishing mix of coconut oil and beeswax. In addition to soothing and hydrating your lips, it also provides a pop of colour with its different shades.

Expert tip: Use the non-tinted formula as a lip primer to hydrate your lips and provide an even base for your lipstick. It’s also a nourishing addition to your night-time routine.


We’ve all had those blemishes that pop up during the day, and just won’t stay hidden. The Vichy Dermablend SOS Concealer Stick is the answer to on-the-go touch-ups. Stash this cream concealer in your bag and you’ve got blendable high-coverage that can conceal spots, scars, dark circles and even tattoos. It’s also suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, and offers long-lasting coverage thanks to its water, sweat and transfer-resistant formula.

Expert tip: Warm the product and massage between the fingertips to soften it and then gently press onto the skin. This will allow you to build the coverage.

Find your handbag essentials at vichy.co.uk.

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