If you’re anything like us then you know that the summer is a great time to travel! The sun has made the entire country - not to mention almost the entire world - into its own personal oven so a nice getaway is necessary. Regardless of where you choose to go, always keep in mind that just because you are on vacation, doesn’t mean your beauty regimen should be too! This is where we come in! 3LAB has everything you need to make sure you can enjoy your trip while maintaining healthy and beautiful skin.
When packing your belongings, be sure to set aside the essentials. In this case we mean the beauty must-haves that you should bring along! The following products will help you keep up with your skincare regimen.
Perfect Cleansing Emulsion
Traveling can be exhausting, which is why you need the Perfect Cleansing Emulsion. The best part of this facial cleanser is that it can be used with or without water so you can use this on the go. It is especially helpful if you have been traveling and won’t be at your hotel for a while. Just pump the cleanser onto your fingers and massage it gently onto your face then rinse or wipe it off with a tissue depending on where you are. Just a tip: be sure to check out the 3LAB On the Go set, which is a luxury travel kit that includes several of our products in travel-friendly sizes. This set is a great way to bring all of your favorite products without having to check your bag!
Perfect Cleansing Foam
Facial cleanser is a must for your skincare regimen so here is another option! The Perfect Cleansing Foam is a great way to have a spa-like cleansing without having to go anywhere. This cleanser can be used day or night, but we suggest you use it at nighttime so that your face can relax and replenish all of its nutrients while you sleep.
As our newest product, WW Day SPF 40 has already done an excellent job of proving that it is a worthwhile investment. If you had to choose one product from this list then we strongly suggest this one because it is one product that does it all! This lightweight moisturizer should be applied in the morning and can be used as a base for your makeup. It also brightens, tightens, and soothes your skin giving it a very young and healthy look while also protecting it from the sun’s harmful rays.
Perfect Balancing Toner
Using toner is a great way to make sure your skin is actually being cleaned! Use the Perfect Balancing Toner after you have cleaned your face just to make sure that your facial cleanser is getting every bit of dirt. This is a great way to hydrate, protect, moisturize, and even stimulate your skin. You can also use this on your neck just be sure to keep it away from your eyes because it will sting.
Are you stressed out from planning your trip? Well, chances are your skin is feeling that same anxiety! Similar to some of our other creams, M Cream visibly reduces wrinkles and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines. This cream is also a great to make sure your skin doesn’t feel neglected while on vacation since it provides your skin with vital nutrients that will make it feel “happy” and uplifted. It also visibly firms your skin, giving it a very radiant and youthful glow! Just because you may be stressed out doesn’t mean your skin should be too!
Super “h” Serum
The “h” in the name may come from one of the ingredients in the serum, but it could also stand for hero since this cream is an anti-aging lifesaver. As a two-time winner of Allure’s “Best of Beauty” award, the Super “h” Serum does an excellent job of making sure that your skin stays young by repairing sun damage. It also allows for cellular turnover, which means that new and healthy cells can reach the top level of your skin in a shorter amount of time. This serum will leave you with a shine-free complexion that will ensure that Father Time won’t be showing up any time soon! This works perfectly on your face and neck.
Perfect BB SPF 40
Whether you are going to or coming from a sunny place, be sure to bring a BB cream. The Perfect BB SPF 40 cream can be used as foundation or as a tinted moisturizer. It will even out your skin tone as well as protect it from the sun’s harmful UV rays. There are three shades so be sure to find the one that matches your complexion. Also, if you want a BB cream that you can have at all times then check out the Aqua BB SPF 40. It is a compact that works just like the BB cream and comes with a refill pack and an extra sponge. Feel free to reapply the cream as many times as you want because you won’t have a cakey look afterwards!
WW Eye Cream
If you feel like you have aged about ten years while on vacation then be sure to use WW Eye Cream. This is a four-in-one under the eye treatment that visibly firms the skin and gives it the appearance of a lift. It increases circulation in the eye area thus reducing the puffiness under your eyes as well as the amount of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles that appear there. WW Eye Cream will also repair your skin from any environmental damage including any harm from UV rays. This cream is the perfect solution to still feeling tired without having to look it too!
Another important part of your morning routine should be to put on a moisturizer. This is where the Perfect Moisturizer comes into play. This moisturizer will help you maintain an ageless appearance by hydrating and brightening your skin tone, resulting in a youthful complexion. This is also in the On the Go set so you can have the option of bringing along the travel size version instead.
Perfect Body Cream
Another easy way to maintain healthy and clean skin while on vacation is by packing a trustworthy body cream. We recommend Perfect Body Cream, which won Allure’s “Best of Beauty” award in 2013. This is an anti-aging cream that will give your skin a healthy glow by preparing and returning it to its youthful glory. Using body cream or lotion should be as simple as applying lip balm, but sometimes people forget or they say that they don’t need it because they will be wearing several layers. Just because other people won’t see your skin doesn’t mean it isn't there! Still not convinced? Maybe you just need to try it for yourself!
Taking care of your lips should be the easy part of your beauty regimen, but sometimes people forget to apply a layer of lip gloss or lip balm. This can leave your lips dry, cracked, and feeling neglected. There are so many different kinds of lip products out there so let me make it easy for you! Pick up 3LAB’s Perfect Lips, an easy to use lip treatment that provides long-lasting hydration. This product will also treat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to make them look fuller and more youthful. It is also perfect for men and women so don’t be afraid to apply it wherever you are! If you want to add a little color to your lips then try Healthy Glow Lip Balm. It will yield the same results as Perfect Lips, but as an added bonus, this lip treatment adds a nice and subtle pink color that darkens the more you apply it.
After the trip
Home sweet home! The vacation may be over, but that doesn’t mean the pampering has to stop! Here are a couple of ways to treat yourself before you officially return to reality and need to review your responsibilities:
This mask is a great way to treat your entire face to a soothing and rejuvenating beauty treatment in the comfort of your home. The mask has anti-aging properties that moisturize, brighten, and leave the visible appearance of lifting and firming your skin. Simply leave it on for 15 minutes while watching your favorite show (it won’t slide down your face if you sit up) and then massage the excess fluid onto your face. Don’t rinse your face after taking the mask off. There are five masks per box so be sure to use them wisely!
If you think that you want something more than a mask to fully prepare you for the week ahead then feel free to make an appointment at one of four partner locations that offer our spa services! We offer an array of facial options that will make you feel even more rejuvenated and relaxed so that you can tackle any challenge that comes your way. We can be found at The Rittenhouse Spa and Club in Philadelphia as well as three Equinox fitness club locations: Equinox 63rd Street and Equinox 74th Street in New York City and Equinox River Oaks in Houston, Texas. We will also be opening up in a fourth Equinox location in the Northeast so be sure to keep an eye out for it!
Wherever you are in the world, we hope that you have a wonderful summer! Be sure to check back here for more blog posts about what's happening at 3LAB. Cheers!