On Mother’s Day, why not give the mom who’s perpetually on the go something that’ll make her feel extra cared for while she’s away from home? With that in mind, below are 12 TSA-friendly products—they’re listed from spendiest to most affordable—that’ll be thoughtful additions to anyone’s travel regimen.
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Augustinus Bader The Retinol Serum, $350
As with the rest of the lineup in the science-backed cult skincare brand started by Augustinus Bader, this just-launched Retinol Serum features TFC8®, a patented technology that renews the skin at a cellular level, but builds on it with the addition of pure retinol, a zinc complex, and Japanese Knotweed Extract. And unlike other retinol-based products, this visually transforms complexions without irritation, dryness, or redness.
Tivic ClearUP, $249.99
If you count as one of the nearly 30 million adults plagued with sinus pain, congestion, headaches, or allergies, and are seeking a drug-free remedy, reach for ClearUP. Tapping into the power of power of bioelectronics, this handheld device emits painless microcurrents to stimulate nerves under the skin, alleviate discomfort, and encourage easy breathing. Though many report relief a single session, you’ll feel better, prolonged results the longer you use it.
Blue Lagoon Iceland BL+ Eye Serum, $180
Give puffiness and dark circles around the eyes—where skin is fragile and prone to first showing signs of stress—instant relief with this innovate eye serum brimming with the Icelandic brand’s proprietary BL+ COMPLEX that stimulates collagen production while reinforcing the skin’s natural barrier. (Pro tip: store in the fridge for an extra cooling application.)
Macrene Actives High Performance Body Lotion, $95
The competition for dermatologists in New York City is stiff, but Dr. Macrene Alexiades stands out from the pack with her education—she holds three degrees from Harvard—ongoing dedication to research, and gentle approach to aesthetics. Her body lotion from Skyros, The Greek Goddess collection, bottles up all of her expertise into an elegant, quick-absorbing formula formulated with time-tested Grecian extracts from olive leaf, pomegranate, lemon balm, and verbena.
Aerangis No. 50 Soiree Noire Candle, $78
To commemorate the three-year anniversary of her candle line celebrating her most cherished memories, Alicia Tsia announced a new scent: No.50 Soiree Noire. Hints of Sicilian lemon, lotus blossom, and cashmere woods mingle in this slow-burning candle to evoke being at a black-tie soiree with overflowing champagne, live jazz, and rowdy laughter that runs late in the night.
Lanshin Nephrite Intro Gua Sha Tool, $69
Gua Sha traces back to China’s Ming Dynasty, but the traditional Chinese medicine practice feels more timely than ever now. It reportedly helps with everything from boosting circulation to increasing product absorption, but above else: it feels deeply good. And this version from Lanshin elevates the ritual with "He Tian" Jade, a stone that’s widely regarded in China for its healing properties. It’s also sturdier and denser than most, making it more resilient to chipping and breaking.
Saint Jane Beauty Deep Sleep Bath Salts, $58
While CBD can be found in all sorts of beauty products these days, including it into bath salts, like this one, makes especially good sense. While soaking in a tub of warm water is calming as is, heat reportedly boosts CBD’s ability to promote a deeper state of well-being. The heady floral scent and skin-healthy ingredients including peptides and evening primrose are just an added bonus.
Sio Beauty FaceLift, $55.25
Have wrinkles, but aren’t comfortable with lasers or injectibles? Try this multi-tasking set from Sio Beauty. In it, you’ll find three sets of the company’s best-selling patches (BrowLift, NeckLift, Eye & Smile Lift). To use: lay them flat on dry, clean skin, and leave on for a few hours or overnight for the best results. The silicone promotes occlusion, drawing moisture to the skin’s surface for a plumper and smoother appearance.
Aime Digest & Glow Supplements, $48
Because travel can wreak havoc on our digestive tracts—resulting in irregularity and bloating—take two of these French-made supplements before your first meal. Packed with gut-healthy ingredients such as bromelain, wild chicory inulin, and Tolerase G, they’ll help gently coax your system back to consistency and comfort.
Kindia Aura Drip Face Mask, $40
Founded by Dharni Patel, an Indian woman who was raised in Kenya, Kindia champions inclusivity and self-acceptance. Free of problematic ingredients (think alcohol, fragrance, and silicone), these irridiscent sheet masks quench even the thirstiest complexions with a powerful blend of bakuchiol (a natural retinol alternative), allantoin, and ginseng. When you’re done, toss it into your bath—it’s biodegradable and dissolve in hot water—to continue enjoying the benefits.
Barneys New York Beauty Hyduela™ Lip Balm, $28
People’s picks for the best lip balm are as varied as the options, but this Korean-made one blows the competition away. It’s formulated with cloudberry seed extract and hyaluronic acid to instantly moisturize, imparts a soft (not shiny) finish, and is free of allergy-triggering ingredients like menthol, essential oils, and fragrance. And because it’s clear, you can swipe this on night or day.
Terra Beauty Bars Restore Coconut Clay Milk Bath Soak, $27
Ready to take your bath to the next level? Then swirl a handful of this bath soak into running water, and let it work its magic. Kaolin clay draws impurities from the skin, while coconut milk deeply hydrates. Packed with vitamin C, rose and calendula petals promote radiant, glowing skin from head to toe.
Strip Reusable Cleansing Wipes, $25
Forget to pack your favorite face wash? No worries. You can still achieve a gratifyingly deep clean with these incredibly plush microfiber wipes. Just dampen with water, and swipe away to remove the day’s grime and makeup—including stubborn mascara. On top of that, they’re washable, suitable for sensitive complexions, and will last up to a 1,000 uses.