By Emma Krasov. Photography by Yuri Krasov
Traveling this holiday season isn’t easy, not only because of the usual hurdles that come with winter weather and more and more common these days (yet no less frustrating) airport delays, but also because just to follow all the rules and regulations related to the ubiquitous COVID-19 is guaranteed to give you a stress-induced headache.
To make you feel better on the road, and even at home should you decide to postpone your travel until the presumed easier times to come, here are some wonderful new products from health and cosmetics industries that will help you sleep better, feel younger, and look your prettiest self. At least, that’s what the talented creators behind these novelties state in their recommendations.
All the featured items in our story are dietary supplements and/or hygiene and beauty products, not medicine. They aren’t intended to treat any medical conditions, so please consult a qualified physician should you have any concerns about their consumption.
FACTORFIVE lab, based in California, relies on science for its skincare products’ glorious results. It’s the only skincare company that owns a biotech lab, where the FACTORFIVE Serum and other helpful creams and serums are produced, based on ethically adipose-derived steam cells (coming from adult fat tissues).
Made with hyaluronic acid, which has an ability to hydrate, smooth, and soften skin; vitamin C and copper peptides, helpful in rebuilding collagen; and free from parabens, phthalates, urea, DEA, and TEA, FACTORFIVE products are hypoallergenic, and produce visible results after about a month of use.
The award-winning regenerative serum reduces wrinkles, fine lines, and sun spots, improves skin texture, and restores its freshness, especially when travel-induced stress causes its dryness and breakouts.
FACTORFIVE Serum come in a beautifully packed turquoise and silver gift box, and can be found at: https://factorfiveskin.com/.
Cellular MD is a line of bio-advanced skin health products and supplements designed to preserve and restore our skin’s natural defenses. Adding to the atmospheric factors that have negative influence on skin condition, like excessive sun, wind, dust, and precipitations, our contemporary lifestyle irritants attack healthy skin every day with blue light from various screens, chemical pollutants, in-flight air, and lack of sleep, often associated with travel.
Facial masks, creams, lotions, and dietary supplements, invented by Cellular MD, work to repair existing damage on a cellular level, and building a new barrier against future negative occurrences.
“This unique offering means that we take care of every stage of the skin’s lifecycle, from past to present… and for the years to come. Cellular MD is also the only patented brand to combine Nobel-winning DNA Repair Enzymes and Epidermal Growth Factors in one formulation,” states the founder, Dr. Ronald L. Moy, an award-winning Los Angeles-based dermatologist, on the company website.
Cellular MD’s Sol and Nox Supplements comprise a system of daytime and nighttime vitamin support in a monthly supply of capsules to be taken one in the morning, and another before bedtime. Vitamin B12 (Niacinamide) along with an herbal extract of Golden Polypody will provide support for your body’s natural release and repair process, while the same vitamin combined with Lemon Balm Leaf Extract, Valerian Root Extract, and Melatonin will take care of your good night sleep.
The Hydrating Cleansing Mask gently exfoliates and stimulates tired skin for cell regeneration with the help of amino acid glycolic complex and other anti-aging ingredients. Can be used at any time, and works best when left on for about five minutes before rinsing off. The Night Shield Lotion, formulated with abundance of botanicals and marine proteins, replenishes the skin’s supply of natural enzymes, called to repair daily damages overnight.
Cellular MD products are suitable for all skin types. Learn more at: https://cellularmd.com/.
Nucific Nighttime Slimming Complex is a probiotic blend of five strains derived from real whole fruit and vegetables, created in partnership with Dr. Amy Lee, who is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is a member of the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists and the American Board of Obesity Medicine.
“Our goal is simple,” states Nucific’s website. “To help you get the body and life you deserve. Our powerful formulas combine natural digestive enhancers with cutting-edge enzyme supporters — to help people at home manage their weight, improve their energy, and feel healthier overall.”
This unique fat-burning nutritional supplement comes in capsules to be taken with a glass of water before bed, and, according to the company, promotes weight management, boosts metabolism, and supports smoother digestion.
Look for more information on Nucific products at: https://nucific.com/
Good Pharma company, founded by husband-and-wife team, Gary Shinner and Jill Portman specializes in coffee, tea, and herbal infusions enhanced with forest mushrooms and other botanicals. Deriving from their previous experience in founding and operating a now famous Mighty Leaf Tea in San Francisco, for their new endeavor, the couple concentrated on the health benefits of various plants that can provide potent support for a human body instead of medications from a regular pharmacy.
“We experienced ‘food as medicine’ in proactive ways, profoundly changing our lives forever,” say the Good Pharma proprietors. “ We were energized to share how ‘nature’s pharma ‘ not only helps in keeping you healthy, but beyond, it gives you the gifts to be the greatest version of yourself, in mastering mind, body and spirit.”
It took three years for the health-oriented couple to forage for the highest quality mushrooms and medicinal plant around the world, and to consult experts in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Indian Ayurveda as well as modern science to deliver a product with health-supporting benefits based on purely nature-grown ingredients.
Good Pharma’s current product line includes these three potent blends:
Brain Gain, Coffee & Mushroom Infusion: fresh-brewed roasted Arabica coffee, blended with the proprietary formula Rxtract, and enhanced with Lion’s Mane mushroom extract. It supports brain power, and provides a sustained, jitter-free energy.
Resilience, Tea & Mushroom Infusion: a rich brew of Chaga Mushroom and Bancha green tea leaves blended with Rxtract and supportive botanicals. This tea is a powerful antioxidant.
Rest Assured, Herb & Jujube Seed Infusion: a caffeine-free, tasty herbal infusion of botanicals and Rxtract, supports the restorative sleep.
More information and new products can be found at: https://drinkgoodpharma.com/.
G Herbal is a line of supplements that come from indigenous plants, grown in the fertile volcanic soil of rain forests in Western Indonesia, and known for multiple health and wellness benefits. At the base of G Herbal blends is a 1,300-year-old practice of Jamu, an Indonesian tradition of herbal remedies, prevalent in Java. Jamu products are used as tonic to prevent and treat a number of ailments from the common cold to anxiety and eczema.
G Herbal applied scientific methods of Western medicine to traditional Jamu and its formulation of the ancient remedies to create a range of natural super supplements with scientifically tested benefits and the purest ingredients, traceable from farm to capsule. The company sources raw ingredients from Sumatra and Java, and uses extraction processes to achieve the highest concentration of active compounds from each herb.
The herbs used in G Herbal capsules come from well-managed specialized farms in Indonesia that were specifically chosen for their traceability to the source material.
After years of research and exploration of the regional ingredients, the company founder, Philip Goossens, is implementing the G Herbal U.S. launch with a full product line dedicated to numerous health benefits, like boosting immunity, creating glowing complexion, improving digestion, and providing hormonal balance.
G Herbal Body capsules are formulated to detoxify key organs, reduce inflammation, and deliver antioxidants to improve energy and focus.
G Herbal Skin helps to detoxify liver, improve circulation, and increase collagen production, imperative for maintaining healthy skin.
G Herbal Bliss calms the nervous system, and allows you to manage stress, increase focus, and heighten energy levels.
G Herbal Woman relieves aches and pains and helps to reduce stress on the body and mind.
The elegant gray and black packaging with gilded accents makes G-Herbal supplements a great holiday gift that can include a subscription for a regular supply of capsules.
G Herbal’s “farm to capsule” supplements are non-GMO, gluten-free and vegan friendly. All elements are renewable, recyclable and biodegradable.
Find it at: https://gherbal.com/us/about-g-herbal/.
Indigo Marine Collagen travel size is created specifically to help you “revitalize your skin, hair, nails, and joints” while on the road. 3.5 oz (100 g) TSA security check-friendly volume contains ten servings of fish hydrolyzed collagen coming from wild-caught cod, haddock, and pollock.
Unflavored and sugarless, Indigo Marine Collagen powder mixes well with water, coffee, tea, or juice. “Indigo prides itself on a commitment to sustainability, clean, simple ingredients, faster absorption and a transparent supply chain.”
One serving contains 12g of Marine Collagen, free of additives and fillers, with no mercury, antibiotics or hormones. It’s Keto and Paleo diet-friendly, gluten-, dairy- and soy-free, kosher certified, and soluble in cold or hot liquids.
Available online at: https://www.indigocollagen.com/.
Pureauty Naturals Biotin Hair Serum has beenendorsed by dermatologists for its advanced formula that provides a follicle boosting effect, and promotes ticker, fuller, healthier looking hair. Made in the USA, Biotin Hair Serum is formulated with various, mostly plant-based ingredients that possess powerful nourishing properties. Besides Biotin (vitamin B7), there are also pro-vitamin B5, vitamin E, soybean and wheat germ extracts, pea sprout extract, peppermint, amino acids, and other helpful components on the ingredient list.
This hair serum is great working on edges or applied to the entire scalp. Two-three drops of serum upon wet hair are enough for a gentle massage, and it’s recommended to leave it undried to better penetrate the skin and provide a needed effect.
Learn more at: https://pureautynaturals.com/products/biotin-hair-growth-serum.
Alterna’s My Hair. My Canvas. Another Day Dry Shampoo is intended for those super busy days when there’s simply not enough time to wash and dry your hair the usual way. This light-blue spray bottle will come to the rescue to prevent grease build up, revive oily hair, add volume, and provide a light hold when you don’t have your hairspray handy.
Dry shampoo is practically weightless, leaves no residue, and is infused with a premium grade, small pore, oak charcoal powder that easily absorbs excess oils to instantly purify hair, and create a fluffy appearance. It is also formulated with sustainably sourced Vegan Botanical Caviar which promotes natural shine and gloss.
More information and retail outlets can be found at: https://alternahaircare.com/hair-products/.
Gloves in a Bottle
Gloves In A Bottle Hand Shielding Lotion. Relief for Extremely Dry Hands provides instant moisturizing and healing for the irritated, red and cracked skin on your hands, especially in winter. It feels refreshing, absorbs quickly, and leaves your skin soft and silky to the touch even after prolonged exposure to harsh weather conditions or incessant hand sanitizing with alcohol-based cleaners.
The dermatologist-approved shielding lotion enhances the natural defenses of the outer skin layer to create a protective barrier that helps skin heal itself from the effects of cold and wind exposure and over-sanitizing.
This light-weight, non-greasy formula is perfect for more serious conditions, like eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, bleeding and broken skin. Once restored, your skin heals from within through natural processes, moisture and oils. This lotion can also be used on feet, face, and body, and its power lasts through washings.
A 3.4 oz tube is suitable for carry-on luggage, and can be easily stored in a car’s glove compartment or in your purse.
Find out everything about it at: https://www.glovesinabottle.com/.
PlaneAire clean travel products reach above and beyond just hygienically safe journeys we all strive for. The travel size hand sanitizers are not only moisturizing, nourishing, germ-killing, and vegan. These antiseptics, made with aloe vera and green tea extracts, also smells incredibly good, like PlaneAire Hands Sandalwood Hand Sanitizer that can easily pass for a perfume.
Based in nature and supported by science, PlaneAire line of hygiene products makes use of purposeful blends of essential oils, from carrot seed to cardamom, benefits your skin in many ways, and is suitable for adults and children,
PlaneAire’s Travel Essentials Bundle, which is a rather useful gift for any cleanliness-obsessed traveler, includes wonderful PlaneAire Clean Surface & Air Mist, a PlaneAire Wipes box of 12 individually wrapped sachets, and a PlaneAire® Hands Hand Sanitizer Blend of your choice.
Learn more about this brand and buy products at: https://www.planeaire.com/.