Skincare Specialist Alana Mitchell Reveals Her Summer Travel 2012 "Five To Survive" Must Haves

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Skincare expert Alana Mitchell, owner of Skincare by Alana (, a leading interactive and personalized skincare shopping destination that specializes in all natural and organic day spa products, announces her hottest "must-have" products for summer travel. Alana's Summer Travel "5 to Survive" list includes necessary items everyone should carry with them while vacationing this summer. All the products are chosen for their convenience when traveling as well as keeping you protected and looking beautiful while dealing with a variety of travel elements.


"Everyone looks forward to their summer travel, but even though it's about getting away from it all, the stress of planning, the long travel time and the hot weather and humid climates can take a toll on one's skin.  These skincare products I have chosen help assure that your skin and hair will thrive during your travel and keep you protected from the harsh elements.  The list below are the ultimate products that you can incorporate into your travel bag," said Mitchell. "The goal is to keep your skin hydrated, radiant and flawless, yet protected from harmful UV rays."

Alana's 5 To Survive for Summer Travel 2012 include:

  1. Dermaquest C-Lipoic Cleanser 2 oz. $11

"This product is an antioxidant-rich foaming cleanser that removes dirt and debris from the skin's surface, while preventing free radical damage and collagen deterioration. Makes for a fabulous day and/or night cleanser."

Remember, Alana advises that you wash your face twice at night for truly clean skin!

Other Benefits of Dermalogica's C-Lipoic Cleanser

- Removes dirt, oils, and impurities from the skin
- Vitamin C and Alpha Lipoic Acid scavenges free radicals to prevent cellular    damage
- Firms and strengthens the skin
- Stimulates collagen synthesis
- Leaves the skin feeling refreshed and clean
- Perfect lather for shaving

  1. Epicuren Acidophilus Probiotic 2 oz. $22

"My Favorite moisturizer! Its light weight, perfect for humid or warm climates, and contains Acidophilus Probiotic [a 'healthy bacteria'], beneficial to maintaining healthy skin". Also, Epicuren products are Paraben free and use natural preservatives like vitamin C, not chemicals in their products."

  1. Epicuren X-Treme Crème Sunscreen SPF 45 2.5 oz. $34

"This product is ideal for day time use as sunscreen and moisturizer and is perfect for face and body. The X-Treme Creme contains Brazilian Propolis, an amazing ingredient produced by bees. Propolis is an anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-bacterial. People who do not typically like sunscreens because of the white and greasy properties love this for being more of a serum-type product. The X-Treme gives you a slight glow when you initially apply it and absorbs nicely into the skin, and yes, you can apply your makeup after applying your sunscreen."

  1. La Bella Donna co-exist gel 1o oz.  $10                                                                                         "Use as an eye cream before or after applying your makeup, or use as a moisturizer. Also ideal for humid and hot climates, my Southern Bells to my Floridians love it! I keep this size in my purse and apply it throughout the day for hydration and firmness to my eyes. The co-exist gel contains a dense amount of Hyaluronic acid, a hydrating and plumping property your skin cells naturally have, help to bind water to the skin. The green tea extract in the co-exist is great for strengthening skin cells, it is anti-irritant, anti-oxidant, anti-pollution agent and free radical trapping agent"
  2. Rhonda Allison cherry jubilee Mask .5 oz $17

"There is SO much good stuff in this awesome little mask: incredibly rich in antioxidants, contains potent anti-aging value that fights against free radical damage and aids in building healthy skin tissue. The acid strength is equivalent to about an 8% Lactic Acid. Cherry Jubilee Enzyme is an exfoliant, anti-inflammatory, and humectant"

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 The must-haves are also available as a set, Alana's Five To Survive Travel Summer Collection, which offers customers a discount on the products when they are purchased together.

Launched in 2008, Skincare By Alana features hard to find spa cosmetics that most e-commerce stores are not allowed to sell. Every Skincare by Alana client receives expert assistance before making a purchase, or customers can view exclusive videos on each product to learn more about usage, application and expected results. "I put every product I include in my store through the ringer –each one is tried, evaluated and then judged on its effectiveness, value and unique properties," added Mitchell. "Of course there are always unique needs for every individual. We encourage everyone who visits my online store to speak directly with a skincare expert who I have trained so they can get a personalized consultation before they choose what is right for them."

Based in Dana Point, CA, Mitchell also owns one of Southern California's most widely recognized day spas, Spa Alana.

About Skincare by Alana

Alana Mitchell has been a highly sought after expert in the skincare industry for over a decade. Having grown up in the beauty industry – her parents owned beauty salons for over thirty years – Mitchell opened her first signature day spa, Spa Alana, in Dana Point, CA in 2005. There, she not only created unique and highly effective treatment regimens in her own spa but she extended her care and personalized touch to her online boutique, Skincare by Alana. Since its launch in 2008, Skincare by Alana has specialized in offering customers around the world hard-to-find products that are typically only available in-spa, and which Alana has carefully vetted. An advocate of natural and organic products, Alana additionally creates hands-on instructional and educational videos for many of her products.  Alana offers highly-trained staff to guide customers via telephone, helping customers ongoing to achieve their skincare goals. With sales that have grown over 400% in the last four years, Skincare by Alana is continually expanding and now offers over 200 brands, including Rhonda Allison, Eminence Organic Skincare, Image Skincare and Epicuren.

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