The urbanite man is a savvy globetrotter. While a daily skincare regimen can be quite tough to curate and manage with the bevy of choices available to the dandy dude of today, it becomes even more of a challenge to prep and primp when one is on the go.
It is essential one packs the ultimate male Dopp kit so you don’t leave anything out when traveling. Whether you are packing for the long, romantic trek that is the Camino de Santiago or taking on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or jetting off to a dive tour at the Maldives, pack the best skincare products inside your intrecciato Bottega Veneta Dopp kit. Here are our top no-fuss, no-muss choices:
Photo courtesy of VMV Hypoallergenics
As a Filipino brand grown global, VMV Hypoallergenics teaches the basics every skintelligent dude should know. Armada Sport 50+ is powerful for extreme outdoor conditions. CEO Laura Verallo de Bertotto shares,“Strictly speaking, there is no “men’s” skincare or “women’s” skincare. Under a microscope, skin cells are skin cells, differing only biologically.”
Men, no need to fret. And if we hear one more guy say sunblock is for sissies, this tidbit from the skincare maven says it all, “If you don’t care, photo-aging is the single biggest contributor to dark spots and wrinkles. Leave the weathered leather look to luggage.”
Believe it or not, the lips get neglected when traveling. And we aren’t talking about goodbye smooches here. Long saltwater dips, arid desert winds, freezing Alpine climes, humid countryside treks—all these take a toll on one’s lips. What’s worse is most are wont to disregard this part of the face.
The lips need moisture from chapping and peeling. And Bohol’s famed tourist attraction has the solution. This local product is a surprising discovery that is earthy in its efficacy and simple in its look. This unscented tube moisturizes while it protects. Perfect for puckers.
London Labs is right when it says “hair can appear stressed and rough when it’s lacking in proper hydration. Its creative director, Defaf Alamri shares, “unlike regular shampoos, our Moisturising range works in harmony with the scalp to soothe, moisturize and gently cleanse, while boosting strength progressively with use.” What more can a guy ask for? Handy and dandy for one’s crowning glory.
This skincare wonder is a hydration booster, and dry skin healer and smoother. Sixteen-hour flight? Crossing continents? Say goodbye to a dry, patchy mug. The Nutritive Plumping Massage Masque is non-oily and treats facial skin so that its natural state is restored. Its best quality? No-rinse. Slather then snooze.
5. Body care by Lucas’ Papaw Ointment
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This as the cult wonder from the land down under. Lucas’ Papaw Ointment in a tub is every traveler’s dream. Made in Australia from a pure papaya pharmaceutical concoction discovered by Dr. T. P. Lucas, it promises a cure for common skin conditions like burns and scalds, rashes and cuts.
Those who have an athletic and active travel style will appreciate this health product that comes in its ubiquitous, red-orange packaging that should be easy to find in one’s hand-carry. Say goodbye to your usual travel woes and sat hello to ultimate protection from Mother Nature.
What’s the most prized possession you keep in your vanity kit when traveling? Share it with us in the comments section below.