The Wellness Products We Don’t Leave Home Without
Unless you’re headed to a destination spa or spiritual retreat, it’s hard to stay healthy on the road. There are the changing time zones; the buffet breakfasts and boozy nights; the lack of exercise; and the stress of TSA lines and missed flights.
The good news is that there are ways to make your next holiday a healthier one — and they don’t require deep pockets or extreme fitness regimens.
To that end, we’ve rounded up 27 products that harness the power of natural ingredients to address everything from immune health and jet lag to stress management. We’ve got digestive enzymes, anti-pollution drops, organic face masks, and much more. Read on for the full list.
Nadi X Smart Yoga Pants
Wearable-tech is the next biggest trend in the wellness industry. And these Bluetooth-enabled yoga pants are at the cutting edge. Developed by a team of eight engineers and 50 yoga instructors, the leggings use haptic technology to correct posture using gentle vibrations. The multi-node sensors across the lower back, behind the knees, and around the ankles will guide your alignment as you move through your practice.
To buy: wearablex.com, $250
Kevin Murphy Fresh.Hair Dry Cleaning Spray
Whether you’re mid-transit or in the great outdoors, a shower isn’t always within reach when you need or want one. A few spritzes of this formula to dirty roots will tame oily strands while adding just enough volume.
To buy: amazon.com, $32
Moon Juice SuperYou Daily Stress Management
This new supplement from the cult-favorite adaptogenic beauty and wellness brand harnesses four non-GMO herbs to mellow stress, which can weaken your body’s immune response and leave you prone to catching germs on the road.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $49
Fresh Limited Edition Soy Cleanser
This bestselling cleanser does it all: removes makeup, washes away dirt and impurities, and softens skin for a radiant, healthy-looking glow. And thanks to a new look courtesy of NYC-based fashion illustrator Blair Breitenstein, it’ll look great on your vanity.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $42
Shankara Microcrystal Exfoliation Treatment
Harsh exfoliants can do more harm than good; in rare cases, they can even cause irreversible pore and capillary damage. Gently slough away dead skin cells using this ultra-fine treatment from Shankara, an all natural, Ayurvedic beauty brand.
To buy: shankara.com, $44
Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Pollution Drops
Air pollution and blue light radiation can show up on your face in the form of dryness, dullness, and premature aging. Prevent against harmful exposure with this antioxidant serum from celebrity-favorite skincare specialist Barbara Sturm. Disodium EDTA deactivates heavy metal ions; cocoa seed extract combats oxidation and inflammation; and marine microbe extracts strengthens the skin’s defenses and neutralizes airborne heavy metals.
To buy: bloomingdales.com, $145
Osea Vitamin C Probiotic Face Polish
It’s common knowledge that probiotics are good for your gut, but did you know that it can also do wonders for your complexion? This powdered exfoliant replenishes your skin's healthy flora to reveal a smooth, blemish-free visage. Other beautifying ingredients include vitamin C, bamboo stem extract, and pomegranate.
To buy: bluemercury.com, $108
Susanne Kaufman Calming Mask
St. John’s wort, marigold blossoms, and fireweed flowers are just a few of the anti-inflammatory botanicals that make this soothing mask a dopp-kit mainstay. Use it in the event of a breakout, sunburn, or anytime your skin needs a little TLC.
To buy: beautyhabit.com, $75
Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30
Green your sun care routine with this dual-action day cream. The regenerating moisturizer and broad-spectrum sunscreen contains a skin-healing combo of organic ingredients, including marshmallow root, calendula, and bilberry.
To buy: joshrosebrook.com, $55
Estelle Biocare Baby All Weather Cream
Cold winds and harsh elements are no match for this ultra-nourishing cream— a decadent blend of organic Shea butter, beeswax, and oat extract.
To buy: estellethild.com, $22
Philip Kingsley Root Complex
You can apply as many oils, creams, and mists as you like, but to get the mane of your dreams, you'll need to focus on your roots. And this supplement, by celeb-favorite brand Philip Kingsley, delivers a high dose of Omega 3 straight to the source.
To buy: philipkingsley.com, $58
Uma Pure Calm Wellness Oil
Modern-day travel doesn’t exactly lend itself to peace of mind. Keep your anxiety at bay with this tension-melting wellness oil. A soothing blend of chamomile, lavender, and vetiver essential oils, it helps alleviate stress in the most trying travel moments.
To buy: amazon.com, $85
Biossance Squalane + Micronutrient Fine Mist
If your makeup bag is out of reach and you need a quick complexion pick-me-up, try this nourishing, mineral-rich mist. It contains hyaluronic acid and plant-derived squalane to revive makeup, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and lock in hydration. We won’t board a plane without it.
To buy: sephora.com, $32
Davines The Purity Circle Hair Mask
Strip away environmental contaminants with this purifying treatment, which uses matcha and bamboo charcoal to detoxify the hair and scalp. It comes in single-use packaging, making it perfect for on-the-road beauty.
To buy: barneys.com, $10
EiR Pitted Deodorant
The potential health hazards associated with aluminum-based deodorants are well documented. Detox your travel beauty routine with this all-natural, unisex option from sustainable skincare brand EiR. Arrowroot and fir needle essential oil kill off odor-causing bacteria while vitamin E, Shea butter, and beeswax soothe skin and seal in moisture.
To buy: urbanoutfitters.com, $22
Goop Bath Salts
A long, hot bath is the perfect respite for a long day of travel. And thanks to a new line of bath salts from Goop, you can now target specific ailments the next time you take a soak. Suffering from sore muscles? Opt for Phys.Ed, which combines apple cider vinegar, arnica, and turmeric. Or if you’re having a hard time dozing off, try the G.Nite Bedtime Bath Salt, a super fine blend of valerian root and Australian sandalwood.
To buy: goop.com, $35
Perricone MD Travel Booster
Between the nerves, jet lag, and plain excitement, it’s no wonder so many travelers struggle to fall asleep on vacation. But before you pop a sleeping pill, consider this natural supplement. In addition to relaxation-promoting melatonin and magnesium, it also contains ashwagandha for stress relief and velvet bean extract for sleep regulation.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $25
In Fiore Firmante Leg Tonic
Ditch compression socks for this supercharged oil—a circulation-boosting concoction of cypress, black spruce, and horse chestnut. The satiny oil absorbs instantly, invigorating tired, heavy legs.
To buy: revolve.com, $135
Naturopathica Echinacea Immune Tincture
This concentrated liquid contains both Echinacea and ginger (both hailed as immunity boosters) to help travelers reduce the severity and frequency of colds. For best results, add two dropperfuls to water, juice, or tea as soon as you feel a cold coming on.
To buy: dermstore.com, $29
Pilgrim Collection Travel Kit
Jet lag, motion sickness, and bug bites tend to put a damper on vacations. This trio of essential oils tackles all three with homeopathic aromatherapy. Lavender dabbed on a pillow can aid sleep; a whiff of mandarin helps combat nausea; and antiseptic ravintsara soothes itchiness when combined with lotion.
To buy: pilgrimcollection.com, $40
Tangram Factory Smart Jump Rope
Staying fit on the road is no easy feat. But this “smart” jump rope not only makes it easy— it also makes it fun. Embedded with LED technology, it tracks jumps and calories mid-air using a digital display.
To buy: ahalife.com, $80
Tata Harper Clarifying Cleanser
Don’t let a bad breakout get in the way of great travel photos. This all-natural formula contains blemish-battling ingredients like lactic acid and willow bark extract to quickly reduce existing spots and prevent future flare-ups.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $68
Rms Beauty Within Digestive Enzymes
Travel can wreck havoc on the digestive system. Banish the bloat and discomfort with these vegetarian capsules from cult beauty brand RMS. They help your body break down food and absorb macronutrients.
To buy: dermstore.com, $64
Orgaid Organic Sheet Masks
Give your skin a blast of moisture with this all-natural, organic sheet mask, which trades parabens, alcohols, sulfates and other harmful chemicals for healing ingredients like aloe vera and witch hazel. We like to slap one on mid-flight or at the end of a long travel day.
To buy: amazon.com, $22 for a pack of four
Herbivore Jade Facial Roller
Use the naturally cool crystal instrument— a staple in Chinese skincare—to increase circulation and reduce post-flight swelling. Pro tip: slather on your favorite moisturizer or serum pre-treatment to maximize the roller’s de-puffing effects.
To buy: herbivorebotanicals.com, $25
Jurlique Activating Water Essence
When your skin needs a little extra love—whether because of a long flight or too many hours in the sun—reach for this lightweight, hydrating liquid. Packed with active ingredients like marshmallow root extract, it locks in hydration, enhancing the overall performance of your serum and moisturizer.
To buy: jurlique.com; $55
Farmaesthetics Herbal Hydration Complex
This multipurpose salve heals moisture-zapped skin with shea butter and oatmeal while promoting cell turnover through natural lactic acid. It’s a lifesaver in cold climates and drafty airplanes.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $50