By Kelley Granger


Om to Go
You deserve champagne, caviar, and truffles this holiday season – even if you’ve been relegated to the basement room at your in-law’s. Create a time-out for yourself and treat your face to a pretty sachet of potent, organic skincare by Om Aroma & Co. The company’s travel set contains a half ounce bottle of a bubbly-scented, exfoliating facial cleanser made with crushed champagne grape seeds; a small jar of white truffle face cream that makes skin glow with a combination of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, peptides, antioxidants, and fatty acids; and a sample sized caviar eye cream to smooth fine lines around the lid area and around the lips, too. The set also includes an sample-sized Aromatonique toning mist and Nectar Douceur body wash. Om Aroma products are totally free of harsh, stripping chemicals and provide expiration dates so you can be sure you’re getting all the benefits of the freshest natural ingredients.

Rodial Glam Balm
When you’re traveling, every ounce counts, especially in carry-on bags. With a convenient, TSA-approved size (1.7 ounces) and a myriad of potential uses, Rodial’s Glam Balm will soon become a necessity to any road warrior that gives it a shot. Got dry skin exacerbated by on-board dehydration? Smooth some balm across your face as an in-flight mask and get first-class hydration that will make you a tad more radiant when you disembark. Have a skin reaction while you’re out and about? The super-ingredients in Glam Balm will calm a variety of minor irritations and also soothe skin that’s been riled up by cosmetic procedures (just in case you were planning a Surgeon-and-Safari-type escape this year). With regular use, the balm reduces the appearance of wrinkles and can also amplify lip volume. Try it and see if you can come up with more uses to add to the list.

Ole Henriksen’s Spa Body Kit
Cleanse, scrub, nourish, and hydrate – that’s what this kit promises to do to keep you looking polished as the winter chill sets in. The clarifying body wash has a rich, intoxicating scent and is loaded with ingredients like chamomile, orange extract, apricot kernel oil, and cedar wood extract. An invigorating loofah body scrub exfoliates with luffa fruit and hazelnut seed meal, then rinses to a silky finish. Follow up with lavender body oil and a luxurious daily moisturizer to seal it all in. Each of the four bottles are 4 ounces, making the kit a bit too large for your carry-on but still sized conveniently enough for your checked luggage and perfect for a road-trip (especially to see a relative who only believes in Ivory soap).

Originally published November 2009



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