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Beauty Products I Always Travel With

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Aimee_Song_of_Style_Beauty_Products_2 Aimee_Song_of_Style_Beauty_Lagom_Estee_2Estee Lauder Advanced Night RepairAquaphor Healing Ointment, La Mer The Illuminating Eye Gel, La Mer Creme de la Mer Moisturizing Cream, Skin Inc. Custom Blend Serum Set, Skin Inc. Deepsea Hydrating Mask, Skin Inc. Prep and SealSulwhasoo Essential Firming Cream, Rodial Bee Venom Day Cream, Rodial Bee Venom Cleansing BalmSulwhasoo Activating Serum, Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Cream, Glossier Balm Dotcom

One of the questions I get asked the most is what beauty products I use during my travels. I’ve done a couple of travel beauty posts most recent one being the post about my fashion week skincare routine but thought I’d add some new products that I’ve been trying that have been helping my skin a lot!

After my trip to South Korea in October, I learned so much more about skincare. I thought I had an idea but there was so much more to skincare! I’m constantly trying to learn more about my skin including the 10 Step Korean Skincare Routine and have incorporated

CLEANSING

Shu Uemura Balancing Cleansing Oil Advanced Formula – I learned that it’s really important to cleanse your skin with an oil cleanser even if you have oily skin because makeup contains oil so you need oil to remove it. I got a sample size so I take that with me when I travel.

I also tried the SK-II Facial Treatment Cleansing Oil which I really loved. It leaves my skin soft but it’s on the pricier side. Another one I started using is the Rodial Bee Venom Cleansing Balm which is so gentle on my skin.

TONER

I learned that a toner is a must! Toner preps your skin to better absorb the essences and serums to follow. Right now I’m using Caolion‘s Toner or Lagom’s Toner mist which are only available in Korea. Lancome also has a great toner that’s calm for the skin.

ESSENCE

Nothing beats the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. If SK-II is too pricey, try Missha (a Korean brand) which has a more affordable one that works really well.

SERUM

I’ve been using Skin Inc customized serums for awhile now. I’ve been switching them up but the three I use the most are Vitamin ACeramide, and Hyaluronic Acid Serums.

Another serum I like to use is the Sulwhasoo Activating Serum. I’ve been using Sulwhasoo for a few months now and I see the improvement in my skin texture.

SHEET MASK

I should be using sheet masks more often but I love packing these when I’m traveling. The sheet masks help your skin to absorb the nutrients better than if you just applied the cream or serum. My grandma at age 86, still uses sheet masks and if you’ve seen glimpses of her on my snapchat while I was in Korea, you know she has skin better than most 50 year olds. My favorites are the ones I got from Korea that’s hydrating. Dr. Jart and SK-II make really great sheet masks.

EYE CREAM

I’m on my second bottle of La Mer Illuminating Eye Gel. It definitely helps depuff and makes you feel/look more awaken if you haven’t gotten your beauty sleep so I make sure to pack it when I’m traveling. To be honest though, I’m not quite sure about the wrinkle preventative side as I haven’t seen much difference. I smile a lot and have thin skin around my eyes so I’m always on the look out for a good eye cream that’s preventative. A lot of my industry friends I’ve spoken to swear by La Prarie’s Eye Cream but at around $300 it’s a bit too pricey for me to try. If you know any, please recommend!

MOISTURIZER

Vanicream continues to be my favorite because it’s so gentle, moisturizing, affordable, and doesn’t have any parabans/scents/or harmful chemicals. I also really been loving Lagom, a Korean brand that I discovered during my trip in October. It’s super gentle and moisturizing as well but not sure if they’re sold in America.

Estée Lauder Resilience Lift Night Firming/Sculpting Cream is my new favorite! It’s soooo moisturizing until the next morning which is my favorite part of it. Sulwhasoo Essential Firming Cream is another favorite of mine that I’m almost done using and I do feel its firming effect.

During the day and when I’m out and about, I really LOVE Glossier’s Priming Moisturizer and Balm Dotcom. You’ll always find these two in my purse or travel bag. (Jacopo Moschin stole my Glossier priming moisturizer. Can I have it back please?)

NIGHT CREAM

When I’m traveling, I always carry my Skin Inc Deepsea Moisturizing Mask. I apply it on long flights since it goes on clear and is super moisturizing. At night, after all of my moisturizers, if I feel like my skin needs some TLC, I’ll slather this on.

SPF

La Mer The Broad Spectrum SPF has been my go to and I’m sad that I just finished it. Before my trip to Mexico I picked up Estee Lauder’s Antioxidant SPF and been using it since.

Another one I use right after I moisturize in the morning is the Rodiance Bee Venom Day Cream. When I use this, I don’t apply any other SPF unless I know I’m going to be out surfing or something. To be honest, I have a love and hate relationship with this day cream. I absolutely hate the applicator. After a week of using it, the applicator stopped working so I always have to unscrew the nozzle/cap and have to tap it onto my hands. It’s so annoying BUT I really like the way it feels on my skin and I’m now on my second bottle.

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  1. Some of these products sound really good.. must give one or two a go! spf is a must wherever you go x
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  2. Such an in-depth skincare routine! I must get on the 10 step skincare bandwagon because it seems to do wonders.

    Avanti
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  3. You should check out the Murad products, I really enjoy their exfoliating cleanser and they have some really nice other products!

  4. Hello. Thanks for sharing.
    Glad that you mentioned one of the product is paraben free. Are you allergic to that? In another word are all these products you used paraben free also? The reason i’d like to know because my face may not suit to any products without checking.

  5. Wowzers, this is quite an impressive routine! I’m too lazy to put on more than my Kanebo moisturizer at night ;-) . Thanks for sharing, who knows I might add one step more when I ever grow up, tee hee!
    XO,
    Izzy
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  6. Loved the post! Very informative. I used to use La Mer’s Moisturizer but it eventually stopped working on my skin, plus the price was a bit on the high side. =/ Now I use Embryolisse and it’s been doing wonders to my skin. Have a lovely day. XO’s

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  8. Congratulations for your article! I would point out the importance of highlighter , allowing you give light to your complexion in the points you need ; under the circles of your eyes , between the eyebrows , chin, etc … The best highlighter is Touch Eclat by Yves Saint Laurent . I always travel with it.
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  9. Hi hun, have you tried the Son and Park beauty water from Korea? Recently started using it and loving it ! Also using the 2nd bottle of Dior ‘Capture Totale Eyes Essential’ Eye Zone Boosting Super Serum and loving it ! xx

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  11. Angelica V says on January 17, 2016

    Dear Aimee , try Benefiance eye cream after having used the Ultimune serum.works magic!all from Shisheido.Love u

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  13. Moisturizer is so important, especially when you’re up in the air while traveling and running around! Your skin needs love, too…
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