How to Pack a Summer Holiday Wash bag

Packing your holiday wash bag is a task that should be approached with consideration. The products on your side of the shelf should include not only grooming essentials but products to keep you looking as good as you feel on your holiday.

Wash bag
Simple and spacious. This soft leather wash bag from Polo Ralph Lauren is adaptable, with expanding sides, making it a reliable home for all your grooming gear. £110 (

Hair & body wash 
Space in your wash bag can be limited. So, ideally you want a 2-in-1 shampoo and body combo. Step forward Blind Barber’s Lemongrass Tea shampoo + body wash. This invigorating and effective formula creates a rich lather, cleanses the skin and thanks to its clever ingredients, also boosts the health of your barnet. £15 for 250ml (

Face cleanser
During your holiday, your face deals with everything from sand, chlorine to mouth missed tequilas, so after such activities it’s important for it to endure a thorough clean. Grapefruit face cleanser from MALIN + GOETZ is the winning formula for such a task, cleansing, purifying and leaving the skin perfectly balanced, and hydrated. £27 for 236ml (

The complete Lab Series range is worth packing, but let’s be honest, that isn’t going to be possible. So when it comes to your capsule wash bag product, this Daily Moisture Defense Lotion with SPF 15 gets the nod. The lightweight formula is infused with antioxidants, hydrates and helps protect skin from UV rays. Minimises signs of ageing, smoothes fine lines and improves overall skin texture. Your face will be thankful that you packed it! £29.50 for 50ml (

SK-II Men’s facial treatment is something of a miracle product for men. Containing over 90% Pitera™, the active ingredient at the core of every SK-II product. In just 14 days, skin becomes smoother, firmer, less oily and vibrantly clear. There’s no better time to start looking after your skin than on holiday. £130 for 215ml (

Eye cream
The skin around your eye is four times thinner than anywhere else on your body, so it’s imperative to look after it. The Gentleman Floris Eye Cream is an unscented cream focused on nourishing and moisturising this area specifically, because bags never look good, especially on holiday! Available June 2015. £30 for 15ml (

Deodorant should always be low-key, but effective. Look no further than Aesop’s aluminum-free deodorant spray formulated with Zinc and essential oils including Vetiver Root and Patchouli. A product that’s perfect for neutralising odours, preventing irritation and a protection you can rely trust. £23 for 50ml (

Hair product
Whether it’s a centre parting, quiff or messy look you seek, this Moulding Cream from Pankhurst London will get the job done. No grease or stiffness, this wash bag staple will provide you with pliable hold and just the finish you’re after. £18 (