Q&A: What’s My Travel Skincare Routine?

This one’s for Danielle, who commented in my royals post last week asking for some intel on my travel skincare routine for long-haul flights:

Q: I’m going on a long-haul flight in a few months for the first time in many years. I’ve been searching for ways to protect my skin from the going nuts during the flight and also easy travel makeup tips. I’m not someone who likes going bare-faced anywhere but the gym and to bed, but I understand that my usual makeup routine may be too heavy for a 10 hour travel day. If it matters, I’ll be traveling to the South of France in November, so I’ll already be battling winter skin. I’ve been thinking of face oils or hydrating masks. Something like that. Can you tell us your routine? Or some good tips? Thanks!

Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash (and the 5th Life Ride for amFAR AIDS Research!)

One of my favorite beauty brands is Kiehl’s: they totally sponsor Erik’s bathroom, and several of their products hold places of pride on my counter, too. Right now, in addition to being addicted as always to the Kiehl’s Original Musk Shower Gel, I’m testing out the new Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash. I’m digging it:

Video: My March Beauty Favorites

File it under Problems, First World.

Every month, I get sent scores of beauty products to try out: sometimes so many that I’m struggling to keep up. (This is particularly difficult when it comes to skincare, since ideally you’ll want to give a products at least three weeks. But, but…who has the time?!)

I’m going to start doing monthly videos, letting you guys know which new products made it across my desk in the past 30 days and especially caught my fancy. Here’s the inaugural edition.

Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer Stress-Minimizing Daily Hydrator: Miracle in a Bottle

Think back a decade or so. Remember in My Big Fat Greek Wedding (yes, really) when the dad is constantly running around touting Windex as the cure for everything from acne to rashes to poison ivy to a swollen toe?

Over the honeymoon, E. and I had the same “it cures everything!” madness, but with Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer Stress-Minimizing Daily Hydrator.

This stuff is awesome.

E. is now obsessed with Kiehl’s skincare for men

Despite having an entire arsenal of free (men’s and women’s) skincare products in my beauty closet, E. voluntarily spent money on these Kiehl’s products: Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 50, Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Face Wash (he loves it so much, he bought the big version) and Kiehl’s Original Musk Body Cleanser, which I can testify smells DIVINE.