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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mothers Day Gift Guide From Travel Beauty

Is there anyone in your life more deserving of a little love and luxury than mom? Often, though, mom is so busy managing the family like a well-oiled machine that she has no clue what she wants or may be in need of. Even if you press her for ideas, you’re given an “oh, I don’t know” and are thus left to guess for yourself what she would actually use.

Enter our collection of luxury kits and revolutionary beauty products from some of the world’s best beauty brands. You will find the perfect something for even the most difficult to shop for moms out there.

The fountain of youth

There are anti-aging and then there are anti-aging skincare product. While antioxidants are important to maintaining healthy skin, the ability of ingredients to boost the skin’s capability to produce collagen and elastin is where it’s at. If your mom is anywhere from 55 – 75+, a gift of any of these clinically tested and proven anti-aging skin care products will elevate you to beyond favorite child status:

  • Cosmetics 27 Plasma 27 Bio-Lifting Cell Restoring Mask: It nourishes and hydrates the skin, calming inflammation and stimulating it to produce increased collagen and elastin on its own. It is a 15 minute facial in a pouch. All the work is already done for mom – it’s presoaked with just the right concentration of ingredients and pre cut, so all she has to do is open the pouch and put it on.

Heaven Skincare Long Weekender Kit: for the ageless beauty

We’ve curated a collection of our favorite anti-aging superstars from Deborah Mitchell’s Heaven Skincare lineThe Long Weekender Kit is a comprehensive starter kit just for you. It covers all the skin care bases: there’s a cleanser, an exfoliator, a 2-in-1 toner/serum, a daily anti-aging moisturizer and, of course, the world famous Silver Bee Venom Mask (which is a great gift in and of itself) If mom feels she’s too busy to shop for skin care, you’ve just done all the legwork for her.

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift GuideFor the mom who loves her mane

It has been said that if your hair looks great you’re 90% there. If hair is your mom’s mane event, we’ve got some kits she will dye for. French native, Christophe Robin is the colorist of choice of the world’s most celebrated actresses and top models including Natalie Portman, Catherine Deneuve, Tilda Swinton, Kylie Minogue and Kristin Scott Thomas. His revolutionary, award winning line of natural hair care products will bring the absolute best out of mom’s hair. Christophe uses powerful, rare ingredients inspired by traditional recipes to address the needs of all hair types, textures and conditions. Two of our favorite collections are Restoring Hair Ritual, formulated with rare prickly pare oil to nourish and restore color-treated, dry, damaged, thick curly and/or course hair. And Detox Hair Ritual, a universal collection of exceptional travel companions formulated for those with dry, sensitive or oily scalps.

Wrap mom in luxury from head to toe

With Lavido’s Inspired by Nature Head to Toe Collection, a luxurious anthology of plant-based skin and body care infused with the ancient healing powers of the Sea of Galilee. Our favorite products in this gift box are: Alert Eye Cream, Gentle Exfoliator Peeling Cream and Thera Intense Body Cream. Lavido is a natural skin and body care line made with the best raw, plant-based ingredients and purified waters from the Sea of Galilee. This is Israel’s best kept skincare secret.

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5 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts That Will Save The Day

5 last minute valentines day gifts that will save the day

Have you waited until the absolute last nanosecond – today is the day, February 14, Valentine’s Day – to realize that you still have not picked up something special for your honey or Mom? Instead of running out at lunch, or right after work, like a crazy person on a tear, or settling for something not so unique just to check off the I got you something, box, give the gift of a pampering beauty experience! It’s so easy to phone a spa and purchase a gift certificate, and it’s something you can give right away. Everyone will welcome the gift of self-care. An indulgent treatment can be just the thing your favorite person needs to unwind, not to mention the perfect treat that communicates how special he or she is to you. Here are some of our favorite beauty and wellness treatments.

Shiatsu Shampoo at Salon Ishi

The shiatsu shampoo and head massage at Salon Ishi to the rescue. This is the quintessential serenity now gift and can be particularly wonderful during the cold winter months when our immune systems could use a little boost. A Japanese treatment is applied to open pores and gently cleanse and nourish the scalp. The massage activates acupressure points stimulating blood flow and relaxation. Prepare to be magically transported to a very happy place.

Salon Ishi, 70 East 55th Street, New York, New York. Call: 212.888.ISHI

Gift Certificate to Yasmine Djerradine Institut de Beauté

Want to give someone a wonderful treatment experience but not certain what s/he would like? Yasmine Djerradine Institut de Beauté is one of New York City’s preeminent spas. Yasmine has been written up in Vogue, New York Magazine, Allure and New Beauty – just to name a few – and offers a wide variety of world-class treatments including massage, cellulite and body treatments and semi permanent makeup sessions. Yasmine’s Remodeling Facial is the spa’s signature treatment. Be prepared to look 10 years younger by the end of your session! We also love the 60 minute Seaweed Wrap Treatment.

Yasmine Djerradine Institut de Beauté, 60 East 30th Street, New York, New York. Call: 212.588.1881

fred pirkey design yasmine djerradine institut de beauteColonic at Exhale Healing Arts

At first blush this might seem like an odd gift, but for a wellness-minded individual, a colonic is a wonderful  - albeit unique – gift. Gina Mikan is as good as it gets. She uses the Woods Gravity Method, essentially an internal bath (possibly the best euphemism ever) that helps cleanse the colon of gas, mucus and accumulated fecal matter. There is no discomfort (really!) and only slight internal pressure, just a gentle flow of water in and out of the colon, expertly controlled by the therapist. During the procedure Gina explains the process step-by-step so your friend (or you!) will feel as at ease as possible, given the circumstances. The colonic appointment is one hour.

Exhale Healing Arts, Brooklyn: 71 Eighth Avenue (corner of Union Street) & Manhattan: 124 East 40th Street (corner of Lexington Avenue), Suite 703. Call: 787.406.8061. Email:

Hair & Scalp Treatment at The Philip Kingsley Trichological Clinic

Treat him or her to a one-of-a-kind custom hair treatment. A one hour session which includes the application of hair and scalp cream and of course, Philip Kingsley’s world famous Elasticizer which was created expressly for Audrey Hepburn. Also includes infrared, radiant heat and/or ultraviolet light therapy, depending on your unique hair and scalp concerns and a heavenly scalp and neck massage. Whether you have hair loss, texture and/or scalp issues or just want to give your hair a boost of health and radiance, this gift is aces.

Philip Kingsley Trichological Clinic, 16 East 52nd Street, New York, New York. Call: 212.753.9600

Aesthetic Treatment With Dara Liotta, MD

If you know someone who’s been considering a little cosmetic “tweaking”, but has been nervous about finding a quality doc, a gift certificate to Dr. Liotta’s practice is just the thing! Dr. Liotta is masterful at what she does. She is board certified in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Liotta spent five years training in Ear, Nose and Throat and Head and Neck Surgery before going on to complete fellowship training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She is intimately acquainted with, and comfortable manipulating, the delicate and complex anatomy of the face and neck from its most superficial to its deepest layers. As a Board Certified ENT surgeon as well as a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon, she believes her job is not complete until everything looks good, functions well, and feels healthy.

Dr. Liotta does it all: from Botox, fillers and laser treatments to rhinoplasty, facelifts and necklifts (and more).

City Aesthetics, 154 E. 85th Street, New York, New York. Call: 212.288.2222. Email:

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Expert Skin Care Advice From Yasmine Djerradine

Yasmine Djerradine Expert Skin Care Advice

While utilizing quality skin care products and establishing a consistent self care routine is the cornerstone of any effective skincare practice, seeking out professional guidance is a must as well. Just as many of us schedule routine teeth cleanings and check-ups twice a year to take inventory of our oral health, we need to do the same for our skin.

The skin is the largest organ of the body and is the body’s first line of defense against the elements. Like any organ, it is constantly in flux and affected by age, pollution, our nutritional intake, levels of anxiety, hormones, the season and many other factors. So in addition to cleansing, using a quality serum, moisturizer, face oil when necessary, eye cream and a weekly mask, I recommend having a routine facial. At a minimum shoot for 4 times a year. To that end, we sat down with Yasmine Djerradine, renowned skin care expert and founder of Yasmine Djerradine Institut de Beauté, to discuss her approach to skin care and why it is more important than ever to take good care of ourselves.

TB: What do you love most about what you do?

Yasmine: So many things…I love to take care of people. There is something intimate about caring for another’s skin. I like to customize each treatment.

People often call me and describe their skin over the phone and ask me to recommend a regimen for them. I always tell them that I need to see and touch their skin in order to understand their unique health and beauty needs.

TB: What is the single most important piece of skin care advice that you give your clients?

Yasmine: Please don’t overdo it! Your skin is an organ, and your body’s first line of defense against the elements. Many harsh procedures actually strip your skin of what it desperately needs to protect itself! Focus on cleansing and hydrating, and your skin will always be there to protect you.

Customization in skin care is also crucial. Everything has to be “sur mesure”, or made to order. Everyone ages differently and responds to the elements and pollution uniquely.

TB: If you had to recommend a few essential skin care products that you would encourage people to splurge on, what would they be?

Yasmine: Today people are living longer and so we need our youthful complexion to last indefinitely. It is more important than ever to take care of ourselves as we age. If you think about the adverse effects of collagen collapse, sun or wind damage, cancer, etc., all of these issues can be traced back to the various ways we have neglected our skin. We must utilize a serious moisturizer during the winter to protect ourselves from the cold and wind and the best sun protection when we are in the sun – basically all year round.

TB: What defining moment in your career had the strongest influence on you?

Yasmine: I have defining moments all the time! I am constantly discovering new products, working with new clients and experimenting with new treatment technologies. This is why, even after 30 years, I am still so passionate about skin care. It is my hope and vision for the future that each new experience will be insightful and exciting. I strive for every moment to be the next “aha” moment!

Read more about Yasmine on her Travel Beauty Expert Page.

By: Alyssa Barrie Weiss, Twitter: @AlyssaBarrie

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4 Ways To Enhance Your Beauty Regimen With Minus Ion Care Water

Enhance Your Beauty Regimen With Minus Ion Care Water

When cold, crisp winter weather makes our hair and skin freak out (i.e., break out…dry out…frizz out…), we make sure to stock up on our favorite multitasking product from Japan. No one can sing the praises of Vine Minus Ion Care Water better than Travel Beauty’s hair care expert, Ishi.


Where do I begin? Vine Care Water is negative ion water that was first developed in Japan for NASA to clean the lenses and mirrors on space bound vehicles and satellites. Bacteria cannot live in a pH 12.5 environment, so it was made as a germ-killing cleanser. Negative ion water is 170 times more absorbent than water, so on its own it provides moisture. Used in conjunction with hair and skin care products, negative ion water works as a driver – so it boosts the effectiveness of products used subsequently.

Negative Ion Water Benefits for Hair Care

The negative charge of the water is attracted to – and bonds to – hair.  It helps strengthen fine hair, making it feel thicker. It boosts the strength of conditioners, treatments and styling aids to amplify the benefits of these products. It can also be mixed with your shampoo or conditioner at a rate of 10%, or can be sprayed onto hair, roots to ends, before leave-in conditioners or styling aids are applied. This is a fabulous tool for thick, curly hair as well; read more here about how to use it.

Vine Care Water Minus IonNegative Ion Water Benefits for Skin Care

Care Water works well as a moisturizing skin toner or clarifier (most products that clarify tend to dry the skin). Many of my clients have had success clearing up some forms of acne with Care Water as well. Layered with other products, it boosts the benefits of those products. Here’s an easy experiment to give you an idea of what Care Water does:

  • Put a few drops of oil into water. You will see it separates.
  • Then spray the oil and water with Care Water.
  • You will see it actually reduces the size of the oil drops so that the water and oil mix together.
  • This is the same way Care Water breaks up and clears away oils on the skin.

Negative Ion Water Benefits for Scrapes & Cuts

Sprayed on scrapes or cuts, Care Water cleans the wounds (by killing bacteria) and moisturizes, therefore promoting healing. It’s currently being used in research at burn hospitals in Japan with very positive results.

Negative Ion Water Benefits for Teeth

Care Water also works for brushing your teeth – both cleansing and whitening. Read all about our smile-cleaning secrets here. Don’t swallow it, though! It is not for internal use. The pH is too extreme for that. Care Water is the ideal multi-tasking travel companion. You can find this cure-all wonder water in travel size here at Travel Beauty.

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Up Your Beauty Game For Fall

Up Your Fall Beauty Game

We’ve received loads of questions about the products that we are giving away in our Fall Cult Beauty Haul and so – we’ve taken an uber deep dive into what you’ll find inside. WARNING! YOU ASKED FOR IT! It’s actually a wonderful introduction to some of the best beauty brands from around the globe. Enter now, while you still can. Sweepstakes end October 9th!

Products can’t shoulder all the work by themselves. Setting time aside to develop a regular skin, body and hair care regimen is paramount. Even if it’s simple and quick – a little goes a long way. To get you excited about upping your Fall beauty game, I have teamed up with some of my favorite, skin, body and hair care lines to present you with a mega, best of the best, beauty overhaul worth $2000. From cleansers, serums, moisturizers and masks to multi-taskers, we’ve got something for everyone. To address every skin, body and hair concern, we’ve thrown in the works…and then some.

Haven’t signed up yet? Here’s what you’ll be missing:

From France: Cosmetics 27

One of my favorite skin care lines. An all natural apothecary style regimen tailor-made for your skin. The idea is to mix the products together to produce a formula that is right for your skin today. The change in season, weather, pollution, stress levels and even physiological factors can alter the behavior of skin. Cosmetics 27 utilizes the Ayurvedic properties of Centella Asiatica to boost the skin’s ability to regenerate and heal itself. A life saver for those of us with sensitive and/or dry or mature skin.

  • Baume 27: Simply put – the bomb! A rich moisturizer packed with anti-aging skin healing nutrients. Can be used on the most sensitive and reactive skin, including those with rosacea.
  • Cleanser 27: Is your skin dry, sensitive or mature? (I’m yes to all three.) Then this cleansing balm is for you. It turns into a milky emulsion upon contact with water. This multi-tasker cleanses, removes makeup, exfoliates and supports the hydrolipidic film, the skin’s protective barrier. One of the only cleansers that doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight and dry.
  • Essence 27: An ultra-fine moisturizing, anti-aging emulsion. If you don’t typically use a serum, this is an excellent entrée into the genre. I mix it with Baume 27 to cut the rich texture of the cream during the summer.Baume cleanser Essence huile

From The UK: Mio Skincare

Mio Skincare made me into a body care convert. Mio is a body firming, toning and tightening line that actually works and feels and smells so good you’ll be excited to use it. It is all natural and works best in conjunction with exercise and healthful eating (back to our holistic approach).

  • Get Waisted Sculpted Body Shaper: This stuff really works! Contains caffeine to jolt your skin to attention and tighten problem areas like the tummy and love handles. One of my customers reported “I’ve lost eight lbs all around the waist, belly and inner thighs! This works great!” I’m not sure we’ll all see results like this, but you get the picture.
  • The A-Cream Firming Active Body Cream is the the Mr. T. of body creams. Armed with moisturizing omegas, powerful antioxidants and vitamins, it boosts skin’s elasticity, fights the damaging effects of sun, pollutants and free radicals. Fantastic for aprés sun as well.
  • Workout Wonderball is your personal massage therapist. Cools and revitalizes muscles, increasing circulation and eases aches and inflammation to speed up muscle recovery with arnica, magnesium, horse chestnut and fresh spearmint. Coupled with a messaging rollerball applicator, this is your ultimate gym companion.
  • BooB Tube + Multi Action Bust Firmer: Hyaluronic acid, omegas and CoQ10 boost skin’s elasticity and builds firmer better breasts without going under the knife. Slather it down the neck, décolleté and bust, towards the heart, in the direction of lymphatic drainage. Instantly tightens skin and promotes circulation.
  • Liquid Yoga Space Spray & Liquid Yoga Bath Soak: Scare away stress from the air and water with this dynamic duo. In truth all of Mio Skincare’s products contain an element of aromatherapy, but these two are the real deal.

From France: Institut Esthederm

6007 EAU MICELLAIRE DÉMAQUILLANTE copieInspired by life. Designed to preserve the beauty of the skin, this cult french line uses cutting edge science and technology to innovate skin care.

  • Lift & Repair Absolute Smoothing Cream and Lift & Repair Absolute Tightening Serum are the dynamic duo if you are in need of effective anti-aging products, have sensitive skin and tend to present with hormonal breakouts.
  • Lift & Repair Eye Contour Lift Patches: A standout product that delivers on its promise. Packed with hyaluronic acid and caffeine, in just 5 minutes you will look bright eyed and bushy tailed even if you don’t feel it. These puppies come 2 in a packet so they are great for travel. I don’t leave home without them.
  • Lift & Repair Instant Repulp Mask: The anti-aging plump it up wonder! A must try. Tightens and hydrates, dull mature skin.
  • Osmopure Face and Eyes Cleansing Water: A three-in-one cleanser, toner and makeup remover. Ideal for clean up, especially at night, when we tend to be, perhaps a bit lazy? I don’t mean to implicate you, but I am.

From The Good Old US of A: Brenda Christian

Hollywood’s best kept secret! Brenda has created some of the world’s leading cosmetic, skin care and brow and lash treatments used by top Hollywood makeup artists.

  • High Definition Perfect Brow Kit: Contains the one-color-fits-all Universal Brow Definer that dynamically color adjusts to the pH of your eyebrow hair follicle, and Perfect Brow Gel (the original brow gel). Great for holding all texture brows in place, including my crazy curly ones, as well as for the browless. When used in conjunction with the Universal Brow Definer, Perfect Brow Gel creates the look of real brows by lending texture to the brow. Eye Pencil Sharpener also included. Remember, your brows frame your face and are one of the most important facial fixtures.
  • Mineral Hydrating Mist: Basically, food for your skin. Great for use as a toner and to set makeup after application.

From The UK: Heaven Skincare By Deborah Mitchell®

Used by royalty & celebrities, an all-natural organic range formulated for skin and body that offers the potent power of nature in conjunction with the latest breakthroughs in beauty technology.

  • Silver Bee Venom Mask: Otherwise known as Bee-tox, organic bee venom stimulates skin to produce collagen and elastin. The result? A temporary paralyzing of the muscles beneath the dermis, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. I apply it over moisturizer and wear it all day long. Manuka honey also soothes reactive skin and helps clear up blemishes. Also helps prolong the effectiveness of injectables.
  • EllaJane Wipes: Exfoliates, cleanses, tones and keeps blemishes at bay with apple pectin, honey and peppermint oil. Great for use in the evening when I’m so tired, I just want to jump in bed without washing up.
  • Black Age Defiance: Victoria Beckham’s anti-aging moisturizer of choice formulated for sensitive, dry skin that tends to experience hormonal breakouts.
  • New Edition Cleansing Cream: The first cleanser and makeup remover all in one to contain bee venom (bee-tox). This is another cleanser I can use that doesn’t over dry my skin. It’s also naturally anti-aging.

From The UK: Philip Kingsley

Formulated by the world’s foremost hair and scalp expert, Philip Kingsley, this line of hair care has been formulated to work. Period. Used by royalty, celebrities and politicians, these products are designed with specific hair and scalp issues in mind.

  • Body Building Shampoo: Adds body, moisturizes and detangles fine hair lending it volume and leaving it lustrous.
  • Moisture Balancing Conditioner: Provides essential hydration and protection to processed hair without weighing it down.
  • Elasticizer: One of my favorite hair heroes of all time! Formulated expressly for Audrey Hepburn, this intensive moisturizing pre-shampoo treatment (hair mask) delivers elasticity, bounce and shine for everyone from fine to thick curly hair – Elasticizer is nothing short of a miracle worker.
  • Maximizer: The definitive styling spray for fine, limp hair. Contains protein and conditioning agents to keep hair looking shiny and voluminous while providing superb control.

From France: Bioderma

The cult French Pharmacie brand that formulated the world famous Sensibio H20 Micellar Water – the cleanser, toner and makeup remover all in one. This line of skin care is specifically geared towards sensitive skin and includes, Sensibio Eye, Sensibio Light, Sensibio Mask and Atoderm PP Baume Ultra-nourishing Balm. All ultra nourishing products, gentle enough for those in their teens and 20s, yet effective enough for those with more mature skin.

From Israel: Lavido

A natural skin and body care line made with the best raw, plant-based ingredients and purified waters from the Sea of Galilee.

Inspired by Nature Head to Toe Collection: A luxurious anthology of plant-based skin and body care infused with the ancient healing powers of the Sea of Galilee includes:lavido-inspired-by-nature-head-to-toe-collection-not-cropped

  • Alert Eye Cream: One of my favorite eye creams of all time. Contains hyaluronic acid for instant tightening action. Is creamy and moisturizing but light enough to apply under eye highlighter immediately after.
  • Aromatic Body Lotion: If you are a fan of lavender, this is the body cream for you. Leaves skin incredibly soft with organic, distilled bulgarian lavender and organic, cold-pressed shea butter and avocado.
  • Gentle Exfoliator Peeling Cream: This is the only facial scrubs I can use. I have sensitive, dry skin and facial scrubs typically send my skin into overdrive, producing sebum as a result of over drying. This is a great way to slough away dead cells and buildup without throwing your skin into a tizzy.
  • Hydrating Facial Toner: Removes makeup and tightens pores. Can be used as a men’s after shave tonic to soothe and repair sensitive post-shave skin. Gentle enough for teens and young adults in their 20s.
  • Invigorating Facial Serum:  An anti-aging face oil that nourishes, repairs and protects skin with fatty acids (good fat!), minerals and vitamins from organic, cold-pressed evening primrose seed and almond oil. Great as a lip balm too.
  • Nurturing Hand Cream: Nothing is a greater telltale sign of age than the back of the hands. This is one of the only hand creams I’ve come across that contains hyaluronic acid which is an essential ingredient in anti-aging skin care. A must.
  • Thera-Intensive Body Cream: A blend of aromatherapeutic, organic distilled tea tree and lavender oils, as well as cold-pressed black cumin seed oil. Highly nourishing, relieves dry, irritated skin and redness, protects against environmental factors, restores skin’s natural moisture balance. Love this one!

Sound good? We are giving it all away! ENTER TO WIN.

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By: Alyssa Barrie Weiss, Twitter: @AlyssaBarrie

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