Every woman has her list of “must have” products to have on hand at all times.
My top 5 list has escalated to a “can’t live without” status, especially since I’ve been traveling more often this year with my two favorite accessories, my daughters who are (2) and (1) years old. Traveling with two toddlers has its list of challenges, all of which typically include crumbs, snot, and stains… but I’ve discovered that keeping my top 5 products on hand and easily accessible while traveling help to make me feel as”glamorous” and as polished as possible (in my own mind at least) while performing my tricks to keep the Kelley Halpern circus under control. For the record, I do try my best to keep my cool (yes, I smile calmly as my daughter rips my hair out from the roots and laughs) and I try desperately to keep the kids entertained as not to disrupt anyone around us. Let’s just say that some days I’m guessing that the hotel bellman would prefer to tip me for managing to prevent a scene in the lobby.
1. Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant-Vanilla Grapefruit
Yes, its possible to maintain a fresh smell and it be a natural product as
well… the Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant-Vanilla Grapefruit is the only
all natural deodorant that I found that I feel works. Thru a workday or
caring for my 3 kids I have managed not to smell like (well… you know, a
stinky person). I know it’s a little pricey coming in at $14 bucks but I
have had it for 4months now and I am not near the end…. I’m also a sucker for pretty packages and don’t ya just love the feminine pink!
2. ZO Oclipse Sunscreen Primer SPF 30
I’m not one to successfully multitask but when it comes to products, I can
pull a win out for the team! This multitasking sunscreen primer is
everything I need right now for my everyday use. There are days, I dare
to go make-up less and I love this tinted primer to give me the “dare
to go bare” courage. The UVA/UVB broad spectrum spf coverage is perfect
for protection against aging and burning. The added bonus is the
silicone feel when applying to the skin – super fabulous!
3. mybodys myHERO Anti-Aging Growth Factor Daytime Lotion
I am in LOVE and have been in LOVE for quite sometime now with mybodys myHERO Anti-Aging Growth Factor Daytime Lotion. This moisturizer is medical grade and packed with biomimetic growth factor peptides. myHERO promotes lifting, hydrating and anti-inflammatory ingredients to help restore youth and radiance while enhancing the skin’s NMF (Natural Moisture Factor). You will skin will feel hydrated and this moisturizer helps boost the skins immunity! All around great moisturizer and doesn’t make you feel oily at all.
For so many different reasons, I absolutely love Aquaphor! I use it on my lips, when they’re chapped. My cuticles when they’re dry or cracked. I use it
on any cuts, burns, or chapped areas on my kids and me. My husbands
feet can be unruly at times and applying it overnight will help soften.
It works wonders to remove eye makeup. And my most recent trip to
Arizona I discovered what real dry skin feels like – not the hot humid
days in DC –this dryness was a whole new experience. My whole body was
itchy at times painful and I looked 10 years older. So I applied it head
to toe to try and get back my youth overnight that Ive worked so hard
5. ZO Exfoliating Polish
I wish the ZO exfoliating polish came in a tub size because I really
wish I could bathe in it!! Not only is this the best exfoliator right
now (I say right now b/c I’m a product junkie and I’m always looking for
the next best thing). But its medical grade – which means its stronger
than the over the counter scrubs so you’re definitely getting your
moneys worth— my pores have never felt tighter and call me crazy but I
think they’re shrinking my the minute…this exfoliator also Increases
cellular turnover and boosts collagen production to help rejuvenate
skin’s texture. It’s loaded with anti-oxidants to protect against free
radicals. I use it 2xs a week and on all the other days I use
my clarisonic brush.
If you’re interested in purchasing the ZO exfoliating polish, Oclipse Sunscreen Primer or the mybodys myHERO Anti-Aging Growth Factor Daytime Lotion – e-mail me at Kelleyhalpern@gmail.com