What do you think of when you picture a glamorous â€œjet-setterâ€ in the airport? The last thing that jumps to my mind is a low maintenance, earth-friendly girl. Usually, notions of Kardash-esque stiletto boots, Fendi handbag and a full face of flawless makeup are synonymous with the allure of international travel. Environmentally-savvy ladies unite against this image of too much spray tan and gaudy sunglasses strutting through the terminal! Though we are in touch with nature, there’s no reason we can’t also be fresh faced and feeling beautiful all the way around the worldâ€”in first class. These beauty products are all free of harsh chemicals, parabens and sulfates, yet they are luxurious and rich in vitamins, antioxidants and botanicals that will keep you glowing from Paris to the beaches of the Caribbean and back again.
As it turns out, you can have both brains and beautyâ€”all of these products will travel perfectly in your carry on without taking up space in your one quart sized ziplock!
LaVanila Healthy Deodorant – $18
This soft and nourishing deodorant stick feels like heaven on your underarms- never sticky or itchy like harsh aluminum based anti-perspirants. In luxe scents like vanilla coconut and vanilla passionfruit you’ll be stealthily sniffing yourself all day, delighted at how fresh you feel!
Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap – $4
Not necessarily a splurge, but once you try this soap, you’ll never go back to perfumed, residue-leaving body washes again. Skin softening with mounds of luxurious lather, it’s gentle enough to use on your face or hair too! Believe me when I say that it totally trumps every other gimmicky wash out there. The best scents are almond, lavender and tingly peppermint.
Ojon Full Detox Rub Out Dry Cleansing Powder – $24
The perfect pick-me-up for travel-weary locks, this quick powder has Soap Bark Tree extract to purify and absorb 78% of the oil on your scalp, resulting in voluminous, fresh smelling hair between washes. It won’t even leave an awkward, powdery residue on your shoulders!
Bare Minerals Mineral Veil – $20
A makeup bag staple for those laid back ladies who just want to â€œblurâ€ their imperfections and look well rested, this setting powder can be used alone to simply mattify and even out skin tone. If you spring for the travel-friendly refillable buffing brush ($15) you’ll be able to touch up your gorgeous mug even on the go.
Korres Mango Butter Lipstick – $18
This lipstick has no equal. Better than your average lip balm because of its portability and SPF 10, it offers softening fruit extracts as well as a sheer pop of color. It gives your lips the perfect balance of pulled together and care free! Do not be tempted by waxy/sticky imitators- this is the Holy Grail of juicy lip color.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush – $25
This is quite an innovative product using real Amazonian riverbank clay that balances and perfects skin. Just because we are â€œau naturaleâ€ girls, doesn’t mean we don’t care about looking our best! This blush will not budge for even the most taxing long haul flight. Dollface is perfect for a cute flushed look, or Exposed is lovely for a subtle, natural cheek contour.
Pacifica Solid Perfume – $9
The perfect replacement for your cumbersome (and delicate!) perfume bottles that are best left at home, these tiny tins of fragrance are the epitome of portable and come in lush scents like Indian Coconut Nectar and Tuscan Blood Orange. The fragrances are decadent, with surprising complexity and subtlety. You’ll find yourself touching up in the air, on the train- anytime!
Boscia Blotting Linens – $10
No gal should be caught without mattifying blotting sheets. These sheets are made with green tea and are super effective at sweeping away excess impurities or oil throughout your day. Great for days out when you can’t be bothered to touch up your face, these will instantly refresh and revive your makeup.
Josie Maran Argan Beautiful Eyes – $36
As I said, we Earthy girls are low key, but not entirely off the make-up radar. This eyeshadow quad from Josie Maran is infused with Moroccan argan oil as well as floral and fruit extracts, resulting in the most opulent, silky shadows a girl could hope for. Satin purples, rich browns and pigmented nudes are the perfect combination for a more done-up look.
Korres Pomegranate Cleansing and Make Up Removing Wipes -$12
At the end of a long flight, taxing night on the town or strenuous day at the beach, you’ll want to just flop down at the hotel and call it quits. These easy wipes make it a mere 30 second process to cleanse your face and remove any make up before bed. Refreshing, toning and moisture balancing all at once, they are a no-brainer.
Noella Schink is a travel and beauty writer from Portland, Maine. When she hops on a flight to anywhere, you’ll find all of these easy, breezy staples in her bag. Determined to outsmart the TSA, she’s always on the lookout for excellent products that are not only healthy and earth-friendly, but also ideal for the long haul. Whether she’s headed to the west coast or across the pond, she uses Excellent Hotels for her hotel bookings, and recommends you try them too!