Biologique Recherche P50 Lotion

This lotion is a true miracle worker and one of my favourite chemical exfoliants out there (the other is Rationale’s Catalyst Serum, which I also really love). No trip to NYC for me is complete without a Biologique Recherche facial at Rescue Spa in Flatiron, so it felt right to take my P50 along. It’s called ‘facial in a bottle’ on the Internet, and while it smells like salad dressing, the stories are true. A few swipes before bed and you will wake up with brighter, clearer, more refined skin. The smell, by the way, is thanks to the addition of horseradish and vinegar and the absence of fragrance-masking ingredients (which are a potential irritant). It’s an AHA and BHA formula, so will work on all sorts of ailments from congestion to lines.

Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Water

This product is a staple for literally everyone (makeup artists, beauty editors, skin therapists) because it’s simple and effective and doesn’t irritate the skin or cost a lot. It’s a micellar water, so perfect for removing makeup thoroughly late at night and while flying. If you’re only away for a short period of time, it’s all you need.