Oh the joys of travel! I’ll tell you the one thing that has been a challenge to conquer when I travel is how to fit all those wonderful beauty and skincare products into a tiny little cosmetic bag. The same goes for my makeup, but I’ll be sharing more about that in a future post! I’ve tried countless products in all sorts of trial sizes over the years and am happy to report that I may have found a winning combination. Today’s post, I’ll share five travel skincare and beauty products I’m addicted to using on my latest trips.
Clinique Clarifying Lotion - This is a step 2 of a three step program by Clinique. I’ve been a fan of the brand for two decades now with little dissappointment. Their products are created for all different types of skin, especially dry skin! When I’m traveling I like to bring along some sort of toner that’s less drying than what I might use in Houston. Houston is full of humidity and smog so when I head to dry climates my typical products oftentimes make my skin feel tight. Not this one though! I’ve been using it for about two weeks straight and it’s proving to be such a winner.
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion - This product was one I was recommended to use. It is so awesome and hasn’t dried out my skin. You’re supposed to take a cotton swab and dip it into the pink sediment at the bottom of the bottle then dab it directly on blemishes as a spot treatment overnight. I found in the morning it washed off easily and helped soothe redness without causing my skin to peel from over drying! With it being under $20 for a bottle, it’s almost silly not to grab some!
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion - This one is step three of the above skin care system. Although I switch out the cleanser depending on my needs I really like the soft lightweight smooth texture of the lotion. I’ve added it back into my morning routine and then use a retinol product at night to start combating those finicky lines growing on my forehead and around my nose. Although I am not one who has tried Botox, I have nothing against it. I am just choosing to age with nature and accept that I am growing older. This lotion though is really helping my skin not get clogged but still retain moisture.
Suave Moisturizing Conditioner - This travel size is larger than what most hotels offer and if you have dry, thick or curly hair you know how much more conditioner is needed. I go through half the amount of shampoo as I do conditioner. Suave tends to make great products for hair of all types. I love the size of this particular one and it smells wonderfully clean. I try to use hotel shampoo to save space, but usually bring along some sort of conditioner to combat dryness.
Schmidt’s Lavender and Sage Natural Deodorant - I switched to natural deodorant a few years ago and love it! I’ve tried a few other brands, but picked this one up out of convenience at Wal-mart. It smells like I’m using essential oils and I’ve randomly been complimented by strangers asking what I am wearing when I have zero perfume on. My answer is deodorant. Yep, if nothing else at least I made it to deodorant that day. I’ve also found it’s one of those scented products that doesn’t irritate my skin!
Well, there you have it! Five travel skincare and beauty products I’m currently bringing to destinations over the next few months. All of the above products I purchased through my own investigation and wanted to share them with you guys!