Out of Office: Vacation-Inspired Products to Satisfy Your Wanderlust
Need a vacation? If you’re dreaming of escaping to an exotic locale but aren’t able to get away at the present moment, the next best thing is to use products that will make you feel as if you’re in paradise. Not only will it bring out your inner jet-setter, but it just might inspire you to book that much-needed vacation a whole lot sooner.
From Bora Bora candles and coconut body scrubs to piña colada sunscreen and ocean-scented bath bombs, these are our favorite vacation-inspired products that will instantly transport you to the destination of your dreams:
Aman Purifying Ocean Face Mist ($83.50)
This copper-infused toner supports cellular regeneration and promotes younger-looking skin. A powerful antioxidant, copper has been called the elixir of youth. Supporting cellular regeneration and stimulating the formation of collagen, elastin and water-attracting glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), copper promotes smoother, younger-looking skin. Kalpariane® is an extraordinary marine extract that optimises cellular respiration, protects from UV damage, and contains omega 3 and 6 oils to reinforce the skin’s hydro-lipidic barrier.
Create perfectly tousled, beachy hair while adding lush volume with touchable movement. Awapuhi extract balances moisture for a healthy-looking finish while enhancing and defining curls and waves. The pleasant fragrance features a combination of fresh tropical mango with notes of Italian bergamot, Sicilian lemon, green tea, lily, ginger, jasmine, musk, wood and spice.
This convenient and portable hand sanitizer features the refreshing scent of a vacation-ready blend of white sands, vanilla orchid and warm amber. The skin-softening sanitizer kills 99.9% of most common germs, and the pocket-friendly design makes it easy to keep hands clean and conditioned while on-the-go.
This crisp, aquatic blend washes over you with just one quick breath. Notes of neroli, bergamot, tangerine, and a touch of mahogany bring to life the calm and freshness of a sea breeze. The petite body scrub is made with pure cane sugar and super-fine salt to gently exfoliate, moisturize, and protect skin. It turns into a lotion when you massage onto skin, releasing a rich blend of cocoa, shea, and avocado butters.
Boxfox “Let’s Get Away” Set ($110)
This carefully curated and hand-wrapped box makes the perfect gift, filled with treats designed to inspire adventure. Includes a luggage tag, candle, matches, Sugarfina Maple Bourbon Gummy Bears, and The Bucket List book. Comes in choice of a black or nude keepsake box.
Made with coconut oil and shea butter, this Tahitian vanilla and coconut brown sugar scrub exfoliates dry, rough skin while nourishing and hydrating at the same time. It’s the ultimate treat for skin—a beach in a bottle!
This sheer, water- and sweat-resistant organic formula is packed with antioxidants and skin-nourishing ingredients, and absorbs fast without feeling greasy. Contains antioxidants such as cucumber, algae, strawberry, and red raspberry seed oil for enhanced UV protection, and features the fun scent of Pina Colada.
Transport yourself on an exotic journey with this luxurious body oil that is rapidly absorbed, providing superior moisturizing for dry, parched or mature skin. Skin feels satin-smooth and is infused with the rich aroma of coconut and Frangipani Flower of the Gods.
Epicuren Kukui Coconut After Bath Moisturizer ($14.50-$68.50)
Exotic oils are precisely blended with rich, natural emollients to protect against dry skin. Offering instant quenching for thirsty skin, this is the perfect all-over body moisturizer with an exquisitely light feel that smells like paradise.
This ultra silky, supple cream has an intoxicating blend of white coconut and pineapple notes that transport you to a sunny beach. Organic shea butter and coconut oil contain vitamins A, D and E, helping skin retain moisture, with added help from sweet almond oil that is rich in essential fatty acids.
Frank Body Coconut Coffee Scrub ($18.95)
With a blend of coffee and essential oils, this natural, vegan body scrub tackles stretch marks, scars and dry skin, leaving you with vacation-glowy skin all year round. Contains grapeseed oil, coconut oil, roasted coffee grinds, and jojoba beads.
This rich, moisturizing lip treatment smoothes and comforts on contact while delivering a velvety sheen and addictive flavor inspired by coconut cream. Key ingredients are sugar, vitamin E, and a blend of emollient oils, including apricot kernel, black currant seed, and grapeseed oils.
IGK Beach Club Texture Spray ($14-$29)
For surfer babe hair, this breakthrough aerosol delivers that salty, windswept look in seconds without heaviness, stickiness or drying. Free of salt, this texturizing spray gives you beachy waves and volume, and features lush, vibrant notes of guava, coconut water, pink lotus, midnight violet, and vanilla.
Kevin.Murphy Hair Resort Spray ($29.99)
This super-cool hair spray helps recreate the iconic sexy, beach hair Kevin Murphy is renowned for. Refreshing bursts of citrus oils help you rock the sexy surfer look, and its unisex scent works for both the girls and the guys. Ideal for fine and longer hair lengths, the non-aerosol beach-hair spray deliver soft, natural-looking hold.
This aluminum-free deodorant glides on clear leaves you smelling like fresh coconut milk. Free of parabens, baking soda, silicone, and phthalates, it is 100% plant-based active and contains coconut oil and coconut water. The beach-inspired scent takes your pits to paradise.
LALICIOUS Sugar Coconut Hand Cream & Body Butter ($18-$26.50)
Rejuvenate dry skin and hands with the healing body butter that is formulated with shea butter, safflower oil, aloe vera, and vitamin E, which nourish and protect skin. The hand cream soothes with a fresh blend of mango butter and coconut cream, while milk thistle seals in moisture with a protective barrier. Both feature the delicious scent of whipped coconut cream for super soft skin.
Rich in essential antioxidants, vitamins, fatty acids and minerals, this carefully blended potent mixture of Tahitian Monoi with kukui, macadamia and passionfruit oils lends skin a luminous, year-round shimmer. Intensely nourishing, this botanical blend hydrates, soothes, protects and repairs skin from the drying effects of sun, wind, sand and sea. Skin is left luxuriously supple with a light tropical floral fragrance.
Look chic in and out of the shower with this revolutionary Hair Towel. The luxuriously soft microfiber is gentle on skin and hair. The hair towel accommodates all hair lengths while providing comfort during post-shower routines.
Featuring the refreshing essence of a gentle ocean mist combined with hints of sea salt, white tea and coconut, this elegant reed diffuser is carefully crafted with the highest quality fragrance oils and is designed to continuously fill any space with a lush, memorable fragrance. The alcohol-free formula releases fragrance slowly and evenly into the air for approximately 90 days.
Perfect for travel, this chic gift set comes with five miniature-sized versions of the brand's bestselling products, neatly stored in a sporty belt bag. Wear it on your waist or slung cross-body. Original & Mineral collaborated with Australian activewear brand P.E Nation on a project to align fitness with beauty and hair. Includes Hydrate and Conquer Shampoo and Conditioner, Atonic Thickening Spritz, Seven Day Miracle Moisture Masque, and Knot Knott Detangler.
The much-celebrated signature scent was created by one of the oldest French fragrance houses, providing the perfect foundation for a fine perfume. With its sun-drenched notes of Calabrian bergamot, white butterfly jasmine and sandalwood, Côte d’Azur embodies the glamour and heat of the legendary destination.
Pinch Me Therapy Dough in “Tropics” ($24.99)
Escape to the easy, breezy and exotic tranquility of the Tropics. Paradise does, indeed, have a scent and all of its coconutty goodness has been captured and locked deep within this formula. This pliable putty was expertly developed to be the ideal texture for perfect pinchability. When you feel a hint of stress, pull out your container. Gently knead away nuisances, or use it while you're relaxing to decompress and get back to center. Each container is infused wiith placating, spa-quality oils and soft, subtle hues to act as subliminary calming agents.
This luxurious bath soak captures the ocean’s most beneficial elements and delivers them straight to your bathtub. Features a combination of precious salts, seaweeds and clays relax sore muscles and provide the skin + body with vital minerals, while organic essential oils of eucalyptus, peppermint and spearmint relax the body and mind.
Designed for heat-styled, colored and chemically-processed locks, this is the ultimate treatment mask. A restorative cocktail of butters, oils and extracts that deeply conditions and strengthens for a well-rested look with tons of shine, it softens hair and infuses it with a bright, earthy composition of Sicilian lemon, tangerine, eucalyptus, green tea, tree moss, and crisp amber.
Function meets design with the Rebel Rose geometric pineapple shaped lip balm. The highest quality coconut and sweet almond oils moisten, nourish and protect while vitamin E provides essential antioxidants. Each one’s flavor is called “Exotic Fruit,” which tastes like a symphony of mango and strawberry. Comes in three fun colors.
Replica Beach Walk ($126)
Beach Walk is a modern floral fragrance that evokes the memory of a stroll along the ocean, capturing the sunny scents of a summer day with radiant notes of lemon, coconut milk, and cedarwood. It is a distinctive warm floral fragrance that evokes the impression of sun and carefree bliss. The silhouette of each REPLICA bottle is inspired by classic apothecary jars, allowing the collection to be instantly identifiable.
Rikoko KokoBalm ($56)
Featuring solid matured coconut oil infused with strengthening lemongrass, this hair balm adds weightless shine, detangles unruly hair, protects from heat and UV, seals split ends, calms frizz, restores nutrients, and reduces breakage. Comes in a gorgeous black and gold container.
Perfect for after a shower or a bath, this luxe body creme, enriched with organic jojoba, rosehip and coconut oil, softens and smooths skin, giving it a much-needed boost with vitamin E and antioxidants. Features the intoxicating scent of neroli and mandarin.
Made with premium nano-tech fabric to repel water on a molecular level, this stylish shower cap isn’t just waterproof, it’s also hydrophobic. Water repels on contact and when the fabric does get wet, it dries immediately. Features include special antibacterial properties to prevent mold, mildew, and other build-up, and the proprietary fabric is breathable so that moisture can escape without causing frizz.
In Brazil, one of the essential beauty secrets is to be cheirosa (sheh-rō-zah), which means to smell incredibly delicious from sunrise to sundown. This body mist takes deliciousness to new heights with this head-to-toe, Cheirosa ’39 fragrance and notes of toasted coconut, buttery praline and vanilla latte. Coco-luscious and deeply complex to tempt and tantalize, this is the ultimate fragrance treat.
Give your skin a dose of sun-kissed, golden-shimmer with this hydrating and illuminating bronzing oil. Made with community trade honey from Ethiopia, the non-greasy formula delivers a warm hint of shimmering color that makes you look like you’ve just returned from vacation.
Tocca Bora Bora Candela ($42)
Conjure memories of the sun setting on white sand beaches and swaying palms, with the sweet, velvety scent of vanilla and jasmine. The perfect accessory for your home and can be used as a jewelry holder or for decoration after the candle is done. Featuring 60 hours of burn time, this candle emanates the intoxicating scent of vanilla and jasmine.
Inspired by three popular wine destinations: Napa, Sonoma, and Santa Barbara, these body scrubs are made from two types of sugar, grape skins and seeds, and a combination of naturally hydrating ingredients such as shea butter, avocado oil, and local beeswax, to nourish and protect skin. Each destination-inspired scrub contains its own essential oil blend that is a unique combination of aromas in that specific region, taking you on the ultimate weekend wine getaway.
Made from French Polynesia’s most precious natural ingredients, which include authentic Tahitian black pearls, Tahitian volcanic black sand, Tahitian Monoi, an antioxidant-rich blend of young Tiare Tahiti flowers, and pure coconut oil, this exfoliating face masque brightens your complexion for a radiant, youthful glow.
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Kamala Kirk is a University of Southern California graduate and has been an editor/writer for more than a decade. She has written for E! Online, Total Beauty, TravelAge West, Malibu Times Magazine, and many more. She resides in Los Angeles and is a proud pug mom. Follow her on Instagram: @kamalakirk