Going from humid to dry climates, hot to cool weather, and spending time in airplanes and air-conditioned hotel rooms all take a toll on my skin when traveling. Because I prefer to carry-on rather than check a bag, I have to think about what liquids I’m packing, and trying to account for everything my sensitive skin might need can be a challenge.


It’s not always easy to find a great solid serum, but once I tried Bonjout Beauty’s Le Balm, my days of trying to pack tons of skincare were over. Don’t get me wrong—I still bring along moisturizer and a few specialized items, but when I have Le Balm in my bag, I know I’ll be fine.


Made to provide all-day skin hydration, Le Balm was created over 15 years of research on skin’s complexion and delivers the highest possible level of plant native cells from prickly pear and blue bird hibiscus, as well as 68 active nutrients (including antioxidants, ceramides, peptides, squalene, and more). Each formula is powered by ingredients that deliver a hyper-focused action, from regenerating to skin barrier repairing, anti-aging to nourishing and moisturizing.


The solid serum is packed in a container that’s small enough to fit in your pocket. To use, gently press your finger into Le Balm before applying on clean skin. Warm it between your fingers and then apply all over face, under eyes, and on lips. I use it especially on airplanes and as an overnight hydrating mask.


While there’s no universal standard for clean beauty, Bonjout Beauty bans 2,100 potentially harmful ingredients from its formulas (Europe currently bans 1,376 ingredients), including: phenoxyethanol, PEGs, nanoparticles, parabens, mineral oils, petrolatum, paraffin, silicones, talc, and synthetic fragrance.


Le Balm lists for $120 on the Bonjout Beauty site. When you run out, no need to buy another complete Le Balm—just buy the $105 refill to put into the container you already have.

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