Travel-friendly skincare is my holy grail. When on the road for long days of work, I wear sunscreen, long wear foundation, and mascara that stands the test of time. These are not delicate substances that can be removed with whatever-they-put-in-hotel-bathrooms, at least on any dependable basis. Last August, during my soul-restoring walk down New York City’s Fifth Avenue, I stopped by the MAC store for a ten-dollar investment in MAC Cleanse Off Oil in Tranquil ($10). At the moment, the most attractive features of this product were the baggie-friendly 1.0 oz. size, and a decent lock on the lid.
This purchase was one of the best investments I’ve made in travel skincare. Since August, I’ve nearly run out of this little bottle with no spilling or accidents. I’ve used it both in carry-on and checked luggage, and always in a baggie for safety’s sake. Yet there has been no accidental leaks, spills or openings–each time, the baggie is bone dry when I arrive (save for that great nail-polish explosion of ’13, but that isn’t MAC Cleanse Off Oil’s fault).
As far as the oil goes, I have had excellent results. I always follow with my travel Clarisonic Mia of course, and toner, but I find that MAC’s Tranquil Oil works as well as Shu and Shiseido. No breakouts, purging, or other problems. As the summer travel season starts, I can confidently recommend this one to you. In fact, I have invested in a full size five ounce version (I’m on my second bottle).
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