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Skin Care On The Go

Skin care routine when I'm traveling
I don't skim on my skin care ritual when I'm on the go for these reasons.

ONE // Most important one - Your skin deserves the best pampering, whether you're at home or not!  I won't compromise my skin health and if it means getting up a little earlier or staying up a littler later, I'll do it.

TWO // Not changing out your products too much will help normalize your skin. Plus, you don't want to be dealing with skin reaction when you're traveling!

THREE // Using the same products that you would at home is the best remedy for homesickness.  As much as I love traveling and seeing new places, I get homesick every now and then.  Seeing familiar things help ease that a little bit.

FOUR // Having a few options for those special treats (sheet masks, clay mask, eye-refreshers, etc) is like carrying a mini-first-aid kit with you in case your skin needs some extra attention in your new location.

I stick with my core products and bring full size or travel size depending on my destination

I know it looks like a lot in this photo, but my core ritual consists of only 8 steps with the rest on rotation depending on how my skin feels.  If I'm visiting home, I bring my full-size since I don't have to worry about multiple transit points or the need to do carry-on only.  If I'm traveling to destinations, then I bring travel-size.

The white triangle includes my 8 core steps.  1.   Pre-Cleanse // Tatcha Pure Camellia Cleansing Oil 2.  Cleanse // Fresh Soy Cleanser (Not Shown) 3.  Tone // SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (Transferred to a travel-size spray bottle) 4.  Treat Specific Needs // Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster (for brightening) 5.  Treat Specific Needs // Clarins Double Serum (for anti-aging) 6.  Treat Specific Needs // Clinique Pep-Start (eye cream) 7.  Moisturize // Clarins Multi-Active Moisturizer (day and night)   8.  Apply Sun Protection // Tatcha Silken Pore-Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35   
The yellow triangle includes special treats on rotation.  1.   Hydrating // GlamGlow Thirstymud Hydrating Treatment (use as overnight leave-on sleeping mask) 2.  Firming // GlamGlow Gravitymud Firming Treatment + Dr. Jart+ Firming Solution Sheet Mask 3.  Brightening // Fresh Peony Brightening Night Treatment Mask (leave-on) + SkinFood Blanc Pearl Caviar Cream Mask Sheet 4.  Eye Treatment // GlamGlow Brightmud Eye Treatment + Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist 24 Eye Mask + DHC Revitalizing Moisture Strips for Eyes. 5.  Pore-Clearing // Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask
If you're curious about these products, you can check out the stories I had posted before (just click on each product)

Tatcha Pure Camellia Cleansing Oil

Clarins Double Serum (I've found a site selling this at a more reasonable price!)

Tatcha Silken Pore-Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35

Dr. Jart+ Sheet Mask (I wrote about Dr. J's Brightening Solution mask)

Like this post if you agree with me that our skin deserves the best pampering no matter where we are!

I'd also love to learn about your skin care ritual...Leave a comment below!

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The Big C - Sephora Sample Roundup with Clinique

Clinique Superprimer Universal Face Primer & Take The Day Off Makeup Remover


I'm so happy I got this sample when it was first introduced!  I've had quite a few primers in my beauty junkyard, so I wouldn't have bought a full-size of this straight up. My usual problem with primer is that even the oil-free formula makes my skin oily almost as soon as I apply it on my face.  This Clinique primer kept my skin matte for much longer - I did not need to blot until after lunch. 

I've already re-purchased the full size, and have converted to the other version of this primer -  The "Colour Corrects" that comes in a light orange color.  Both work wonders. Give them a try!

Available At Sephora



I use cleansing oil to remove makeup and wouldn't go back to the old ways if you pay me a million bucks!  Also, if you follow my journey on Instagram, you know I often go the no-makeup or basic makeup route with little to none eye makeup and light lip colors, so I rarely have the need to use a dedicated makeup remover for these areas.  At the same time, I must say that this product has a very gentle formula - No burning around the eyes and it melts away the makeup quite effortlessly, meaning less pulling and tugging around our delicate eye area. 

I wouldn't purchase the full size since I don't have a use for it, but I would recommend to those who use eye makeup remover on a regular basis because of its gentleness on the skin.

Available At Sephora


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