Surf or Snow? Our Favorite Couples’ Retreats

Whether you and your partner prefer to hit the surf or the snow together, there’s a skincare routine that’s ideal for your destination and regimen.



The Sun Prince

He never misses a chance to play, whether the game is beach volleyball or surfboarding.

Sun Block

Shiseido Ultra Sun Protection Lotion SPF 50+ 100ml, $49
This broad spectrum UV lotion is actually more effective when exposed to water — and sweat.

Molton Brown Sport Anti-Perspirant Sport Stick 75g, $28
A skin-loving moisturizer formula that’s alcohol-free keeps sweat stains at bay.

Scents of Adventure

Blue Home and Travel Fragrance Collection, $195
Kits that come with a funnel make it easy to decant into a small travel size.
At Hudson’s Bay, (604) 681-6211

Molton Brown Sport 4-in-1 Sport Wash 200ml, $29
A cleansing powerhouse that works for his face, body, hair, a close shave, and also deodorizes.


Jack Black PureScience Jet Set Traveler Gift Set, $25  
A facial cleanser that’s also a toner, and a moisturizer with built-in SPF protection.

Kiehl’s Body Fuel All-in-One Energizing Wash for Hair & Body 250ml, $23
Energizing ingredients leave skin and scalp smooth, energized, and cooled; gentle cleanser that also enhances the manageability of hair.


Bathing Beauty

A globetrotting gal never needs to sacrifice a pampering routine while away from home.

Sun Spray

SPF 30 Makeup Setting Spray 50ml, US$36
When it comes to applying sunscreen over makeup, you need a misting lotion that sets, not melts, makeup.

May Lindstrom The Clean Dirt 200ml, $74
A spa ritual in your own hands: a mask concocted from cleansing clays, healing salts, vitamins and warming spices.
At Green and Pure Boutique, (604) 273-8988


The Gold Standard

Clarins Radiance Plus Body Golden Glow Booster 30 ml, $45

HydraQuench Cream SPF 15 Normal-to-Dry Skin 50ml, $50
Custom blend your self-tanner with an SPF moisturizer for the perfect radiant glow — and protection.

Book some R&R

Pura Botanica Botanical Bath Salts Box Set (3 bags), US$25
Soak in restorative mineral sea salts, fragrant essential oils, and curative herbs and flowers.

Rebalancing Elixirs

Laurel Whole Plant Organics Facial Elixir 100ml, $57
Spritz on a botanical facial elixir to stimulate circulation, hydrate, nourish, and refresh.

La Bella Figura Elysian Fields Hair and Body Hydro-essence 60ml, $85
A light hair-and-body botanical mist with fortifying minerals and antioxidants to refresh locks and soothe skin.


A Winter Tale – The Eco Chick

Natural beauties keep their look on point, even when they are on the fly.



Sun Care

Coola Face SPF 30 Cucumber Matte Finish 50ml, $42
A broad-spectrum nutrient-infused sunscreen to shield your skin while rejuvenating and soothing. 
At Green and Pure Boutique, (604) 273-8988



Clean Sweep

Laurel Whole Plant Organics Facial Cleanser 100ml, $62
A creamy cleanser with plant blends that can nourish skin, encourage cellular turnover, and detox pores.

Beauty Sleep

Ren Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial 40ml, $74
Smoothing on a night cream before bed with botanical and fruit extracts plumps, brightens and refines skin.
At Sephora, (604) 681-9704

Flori Vera Firming Face Oil 50ml, $72
A fast-absorbing natural dry oil that can protect skin from biting winds and dry air.



Hydrate and Banish Winter Wrinkles

La Vigne Intensive Eye Creme 30ml, $55
A powerful blend of natural extracts and emollients with rejuvenating ingredients that nourish, heal and stimulate circulation.

Suki Hydrating Body Oil 120ml, US$28
A multi-faceted oil, used for bath, moisturizer or massage oil. Lipids soothe the skin and provide major hydration without slickness.


Cold Comfort – The Adventurous Type

Whether schussing in the Alps or boarding through a half pipe, this guy is well prepared for any situation.




Dior Sauvage Eau De Toilette 50ml, $82
Reconnect with his personality and style with an adventurous, elegant fragrance. 
At Hudson’s Bay, (604) 681-6211

For that winning face

Shiseido Men Deep Cleansing Scrub 130ml, $30
A gentle face scrub that cleanses and leaves a refreshing cool scent.
Sephora, (604) 681-9704

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Toner 75ml, $13
Refines skin’s texture and reduces pore size while hydrating skin at the same time.

Sunscreen Layer

Anthony Oil Free Facial Lotion SPF 30 90ml, $33
Higher altitude and UV rays reflected by the snow put you at increased risk of sun damage, so protect with a broad spectrum SPF.

Cut to the Chase

Anthony The Essential Traveler, Kit $58
Shaving ritaul becomes even more luxe with a full spectrum of products to ease grooming.
Sephora, (604) 681-9704

Acqua di Parma ‘Collezione Barbiere’ Shaving Gel 150ml, $45
An emollient gel with classic scent notes that cushions skin for a better glide.