5 Skincare Essentials Your Travel Kikay Kit Is Missing

Keep your beauty game on point with these clever products.
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As fun and exciting traveling is, there’s no denying that it can take a toll on your skin. To keep your beauty game on point as you jet set the world, here are five important products that your travel kikay kit absolutely needs:

1. Sunscreen

Being up in the air exposes your skin to harsh UV rays, especially if you’re fond of sitting by the window. Before you hop on the plane, put on sunscreen to lower the risk of sun damage on your skin. Once you’re on board, reapply as needed. To keep things neat, try an oil-controlling sun stick that you can easily blend on your skin.


Try: Etude House Sunprise Bye Sebum Sun Stick SPF50+PA+++,  P598, SM Megamall

2. Moisturizer

Factors like recycled air from the plane and the sudden temperature change in your destination can greatly affect your skin’s moisture balance. Keep your skin from drying out—and potentially breaking out—by applying a generous amount of moisturizer. Select one that can detox your skin and combat various environmental stressors while leaving it plump and hydrated.


Try: Nuxe Crème Prodigieuse Anti-Fatigue Moisturizing Crème, P1,450, Rustan’s Shangri-La

3. Face scrub

Whether you’re going somewhere hot and humid or somewhere cold, don’t forget to pack your trusty face scrub. Exfoliating your skin is what will save you from breaking out and forming blemishes while you travel. For example, if you’re hitting the beach, you’ll constantly be reapplying your sunscreen (we hope). At the end of the day, you need to gently get rid of all that product to unclog your pores and to dodge what could potentially be a horrible skin situation. Select one that’s gentle but potent enough to keep your skin in top shape.

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Try: Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub, P1,508, Sephora.ph


4. Micellar Water

Micellar waters are fantastic travel companions because they’re so easy to use. Transfer some in a small travel-sized bottle that you can throw in your purse, along with some cotton pads. Mid-flight, refresh and cleanse your skin from excess oil, makeup, and deep-seated dirt. Bonus: You can use micellar water to remove your makeup when you get to your destination, too.


Try: Bioderma Micellar Water For Sensitive Skin, P1,300/250 mL, Landmark TriNoma

5. Face oil

Score glowing skin even when you’re stressed from all the traveling by adding a face oil to your skincare routine. You can use it alone, over moisturizer, or even with your foundation for that dewy I-have-naturally-perfect-skin finish.


Try: Bobbi Brown Extra Face Oil, P3,800, SM Aura

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