Health & beauty

On-the-Go Beauty Tips from a Hong Kong-Based Clinique Executive

Last updated 26th July 2022

As the vice president/general manager for Clinique’s Asia Pacific region, Kathleen Pierce lives in Hong Kong and travels to 14
countries on a regular basis. That’s 14 countries with varying climates (some of which can be hard on the hair) and varying flight lengths (she zips to places like New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and more). We found out how this mother of two maintains her beauty routine and got her secrets for mastering a beauty-full family escape.

Stock up on samples 

I use travel as a time to do a full beauty routine — I treat hotel rooms like spas! I hoard samples and I look for fun ones, not just moisturizers, but sheet masks, scrubs and face oils. You can get samples at beauty counters, as a gift with purchase or through beauty-box subscriptions.

Shield skin 

We live in Hong Kong, where pollution is an issue. The key is cleansing. I use Purity Made Simple Cleanser by Philosophy morning and night. My daughter is a preteen, so she travels with a Clinique Sonic System Acne Solutions Cleansing Brush and the Acne Solutions line.  

Protect hair 

A lot of the places we visit in Southeast Asia are hot and humid. Both my daughter and I suffer from frizzy hair, and we swear by John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength 6 Effects Serum. We also use Ion Swimmer’s Shampoo — its formula helps protect hair from chlorine. Another trick: Always wet your hair before going into the pool to prevent chlorine damage.

Apply sunscreen 

Sunscreen is a must everywhere, even on planes. I slather my children’s faces with SPF before every flight. Try Clinique SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen for Face.

Make a family mask

My go-to product is Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask, which I use on planes to keep from becoming dehydrated. I use it on everyone, even my 10-year-old son.

Follow a sleep plan 

My long-haul flight trick: Once we get on the plane, we pretend that it’s the time zone of wherever we’re heading. I also travel with melatonin gummies, which naturally help the kids fall asleep.  

Keep Calm 

I use Chamomile Aromatic Care Oil by Darphin Paris on my children. It helps them de-stress, puts them to sleep and combats jet lag.

By Molly Nover-Baker