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Shop smartly for innovative travel cosmetics with Paula's Choice, Paula Begoun

Shop smartly for innovative travel cosmetics with Paula's Choice, Paula Begoun
Shop smartly for innovative travel cosmetics with Paula's Choice, Paula BegounTamar Alexia Fleishman, Esq.

When you're traveling, you have to carefully consider the skin care and cosmetics you carry, with weight restrictions on checked and sometimes carried luggage, as well as 3-1-1 carry-on travel bag limitations. Also, when you're considering costly cosmetics at posh department stores where you travel or perhaps duty-free shops, you'll want to make sure you're spending your money wisely. Fortunately, Paula Begoun and her company, Paula's Choice are here for the rescue! I was happy to be hosted to experience it.

Paula Begoun is the author behind the hugely popular The Original Beauty Bible and Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me series of books. While I don't always agree with all of her ingredient positions (petroleum and mint, for example), I definitely rely on her scientific expertise when a given brand is blinding and confusing me with too much puffery. When cosmetic lines create several different mascaras and I can't tell the difference between them from the packaging, I rely on Begoun's books. I also like to know when some luxe lines are really pulling the wool over my eyes or if they're expensive yet worth the splurge.

Begoun then filled in gaps in the cosmetics/skin care market and also, brought her expertise in the market to products.

If you've ever had little bumps that wouldn't go away on your arms and other places that get a lot of friction, you probably despaired as to what to do. You probably didn't feel like getting a referral to go to the dermatologist, either. What to do? Clinic KP Treatment Cloths won't count against your 3-1-1 carry-on travel bag and are even available in a small trial size. Use them as easily as makeup remover cloths to treat those little bumps away! It combines 8% lactic acid and 2% salicylic acid to reduce and potentially eliminate bumps and breakouts.

Lip and Body Treatment works perfectly for a 3-1-1 carry-on travel bag or even your pocketbook. Use it for eczema, very dry skin anywhere. It's also fantastic for moistening dry lipsticks or an emergency taming of the shrew hair!

Another perfect for 3-1-1 carry-on travel bag item is the Brighten Up 2 Minute Teeth Whitener. Unlike strips that make it difficult to carry on a conversation, this is a very discreet item that you apply on your teeth as easily as a lip balm. It helps!

When you're traveling alone, who's gonna help you apply lotion on your back, suntan oil or self-tanner? You'd best be prepared to help yourself! The Skincare Applicator for Back and Body is easy to use, handy and doesn't count against your 3-1-1 carry-on travel bag.

Here's a travel-ready eye duo: the Eyeshadow and Mascara Duo. With the limited edition MegaLash mascara, you'll look professional and appropriate for business travel. It softly defines and lengthens lashes with a spiral brush -- easy enough to use -- that's constructed to reach all lashes. Makeup artist Wayne Goss helped develop the Nude Mattes eyeshadow palette. In a season when nudes are hot-hot-hot, the mattes look good even in hot climes, under tv cameras, whatever your age, day or night. There's one shimmer pink color that you can layer with or highlight with, should you want more gleam in your appearance. The shadows are velvety, not chalky.