Six Essential Products for Your Post-Pandemic Travel Plans
After more than a year of doom-scrolling and intense wall-gazing, the scenery is about to get a whole lot more interesting. With life slowly returning to some semblance of normal, you may be planning a getaway.
If it’s been a while since you packed a bag, or you’ve forgotten how dry and tired your skin can get between airplane cabins and jet lag, we’re here to help. From TSA-friendly toners to skin-saving serums and reef-safe SPF, here are your must-packs for a smooth trip and even smoother skin.
The first rule of travel club: don’t forget your cleanser. Long flights, travel delays, running for connections, hours of mask-wearing—the first thing you’re going to want when you arrive at your destination is a shower. If you’ve brought along this ultimate cleansing balm, you’ll not only be able to clear away the grime, makeup, and oil from the day, you’ll be boosting your skin’s ability to cope with the stresses of fatigue and environment. Loaded with cell-nourishing, antioxidant flavonoids and polyphenols, Green Tea Antioxidant Cleanser is the antidote to free radicals, dehydration, and inflammation. Plus, this refreshing, lightly foaming gel formula is multi-purpose, making it the perfect travel companion. Use it for face, body, hair, and as a shaving gel.
Even if you’re trying to travel light, this is no time to leave your toner behind. Airplane cabins are super dehydrating. A hydrating toner can replace moisture and give skin instant pick-me-up while also keeping breakouts away. These all-in-one refining and repairing pads steeped in a glow-boosting blend of acids and niacinamide make it simple to exfoliate, hydrate, and revive. TSA-friendly so you can pop them in your carry-on for an in-flight refresh, then use them all through your trip to keep skin nourished, clear, and glowing.
If you’re a serum lover like we are, it can be tough to pare down for your travel kit. But if you have to pick just one, make it one with vitamins C and E. This antioxidant power couple delivers off-the-charts photoprotection (especially important if you’re heading to sunny climes), collagen boosting, tone brightening, and cellular repair—all things travel-weary skin will thank you for. Take along our Pure C + E serum to alleviate dullness, protect against UV and pollution, boost your glow, and keep skin looking relaxed and fresh till you can get back to your full routine.
Whether you’re taking a red-eye or hitting the highway, travel is tiring, and your eyes are the first place to show it. Cabin pressure can cause puffiness, lack of sleep brings on dark circles. Grab a dab of carry-on-able Wink between the meal service and the movie or anytime you want to revive your eyes. Caffeine brings an immediate tightening effect and shrinks bags. Vitamin A renews and plumps. Peptides lift and quench. Grapeseed oil protects against environmental stressors. The formula is intensely hydrating but lightweight and non-greasy enough to use any time of day or night. Pack your bags.
Aside from dry airplane cabins, once at your destination, there may be sun, saltwater, and chlorine to contend with. Your skin is going to be thirsty. For maximum hydration without greasy residue, Totaloe oil-free gel is your hydrating hero. And like all good travel choices, it’s multi-functional. With cell-nourishing and ceramide boosting ingredients—whole leaf aloe, niacinamide, algae, green tea extract—and a lightly firming effect, Totaloe is a moisturizer that acts like a serum. If you make the mistake of staying a little too long in the sun, this reparative formula will soothe the skin and speed healing.
Whether you’re hiking, biking, sunning, or shopping, SPF is non-negotiable. There are plenty of choices out there, but finding one that will give you solid UV protection without clogging pores or leaving behind the dreaded chalky residue isn’t easy. We’ve got you covered with our broad-spectrum mineral sunscreen. It goes on smooth and absorbs quickly and completely. No greasiness. No ghosting. It’s non-comedogenic, paraben-free, pregnancy-safe, and reef-safe, so you can protect your skin and the environment. And it comes in a travel-friendly 3-ounce size.