I've never been a fan of having to sacrifice my beauty routine when carry-on space is tight but I do try to be selective with the skin care products I take otherwise I'd be paying for overweight luggage on the regular. Since travelling can really irritate my skin I tend to focus on quality products that will target my skin in the most beneficial way. So I've narrowed it down to my 5 favourite beauty products that work best for me, so looking fabulous will always be on my itinerary, no matter the destination.
This is one of my absolute favourite cleansing masques as it helps to purify my skin and minimize pores. The white clay formula gently pulls out impurities, dirt and toxins that clog my pores without making my skin feel dried out. The texture is great too, nice and creamy! I love this masque for travelling as it's super lightweight, and it's perfect for those late nights in a robe in your hotel room.
I have been going to OptaDerm for the past few years now and have been so happy with the results. I use their products and skincare line religiously and love the fact that they are all made in Vancouver.
My absolute favourite is their Phenomena Facial Cream, I never leave home without it! It contains a potent blend of rose oils so not only does it smell ah-mazing it's also full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that are known to correct dark spots and hydrate dry skin (a much needed benefit for me when I travel). The formula is ultra-hydrating, pH balanced and packed with plant polypeptides which help stimulate collagen production, all while reducing fine lines and wrinkles. This moisturizer is my saving grace as it instantly plumps my complexion, evens out my skin tone and makes it look like I've just downed three litres of water!
If I'm limited for space in my suitcase sometimes I'll opt to forego a night cream and use this moisturizer in the evening instead. It's the perfect double duty moisturizer!
Long flights can definitely irritate my skin, leaving my face looking swollen and blotchy. I like to use a few drops of this recovery oil right before applying my night cream. It's super soothing and really helps replenish my skin with it's distilled botanicals. It always makes my skin feel super smooth and soft and the results the next morning are superb, my skin is fresher and more glow-y (and it smells great!).
If I'm not pressed for space in my suitcase I'll usually try to pack a night cream. I've really been loving the Night-A-Mins from Origins as of late. It's fortified with tons of vitamins, minerals and moisture rich replenishers which works wonders while I sleep to help revive my dull plane-air-ravaged face. My skin always feels so radiant and refreshed in the morning and the light orange oil scent is DIVINE.
I've always been a little obsessed with eye creams and this one is at the top of my list. This super concentrated eye moisturizer helps reduce puffiness which is always super helpful after a long flight and helps with the appearance of fine lines and dark circles. It's especially good after a night of happy-hour-gone-wrong as the infusion of evening primrose oil has anti-inflammatory properties which will help diminish those unsightly circles in the AM.
What beauty products do you guys like to use when you travel? Let me know in the comment section below!