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Temperatures are rising, everyone’s wearing shorts, and school is officially out. This can only mean one thing: Summer travel is upon us! Whether you’re spending a weekend at the lake or jet-setting to an island retreat, keeping a radiant, healthy complexion is important. No matter where your Summer Friday or weekend getaway takes you, we’re here to help keep your skin in check with Repêchage’s lineup of powerful products. 

Carine Jemia, owner of Mustard Seed Massage in Washington, D.C., warns about summertime woes: “The skin suffers from sunburn and is more prone to wrinkles,” she shares. She’s been using Repêchage skincare products at her spa for over two years and praises the brand for its attention to sensitive skincare needs. Jemia recommends incorporating ingredients essential for sun protection, hydration, and soothing relief—like zinc oxide and aloe vera—for summertime protection. 

Isaac Davis, Alexis Herbert, Lydia Sarfati & Carine Jemia.

 

Read along as Jemia shares some of her Repêchage product recommendations for travel and how to best care for your skin all summer long. 

Importance of Skincare While Traveling

With more time under the sun, it’s no surprise we should take extra care of our skin during summer. It’s easy to get lazy and skip out on beauty routines simply because we’re traveling, but with increased exposure to humidity, sun, and pollution, these environmental factors can wreak serious havoc on your skin. 

Common summer skincare challenges usually include breakouts, dry and irritated skin, heat rash, and sunburn, among other complaints. For starters, it’s essential to use a sun protectant to block harsh UVA and UVB rays and reapply it often, especially if you’re taking a dip in the pool or beach. Jemia’s go-to is the Mineral Face Shield, which she applies daily. “I also walk around with my Algo Mist Hydrating Seaweed Facial Spray for constant hydration in addition to my regular skincare routine that I use all year round,” she shares. 

In addition, she recommends drinking plenty of water during your travels and applying a moisturizer — a crucial step in any skincare routine, even during the hot and humid summer months. Choose a moisturizer that won’t clog pores, especially when dealing with increased sweat and oil production. And remember: While it may seem counterintuitive, even oily skin needs hydration. Skipping moisturizer can lead to overproduction of oil as your skin tries to compensate for the lack of moisture. A suitable moisturizer helps balance your skin’s hydration levels without clogging pores. 

Jemia’s Pro Tips: Use the Biolight Brightening Overnight Cream to treat any sunburn or dark spots, wash your face with cold water to help with itching, and avoid touching your skin, especially with dirty hands. 

The Essentials: What to Pack 

To make your skincare routine more convenient while traveling, consider investing in travel-sized products, like Repêchage’s starter kits — what Jemia calls “convenient and portable.”

The T-Zone Balance Starter Collection for Combination Skin is a great option. It’s a five-step program to deep cleanse, refine, and hydrate combination skin without clogging pores. You can also try the Hydra Blue Starter Collection with seaweed extracts. Ideal for all skin types, this kit features five of our award-winning Hydra Blue Skin Care Collection products that help skin look and feel smooth, soft, and radiant. 

Here are Jemia’s must-pack products for your summer travels:

Mineral Face Shield® and Packaging

Mineral Face Shield

This mineral-based, water-free formula glides on sheer, creating an even-matte finish while being gentle on sensitive skin. Ideal under makeup, it’s a great summertime addition that prevents clogged pores and controls shine.

Algo Mist bottle with packaging

Algo Mist Hydrating Seaweed Facial Spray

Our refreshing, hydrating spray features seaweed extract and other natural ingredients. It provides instant hydration and relief from summer heat and dryness.

C-Serum® Seaweed Filtrate Serum bottle and packaging

C-Serum Seaweed Filtrate Serum

Our serum contains an intensive concentrate of nutrient-rich laminaria digitata seaweed extract to replenish moisture and provide glowing benefits during summer.

Sea Spa Hand Cream tube and packaging

Sea Spa Hand Cream 

This luxurious hand cream smooths and moisturizes with rich shea butter and moisture-binding laminaria digitata seaweed, making it the perfect protection against dry hands. 

Vita Cura CelluSea Firm Neck and Body Serum

Remember to take care of your whole body—not just your face. Our award-winning serum for the neck and body dramatically reduces the appearance of dryness and crepey skin while helping to firm body contours.


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