Our Brain Trust Members Share the Items They Don’t Leave Home Without

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When you are on-the-go, what are the items you can’t leave the house without?

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“My must-haves are pretty simple: my water bottle, hand-sanitizing lotion, facial-hydrating spray, oil-absorbing sheets, and of course, a positive mindset.”

Andrea Rogers, Xtend Barre

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“I can never be without a good sunscreen. My current favorite is Alastin HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36 ($64). I also always have Upneeq drops for brighter, wider, more open eyes.”

Santa Monica, CA dermatologist Ava Shamban, MD

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“Lipstick, Tic Tacs and baby wipes—they are good for makeup touch-ups, cleaning stains off clothing…anything!”

New York, NY plastic surgeon B. Aviva Preminger, MD

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“Because I’m always on-the-go— the salon, house calls, the gym, meetings—I tote around a sizable duffel bag filled with essentials: gym clothes, Olaplex, asthma inhalers, eye-whitening drops, and my daily skin-care regimen, compliments of iS clinical.”

Chad Kenyon, Celebrity Colorist

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“Living in windy, dry conditions, I always have these musts for hydration: Kjaer Weis Lip Pencil in Bare (from $26), Ilia Beauty Multi-Stick Face Palette ($42), and a clear, non-oily balm for my hands and nails. I make my own balm with ylang-ylang, jasmine and rosewood leaf oil.”

Hope Gillerman, Holistic Healer & Aromatherapist

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“For me, it’s all about good vibes and good products to have me feeling my best, so I never leave the house without a crystal from Sage & Salt for good energy, Dr. Rogers Lip Balm ($8), a claw clip for my hair, my Joanna Czech Cleansing Wipes ($30) and a mask because I am interacting so close to people all day!”

Joanna Czech, Aesthetician

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“My musts are as easy as one, two, three: lip balm, AirPods and a smile.”

Los Altos, CA cosmetic dentist Joseph Field, DDS

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“I’m never without Vital Proteins Hydration + Collagen packets ($9). They contain electrolytes for a boost of energy and the added collagen is great for gut health. Plus, they help to add a little pizazz to my water.”

Kelly Murray, Adult Sleep Coach

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“Skin care is essential, so a soft, creamy moisturizer is a must in my bag! I am currently using Kopari’s Ceramide Cream ($42). I also always have SPF so I can reapply often. My current favorites are Kinfield Daily Dew SPF 35 ($26) and Supergoop Daily Dose Bioretinol + Mineral SPF 40 ($46).”

Krupa Koestline, Cosmetic Chemist

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“I never leave the house without tried-and-true beauty and wellness products. For me, it’s the By Terry Baume de Rose lip balm ($54), the 19/99 Graphite Brow Pencil ($28), Cecile Eau de Parfum in To The Fairest ($105), and Subtle Energies Rasayana Detox Body Blend ($38).

Millie Kendall, CEO of The British Beauty Council

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“In addition to the makeup and skin care in my bag, I carry Ginger Chews by Chimes and Haribo Gummi Bears ($22) for a quick sugar rush. I also have an extra stash of Emergen-C and Liquid I.V. ($25) for a quick midday pick-me-up.”

Monica Grover, Obgyn & Chief Medical Officer at Vspot

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“I always have my GAMMA+ Xcell hair-dryer ($300), my glasses, Refresh Eye Drops, Biologique Recherche BIOKISS Nourishing Lip Balm, Marvis Toothpaste, and a travel-size brush. All of these things help me look perky, at any time.”

Paul Labrecque, Hairstylist

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“I always have a tube of Glosshood Lip Gloss ($22) on hand. It’s the perfect lip gloss—deeply hydrating and lots of shine without being sticky. I also can’t live without both NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer ($46) and IT Cosmetics CC Cream. I always need coverage throughout the day and these are both amazing.”

Shani Darden, Aesthetician

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“I never leave the house without my Dior Lip Gloss (from $40), Altoids and my Tangle Teezer Compact Styling Brush ($17). It gets the job done for styling and detangling, never sheds hair in my bag and it looks like jewelry.”

Veronica Webb, Beauty Writer & Model

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