1 — L’Occitane Shea Fabulous Oil, enriched with sunflower seed oil, is perfect as a post-shower emollient for both body and hair. Its light fragrance is a bonus (₱1,950 for 100ml); available at most major malls nationwide; https://ph.loccitane.com
2 — Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a berry-scented balm that gently lifts away dead skin for smooth and firm lips (₱950 for 20g); available at SM department stores nationwide
3 — Benton’s Snail Bee High Content Mask Pack is a K-beauty solution that’s power-packed with snail secretion, bee venom and other botanical extracts to keep your face hydrated (₱150 per sheet); instagram.com/beautybarph
4 — Kiehl’s Nourishing Olive Fruit Oil Shampoo’s creamy consistency is thanks to ingredients such as olive, avocado and lemon oils, which coat your hair to form a protective barrier against the elements (₱1,250 for 250ml; ₱2,250 for 500ml); kiehls.com.ph
5 — LuLuLun Plus Sweet Drop Mask is infused with manuka honey, apricot seed oil, avocado oil, hyaluronic acid and collagen — nourishing ingredients that will keep dry patches at bay (₱140 per sheet); instagram.com/beautybarph
6 — VMV Hypoallergenics Know-It-Oil contains 100% organic virgin coconut oil that’s been cold-pressed, and is gentle on areas prone to dryness — try it on your elbows, heels, face and even scalp (₱350 for 35ml; ₱820 for 125ml; ₱1,200 for 250ml); vmvhypoallergenics.ph
7 — The Face Shop’s Dr Belmeur Daily Repair Panthenol Soothing Gel Cream — formulated with 2.5% panthenol — calms the skin, relieves itches and seals in moisture (₱1,695 for 80ml); available at most major malls nationwide
8 —Burt’s Bees Honey & Grapeseed Hand Cream, made also with cupuaçu butter and vitamin-rich macadamia oil, keeps your hand smooth and handshake-ready for the friends you meet on your travels (₱995 for 20g); available at most major malls nationwide
Ask the expert!
Q: What’s the best way to counter dryness while you’re on holiday?
Here are some steps to avoid uncomfortably dry and cracked skin:
1. Get a head start on fighting dehydration by drinking lots of water and moisturizing your skin on the plane
2. Use a combination of skin products. Pair a facial serum with an intensive night cream — I use a Doterra serum and L’Occitane moisturizer
3. Be generous when applying lotion. My kids and I use Aveeno’s Baby Soothing Relief Moisturizing Cream. I find that creamy solutions are better for keeping the skin hydrated
4. Use a coconut oil spray to protect the scalp and hair when traveling in places with harsh elements such as strong winds and cold temperatures
—Amanda Griffin-Jacob, founder of Glam-O-Mamas and wellness advocate