Travels with Tiffany
AUGUST 25, 2023
Between events, new launches, and having four kids, Drunk Elephant founder Tiffany Masterson is usually on a plane, on her way to a plane, or getting ready to be on her way to a plane. Recently, when she was getting ready to travel across eight time zones, we got her best skincare—and non-skincare—travel tips.
If I’m traveling during the day, I cleanse my face and apply my regular morning skincare smoothie, plus my sunscreen. Usually that’s a mix of C-Firma Fresh, F-Balm, and a few drops of A-Gloei and D-Bronzi. UV light passes through plane and car windows, so Umbra Tinte is always my final step.
If I’m leaving at night, I skip the sunscreen. I pack E-Rase Milki Micellar Water with cotton pads in my carry-on so I can wipe off the plane grime during the flight. I follow that with a mix of F-Balm and Protini Cream for intense hydration up there. I also pack an eye cream—Ceramighty or our newest one, A-Shaba—and Lippe, which I reapply multiple times during the flight. My skin doesn't really get cranky because I keep it clean and really moisturized when I travel.
On the flight, I drink loads of water, skip caffeine and alcohol, and try to eat a lighter but protein-heavy meal or snack. If I want to get some rest on the flight, I take a melatonin. I also bring a packet of Athletic Greens supplement powder for the end of the flight (I like to mix it with cold water) for all my vitamins, minerals, probiotics, and adaptogens.
I bring a big shawl—like blanket big—that folds up neatly in my carry-on. Every time I travel, I find new uses for it: blanket, scarf, eye shade, pillow, whatever. It makes an airplane seat a lot more comfortable.
Your stomach has its own clock, so if you’re up at 3 a.m. and starving, try to hold out until breakfast.
Once I land, my best tip for fighting jet lag is to eat at proper mealtimes in the new location. Your stomach has its own clock, so if you’re up at 3 a.m. and starving, try to hold out until breakfast. It makes jet lag end a lot sooner.
I’m a big fan of Andrew Huberman—he’s a neuroscientist and an associate professor of neurobiology and psychiatry and behavioral science at Stanford University. I highly recommend his podcast! In one episode, he explains that one of the most effective ways to get rid of a headache is by eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids and turmeric. He also suggests acupuncture and peppermint oil, so if I feel a travel headache coming on, those are my go-to solves.