Ahh these dog days of summer mean only one thing: I’m trying to get out of the hot, humid concrete jungle as often as I can. Whether it’s just to head to the local beach or jet far far away, the frequent summer travel means that I have a cosmetics bag packed at all times…ready to go at any minute. Now that I’ve been doing this for a couple months already, I’ve got the beauty bag perfected (and bared down just to the essentials). Here’s what you’ll find:
1. Simple Oil Balancing Cleansing Wipes — When Simple came out with these wipes this year, they replaced the Cleansing Facial Wipes as my favorite for my on-the-go or midday touchup (the Cleansing Wipes are still great for nighttime though!). Now that it’s so hot and my skin seems to get greasy just minutes out of an air conditioned room, the oil balancing properties are even more crucial. I have these on hand at all times in case of a surprise oil slick situation or just to touch up after a long car ride.
2. MD Solar Sciences Mineral Tinted Sunscreen SPF 30 — My travel bag does not have space for a full bottle of sunscreen and foundation and anti-aging cream. I multi-task with this mineral tinted creme sunscreen which a) doesn’t clog pores b) provides flawless light coverage that makes my skin radiant and c) provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection and is 80 minutes water resistant–all with just one step. READ MORE