My latest travel skin care favourites & routine

Travel Skincare - 1

You guys, I think I’ve cracked it: my ideal (for me) skin care routine while traveling! I’ve been regularly travelling internationally for years now, and every time I fly I find my skin gets irritated and breaks out. But during my recent USA holiday I found a routine that seemed to keep everything in check…

biotherm biosource

USA shopping at CVS6

la roche posay serozinc

caudalie polyphenol anti wrinkle eye and lip cream

caudalie vinosource moisturising matifying fluid

Clinique Take off the Day Balm - 15

Because I was travelling and I like to travel light I did my best to streamline my beauty products to be ones that I could use both morning and night. Certainly not something I’d do all the time – I like to tailor what I’m using to my skin needs on that particular day – but something I’m happy to do for a couple weeks. (Especially if I know I’ll be doing a bit of beauty shopping while I’m away – not everything featured here was in my suitcase on the first leg of my journey!)

Pre-cleanser (PM only): I haven’t reviewed this one yet, but the Clinique Take The Day Off cleansing balm has quickly become a favourite of mine. I don’t detect any smell when I open the lid, which is nice in an unexpected way, and it easily transforms from a solid to a silky fluid as I rub it in. It really does take the day off, and I find my makeup – even waterproof eyeliner – melts away when I use this.

Cleanser (AM + PM): Ever since my French pharmacy shopping experienceBiotherm Biosource has been one of my favourite cleansers. While travelling I found that it was strong enough to make my skin feel clean, and also gentle enough to be able to use it multiple times each day without irritation.

Toner (AM + PM): While I was in the USA I spotted the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clarifying Solution with 0.5% salicylic acid – which I find is great for keeping my acneic skin in line. I used this toner day and night, and during the two weeks I was away I actually saw an improvement in my skin’s appearance – bonus! Sadly I haven’t seen this for sale in the UK, but since coming home I’ve swapped in the Pixi Glow Tonic and it seems to do the trick.

Hydrate (AM + PM): I originally bought the La Roche-Posay Serozinc Spray  on the recommendation of the sales assistant at the French pharmacy in Paris, and then loved the results so much (especially if I had a pretty nasty cystic spot coming up – I found it really helped calm those down!) I decided to pop it in my checked luggage. I did not regret this decision.

Eyes (AM + PM): Morning and night I was using the Caudalíe Anti-Wrinkle Eye & Lip Cream. (Yes, another one from my Parisian beauty haul!) While wrinkles aren’t yet a concern on my radar, I find this eye cream to be really nourishing, plumping, and generally makes my eyes look a bit more awake – which was great for combatting that tired jet lag look!

Treatment (AM + PM): I’ve mentioned the REN Vita Mineral Omega 3 Optimum Skin Oil a few times on my blog before (i.e.: here, here and here), and it’s one I keep reaching for. I find it’s great for helping dull skin ‘glow’ and appear more hydrated, which I struggle with normally – and even moreso when I travel.

Moisturiser (AM; PM if my skin needed extra love): Summer was just getting started when I visted the USA this year, and in Massachusetts’ south coast we saw an average daytime temperature of about 25C at that time. When I was packing I knew I would want something lightweight and moisturising, and the Caudalíe Vinosource Moisturizing Matifying Fluid totally fit the bill. On several of the days I also used this at night, when I felt like my skin needed a bit more moisturising love.

What are your travel skin care favourites?

5 thoughts on “My latest travel skin care favourites & routine

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