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Whether you’re headed home to spend time with family or jet setting to a warm tropical island, there’s no denying that winter is one of the busiest seasons for travel. Along with that comes jet lag, fatigue and if you’re traveling by plane, plenty of dehydration: all things that can take a toll on your face. Luckily, beauty products with super hydrating properties, lush ingredients, new and innovative formulas, and even new winter shade ranges are here to save the day. Here, a condensed list of some of the best beauty products to tuck in your carry-on this winter.
The Take-Everywhere Oil
Combining 14 active botanical oils into a lightweight blend, Ayond’s Amber Elix Face Oil hydrates and adds glow to dull winter skin without leaving a greasy residue. Amber extract and organic prickly pear cactus are some of the hero ingredients here, which bring back skin’s vital nutrients lost to harsh winter conditions. Because of the Spanish needle, marshmallow and licorice root extracts, this oil also acts as a natural retinol and can be used as a treatment to target dark spots.
The Luxury Comb
Give your winter beauty routine a sustainable update with a beautiful hair comb that will last a lifetime. LESSE’s Everyday Comb is crafted from acetate naturally derived from a mixture of paper and wood pulp and designed with a functional wide-tooth design. You’ll never have a plastic comb snap in your toiletry bag again.
A Multitasking Hand Cream
A good hand cream is an absolute essential for traveling, especially during the winter. Chanel’s newest option, the Le Lift La Crème Main, comes in an aesthetically pleasing oval container and absorbs quickly. It smells fresh and as well as hydrating, it features ingredients to beautify hands, such as botanical alfalfa concentrate with natural licorice extract to help visibly smooth uneven skin tone and wrinkles
The Makeup Replacement
With cooler temps, skin can easily lose its glow this time of year. To combat that, try Glossier’s new Futuredew. The hybrid oil serum that is slightly tinted is meant to be used under makeup or as a total replacement to foundation. It adds instant, high impact glow and hydration, and lasts all day. Think of it as a shortcut to getting visibly healthy skin.
The Perfume Kit to Travel With
Fragrances can be one of the most challenging things to travel with. Yes, rollerballs exist, but how do you choose just one? For the colder season, focus on a lightweight set with a variety of different notes such as Ex Nihilo’s Addiction Set. The brand’s Hexagone travel case (sold separately) instantly makes the rollerball of your choice into a beautiful object to display on a vanity whether in a hotel or at home.
A Super Hydrating Hair Mask
It’s just as important to keep hair healthy, protected and hydrated as it is skin during the winter. IGK’s Antisocial Overnight Bond Building Dry Hair Mask is one of the rare few hair masks that doesn’t leave any heavy residue and is extremely easy to apply. Spray it on at night before you go to sleep and wake up with extremely soft, nourished hair. No need to wash out.
A Glow from Within Lip Balm
Lips are easily chapped during the winter. Dior Lip Glow remains a classic for hydrating and adding instant glow like no other product. With hues like Holographic Pink and Holographic Purple that come out pigmented with lots of shimmer, you can also forgo lipstick and just use this balm all season long.
The Instant Eye Reviver
Eyes are often the first giveaways when it comes to fatigue and dry skin. During the winter, choose a product that has intense nourishing properties. We recommend Eye Unveiler 422 by Orveda, which instantly plumps and diminished dark circles. The unscented plant-based product contains addictive ceramides and prebiotics and comes in sustainable glass packaging.
The Easy Winter Skincare Kit
Straight from one of the world’s most impressive skincare gurus, Barbara Sturm, is a new Winter Essentials Kit that is tailored with travel-sized products just for winter. The set comes with her Cleanser, Facial Scrub, Face Mask, Hyaluronic Serum, Calming Serum And Face Cream Rich. Whether you’re already a fan or if you’re never tried her products before, this is a must for the hyaluronic serum and face mask alone -- which both seem to instantly transform skin after long haul flights.
A Dreamy Winter Palette
Traveling during the winter means it’s almost required to have a palette of go-to eye shadows. Huda Beauty’s Mercury Retrograde Palette has all the soft neutrals you can wear every day as well as cool winter-y metallics and deep purples to suit the season. The colors last all day long—even during flights.
The Primer Moisturizer that Does it All
Finding a great primer to wear under makeup that doubles as a moisturizer is really the secret to having makeup look hydrated during winter. Victoria Beckham’s Priming Moisturizer both primes and illuminates skin. Created with Professor Augustinus Bader’s patented TFC8® technology, the product actually supports cell turnover and activates the skin’s own regenerative process. Skin looks instantly plumped.
An Oversized Scrunchie
One of the easiest ways to protect your hair from harsh winter weather is also one of the most stylish. Oversized scrunchies are trending and never looked better worn over a bun or styled on a high ponytail. Room Shop Vintage makes incredible oversized options out of sustainable deadstock organza and satin.