Travel-Worthy Skincare and Alterna My Hair My Canvas Haircare
Things I packed for 3 weeks…
no less than 3 retinoid serums because I didn’t want to run out and all of these were open.
I’ve been using the Trinny London Overnight Clarity niacinamide and retinol serum because I really like how moisturizing it is and I like that it has niaciniamide in it. However! It has an intense golden hue that gets on clothes and bedsheets, especially if you’re like me and like to put it on your body too.
I’ve been finding that my prescription retin-A micro is just right because it’s very drying and it really does help make my skin more regulated. The dry formula also seems to keep my skin more on the matte side which is something that I like. Works well for the summer when my skin is so oily. I’ve even worked up to using this almost every day, but I know that will change when I’m back to dry weather.
I’ve also taken the new Neutrogena 0.5% Retinol Pro+ because I wanted to tested it out some more. I do like it but my skin is acting up a little so it’s not strong enough.
Boscia vitamin C is my favourite right now. It’s 10% ethyl ascorbic acid which is stable and in a pump bottle. I like that. It’s colorless, odorless, and watery so it absorbs into your skin quickly. I use it every day.
Not shown: three tubes of sunscreen which ended up being just enough. I like to ballpark one tube a week.
I took 1 tube of hair cream which was just enough.
And my own Alterna Everyday Shampoo and Conditioner and this size was the best. Look at the dent I’ve made in the conditioner. I go through a lot of conditioner. I love this conditioner so much. It gave me the softest smoothest hair, and it made it super shiny. Of course, I wasn’t going to take these pump bottles back home with me, but my sister asked me specifically leave them behind because she loved this formula so much.