By Amna Anwar | March 30, 2017 | Style & Beauty
Escaping to a relaxing getaway is always a special treat, but when unpredictable factors like skincare woes can quickly dampen that excitement. From weather to water, new environments can add unnecessary strains on the skin causing troubling breakouts. Thankfully, these eight highly effective products will keep blemishes at bay while you jet off to your next destination.
Cleansing Spa Water Cloths, Koh Gen Do ($39). Sephora, 3065 M St. NW, 202-338-5644
Removing makeup and reviving skin may not be the easiest of tasks during extended travel. However, these convenient and luxurious cleansing cloths, which include a handful of nourishing botanical extracts (lavender, rosemary, sage), not only remove makeup but also condition the skin to reveal a film-free and clean face.
Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength, Dr. Dennis Gross ($88). Sephora, 3065 M St. NW, 202-338-5644
Formulated with the exfoliating properties of beta hydroxy acid and blemish-fighting salicylic acid, this two-step simple peel helps keep breakouts at bay no matter the weather. With the healing effects of willow bark extract, this extra strength peel works its magic and effectively heals. Best of all, these portable packets slip neatly into the smallest of cosmetic bags.
Doctor's Scrub, Goldfaden MD ($38). Space.NK.Apothecary, Bloomingdale's, 8100 Tysons Corner Center, McLean, 703-556-4569
Gentle enough to use daily, this Goldfaden MD power product is the essence of maintaining flawless skin. Infused with an array of natural oils and skin-plumping hyaluronic acid, this scrub exfoliates the skin and removes daily pollutants and debris that clog pores. Luckily, this product comes in a small travel-sized option, ideal for both short and long-distance trips.
Gentle Care Skin Beauty Repair Concentrate, Clarins ($66). clarinsusa.com
Dubbed an S.O.S treatment, this all-healing skincare wonder treats reactive skin that might be exposed to extreme irritations or inflammations from traveling. Though the cause of blemishes in new settings are often unrealized, these effective botanical ingredients like sunflower, olive, and marjoram help calm the skin before damaging toxins have time to develop within the skin.
Anti Cyst Treatment, Renée Rouleau ($45.50). reneerouleau.com
A blemish, or worse, a painful cystic pimple is sometimes unavoidable. This remarkably effective spot treatment targets the cystic bump at the initial sight of formation. Jump starting the healing process, this product goes to work immediately, and can be used up to five times daily—you'll see the redness from the cyst dramatically reduce with use.
Clear Lover Rubber Mask, Dr. Jart ($12). Available at Sephora April 2017
Achieving clear skin no longer requires an appointment at your favorite spa. Dr. Jart will release an innovative face mask in April to specifically target prime skin concerns, while making sure your skin is absorbing all of its beneficial nutrients. With various environmental factors polluting skin, the clear lover rubber mask is infused with effective extracts such as green tea, grape seed, and persimmon to revitalize, soothe, and condition stressed skin.
Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+, IT Cosmetics ($39). Ulta Beauty, 2003 Hecht Ave., 202-636-8403
An effective hybrid between makeup and skincare, this anti-aging CC cream protects skin while providing a flawless finish. Boasting SPF 50, this It Cosmetics option lives up to its name, protecting your skin against harsh UVA/B rays, smoothing fine lines, and color-correcting spots on the skin. With a formula of healing vitamins and crucial antioxidants, this product serves as a must-have product no matter where you're headed.
Peau Vierge Radiance Serum, Le Metier de Beaute ($300). Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-966-9700
Offering a skin boost in the most luxurious of ways, this ultra-luxe serum is an ungraded formulation of the brand's original Peau Vierge Complexe that works to restore skin on a cellular level. Redefining the way we restore our skin's radiance and youthful texture, this serum tackles the troubles we face with aging while healing inflammation, irritation, and redness.