For years, Lisa Hoffman, traveled frequently with her husband, Dustin Hoffman, when he was on location making movies. Lisa couldn’t find a good way to pack her beauty products, so she developed a system of portable skincare and named it Lisa Hoffman Skincare. She found an ampoule system with air-tight, single-use containers that are sized, named and numbered for single use day and night use. The products stay fresh and since they’re , so the product is lab-fresh when you use it.
The Lisa Hoffman Night and Day Packette $25.00 includes a full day and evening of skincare, but it is generously sized so you might have some left over for the next day ro so. These all arrive in a clear, zip-lock-type bag with two individual sets of five, single-use packets of skin products. They have twist off caps so you can re-seal each portion for later use, although it’s guaranteed fresh is you use if newly opened.
The DAY set includes a cleaner, toner, day moisturizer SPF 15, day eye cream and day lip conditioner. The NIGHT set includes a night cleanser, Vitamin A&C Serum, Night Cream, Night Eye Cream and Night Lip Serum. The products are best suited for women with normal to dry skin. The Lip Conditioners are clear gels, and some of the best we’ve ever tired. Each product has some of the most potent ingredients available to protect skin from environmental damage and reduce the effects of aging. Some ingredients include: BVOSC (a powerful form of Vitamin C), Matrixyl 3000 (reducing the depth of wrinkles and improving skin tone), and Dermaxyl (to smooth wrinkles and repair skin damage). Natural extracts such as white tea, jojoba and olive oils also help to moisturize. At $20.00 per day, this can be a pricey way to handle your skin care needs, but with airline restrictions (and now the possibility that airlines will charge for checked baggage), small and clean doses of product to bring in your carry-on is an even better idea than ever before. Full sized version of each product are also available in air-tight, metered dosage pumps $30.00-$125.00
My favorite product (although they’re all great) is the multi-tasking Lisa Hoffman Day Cream SPF 15 $75.00 1 fl. oz. The rich, luxe moisturizing cream comes in a super-slim while column with shiny silver accents and a silver pump top. The cream feels amazingly soothing, but it absorbs quickly, and leaves nothing but softness behind. I also like that it has SPF 15 and a wealth of anti-aging ingredients that clearly spelled out: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Salicylic Acid, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Salicylic Acid, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract.
These products are not “drugstore” but if you love a product that does more than one thing to help your skin, and protects with SPF, you’ll be motivated to use it. That, is priceless! You will look forward to treating yourself every day and your skin will reap the benefits.
The line also has a pampering, Daily Bath Care Packette $25.00 featuring generously sized, single-serve ampoules of Bath Soak, Body Wash, Body Polisher, Body Cream, and Hand & Foot Butter. All are lightly and luxuriously fragrances. The hand a foot cream is just the thing to treat yourself after a long day (on the road, or not). The products are refreshing, soothing with lovely, light fragrances. You can’t help but feel better after you’re cleansed off the day’s stresses, or just sweat and grime. Your skin will feel great. These are so superior to what you’ll find at the gym, your weekend hosts house (unless s/he uses very high end products) or in even most popular hotels, so treat yourself to a packette when you travel, and you’ll feel that life is good, no matter where you are.
Your body is exposed to so much more sun, sand, wind and heat, and that’s why I also love The Spa Shower Packette $25.00 that offers travel-sized ampules of Lisa Hoffman Cleansing Gel, Body Scrub, Body Oil, Body Lotion and Hand and Foot Cream (you also can buy them in full sized containers for home use, too). The packettes are meant to be used quickly, but if you don’t use everything up in a day and night, you can certainly keep an open one use able for a short time more. A zip-lock type plastic pouch totes the products nicely…it might pass muster in your carry on bag if you take the pouch out and put separately in a security bin. Better yet, just put the entire pouch in your luggage–the zip lock bag and sealed ampules means you won’t find a messy “surprise” at the end of your journey. My favorite is the fresh-smelling Cleansing Gel (full sized version $25.00 4 oz) that leaves skin soft, refreshed, and total cleansed from suntan oil/lotions, heat and sweat.
You don’t have to be a star (or a star’s wife) to love feel pampered and protected with these products. Indulge!