This weekend, I’m in Austin for my college roommate’s bachelorette party. As Maid of Honor (!!!), I planned the weekend. I’ve never visited Austin before and organizing a weekend for six girls in a city I’ve never visited… I’m just keeping my fingers crossed everything goes somewhat according to plan. 🙂
One of the things I like most about traveling (aside from exploring new places, eating food and meeting new people, of course) is that I get to really pare down my skincare routine and try some new products that I have in sample or travel-size form. I’ve been focused on decluttering much of my life and my beauty regimen is also getting trimmed down. I just keep thinking… simple, simple, simple. Fitting products into a small(ish) pouch sure helps with that.
Ko Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water
I’m a huge fan of cleansing water, but I have yet to find my holy grail. I really like the Caudelie Micellar Water, but it doesn’t do the trick on my mascara-ified lashes. I’m about halfway through this deluxe sample of the Ko Gen Do version and I’m liking it!
Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash
This is a classic and a usual staple in my cleansing routine. It’s purifying without leaving my skin dry and it took me ages to go through the full size bottle. I’m currently experimenting with a couple different cleansers at the moment, but this one will always be in rotation (especially for travel!).
Amore Pacific FUTURE RESPONSE Age Defense Cream
I love Amore Pacific. Every product I’ve tried has been absolutely lovely, but I just haven’t been able to justify the price point (or, I haven’t found the holy grail product that makes me reconsider). So, I go on purchasing the little value sets and trying out different products for a little less moolah. This moisturizer is formulated with Green Tea Polysaccharide and Pine Mushroom to hydrate and defend against environmental damage.
Cotz Face Natural Skin Tone SPF 40
Can’t forget the sunscreen. And this is one of my favorites. First of all, it’s a natural mineral sunscreen (no harsh chemicals here!). It’s not greasy whatsoever, is slightly tinted so you could totally rock it alone, and feels silky on the skin drying to a sheer matte finish. Basically, it’s like a chemical-free sunscreen primer. Love.
Josie Maran Argan Oil
A staple in my skincare regimen, this oil is perfect for travel (especially after a flight when everything just feels super dehydrated). I use this glorious potion as my nighttime moisturizer so it fully sinks into my skin while I’m asleep.