Even under the best conditions, travel can be tough on the skin. From flights to hotel rooms, even small changes in routine and environment can alter our complexion and even cause puffy or dry skin while. This year, give your S.O. the gift of fresh, dewy skin. Whether he’s traveling for business or leisure, he’ll be looking and feeling his best in no time.
From the basics like face moisturizer and lotion to hydrating serums to round out an efficient skincare routine, here are the best travel-friendly skincare products for men (but not exclusively men) — just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Arctic Hydra Care by Lumene
Fusing soothing Nordic bilberry and oat oils with fortifying betaine and ceramides, this day cream is a godsend for those who are prone to dry skin. Appropriate for sensitive skin types, Arctic Hydra Care is gentle enough to be used frequently, restoring moisture to the skin throughout the day and alleviating wrinkles over time. $26.99
Essentials Kit by Malin+Goetz
This entry-level travel kit makes for a nice gift on any occasion. With a complete set of Malin+Goetz’s everyday bath and body moisturizing essentials, your loved one will be able to stay fresh and clean with cooling peppermint shampoo and fragrant cilantro hair conditioner. Meanwhile, the signature Vitamin B5 body wash keeps skin smooth and the Vitamin E face moisturizer gently hydrates the face. $32
Deliverance by Dieux Skin
Help your Valentine look and feel their best with this soothing, light-as-a-feather serum that fuses the power of herbs, botanicals, and other natural ingredients. Hemp soothes and prevents irritation while water lily and white tea relax and protect skin. Co-created by Tiktok’s “skincare fairy godmother,” Charlotte Palermino, Dieux Skin is a unanimous must-have among skincare newcomers and experts alike. $69
Caffeine 5% + ECGC Depuffing Eye Serum by The Ordinary
Puffy eyes are a major frustration for frequent flyers. This eye serum contains a high concentration of caffeine, supplemented with Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside (EGCG) from green tea leaves — all intended to target dark circles around the eye. This is a lightweight, water-based serum that can be used as needed. $7.50
Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil by Drunk Elephant
This facial oil is made with pure, unrefined oil extracted from the pip of the marula fruit. The purpose of facial oil isn’t just to hydrate, like a facial moisturizer does; it takes things one step further by sealing in the moisturizer and locking in those nutrients on the surface of the skin. Apply a couple drops of oil a couple times a week to take your skincare routine from good to great. $68
Óleo Para A Face – Kaya Anti Aging Face Oil by Costa Brazil
If your S.O. is concerned about the appearance of lines and wrinkles, this Óleo Para A Face provides relief through the power of nutrient-rich oils made from kaya, cacay, baobab seed, babassu seed, and brazil nut. There’s nothing wrong with aging, but there’s plenty you can do to ensure your skin has the vitamins it needs to stay firm and healthy long-term.
Omega + HA Lip Salve by Melach 33
Blending pomegranate, green tea, vitamin C, and sweet almond oils, this all-natural salve will help rejuvenate your lips with instant hydration. For those who tend to get chapped or dry lips, this salve is packed with rich ingredients including dead sea salt, hylauronic acid, and sea fern algae. $11
Arrival Kit by Aesop
We all know someone who swears by all-Aesop products. This Arrival Kit is the perfect thing to pack to ensure you’re feeling pampered as you settle in to your hotel after a long day of travel. Whether refreshing after a flight or recovering after a day of hiking and adventure, you can wash up with the bath products and lather up in the hydrating body balm. $50
Clear Sunscreen Stick SPF 50+ by Shiseido
Make sure your sun-loving beach bum stays protected yet comfortable with this clear, non-greasy SPF 50+ sunscreen — available in convenient stick form. Lightweight yet heat and water resistant, this Shiseido sunscreen clings on quickly to skin and offers protection for hours. $29.99