How to get maximum mileage from the best-in-beauty SUITCASE Magazine x TONIC15 Travel Kit
It’s packed to the hilt with the absolute best of K-beauty, is worth a whopping £187 (but costs just £59) and comes in a long-lasting travel-friendly pouch that was months in the making, but if you’re not quite sure where to start with the SUITCASE Magazine x TONIC15 Travel Kit – after all, K-beauty can be overwhelming, which is why at TONIC15 we’re here to simplify it – we’ve broken the kit down for you bit by bit…
Heroes for your hair
Aloe Vera has long been heralded for its powerful hair-boosting properties. Boasting a similar pH level to hair, packed full of water and teeming with vitamins and minerals such as copper and zinc, it’s an obvious choice for keeping hair healthy. It’s an excellent conditioner, leaving hair, smooth, shiny and soft while also soothing your scalp and reducing dandruff. Similarly, rosemary has been said to help boost scalp health, reducing itchiness and combating dryness. Combine them together and you’ve got a fast-rack pass to your healthiest looking hair, which is why we’ve picked this haircare combo:
A summer holiday comes with a serious dose of sun and while Aloe Vera is well-known for soothing sunburns and blisters, it also does double-duty as a cooling hair mask as it contains proteolytic enzymes, which help to repair dead skin cells on the scalp. Simply smooth this gel onto your hair and scalp and leave for 15-30 minutes before shampooing. It’ll soothe sun-exposed scalps and soften stressed-out strands.
Sun, sea, sand and sun cream means that hair is exposed to more build-up than normal. Use this clever combo after the soothing mask solution above to exfoliate overloaded scalps, tackle product build-up and revive holiday hair.
Altitude, cabin pressure and all of the bacteria on-board can wreak havoc with your skin when you’re flying. The solution? A simple in-flight skincare regime packed with anti-bacterial ingredients (to keep skin clear), hyaluronic acid (to keep skin hydrated) and royal jelly (to keep skin glowing) is the answer. Combine our in-flight kit and you’ll touch down with a better complexion than you took off with.
Designed to be left on thirsty skin overnight, this is a must-for locking in moisture during long-haul flights. After cleansing and toning, smooth a thin layer onto skin and then get set for sleep. Loaded with super-hydrating hyaluronic acid – which can hold 1,000 times it weight in water – it ensures that skin stays plump, soft and dewy despite the moisture-zapping air conditioning on-board.
Royal Jelly has long been touted for its rejuvenating. healing and anti-inflammatory properties, making this mask a must-have for soothing stressed-out travel-tired skin. As it leaves the complexion smooth, soft and bright, we’d suggest you use it in the golden hour before touch-down.
Don’t shy away from oils, even if you have blemish-prone skin, they’re the fast-track pass to keep skin dewy and hydrated while you’re on the move. This nifty spritz is formulated with Yuja Water – an ingredient that comes from an Asian citrus fruit that contains three times more Vitamin C than a lemon – as well as a blend of Macadamia Oil, Jojoba Oil and Sunflower Oil to lock-in moisture and soften skin. Spritz it onto skin as soon as you feel it flagging for an instant hydration hit.
Flying can equal swelling and sore-feeling feet, so to de-puff and smooth before you slip into your sandals, these pre-prepared socks are an in-flight essential. Formulated with menthol, which has a skin-cooling effect to ease and soothe swelling, they’ve also been laced with honey extract and macadamia oil to smooth and soften, meaning your pre-holiday pedicure will look tip-top for longer.
Sun care saviours
When applied together, Vitamins C and E act as a natural form of sun protection, providing four times as much protection against free radicals than when they’re used separately. Keeping skin healthy and helping to stave off wrinkles, use this clever mask combo together before applying your SPF.
A nutrient-rich sheet mask, this combines 11% Vitamin C with 10.5% Vitamin E, making it a must for prepping skin before a beach day. It’s also been loaded with Sea Buckthorn and Green Tea Extract to protect further against free radicals. Smooth onto skin and leave for up to 20 minutes before massaging in any excess serum to boost your chances of keeping skin shielded from the sun.
To up the antioxidant effects, smooth on the Dear Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin E Mask in-place of your moisturiser. It’s pudding-like texture melts into a rich essence which helps lock-in moisture and shield skin from UV damage. It can also be used as a sleeping pack after a day in the sun to cool and soothe.
The ultimate sunshield, use this lightweight sun gel as the last step before you leave the hotel or AirBnb. It’s been formulated with a cica complex – an antioxidant-rich ingredient which helps deliver more nutrients and oxygen to skin – to keep your complexion looking healthy, even during your travels.
Skincare essentials and blemish busters
You’re using sun cream, indulging in rich foods and possibly getting less sleep than usual. If you don’t want skin to suffer, it’s crucial you keep up a simple skincare regime – whether you’re at home or away. An SLS-free face wash is will cleanse without stripping skin of moisture, while Mugwort Extract and spot patches will keep blemishes and zits at bay. We picked this trio to keep skin tip top while you’re on the move.
No travel kit would be complete without the cult TONIC15 cleanser. An SLS-free formula, this kind-to-skin face wash foams generously with water to remove the day (including whisking away stubborn sun cream). It’s also been enriched with Coconut Extract to provide skin with extra hydration and Lavender to soothe sun-touched skin.
Travelling can wreak havoc with your sleep patterns meaning skin can suffer – here’s looking at you jet-lag – while indulgent food can also cause breakouts and blemishes, but used together, this zit-zapping duo can help stop spots in their tracks. Formulated with 100% Mugwort Extract, which is loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, soak a cotton pad with this essence and gently smooth it over skin. Used in place of Tea Tree Oil, it helps to fight off spot-forming bacteria to keep your complexion in the clear.
You don’t need multiple lotions and potions to nix zits, simply apply these patches as soon as you feel a spot starting to form to stop a spot. Completely discreet, they’re formulated with hydrocolloid gel – an ingredient used in would dressings to cut healing time – to shrink and tackle blemishes. A hygienic, travel-friendly way of shrinking pimples, they can even be worn under makeup, so you won’t spoil your holiday snaps.
Travelling can throw your regime out of balance which is why it’s even more important to take a time out when you’re on the move. Aromatherapy oils can help you maintain a regular sleep pattern, whilst potent Green Tea Powder is perfect for pepping up tired eyes. Use one of these when you need a quick ‘me time’ fix.
A super-indulgent aromatherapy mask, the Beaudiani Aroma Mask Lavender is
spot-on for creating a spa-like experience while you’re on the road. It blends skin-nourishing hyaluronic acid and jojoba oil with aromatic lavender to help you switch off after a busy day of travelling and drift off to sleep when you’re away from home. Simply open the packet and inhale the stress-busting aromas, before smoothing the mask on and leaving for twenty minutes before bed. A good night’s sleep is guaranteed.
Travelling can leave you sleep-starved as you switch between time zones and struggle to sleep on places, but these patches will ensure tired eyes don’t give the game away. Enriched with Green Tea Leaf Powder and Botaniceutical Plus-10, they help to lift, brighten and tighten the under-eye area to leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. Use them before heading out for sundowners for an easy refresh or on the last part of your plane journey to de-puff and revitalise eyes.
So now you know just why we’ve picked this kit – every item works overtime and has been carefully curated by our jet-set founder Jin Kown – why not get your hands on the ultimate travel edit before it sells out?