No matter how extraordinary the destination or experienced the traveler, packing strategically for trips is rarely easy. So why not help the jetsetting women you know simplify the tedious task by giving them the gift of beauty and wellness with these ten TSA-friendly kits?
Macrene Actives The Experience Set, $275
Backed by New York dermatologist Dr. Macrene Alexiades, this luxurious and clean brand favors the natural aging process over cosmetic procedures. Every item in the lineup has been rigorously tested to demonstrate measurable improvement of the skin, and maintain its potency for up to six months after opening. In addition, many ingredients are sourced from Alexiades’ organic family farm in upstate New York.
Dr. Koo Private Practice Detox Duo, $234
Though Dr. Michele Koo is an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon with 28 years under her belt, she still believes the best way to maintain a healthy complexion is with the right products. And this duo is a great place to start. The Hyaluronic Hydration Myst bathes skin in lightweight and restorative moisture, as the vitamin-rich Anti-Oxidant Vitamin Serum tackles a range of common issues from dark spots to laxity.
Tête-À-Tête Better Together Holiday Set, $218
Started by the mother-daughter team of Dr. Sharon Hirschowitz, a highly respected cytopathologist, and Kira Bahat, a lawyer who’s equally passioniate about skincare ingredients, Tête-À-Tête has a simple goal: to offer safe and straightfoward skincare that works on women of all ages and backgrounds. And this seasonal set includes the entire lineup in TSA-friendly sizes: Active C HydraSerum, HydraRepair Rich Cream, and PhytoPeel Resurfacing Mask + PhytoTrilogy Booster.
Manucurist Paris Green Flash Large Starter Kit, $160
Gel manicures are popular because they can last for weeks, and require less time than standard ones. The downside? They contribute to weak nails, and involve lots of icky ingredients. To remedy that, Parisian Gaëlle Lebrat-Personnaz started Manucurist, the world’s first LED nail polish brand. This bundle launched in time for the holidays has what you need to treat yourself to a glossy, chip-free manicure from the comfort of home.
Noble Panacea The Brilliant Eye Awakening Program, $149
From scanning digital screens to conveying emotions, eyes are perpetually at work. But because the skin surrounding them is more delicate than other body parts, they showing signs of aging faster as well. So let this luxurious set from the groundbreaking brand by Nobel Prize winner Sir Fraser Stoddart come to the rescue. It contains everything you need to rejuvenate even the most fatigued blinkers: 30 individual doses of The Brilliant Eye Infusion, a dose opener, and plush silk mask.
Rituel de Fille Thorn Potions The Complete Collection, $124
Bewitching to behold with their striking crimson-red hue, Rituel de Fille’s Thorn Potions transform your daily regimen into a magical self-care ritual. Melt away dirt and makeup with the Crunchy Jelly Oil Cleansing Balm, then generously spritz on the soothing Hydrating Skin Mist. As the final step, press in a few drops of the Priming Facial Elixir, which also serves as a long-lasting primer for makeup.
EltaMD Best Sellers Trial Kit, $96
No ifs, ands or buts: sun protection is a must every day of the year, even if it’s cold or overcast out. And this set from the sunscreen brand renowned for its lightweight and quick-absorbing formulas comes with the basics for healthy skin no matter the season. In it, you’ll find a Foaming Facial Cleanser, Therapy Moisturizer, UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46, and UV Sport Broad-Spectrum SPF 50.
Shani Darden Skin Care The Ultimate Glow Kit, $88
Los Angeles-based celebrity aesthetician Shani Darden routinely works her magic on some of the world’s most faces, including Chrissy Teigen, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. So to get a luminous and camera-ready complexion like her clients without an appointment, turn to this trio of Darden’s best-selling signature Retinol Reform®, Lactic Acid, and Intensive Eye Renewal Cream.
Repêchage Biolight Starter Collection, $84
Exclusive to Repêchage, one of the first beauty brands to harness the skin-repairing power of marine ingredients, Laminaria Complex blends two types of seaweed with proven brightening agents like Willow Bark, Gotu Kola, and Licorice. In short, this travel-friendly box contains all the essentials, from cleanser to night cream, to impart dull skin with a radiant, lit-from-within glow.
Laki Naturals Cocktail Bath Soaks, $29.99
How can you make bathtime even more relaxing and enjoyable? With a cocktail, of course. This fun set of six bath salts infused with Hawaiian sea salt, coconut oil, and the irrestibly fruity scents of classic libations helps soak away all the stress of the day while leaving skin wonderfully soft and moisturized.