The thought to do a travel makeup routine came to mind. When I was honest with myself, I admitted that I don’t wear much makeup. A cushion foundation and eye shadow palette here and there. Then there is the off chance I might apply eyeliner and mascara. Though I tend to wear more on trips, I still don’t wear enough makeup to merit an entire post. It made much more sense to do give my travel skincare picks since I take my skincare habits seriously, especially while traveling. Keep reading as I share the all-natural skincare products I swear by while traveling.
Shea Moisture Sensitive Skin Facial Moisturizer
I actually purchased this moisturizer while traveling. My previous moisturizer had run out on the trip and I needed to pick up a new one. I found this at Target and was glad that it was all-natural, paraben-free, cruelty-free and came in a nice rose scent that isn’t overpowering. I had been getting into rose lately after a friend gifted me a rose water scented body butter from L’Occitane. The best part is that it’s not a liquid so it’s great for traveling! It’s so thick you can turn it upside down and it won’t come out, which in my book makes it TSA-approved. Don’t quote me though.
Nivea Aluminum-Free deodorant
This is deodorant is absolutely perfect for two reasons. The first being that it is aluminum-free. The second is that it actually works! I have jumped on and fallen off the natural deodorant bandwagon more times than I can count. Even after trying so many brands, I would still go back to my aluminum-filled anti-antiperspirants. I don’t consider myself someone who needs clinical strength deodorant or is overly active. The natural ones I was using just didn’t get the job done. It is a liquid, roll-on deodorant that dries quickly and keeps you smelling fresh all day long. The bonus is that this one comes in a travel size. This was a gift from a friend who traveled to Germany where Beiersdorf (creators of Nivea) is located. I suggest ordering it through eBay or Amazon. It seems to be least expensive when you buy more than one.
Tosowoong Time Shift First Essence
This essence is made by the Korean brand Tosowoong and I’m definitely a sucker for K-beauty. Tosowoong is known for their natural botanical ingredients. If you purchase it, the ingredients will be in Korean so check out an English version of them here. This is clearly a full-size product. However, it is so essential to my routine that I pour some into a travel size bottle. If you are checking a bag, leave it in the full-size bottle as the little plug the bottle comes with makes it leak-proof. Though it looks like a toner, it uses fermented ingredients to moisturize and even you skin tone. I first learned about Korean essences during a Korean festival in the States called KCON. It featured Charlotte Cho who created SOKO Glam and I won an essence as a prize. Ever since then I’ve been hooked!
Skipping Stone Handmade Artisanal Bar Soap
Two years ago on a trip to Florida I was desperate to limit my liquid items (TSA I hate you) to avoid having to check a bag. I decided to pack a facial bar soap instead of my usual foaming face wash. The results were a pleasant surprise. I now give bar soaps some love too. The ones featured are sample sizes. This soap is from a Canadian brand called Skipping Stone that sells on Etsy. On their Etsy page they explain how they use “organically grown, plant and mineral-based, fair trade and/or locally sourced ingredients as often as possible.” Throw in that they are handmade and smell so very good.
Kwailnara Jeju Natural Green Tea Cleansing Foam
This cleansing foam was something I didn’t know I needed until I found it. I had been using facial bar soap for two years and was content. Though, I felt that my skin was becoming dull and not as clear as it had been. Alternating between bar soap and this facial foam seems to do the trick. Besides being paraben-free, it is also travel size. I have yet to travel with it and do not know if it will be considered a liquid. The formula is quite thick though so I think it will pass.
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