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TRAVEL BEAUTY FOR FACE

As you know in Greece, the sun is almost all year round. Since I live in this beautiful and sunny country permanently and in general travel a lot, my skin needs extra care and protection.

Facial care should be phased and mandatory in the morning and evening.

Here you will find my favorite products for daily skin care at home and while traveling. I use mostly Greek face care products, but also well-known brands.

A few words about the Greek cosmetic brands

JULIETTE ARMAND

These are professional Greek cosmetics, which I learned from my cosmetologist. It was love at first sight! Excellent quality of ingredients, maximum safety and effectiveness are not the only principles of their laboratories. The group of scientists has also developed a personal professional scientific attitude to research, time and diagnosis. I like all their cosmetic products, but their cleansing collection and serums are just the BEST!

KORRES

Probably one of the most famous Greek brands in the international market. Born out of a Greek homeopathic pharmacy more than 20 years ago, the brand’s philosophy is rooted in the use of natural ingredients of the highest quality, skin and environmentally friendly products with clinically tested efficacy. I love their skincare collection for face and body.

APIVITA

Greek natural cosmetics. APIVITA combine naturally derived active ingredients, extracts from plants of the Greek nature, beehive products of high nutritional value, and organic essential oils. Its formula contains 85-100%, natural ingredients ranging and which do not contain silicones, parabens, mineral oil, propylene glycol, polycyclic musks, nitromusks, phthalates, as well as other ingredients that have been associated with adverse effects on health or the environment. I love their face masks, exfoliating creams and products for hair care.

FREZYDERM

Greek cosmetics, which can only be found in the pharmacy. FREZYDERM remains a close partner for many medical specialists, such as pediatricians, gynecologists, dermatologists while also enhancing its partnership with the Greek pharmacies. The company has been awarded many times by the internationally acclaimed Beaute competitions. I am delighted with their cream boosters and sun protection series.

So, let’s start!
All products below are 100% approved by me and my cosmetologist, who taught me step-by-step and the importance of everyday skin care.

Step 1. Makeup remover (every evening)

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To go to bed even with light makeup, this is the main enemy of our skin, therefore, the makeup remover should be gentle and not irritate the skin.

La Roche-Posay Micellar Cleansing Water for Sensitive Skin
One of the best makeup removers! This gentle oil-free micellar cleansing water removes 99% of a long-wearing foundation. Just apply this micellar cleansing water to a cotton pad. Gently wipe face, eyes, and lips. They have also TRAVEL SIZE

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Eau Thermale Avène Micellar Lotion
Another remover that gently and effortlessly lifts away impurities and make-up. It also is used as eye make-up remover. It has a moisturizing and soothing effect. Just apply with a cotton pad. TRAVEL SIZE AVAILABLE

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Juliette Armand, Elements 03, Hydra Cleansing Milk
Perfect PROFESSIONAL makeup remover for the winter season (I am using it now) or if you have very dry and sensitive skin. With a fresh, creamy texture, this rinse-free formula also removes all traces of makeup to keep skin fresh and radiant. Massage on the skin in a gentle motion. Rinse or use a cotton pad to remove. It doesn’t have the travel size, but perfect for everyday home use!


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Korres Greek Yoghurt Cleansing and Makeup Removing Wipes
Always in my bag during the trips. Pre-moistened facial cleansing wipes formulated with nourishing Greek Yoghurt to soften the skin. These make-up removing wipes remove stubborn face and eye makeup,and are great for travel.

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Step 2. CLEANSER (every morning & evening)

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Cleansers can be of different types ranging from milk, gel, form, cream or foliation. The choice depends on your skin type and season. Although I have a combination type of skin, it often becomes dry in winter and oily in summer, so I combine the products.

Juliette Armand Cleanser Wash 210ml 7.1 oz
My FAVORITE one! It deeply cleanses the skin from dirt and removes oil without drying the skin. It contains gluten, the basic protein of wheat, for a natural moisturizing effect. Ideal for daily use.

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Apivita Purifying Gel With Propolis & Lime - For Oily/Combination Skin 200ml/6.8oz
Just perfect for summer and daily use that cleanses gently and in-depth, removing dirt and excess sebum, while it regulates oiliness and protects from irritations. Citrus extract provides astringent and antiseptic action, this way toning and refreshing skin.

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Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser, 5.7 fl. oz.

My favorite for the winter season! Indulgent soap-free, foaming cream cleanser formulated with nourishing Greek Yoghurt to effectively remove makeup residues and impurities.

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Garnier SkinActive Micellar Foaming Face Wash, 6.7 fl. oz.
My new find, is the 3 in 1 for morning washing. By the way, if you have extended eyelashes – it is 100% suitable! In one easy step, it gently foams leaving skin perfectly cleansed and refreshed. Rinses clean with no harsh rubbing.


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Step 3. TONER/TONIC (every morning & evening)

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The toner or tonic is needed for complete cleansing of the skin; it will additionally moisturize your skin, restore pH balance and will narrow pores. I prefer to use refreshing facial tonic with a very soft formula, which is always done on a non-alcoholic basis and have a nice smell.

Apivita Purifying Tonic Lotion (Oily/Combination Skin) 200ml/6.8oz
This tonic lotion is rich in antiseptic ingredients that don’t dehydrate. Helps in sebum control while maintaining skin fresh, healthy and with a matte look. 97% NATURAL product.

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Vichy Pureté Thermale Perfecting Face Toner, Alcohol-Free, 6.76 Fl. Oz.
Another one of my favorite products. An alcohol-free, ultra-gentle toner that removes residue and moisturizes skin for a perfectly clean, refreshed complexion.

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Pure Rose Water Facial Toner by Poppy Austin
Once you have tried it you will never forget its touch and delicate aroma. This is a wonderful all-natural product to maintain the pH balance of your skin, whilst stimulating the regeneration process.

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Step 4. SERUM (every morning & evening)

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The main characteristic of serum enhances the effect of other cosmetics on the skin. The serum is a concentrate that helps the cream to be absorbed better. It is recommended to use serum and cream from ONE SERIES, then the effect will really be noticeable.

Frezyderm Super Cream Booster 5ml
This is a strong concentrate that should be used in a course of 10 days and can be repeated every 3 months. It has a very nice texture and smell. It enriches your daily cream treatment with 25 active ingredients and boosts hydration, antioxidant action, skin restructuring and reduction of the signs of aging

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Combine with Frezyderm MOISTURIZING Rich Hydrating Cream for Mature Skin 50ml/1.7oz

Juliette Armand, elements 03, Hyaluronic Acid serum
Of all the varieties of serums, I like this one, which is suitable for any type of skin. It restores the WATER BALANCE in facial skin and STRENGTHENS its texture and firmness and you just need a small quantity of it!

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Combine with Juliette Armand – Hydra Calming Cream 50ml

Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil, 1 fl. oz.
Another booster that I like with vitamin C and I use mostly for evening care. 100% more stable than pure ascorbic acid, for glowing, radiant skin.

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Combine with KORRES Wild Rose Smoothie Brightening Priming Moisturiser, 1 fl. oz.

Step 5. CREAM/MOISTURISER (every morning & evening)

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The main attribute of the cream is moisturizing. I usually use the same cream for day and night care, but in the summer – I prefer a cream with UVA/UVB protection.  I also like night cream-masks, which I use once a week.

Juliette Armand - Hydra Calming Cream 50ml
Perfect cream for night and day use.
It moisturizes and relieves the skin of inflammation, irritation, and redness. At the same time, it protects it from harmful environmental factors.

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Combine with Juliette Armand, elements 03, Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Frezyderm MOISTURIZING Rich Hydrating Cream for Mature Skin 50ml/1.7oz
You will LOVE IT! This fast-working cream immediately provides deep and long-lasting hydration, without residue. Its non-oily texture leaves the skin looking and feeling smooth, supple and ready for make-up and my favorite – It is instantly absorbed.

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Combine with Frezyderm Super Cream Booster 5ml

FrezyDerm Sun Screen 'Velvet' Second Skin Technology Face SPF50+
This cream is simply indispensable for stronger skin protection during my trips. Its unique formula leaves a velvety feel on the skin, offers a matte appearance, absorbs sebum and softens the appearance of wrinkles. Its clear, non-oily texture leaves no white tint and makes an excellent makeup base.

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Combine with Frezyderm Super Cream Booster 5ml

Korres Wild Rose Smoothie Brightening Priming Moisturiser, 1 fl. oz.
Thanks to its light texture, I feel my skin lighter, less oily and shiny. It has a very convenient dispenser that can be used during travel.

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Combine with Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil, 1 fl. oz.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Masque 125ml.
This hydrating mask for skin intensively moisturizes skin overnight. Infused with Fountain Plant, Glacial Proteins and Desert Plant Extract, this face mask helps smooth and soften my skin while I am sleeping. Just MAGIC! Use it once per week!

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Step 6. EYE CREAM (every morning & evening)

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The skin under the eyes is much thinner because under it there are neither muscles nor fat. That is why age-related changes on the face appear first in this area and the reason for this is often the wrong care. Therefore, the cream should be selected taking into account age-related changes.

Juliette Armand - Eye Shine Cream 20ml
Perfect for daily use! It moisturizes, revitalizes, stimulates and brightens the complexion. It improves the skin’s appearance, reducing dark circles and puffy eyes.

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Apivita Bee Radiant Age Defense Illuminating Eye Cream 15ml/0.54oz
It has the light formula and 99% natural ingredients. The Bee Radiant line (my favorite), APIVITA has replaced water with Greek wild rose hip infusion for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and moisturizing attributes.

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Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado 0.5 oz (0.5) with a Travel Size Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate 3 ml
Just a great option after long destination flights and early morning rise, when you need to look really fresh. It is a travel size that you can always have in your bag.

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Step 7. BB CREAM (every morning)

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If my daily cream I use without SPF protection, then my BB cream is always with 30 SPF or 50 SPF. ВВ cream is a perfect replacement for foundation. It has a lighter texture that allows the skin to breathe and at the same time gives fresh skin tone.

Clinique Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Shade for All Skin Types, No. 03, 1.4
This age Defense BB Cream offers SPF protection, antioxidants for prevention, plus enough coverage to banish skin imperfections. I mostly use N’3 for my skin.

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Estee Lauder Daywear BB Anti Oxidant Beauty Benefit Creme SPF 35
This lightweight BB Creme creates an instant, even-toned, healthy look for my skin. Delivers high-performance, oil-free hydration and helps to control excess surface oil and all this with SPF 35.

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Shiseido Sports BB SPF 50+ Very Water-Resistant, No. Dark, 1
The best BB cream for beach lovers! I use it only when going to the beach: it has a denser texter, 50 SPF protection and it is water resistant.

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Step 8. EXFOLIATING CREAM/SCRUB (one per week)

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At least once a week, I clean my skin with a scrub. Scrubs provide literally rejuvenation of our skin due to exfoliation of dead skin or dead cells. At the same time, intensive renewal processes (regeneration) of the skin starts. It is better to use a gentle exfoloating cream so that you do not injure the skin.

Apivita Face Scrub With Olive - Deep Exfoliating 50ml/1.82oz
It removes dead cells from the skin and offers a unique sensation of rejuvenation and softness. It is also 95% NATURAL!

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The Body Shop Seaweed Pore-Cleansing Facial Exfoliator, 3.3 Fluid Ounce
As soon as I used it – I immediately liked it. It pleasantly cleanses the skin and gives it a matte effect.

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Himalaya Purifying Neem Scrub, 75 ml

With the help of Neem, Apricot, Turmeric, and other essential natural ingredients keep skin soft, hydrated and nourished. The exfoliating effect is great with an exfoliating sponge and perfect for normal and oily skin.

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Step 9. FACE MASK (one per week)

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Mask is better to use after exfoliating cream. I prefer different masks – some to cleanse the skin, others to moisturize. In its composition, many of them contain vitamins, minerals, biologically active substances that enhance the metabolism in the skin.

Juliette Armand - White Argyle Mask (50ml)
One of the best mud masks for cleansing the skin. It removes residue and excess sebum from the skin, resulting in an even skin tone, brightness, and glow.

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Apivita express beauty intensive hydration mask with cucumber
Perfect for use while traveling. EXPRESS BEAUTY face mask with cucumber provides immediate freshness and moisturization.

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Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Mask 2.6oz, 75ml
Perfectly moisture the skin after a long stay on the sun. Therefore, if you are a beach lover, a hydrating mask is what you need. It improves the appearance of fine lines, leaving the complexion soft, comfortable, and completely radiant.

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Step 10. COSMETOLOGIST (ALWAYS)

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Even the most thorough face home care is not enough without the help of a professional cosmetologist. Your cosmetologist should be your best friend.

In addition to the formula “cleansing – moisturizing – nutrition”, professional facial cleansing by cosmetologist is necessary twice a week. Also, special massages, deeper masks, peels and vitamin cocktails are useful for facial freshness and the right procedure that is suitable for your type of skin will be prompted by a cosmetologist only.

The results of the proper care will not keep you waiting long. Your skin will be fresh, clean, shiny, and botox with surgery will be far away from you. And so, you will not have to use Photoshop and apply different filters for selfies and during your travels to use a ton of make-up in order to look fresh. That sounds tempting, isn’t it?!

P.S Do not forget that proper nutrition, an active lifestyle and positive emotions have also a positive effect on your skin.

SO SMILE AND TRAVEL MORE !

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This is not a sponsored post. All the brands I have included here are based on my personal beaty experiences. Please note that some of these links are an affiliate, and with no extra cost to you.  I may earn a small commission that helps me run this website and helps me share my adventures and travel tips which can help you. 

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