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Skincare products on-the-go
by Gladys Chung

I spend half my time travelling and I am looking for handy and new skincare products to keep my face looking flawless. What are some recommendations?

The first step to having good skin is to keep it clean. When your flight is delayed and you are stuck in the airport for long hours, good face wipes are a lifesaver.

Murad's Clarifying Wipes ($35, from Sephora stores) are good for blemish-prone skin and perfect for keeping regular skin clean and matte too. It is soaked in witch hazel water, cucumber, lemon, calendula and grapeseed extracts.

Biore's new Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets ($3.90 for 10 sheets) remove waterproof make-up effectively while hydrating the skin with hyaluronic acid and butylene glycol. It is also alcohol-free.

For hydration and protection, try Skin Inc's new Rescue Kits that contain three handy, airplane-friendly 20ml tubes of its best-selling products.

It is available in the Anti-Ageing version ($120) that comprises the Pure Revival Peel, Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask and Pure Repair Dew moisturiser; and the Brightening version ($130) with the Pure Revival Peel, Pure Snow White Mask and Pure Nano Hydrating Gel.

B.Liv's The Ultimate Hydration Liberator set ($44.95, available from next month at Sasa stores and at is another good option. It comprises the 100 per cent pure Hyaluronic Original serum (10ml), Submerge Me moisturising essence (15ml), and Deluge Me overnight hydrating mask (15ml). Perfect for long-haul flights.

Home spa brand Mt. Sapola has recently launched its new Xetract range of active extracts so you can customise your skincare on-the-go. Each of the 18 variations (from $19.90 to $26.90 per bottle) - from AHA fruit extract, hyaluronic acid, chamomile extract to retinol - comes in a small 5ml vial, and its potent content can be used like a serum on its own, or mixed into a moisturiser.

For a refreshing mist that hydrates skin while you are on-the-move, give Etude House's new non-comedogenic AC Clinic Intense Hinoki Water Mist ($19) a go. The 100ml bottle contains Japanese cypress water, which is said to control sebum and keep skin looking smooth and moist.

For everything else, try Trilogy's Everything Balm ($38 for 45ml, from Beauty By Nature stores). It is packed with the goodness of marula, rosehip, olive, evening primrose, jojoba and wheatgerm oils, as well as manuka honey and vitamin E. It can be used for conditioning lips, elbows and knees, cracked heels, parched hair ends and to protect skin in harsh weather and dry airplane cabins. It is gentle enough for a baby's skin and works well as a massage oil too.

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