The Best Toxin-Free Skin Kits for a Stress-Free Travel Season
by Emilie Cowan
Published Dec 11, 2012
Let’s hope a little holiday travel may be on your agenda in the next few weeks. Whether you're off to see the family or taking some time off for a little vacation on the beach, braving the crowds and airplane "air" is never a highlight. When you travel, the elevated amount of free radicals you’re exposed to can stress the skin and have been linked to accelerated aging. But there’s no need to compromise on eco-friendly skin care—even in the air! These choice travel kits contain pure, non-toxic ingredients—sure to keep your skin hydrated for the road ahead this holiday season.
A perfect kit to ward off those chapped lips that so often accompany air travel. This 4-piece set include Beeswax Lip Balm, Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil, Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream in a Zippered mini cosmetic bag! The cuticle cream will help moisturize dry hands and soften cuticles with Sunflower Oil and Vitamin E, and the balm will nourish and soothe lips with Vitamin E and Beeswax. All are free of alcohol, petroleum, and sodium lauryl and contain no aluminum chlorohydrate.
Dr. Hauschka’s legendary set of skin essentials will maintain toned, radiant skin en route to anywhere. Luggage-friendly sizes of their Cleansing Cream, Cleansing Milk, Facial Toner, Moisturizing Day Cream, Rose Day Cream and Quince Day Cream come in a convenient-to-pack travel tin. Everything is in line with the company's approach to clean, non-toxic ingredients with nurturing botanical blends that will hydrate and soothe. If you aren't familiar with Dr.Hauschka, this is a great introduction to the line.
At a steal, Tata Harper’s Jet Set Survival Kit will leave you feeling hydrated with a glowing complexion in spite of all the circulated air from planes, trains, and automobiles. This head-to-toe, plant-based system contains an Aromatic Irritability Treatment designed for your soles and wrists, a Hydrating Floral essence to quench your skin’s thirst, and a rich Nutrient Complex to lock in moisture mid-flight.
Mini versions of 100% Pure product favorites are worth considering for your travel kit. With ingredients like jasmine and mint tea, the great news about these sets is that they are tailored to your specific needs—whether dry, oily, or dull. The other great news is that—true to 100% pure's mission—you'll feel great without the harsh detergents, chemical preservatives, synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances, or any other toxins common in cosmetics.
The above sets are all TSA-approved, but what if you want to stick to your full-sized favorites? We’ve been testing and loving GoToobs—an inert, silicon- (not silicone) based container that is BPA-free and holds a sample dose of any skin care product. The tubes last for ages, have a lifetime warranty, and are kind of cute, too. You can get them online or at most major retailers such as Walgreens, Whole foods, or REI. Relax—now you can cross off the size/compliance and spilling concerns from your list of travel to do's.