Ask the Skin Sisters: Sara Goldfine of Goldfine Jewelry & Fantasme Collection

F_BehindtheScenes_LRP-85Sara Goldfine is the talented designer behind Goldfine Jewelry – we are in love with her funky, but feminine and whimsical aesthetic. She is preparing to launch Fantasme Collection, a fashion collaboration with other Minneapolis-based style influencers, at this fall’s New York Fashion Week. She will be traveling to New York City for NYFW and asked for for tips on how to care for her skin while traveling.

Travel can be difficult for most skin types. To start off the trip, you’re exposed to the dry air of the flight, but then you land and stay at a dry hotel without any of your usual moisturizing arsenal. Traveling with all of your skincare products isn’t practical, so we put together a few tips for Sara to fall back on during her upcoming trip.

It’s important to use gentle cleansing products while traveling – this isn’t the time to experiment with irritating ingredients! We’ve been loving the Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleansing Cloths for our recent summer travel. The cleansing pads are free of most irritating ingredients and gentle enough for use multiple times a day. We like to pack them in our carry-on bag and give our face a wipe as soon as our flight lands at our destination. They are great for morning and evening use as well.

Combination products are very useful for travel; they combine multiple important ingredients into a single product – saving your limited suitcase space for more clothing! BB or CC creams combine a light foundation, sun protection, and often antioxidants into a single cream. Lately, we have loved Peter Thomas Roth CC cream for daily use. It contains a color-correcting light foundation, sun protection, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Arbutin. Vitamin C and E are great for protecting the skin from free radical damage and improving skin texture and tone, while Arbutin is a potent (though non-irritating) ingredient used to lighten dark spots.

Hydration is key while traveling – we recommend finding a creamy gentle emollient that can do double duty for your face and eyes, especially if its just a short weekend trip.  We find that the classic Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream can do double duty for nighttime moisturizing.  However, we do recommend using a specific underage moisturizer for daily use while not traveling, in order to get maximum benefit.

One item to consider, if you travel often, is the Drunk Elephant “The Littles” collection.  Besides having an adorable name, this collection of Drunk Elephant travel size products is reasonably priced ($90 at the time this post was written) and contains a full spectrum skin care regimen that is appropriate for most skin types.

We wish Sara safe travels and good luck with the Fantasme Collection launch this fall!

Photo credit: Laura Rae Photography for Fantasme Collection

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