13 travel essentials | road trip beauty wonders

After sitting in a car for a few hours or spending a day poolside or at the beach, your skin and hair need a moisture hit. To help you pack to look your best, we’ve selected 13 travel essentials that will keep you looking and feeling beautiful on your next road trip.

With summer upon us, it’s time to pack the car and hit the road. A road trip with family or friends, regardless if it’s for a long weekend or a month-long sojourn along the coast, is always a great adventure. But just because your new temporary home consists of four wheels, that doesn’t mean you should abandon your daily beauty routine and wave goodbye to your good looks. We’ve chosen 13 travel essentials to pack in your beauty bag that will see your skin and hair bounce back, even after the most drying and trying of conditions.

Cleanser and toner

Start and finish each day with a clean slate. Cleanse your face of makeup and impurities with a hardworking cleanser. Fountain Cosmetic’s Cleansing Gel contains an uplifting blend of essential citrus oils that leaves your skin feeling clean, fresh and smooth. After cleansing, mist your face with our Hydrating Toner - or in fact any time your skin needs a quick pick-me-up. Both products come in travel-friendly 50mL packs, the perfect size to slip into your beauty bag. Alternatively, our refreshing and gentle, two-in-one cleanser and toner Redefine: 2 Phase Cleanser makes a great travel companion. Apply with a cotton pad and gently wipe to remove makeup and other impurities. No need to rinse!


An everyday essential, daily moisturisers combat dryness, promote skin renewal, and keep your complexion supple, firm, and nourished. We have a range of moisturisers for all skin types that can be used day and night. Formulated with active, natural ingredients, Fountain moisturisers keep skin hydrated and radiant and are essential travel companions.


In summer, you wouldn’t leave the house without applying sunscreen. So it goes without saying, you'd pack a sunblock on a road trip - the ultimate travel essential! Being sun smart is a simple and effective way of reducing the risk of developing skin cancer, as well as unattractive photoageing, such as pigmentation, rough skin and wrinkles. Our Super Moisture SPF50+ is the ultimate in sun smarts for your face. It is incredibly light and hydrating, yet has the highest possible SPF rating.

BB cream

Our all-in-one moisturiser, makeup primer and beauty balm is an essential item for any beauty bag, not just while travelling! Apply Fountain Know BB when you need a light, even covering of color. Containing SPF 15, it is also rich in purple ginseng and Advanced Moisturising Complex to condition and protect your skin.

Lip balm

Lip balms come in a variety of scents, tints and SPF levels. They protect your lips from drying conditions, as well as adding a touch of color to accentuate your most kissable asset.


Most women won’t leave the house without a swipe of mascara on their lashes. So you probably wouldn’t want to go on an road trip without a little tube of the stuff in your beauty bag. You never know when you may need to impress! Tip: if you are going to use mascara during the day, splash out and buy a waterproof one.

Manicure set

You don’t have to be on the road for very long before your nails start to split and crack. A good way to maintain your nails is by manicuring them regularly. And if you’re not driving, you have the perfect opportunity! Pack a small manicure set, or if space is tight, an Emory board.

Hand cream

A road trip can be very drying on your hands, and they may be doing all sorts of manual labour that they are not used to. Keep hands and nails soft and moisturised with our Hand and Nail Cream. Formulated to repair dry, irritated and chapped hands, it also strengthens your nails and softens cuticles.

Body lotion

After a day on the road or in the sun, your body is in need of a hydration hit. Rich in antioxidants, Fountain Body Moist increases elasticity while nourishing and moisturising your skin.

Shampoo & Conditioner

Summer road trips generally entail lots of swimming. Regardless whether you’re body surfing in the ocean or splashing in the pool, salt and chlorine water can take their toll on your locks. So make sure you pack a hydrating hair duo. Fountain Moisture Shampoo nourishes, repairs and restores damaged hair while gently cleaning, leaving your hair light and manageable. While our restorative Moisture Conditioner contains a blend of argan, grapeseed and rosehip oils to boost moisture, detangle, and replenish hair. And both come in handy, travel-friendly, 50mL packs!


You may have been on the road for a few weeks, but you don’t want others to detect it from your body odour! So, last, but not least in your travel essentials, is deodorant. Fountain Deodorant is made from natural ingredients, is FREE of aluminium and alcohol, and delivers effective and lasting results. Happy and safe travelling!