Toiletries - we all need them. Whether you’re shopping for a selection of travel-sized products for an upcoming holiday, for the arrival of a new baby, or just stocking up on some essentials - you’re in the right place.
We’ve even got a range of over-the-counter and prescription treatments if you’re suffering from any dry scalp concerns.
From shampoos and moisturisers to mouthwash and sanitary products, we’ve got them in the brands you know and love.
How to know if your toiletries are suitable for sensitive skin
If you have sensitive skin, it can be nerve-wracking trying a new product as it could result in a flare-up.
There are some main things to look out for and avoid, including fragrance, preservatives and sulfates as they are more likely to irritate your skin.
Usually, products tailored for sensitive skin will be advertised as ‘fragrance-free’ or ‘suitable for sensitive skin’, but it’s important to always check the ingredients.
Frequently Asked Questions
What liquids can you take in hand luggage?
You can take most types of liquids in your hand luggage - but it’s the size of the product some airports may have a problem with.
Your container must hold no more than 100ml (3.4 ounces) and can include: all drinks, semi-liquid food such as soup; creams, oils, mascara or lipgloss; sprays, pastes, gels, or other things with a similar consistency.
The only time you may go over the 100ml measurement is if you need it for a medical or dietary reason, or if it contains baby food or baby milk.
What toiletries do I need for a newborn?
Preparing for the arrival of your baby can be an exciting yet stressful time - but it’s possible to make life easier with a little preparation.
You’ve probably got all of the big, expensive purchases by now - a cot, a car seat, a pram - and now it’s time to start thinking about what toiletries your baby will need once they arrive.
For the first few weeks, you will usually only need water, cotton wool, nappies and baby oil due to the sensitivity of your baby’s skin.
As they get older, you could introduce baby shampoo, bubble bath, baby powder, baby wipes, baby cream and cotton buds.
What toiletries should I put in my hospital bag?
It’s important to bear in mind why you’re going into hospital and what condition you’ll be in afterwards - for example, do you think you’d be able to shower?
If this is the case, bring things that you can use to freshen up easily, such as wet wipes, dry shampoo, deodorant, perfume, aftershave or scented body spray.
If you can shower, consider bringing your shampoo, conditioner (grab a combined one to save space), face and body wash, and toothpaste.
Your skin and lips may become drier than usual, so be sure to bring moisturisers and lip balm.
If you’re in hospital, odds are you probably won’t be feeling yourself - but if bringing your hair styling products or makeup along will help you feel back to normal, go for it!
Does anti-dandruff shampoo work?
There are lots of anti-dandruff shampoos to choose from, and you may find one will work better than the other.
This is because they contain different ingredients, so it’s important to find the one right for you.
Some of the key ingredients in anti-dandruff shampoo include pyrithione zinc, coal tar, salicylic acid and ketoconazole.
When you’re next shopping for anti-dandruff shampoo, bear these ingredients in mind - but if you’re still unsure, speak to a doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Which factor of sunscreen should I use?
The NHS recommends using a sunscreen that has at least an SPF of 30 to protect your skin against UVB rays.
Also, make sure your sunscreen or daytime moisturiser has at least a 4-star UVA protection rating.
This applies whether you have a darker skin tone or skin that tans easily - you can still get skin damage if you don’t apply sunscreen.
How do I know if toiletries are travel size?
Toiletries will be travel size if they are in a container holding 100ml (3.4 ounces) or less.
You can buy ready-made travel-sized toiletries for most brands, so you don’t need to worry about them being rejected at the airport.
Or, you can buy empty travel-sized containers and fill them with your favourite products.
How does dry shampoo work?
Dry shampoo contains alcohol and starch-based ingredients to soak up the oils collecting in your hair.
By removing these oils and adding fragrance, your hair will feel much cleaner and fresher.
Technically, though, it doesn’t wash or clean your hair and shouldn’t be used as a complete replacement for your regular shampoo.
It simply disguises any dirt or grease on your scalp so you can go longer between washes.