Travel

By Kelley Granger

DECLEOR’S Ooh La Spa Kit

Got down time during your next vacation? Get Decleor’s Ooh La Spa Kit and indulge in a deluxe do-it-yourself facial in your own hotel room. You’ll be harnessing the same powerful vitamins, plant extracts and other top notch ingredients that are found in Decleor products used in five-star spas (a la the Ritz-Carlton Chicago). Start with a creamy cleansing milk packed with essential oils and follow with Phytopeel, a natural exfoliating cream blended with green clay (its gommage action gently rolls away dead skins cells and promotes regeneration). Your skin is then treated to a peel-off mask, and Aromessence Neroli is applied – a luxurious blend of essential oils that brightens the face and decongests pores, among other benefits. Finish off with a moisturizer and triple action eye & lip cream, and voila – your complexion will be soft, glowing and smell great…just like you dropped dough at the spa, but no gratuity necessary.

Purchase your own kit at http://www.sephora.com.

Clear2Go Bottles

Obviously, there is nothing sexy about the way this bottle looks. But as they say, beauty is skin deep. Clear2Go Bottles are a great item to pack for any type of travel because they can take tap water from the grimiest looking water fountain or other questionable source of tap water and filter it on the spot through a filtration system located under the cap. Each filter can purify 100 gallons, which translates into saving pounds of wasted plastic and potential dollars, too. Able to kill 99.9 percent of microbial cysts that could possibly be found in tap water, it’s perfect for don’t-drink-the-water types of situations and is a breeze to bring on the plane since you can pack it empty and fill when you land.

Clear2Go is available at Wal-Mart, Office Depot, Amazon, select Whole Foods and http://www.Clear2o.com.

Philip Kingsley Jet Sets

You trust him to your hair at home, so why not on the road, too? Find your favorite products from one of the foremost names in hair care in Philip Kingsley’s Jet Sets, combination packs of travel-sized products that are grouped according to specific concerns. Looking for volume? Fine-haired femme fatales should check out the Body and Volume Jet Set, replete with a body-building shampoo and conditioner and three sachets of Elasticizer, which targets and improves damaged hair that’s been put through the ringer chemically or environmentally with chlorine or the sun. Also available: the Body and Shine Jet Set, Soft and Shiny Jet Set (self explanatory, we’d say) and Take Comfort, which aims to soothe itchy, flaky scalps with a special shampoo, conditioner, and a Flaky Itchy Scalp Tonic.

Get yours at http://www.philipkingsley.com or on location at 16 East 52nd Street.

Originally published September 2009
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