Natural beauty is increasingly becoming a top-of-mind priority for many. According to a 2015 Skin Inc. study, 54% of women said it was important for their beauty purchases to be “all-natural.” Although organic products are more available than ever, they’re still not exactly filling the expanse of drugstore shelves. And finding travel-sized options can be even more of a challenge.
But it’s worth it to make the change to all-organic products, even while traveling. Plenty of natural products have ingredients that hold major health boosts—honey, mint, activated charcoal, just to name a few. If the ingredients make contact with your skin, it’s best to shield yourself from as many chemicals as possible. Since body lotion stays on skin the longest, it’s important to consider what it’s made of before applying. And there are plenty of other benefits that make a convincing case for making the switch. (Here are the 6 most important beauty products to buy organic.)
We also live in a time when traveling is more stressful than ever. News headlines create anxious travelers, gas prices are unpredictable, and summer travel can be especially expensive.
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