Log in   |  Join the community   
X

BEAUTY   |   AESTHETICS   |   WELLNESS

11-17-10 | Posted by


President & CEO of Swiss antioxidant skin care line Alchimie Forever, Ada Polla spends way too many hours travelling, particularly by plane. Here she shares a few of her travel secrets and product tips for keeping skin fresh and radiant while on the road.

If anything can be said about me, it’s that I travel a lot. I love to travel, I travel for work, and for pleasure. Since launching Alchimie Forever in the U.S. in 2004, I’ve developed a few travel strategies that I would like to share.

Typically, the day before I get on a plane, I will apply Alchimie Forever’s Kantic Mask ($60). It helps to nourish my skin (airplane air is so dehydrating), and gives me a nice glow – i.e. makes me look like I travel less than I do.

A selection of Alchimie Forever products.

While I typically use our Yttrium protective day cream ($67) and Kantic calming evening cream ($71), while travelling, I will pack our Kantic+ Intensely Nourishing Cream ($77). That means I only have one moisturizer to fit in my travel bag, and, again, the thicker texture combats airplane air. In my purse, I always carry a tube of our Superpulse Rejuvenating Eye Contour Balm ($69). I sometimes even use it on my entire face (note that our eye cream and all three of our moisturizers are okay to take as carry-ons). Lastly, Herban Essentials Lavender Towlettes ($15) help me feel fresh even after a six hour flight. That’s my product habits – but travel beauty tips go much farther than product.

A soft pashmina (color will vary based on the mood of the day), helps me stay warm as I am always cold on the plane or train, and it can even double as a pillow. And I have a fabulous silk pink eye mask that helps me sleep (in transit all I do is sleep, catch up on my reading, or think – but mostly sleep).

A key to enjoyable travel is to get to the airport with extra time – in the last two months, I have made both rookie mistakes of booking a return flight from Singapore on the wrong day, and going through security to the wrong gate. Both times, I was able to keep my cool because I had just enough extra time.

I always buy a bottle of water before getting on the plane (after security obviously), and usually I will have a glass of white wine. I know alcohol is dehydrating, but still, a glass of Chardonnay just makes any trip more enjoyable (this is another nice benefit of giving yourself extra time at the airport or train station). And on a good travel day, I remember to pack a banana or some raw almonds to tide me over during a trip.

When travelling across time zones, I have a funny habit of never changing my watch. It is always on DC time, no matter where I am. Again, most travel advice suggests switching your watch to the local time as soon as you land, but keeping it on DC time keeps me connected to the office.

Finally, I am a diehard loyalist when it comes to airlines and hotel chains. I love US Air (and they love me back!), and I love the Hampton Inn.

For Alchimie Forever products:Β www.alchimie-forever.com

One Response to “TRAVEL WITH ADA – Alchimie Forever’s CEO Shares Her Beauty on The Go Tips with Beautyinthebag”

  1. Travel Tips » Blog Archive » Beauty Travel Tips from Ada Polla, President & CEO of Alchimie … Says:

    […] the original post here: Beauty Travel Tips from Ada Polla, President & CEO of Alchimie … Share This […]

Leave a Reply

Register to Add a Comment



We use cookies to offer a better user experience and to analyze site traffic. To comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we are implementing a cookie consent manager to provide residents of the EU/EEA with the ability to customize their cookies. Until this is available, your continued use of this site will be deemed as consent to use of cookies.
Beauty Travel Tips from Ada Polla, President & CEO of Alchimie Forever
Log in   |  Join the community   
X

BEAUTY   |   AESTHETICS   |   WELLNESS

11-17-10 | Posted by


President & CEO of Swiss antioxidant skin care line Alchimie Forever, Ada Polla spends way too many hours travelling, particularly by plane. Here she shares a few of her travel secrets and product tips for keeping skin fresh and radiant while on the road.

If anything can be said about me, it’s that I travel a lot. I love to travel, I travel for work, and for pleasure. Since launching Alchimie Forever in the U.S. in 2004, I’ve developed a few travel strategies that I would like to share.

Typically, the day before I get on a plane, I will apply Alchimie Forever’s Kantic Mask ($60). It helps to nourish my skin (airplane air is so dehydrating), and gives me a nice glow – i.e. makes me look like I travel less than I do.

A selection of Alchimie Forever products.

While I typically use our Yttrium protective day cream ($67) and Kantic calming evening cream ($71), while travelling, I will pack our Kantic+ Intensely Nourishing Cream ($77). That means I only have one moisturizer to fit in my travel bag, and, again, the thicker texture combats airplane air. In my purse, I always carry a tube of our Superpulse Rejuvenating Eye Contour Balm ($69). I sometimes even use it on my entire face (note that our eye cream and all three of our moisturizers are okay to take as carry-ons). Lastly, Herban Essentials Lavender Towlettes ($15) help me feel fresh even after a six hour flight. That’s my product habits – but travel beauty tips go much farther than product.

A soft pashmina (color will vary based on the mood of the day), helps me stay warm as I am always cold on the plane or train, and it can even double as a pillow. And I have a fabulous silk pink eye mask that helps me sleep (in transit all I do is sleep, catch up on my reading, or think – but mostly sleep).

A key to enjoyable travel is to get to the airport with extra time – in the last two months, I have made both rookie mistakes of booking a return flight from Singapore on the wrong day, and going through security to the wrong gate. Both times, I was able to keep my cool because I had just enough extra time.

I always buy a bottle of water before getting on the plane (after security obviously), and usually I will have a glass of white wine. I know alcohol is dehydrating, but still, a glass of Chardonnay just makes any trip more enjoyable (this is another nice benefit of giving yourself extra time at the airport or train station). And on a good travel day, I remember to pack a banana or some raw almonds to tide me over during a trip.

When travelling across time zones, I have a funny habit of never changing my watch. It is always on DC time, no matter where I am. Again, most travel advice suggests switching your watch to the local time as soon as you land, but keeping it on DC time keeps me connected to the office.

Finally, I am a diehard loyalist when it comes to airlines and hotel chains. I love US Air (and they love me back!), and I love the Hampton Inn.

For Alchimie Forever products:Β www.alchimie-forever.com

One Response to “TRAVEL WITH ADA – Alchimie Forever’s CEO Shares Her Beauty on The Go Tips with Beautyinthebag”

  1. Travel Tips » Blog Archive » Beauty Travel Tips from Ada Polla, President & CEO of Alchimie … Says:

    […] the original post here: Beauty Travel Tips from Ada Polla, President & CEO of Alchimie … Share This […]

Leave a Reply

Register to Add a Comment



We use cookies to offer a better user experience and to analyze site traffic. To comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we are implementing a cookie consent manager to provide residents of the EU/EEA with the ability to customize their cookies. Until this is available, your continued use of this site will be deemed as consent to use of cookies.