Having my passport as a hard evidence, I would say that I've done more flying in the past few months than I have in my past 20+ years of life. So between now and then, when I start living on a suitcase, all the travelling does do a more or less amount of damage to my skin. And in my opinion, the older you get, the harder it is to get it recovered. So, anyways, in experience, I've come up with a handful of beauty routine that quickly calms my sensitive skin during the endless travels. Also, to keep me looking as far away as the walking dead due to the lack of sleep (at least not as much). Now, let me elaborate accordingly:
I've been using Aesop for around 3 years now. I've been hooked ever since I bought my first product. Even thought they do have quite a variety of products, the ones I've been consistently using for years is the Purifying Facial Cream Cleanser and Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Toner. They both come with chamomile and lavender, which is perfect for calming your redness and boosting hydration for a very dry and sensitive skin like mine. The cleanser in particular, has white clay in it that are less a lot less harsh than gel or even the normal cream cleansers.
To give your skin something to drink at night, comes with a light fruity grape smell while reducing redness – I put a bit on my hands and press the liquid all over my face and neck. The Dauphin Intral Soothing Serum absorbs really quickly and leaves you a really smooth skin in the next morning. I only use them at night, because when it comes to morning skincare routine, I like to go easy with just the toner and cream.
使用精華液的習慣是這一年多的事，一開始的時候很不習慣，但時間久了發現在晚上的時候為肌膚打底，隔天早上，敏感的膚況會有明顯的感善，出狀況的次數也跟者變少了。冬天的時候我會以滋養油代替精華液，但像現在偏暖的天氣，最常拿出來用的就是 Darphin 的全效舒緩系列。也是以洋甘菊當主要成分，除了鎮定之外，也能增加氣色，早上起來膚色看起來會健康很多。另外，這粉紅色的小瓶身實在太療癒人心了，旅遊攜帶也超方便。
Another beautiful Paris brand, simply because I love this one too. I discovered Sothys back in a spa in Australia, I love their Spa Thermal Water line, it is super moisturising, and it helps protect the skin from all the pollutions brutalising your face. The product itself is a lighter cream, but just hydrating enough. You can also tell by the smell that they didn't put in much fragrance, which I absolutely love.
Though I love trying new products from time to time, I have stayed true to this Fresh Rose Eye Gel Cream for so long. Its a gel formula so it is not incredibly oily, and sinks in really fast. There's also a bit of cooling effect, so it helps with the puffiness. I usually use this as my last step of my skin routine, so it leaves a soft rose petal smell on my face (who doesn't want that?).
And there you have it, my travel skincare essentials! But do bare in mind that we all have different kind of skin, so the products may not suit you as much it suits me. x