You guy's know that I'm a fan of Ashley's relentless dedication to flawless skin. Thanks to her, I was introduced to Phace Bioactive's low pH cleanser and Kevyn Aucoin's Sensual Skin Enhancer. So when she posted a flat lay of her travel essentials for an upcoming trip, I was elated.
As I took a peek at her travel sized beauty products, it reminded me of those days when I traveled weekly. When you're away from home, you eat differently, the weather's different, so you have to bring all of your absolute best products with you to counteract anything that could go wrong.
If these are the product selections she chose to travel with, they must be good. So let's take a gander and see if we can find any gems.
PRTTY Peaushun. I'd never heard of it before today so I had to do some digging. According to the product description, this apparently is a super lotion with the ability to conceal imperfections, tighten skin, diminish stretch marks, and give the skin a flattering glow. Sounds like witchcraft if you ask me. I mean, how can one product do all of this?! Apparently celebrities and makeup artists adore this stuff. Reviews are a bit mixed. But, I will say this, PRTTY Peasshun has me thinking about how to create a DIY version of this miracle lotion. I have some thoughts that I'll share once I've had the chance to experiment.
Next to the Phace Cleanser is Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting BHA Liquid Exfoliant. It claims to rapidly exfoliate the skin's surface while unclogging stubborn pores. This product seems like a great compliment to Phace's gentle cleansing action. BHA Liquid Exfoliant promises to drastically smooth the surface of the skin with its 2% BHA (beta hydroxy acid) formula. When you're away from home, your skin can get a little defiant, so having a refining product with you is a must.
The little black bottle is 111 Skin's Celestial Black Diamond Retinol oil. It combines two anti-aging powerhouses--going to bed greasy + retinol. Retinol is famous for it's ability to stimulate cell turnover thereby revealing fresh, young skin. Carrier oils are notorious for helping to preserve the skin while we sleep. Diamond dust makes you feel all fancy and stuff. Combine all three and you have a powerful beauty product. The creator claims that once your skin adapts to the rapid cell turnover from the retinol, you'll be left with "fundamentally stronger skin."
Her sunscreen of choice is from a brand called La Prairie. At first I was like "do you really need to spend over $100.00 on a sunscreen?" But then I did some digging and learned that this SPF cream is more than just sunscreen. It's loaded with antioxidants and collagen. Essentially, its a luxury beauty cream with SPF. Most of the reviewers agreed that this anti-aging sunsceen was worth the investment. I may add this to my splurge list in the future.
Mila Moursi's refining lotion. At the top of their ingredient list is a myriad of fruit acids. If you will recall, fruit acid peels are what helps Beyonce stay flawless. One reviewer deemed Moursi's refining lotion as "Youth in a Bottle! Another proclaimed, that his refining lotion was "Transformative" and that she received compliments from total strangers. This product was developed by a celebrity skin care expert so they know how to bring out the best in our skin. Check out this review and tell me that you don't want to try this like right now!