Travel Bag: Skincare

I’m on my way to Disney World this weekend to celebrate my 30th birthday! No, you are never too old for Disney World, but you are just old enough that you have to travel with all your skincare products!  I thought this would be the perfect time to share what I carry in my travel bag when it comes to skincare. Traveling is the best time to use product samples and travel size products. That being said, these are just my travel essentials and not necessarily the stuff I use daily. They’re also in no particular order. The order of my skincare regimen is a whole other post! You can click the links below to shop for each product. Here we go!

First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser

To be honest, I mostly use this face cleanser when I travel because I’ve had a sample size for the longest time. I do love First Aid Beauty and this cleanser lathers just enough. It’s not gel-like, but more soapy and works really well.

FAB Face Cleanser

Tula Skincare’s Glow & Get It Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm

This eye balm brightens up your under eyes and even makes them tingle. The balm feels cool to the touch and leaves your skin glowing. The downside to this product is that it is a little pricey, but it’s a good size and you will take forever to finish it so it’s worth the investment. They also have it in rose gold now, but I have yet to try that one.

Tula Eye Balm

Tula Skincare Face Filter Blurring & Moisturizing Primer

I have a love/hate relationship with this primer. As a primer, it does its job and evens out my skin tone a little. I have oily skin, and I’ve noticed it helps keep a shiny T-zone under control. However, this primer is also pricey and for the size of it, I just don’t think it’s worth it. Save your money!

Tula Primer

Glossier Super Glow Serum

I’m at the age now where I have to use Vitamin C serums, and to be honest, I love it. Vitamin C serums help with brightening your skin. I haven’t been using this particular Glossier one long enough to garner a good review, but so far, so good.

Glossier Serum

Glossier Balm Dotcom in Cherry 

This!!! I love this lip balm! First of all, it smells so good — exactly like cherries. Secondly, I love lip balms that leave a little tint on your lips. My natural lip color is very pale, so I love balms with some color and this one is perfect. Glossier has a handful of other flavors that are just as fun if you’re not into the cherry scent. Be warned – it’s strong.

Balm Dot Com

SuperGoop Unseen Sunscreeen

If I’ve learned anything regarding skincare these past couple of years, it’s that SPF is king of the skincare world. No matter if you don’t put anything else on your face, wear SPF! I love this Supergoop! primer and sunscreen with SPF 40 because it’s so light on my skin. It’s scentless and clear and it helps your makeup stick. There’s no oiliness like other SPF lotions.

Supergood Unseen Sunscreen

 Bliss Makeup Melt Makeup Remover

I can’t rave enough about this product. It is by far my favorite eye makeup remover and I’ve been stuck on it for a couple of years now. The gel is refreshing and easily takes off all your eye makeup so you’re not struggling with oils or rubbing your eyelashes off like you’re mad at them. To top it off, it’s so cheap! The only problem is you usually have to order it online or find it at an Ulta store because I’ve had trouble finding it other places.

Bliss Makeup Melt

Versed Dew Point Moisturizing Gel Cream

“Versed” is Target’s skincare line. It’s affordable, but not super cheap. I’ve been using this moisturizer for a few months now and I love it. Like I mentioned before, I have oily skin so I’m really careful about which kinds of moisturizers I put on my face. Gel-like ones work best for me, and this is a really light one that doesn’t clog my pores.

Versed Moisturizer

So there you have it! These are the products I cannot travel without. If you’re on the fence about any of them, most of them have sample sizes you can try out first but rest assured, I’ve put them to the test.


Hello everyone!

My name is Brissa and I am the owner of Dulce Soap Company.

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Upon creating this company, I never knew I would be learning so much regarding toxic materials, ingredients, and marketing scams. Even today, I continue to learn different facets of the beauty industry and what their accommodations are to us, if any. What is toxic, you ask?

Let’s review together!

Let’s imagine that every morning you wake up and you head to the bathroom to start your morning routine consisting of: brushing your teeth, washing your face, priming your face for makeup, then finishing off with makeup. Let’s break down all of the things you may have put on yourself!

1) Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)

This ingredient hides in your toothpaste. It was originally used to clean floors (what?!) and is what typically causes the “foam.” This detergent can also cause canker sores.

2) Parabens
Parabens are found in a lot! These include shampoo, face wash, soap, face cream, and others. Why “parabens” is a word to freak out about: they mimic estrogen in the body and disrupt hormonal balance! In other words, some days when you are irritable, or foggy-brained even, it could be because of the face wash you are using!

3) Phthalates
This is another scary group of a toxic family; these can cause birth defects and disrupt the endocrine system. They’re commonly found in cosmetics which helps them stick to our skin or face all day. Look for these in hair spray, deodorant, and cosmetics.
I understand that as women, we can’t control our future or our growing fertility issues. However, we can start learning about things we don’t have to buy. I encourage everyone to make the switch A.S.A.P. and start using more naturally-derived products. Dulce Soap Company only sells products that are paraben, SLS, and phthalate-free. This makes it an easy transition for you to start using products and not have to “think” about what you’re putting on your skin. Remember, the skin is the largest organ, and it absorbs a crazy amount of products everyday! So be in control of your body, if you can, and make good, beautiful, and healthy choices!

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Check out my three favorite clean beauty companies! Juice BeautyBeautycounter, and Crunchi.

Also, ask your local skincare vendors.  Most of them are full of knowledge and can’t wait to educate you on toxic ingredients!

I hope everyone has a toxic-free day!
In love and wellness,
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Brissa is a 29-year old creative from El Paso now living in San Antonio, Texas. She thrives off of surrounding herself with like-minded women who support each other and can share in each others’ beliefs. Brissa started making soap and candles in 2012 as a way to pass time between studies. After six years of being a speech therapist provider in the homes, Brissa sought out graduate school to be an Industrial Organizational Psychologist in the therapy and health care fields. Her ultimate goal is to use this degree to increase performance, wellness, and retention in organizations that have aspirations to continue to grow at a large scale. Brissa has been married for five years to the love of her life and doesn’t plan on having children too soon. She has three large dogs and is thinking of building a soap studio in her backyard. Having lived downtown the past three years, Brissa loves the hustle and bustle of the city and has met many artists who pop-up downtown. She doesn’t plan on ever settling in the suburbs and plans to continue to explore her creative adventures in the heart of the city.