What’s worse than undressing for TSA? Sitting in a cramped airline seat. No, make that sitting in a cramped airline seat with a screaming child next to you. Or someone with a full-blown flu. In a freezing airline cabin. When you can’t sleep – no matter how tired you are. For some people – and especially my sweet husband Bill – that’s the very definition of hell.
Travel gets a bad rap and it’s easy to see why. That’s why it’s important to find products to make every trip more comfortable, enjoyable, and even a little more luxurious. Read on for some of my just-discovered travel and beauty secrets.
La Fresh Is Fantastic
There’s so much to love about La Fresh that it will TRANSFORM your travel experience. La Fresh is a company that offers health and beauty products that easily get you through security and TSA. That’s because all of its “Travel Lite” products are necessities – but not in liquid form. No more worrying about three fluid ounces! La Fresh products, all of which are beautifully packaged, include:
• Nail polish remover pads
• Facial cleansing wipes
• Antibacterial wipes
• Feminine hygiene wipes
• Makeup remover wipes
• And much more.
People, these award-winning products are TSA-friendly! When you’re on the go as a jet-setter – or just a go-getter — La Fresh makes beauty a breeze. They will keep you calm when you carry on and even help you touch up before you touchdown.
Neova: The World’s Best Lip Gloss
I’ve got one word for you: Neova. This company makes a divine CU3 Intensive Lip Repair that feels like silk on your smackers. It is deeply, deeply nourishing, thanks to its copper peptide complex that builds an essential barrier around your lips, for maximum restorative benefit. It also contains petrolatum, mineral oil and glycerin. I’m ALWAYS seeking lip creams to nourish my skin, and keep my lips from chapping while it makes them silky smooth, especially in dry, stale, airplane air. Neova’s Lip Repair is the balm!
Neova also makes a fantastic product that is a color-correcting skin cream AND a sunscreen with an SPF of 40, meeting the highest standards of UVA/UVB protection. DNA Damage Control is a great product and revolutionary oil-free sheer-tint CC cream that offers complexion perfection. Most people forget to use SPF when flying at 35,000 feet – when you’re even closer to sunlight – but the fact is, you need to still protect your skin in flight. This product is a great waterproof multitasker that you’ll want to use pre-flight, to look your best and simultaneously offer sun protection.
Don’t Despair, Repair With Briogeo
It’s old news that when you fly, your hair becomes dry and flyaway thanks to the recycled airplane air. So when you get to your hotel – or your cruise ship stateroom – or just good ‘ol home sweet home – you’ll want to treat your tresses to something special. Briogeo is the answer. This luxury haircare brand was inspired by a family tradition of making natural beauty products from scratch; all of the formulas in its shampoos and conditioners contain at least 95% natural and naturally-derived ingredients. Best of all, they are FREE of SLS, parabens, sulfates, phthalates and silicones. If your hair is Keratined, or colored or highlighted, Briogeo (pronounced bree-oh-jhee-oh) is the right way to go. The “Be Gentle, Be Kind” cleansing shampoo does just that, offering plenty of TLC. And the “Blossom & Bloom” conditioner is fantastic; to me it smells like coconut, and is fragranced with rosehip fruit oil, sweet almond oil plus ginger, geranium and orange oils. Condition with Briogeo and your hair will take its own tropical vacation!
Take Note of NeriumAD
After flying, my skin usually looks sallow and dehydrated. So I always try to nourish it and give it some extraspecial treatment to nurse it back to life. NeriumAD Night Cream can do just that; this age-defying treatment was formulated to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration, and skin texture, thanks to its patented extract from the Nerium Oleander plant and a type of Aloe plant (the company calls this combination NAE-8). Make sure to use the cream when your skin is slightly damp, for maximum absorption. Your skin will feel slightly tightened. But don’t just stop there – use it on your décolletage, arms, elbows, knees – and especially on your hands, where, let’s face it, your age can show even more prominently than on your facial skin. In the marketing materials that the company sent me, there is a dramatic Before-and-After photo of hands that showed great improvement after using NeriumAD. The product is also free of all the bad guys – paraben, gluten, phthalates, sulfates and more — and the company claims that NeriumAD has generated more than 200,000 repeat customers. Bravo!