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Summersalt Suit

Meet Smarter Pack. A monthly checklist of everything you’ll need for smarter living. We did a ton of research, asked friends, found products that actually work, and combed through thousands of reviews. This month, we’ve got a Summer Travel Smarter Pack to help you go OOO for warm getaways...

Something to help your skin recover from all that recycled air…

Kiehl's Midnight Recover Oil
KIEHL’s super soothing concentrate
now $49. Sephora

This overnight ‘Midnight Recovery’ oil will make your jet-lagged skin hate you less. And essential oils will restore your glow and reduce puffiness.

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Something to keep calm and carry on with...

Béis Weekender
Béis’ roomy travel tote
now $88. Nordstrom

This weekender is water-resistant, has lots of pockets, and is the perfect size for a weekend trip.

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Something to help you drink those eight glasses a day...

Nomader Collapsible Bottle
Nomader’s H2O on the go
now $25. Amazon

ICYMI, we’re all trying really hard to curb our single-use plastic consumption. Enter: a collapsible water bottle made without harmful chemicals. 

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Something that won’t make you cringe when you hear “walking tour”...

Everlane Tread Sneakers
Tread sneakers that go the distance
now $98. Everlane

This pair from Everlane’s new shoe line let you walk those 10,000 a day with a lighter carbon footprint. 

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Something to help you feel cleaner while traveling…

Aesop Hand Sanitizer
Aesop’s fancy hand sanitizer
now $10. Nordstrom

This rinse-free hand wash brings the spa with you wherever you go and disinfects without drying. 

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Something to help you prepare for the humidity...

Native Travel Size Deodorant
Native’s TSA-friendly deodorant
now $39. Amazon

This Skimm Picks favorite keeps you fresh sans aluminum and parabens. The travel pack has five sticks that won’t back up the security check line.

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Something for when your airplane seat won’t recline...

FIGS compression socks
FIGS’ smart socks
now $28. FIGS

The company revolutionizing medical scrubs came out with compression socks that make sure your feet don’t turn into marshmallows mid-flight.

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Something for when your flight gets delayed...

CALM app
A CALM(ing) app
free. App Store

Puts you in Do Not Disturb mode — because loud hotel neighbors, cranky passengers, and babies on planes shouldn’t make you wish you stayed home.

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Something for the hotel’s fancy pool…

Summersalt swimsuit
Summersalt's suit-for-all
now $95. Summersalt

Introducing Sisterhood of the Traveling Suit. This one looks good on everyone and has supportive straps that hold everything in.

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Something to add to your beach bag...

"Searching for Sylvie Lee" by Jean Kwok
A summer read
now $13. Amazon

"Searching for Sylvie Lee" by Jean Kwok is a mystery about a daughter's disappearance that will have you on the edge of your beach chair. 

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PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return. If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. Thanks.


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