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5 Tips for Building the Best Travel Skincare Routine

Vacation season has finally arrived! Whether you’re heading to the mountains of Montana or the beaches of Maui, a nourishing, hydrating travel skincare routine is essential for looking and feeling your best throughout your adventures.But keeping your skin healthy and hydrated on the go without adding too much bulk to your bag can be challenging. That’s why we’re sharing our top 5 tips for creating an easy travel skincare routine that gives gorgeous, glowing skin without bringing every product on your bathroom shelf.

1. Lean On Multitasking Products

The key to a great travel skincare routine is to streamline the contents of your toiletry bag. That’s why multitasking products—like our 100% Squalane Oil and our Vitamin C Rose Oil—are the perfect travel companions.

Our cruelty-free 100% Squalane Oil is the ultimate head-to-toe hydrator. Use it as a body moisturizer, hair oil, or to add some extra oomph to your moisturizer. Read 10 Ways to Use 100% Squalane OilGoing to a wedding? Don’t leave without our multi-award-winning Vitamin C Rose Oil. Not only does it instantly brighten and lock in moisture, you can also use it to create multiple makeup looks with a single product. Mix it in with your foundation to customize the coverage, blend it with lipstick to create a one-of-a-kind lip oil, or gently pat a small drop into your undereye area to refresh your concealer.100% Squalane Oil

2. Make Minis Your Travel Mates

Our skincare formulas are built with powerfully effective, clinically proven ingredients, so a little bit goes a long way. That means mini-sized products will last your entire trip. 

We stock travel-sized versions of our bestselling formulas, both individually and in sets using our durable packaging that can be easily refilled and reused for your next vacation. 

We also recommend saving empty jars of our award-winning Marine Algae Eye Cream to upcycle into travel containers. Simply wash the jar in soap and water and refill with your favorite skincare product for an easy DIY travel size.

3. Stay Hydrated in Flight

In-flight humidity can be as low as 10 percent. To put that into perspective, the average humidity in the Sahara Desert is about 25 percent, so it’s no wonder flying can make your skin feel tight and dry.

Dry lips are one of the first signs of dehydration. Prevent them by packing a refillable water bottle and slathering on our Rose Vegan Lip Balm between sips. Our petroleum-free formula uses hyaluronic acid and ceramides to deeply hydrate and nourish while wakame algae helps restore the look of plumpness.

You can also revive dehydrated skin in-flight with a refreshing spritz of our Hyaluronic Acid Facial Mist. Hyaluronic acid acts like a magnet for moisture, pulling water into the skin to visibly plump and support hydration while sugarcane-derived squalane mimics your body’s natural moisture to deliver active ingredients deep into the skin and prevent overdrying.

4. Support Overnight Repairs

Your skin switches into repair mode when you sleep. While you may already know that our bodies naturally produce melatonin to make us sleepy, it also has another important job: it counteracts the damage that happened to your skin during the day. Our natural levels of human growth hormone (HGH) also rise overnight, accelerating cell repair and regeneration. But there’s a catch: while your skin is more active overnight, it’s also more permeable. That means that it can not only absorb moisture better, it can also lose moisture faster. The right skincare not only supports this critical repair work, it also locks in active ingredients to make sure they stay in your skin, not on your pillow. 

Support jet-lagged and travel-fatigued skin by replenishing critical ceramides and omega fatty acids with our bestselling Omega Repair Cream. This deeply hydrating, ultra-nourishing whipped cream moisturizes, soothes, and protects skin while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. 

Lock in all that goodness with a few drops of our bestselling Vitamin C Rose Oil. Our science-backed formula features an innovative form of oil-soluble vitamin C that’s uniquely stable and incredibly gentle. Use it as the final step in your skincare to brighten and moisturize while sealing in active ingredients.

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5. Sunscreen. Always. Everywhere.

If you’re not using sunscreen daily, a vacation is a great excuse to get into the habit. Our SPF 30 PA +++ Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen melts into every skin tone while providing broad spectrum protection against UV rays while water lily calms and soothes and sugarcane-based squalane adds a burst of skin-plumping hydration. 

Our sunscreen not only provides invisible protection, it also won’t cause your skincare or makeup to pill, making it perfect for pool and beach days as well as everyday use.Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen
Christine Tusher
Christine Tusher Writer and expert
As a lifestyle writer and journalist, I love sharing my passion for ocean conservation and obsession with clean beauty. I’ve tried almost every trend and ingredient, and Biossance’s science-backed formulas are the only ones that consistently calm my reactive skin and make it smoother, clearer, and healthier. I’m so excited to be on this journey of skincare innovation with Biossance, and to share it with you!

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