Max value reached

Adding this item would put you over your total vault limit of $250. please review your cart to stay under the limit.

The BEST Beach Bag Must Haves According To YOU!

30 December, 2022 - 01:46pm by - Head Pixie | 8 Comments

by BR Tabatha

I'll never understand the articles that say 'beach bag beauty must-haves' and then go on to list a bunch of cosmetics like eye brow gel, lip tints and mascara. Not because we shouldn't wear makeup to the beach, but because most likely that's the stuff you'll be popping on before you hit the sandy shores rather than while you're at them. My beauty beach bag must-haves tend to be way more basic, but that doesn't mean they're not great. From sunscreen to deodorant, here's what you really need and why... oh, and they're all Top Rated products as rated and reviewed by our beautiful Beauty Review community!

Sunscreen - face

La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF50+ - rated 4.6/5

It has to be said: before you hit the beach or pool you need to have sunscreened up to twenty minutes beforehand. That being said, reapplication is important (you can read BR Natalie's all-about-sunscreen article here for more info) which is why a good facial suncreen is a must on a beach day. 

Sunscreen - body

Cancer Society Everyday SPF 30+ - rated 4.3/5

If you're one of those people who can get away with putting a sunscreen on your face and body, then you've got one less product to haul around in your day bag, and the Cancer Society sunscreen gets the Beauty Review community's tick of approval with members appreciating its affordability, the ease of application via pump bottle and, most importantly, that it works.

Lip Balm

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick SPF 15 - rated 4.5/5

I don't know about you but the idea of applying sunscreen on my lips gives me a case of the shudders. The taste, the texture - it's a no from me. That being said, your lips will also need some tender loving care throughout your day by or in the water, especially if there's a breeze about, which makes a lip balm featuring an SPF a must! The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream covers both the moisturising and lip-protective wants and needs, and is a little luxe too, which we bougie beach babes are here for!

Face Mist

Mario Badescu Facial Spray - rated 4.5/5

It feels a little extra to be putting a face spray in a beach bag. Technically you could get away with not putting it in, but there's something to be said for spritzing yourself with a product that's designed to soothe and hydrate after a day spent out in the elements. A hit of bliss on a hot day!


Rexona Clinical Protection - rated 4.5/5

As much as I like to imagine that I'm a delicate flower with a sweet scent to boot, the truth is after an hour or so in the sun I'm a sweaty Betty. A stinky one too, making a good anti-perspirant - like Rexona's Clinical Protection - a must. Swipe it before heading out, then keep it in your bag just in case you really give it a run for its money. That way if you stop for an ice cream or something stronger on your way home you can be confident any looks you're getting are because you're glowing with good health rather than due to a stenchy self.

So, do tell... Did your favourite beach bag must-have make the list? Is there another we need to know about? Sharing is caring so get chatting below!



Please sign in or register to add a comment.

9th June, 2023

Ha Ha -I was expecting a lot of beach bags to view.Good Sunscreen 50 SPF is essentiall even if you take nothing else.

18th January, 2023

We take sunscreen, lip balm, plenty of water, some fruit and something for shade.

11th January, 2023

Slip slop slap and wrap! Love the La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL sunscreen for face, lip balm with spf, any body sunscreen for neck downwards is fine. I use to like getting a “natural” tan “in moderation” on my body but it was horrid for the skin and cancer isn’t cool, so I’m all about gradual tan moisturiser and sunscreen nowadays.

10th January, 2023

Sunscreen, ideally a nicer one for the face!

7th January, 2023

The la roche posey sunscreen is definitely a must have in my beach bag! I use it as a face sunscreen too since its quite expensive.

4th January, 2023

This list looks pretty good. I would add some coconut oil for my hair and scalp before hitting the surf, a decent hat, sunnies and a bottle of water to it.

1st January, 2023

Sunscreen, lip balm, water, deodorant and a face mist

1st January, 2023

I don't have any of those. I like to have a lip balm and occasionally sun screen.



Sign up to receive our newsletter and stay up to date with all of the latest happenings here at Beauty Review!

You'll be the first to know about Trial Teams, Vault restocks and Giveaways.

We promise never to spam you - only to share the best in NZ beauty!