When you travel, there are plenty of landmines your skin has to navigate: jet-lag, sun exposure, drying airplane cabins, booze, salt, unfamiliar water and even strange laundry detergent. It’s fun to go hopping around the world, but you really have to take precautions for your skin not to get reactive. After all, don’t you want to take a bunch of great selfies and look your best when meeting new people? One of the hottest skincare brands ever, Drunk Elephant, has put many of their genius products into super travel sizes, with sturdy packaging, perfect for TSA standards. There’s a little cute pouch that zips shut, but if you’re super-duper pressed for space, just take a few of the Tootsie Roll sized tubes. For instance, I’ve been on helicopter trips, limited European carry-on sized trips, backpack camping, where every ounce counts. These are not products that will spill, leak, etc. That’s good for all climates, all weather conditions.
We recently learned about these products:
Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil comes from the oil of the marula fruit, found in Southern Africa. This oil is noted to be rich in omegas 6 and 9. Touch it on fine lines to soften them. add them to moisturize to give it a nourishing boost. A drop added to foundation on your hand will give it a less cakey glow. It’s appropriate to use on even the most sensitive skin. It is not adulterated in any way.
Another multi award-winning product is Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser. This clear gel cleanser is soothing, gentle, yet effective. It is fragrance free. When you want pure cleanser — no other action going on to conflict with your treatments — this is the product you want. It’s suitable for all ages.
B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum is perfect for this weather, for all skin types. It has the most gentle brightener — pineapple ceremide — plus that well-known skin plumper, Pro-Vitamin B5. It ergonomically pumps up a thin, silky serum that’s instantly absorbed. Have no fear of being able to apply makeup of any consistency on top immediately. Serums go on first in application. Use it on your face, chest, hands or wherever you need hydration!
Protini Polypeptide Cream is a richer cream and more of a heavy lifter. It adds protein to thin skin — so common in winter — that is aged. Amino acids and growth factors help. It also has a touch pop-up applicator. It has a rich, lotion-y consistency. This really helps crepey necks!
Here’s info about some additional products:
C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream has a pearlized, serum-like consistency. It really acts instantly to soothe the dry, crinkly areas around the eye without being drippy, goopy or sweaty feeling. It won’t seep into your eyes and you can apply makeup over it almost instantly. They describe it as “featuring a brightening combination of eight peptides, five forms of vitamin C and cucumber extract for firmer, stronger-looking skin around the eye area”.
Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 is award-winning and it’s easy to see why. It’s formulated without widely irritating silicone and chemical sunscreens. It has a sheer tint that will work for a broad diversity of skin tones. It’s got a thin and liquid consistency, which is much more appealing than many face sunscreens that are extremely gummy. It also helps your complexion! Here’s more of their info about it: “This tinted daily sunscreen is loaded with potent antioxidants like astaxanthin, grape juice and sunflower shoot extracts to minimize the appearance of photoaging for a more youthful-looking complexion. Infused with raspberry seed and marula oils, Umbra Tinte™ delivers essential moisture and helps minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles for skin that appears healthy and preserved.”
You need serums both night and day, but you need different ones for different times. Serums are more concentrated than creams and thinner in consistency. They go on first. C-Firma Day Serum has a thin, clear liquid consistency and can be mixed with other products. It has Vitamin C, Vitamin E, iron and fruit enzymes to dissolve dead skin, fight wrinkles and skin discoloration, fight off the effects of free radicals. It’s created to not wash or rub off for 72 hours — also great for traveling! Vitamin C is best used fresh. T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum is a thin, clear serum for those nights when you aren’t using their TLC Sukari Babyfacial. It’s formulated with an AHA/BHA blend of glycolic, lactic, tartaric, citric and salicylic acids, and blended with raspberry extract to dissolve dead skin cells while you sleep. It also has ingredients to calm irritations and reduce the appearance of capillaries. Pretty neat trick, huh?