Once again, I have been giving my body over to science to try out and bring to you a variety of must have travel necessities currently on the market. Here are just a few of the latest to make your travels more fun, convenient and in many cases, just make you look wonderful!
Medical Alerts Never Looked so Good
For many people, living with a health issue such as asthma, a heart condition, diabetes or other ailment can make travel a bit more challenging. However, having a way to communicate—should you be unable to do so verbally yourself—with others in the event that you have an episode has just been made easier, and much more fashionable, with Medical ID Marketplace.
Along with a custom-engraved plate that alerts medical personnel to your particular issue, the company has incorporated all types of fun and stylish beads, stones, bands, and more to suit men, women, teens and children, and with themes for sports enthusiasts, etc., all designed to look like beautiful and cool pieces of jewelry. The company also sells a variety of write-on, specialty and other products. 877.651.5186, www.hopepaige.com
Expert Sun Protection Year-Round
Whether it is winter and you are dreaming of warm locales, sand and surf and lounging around under the sun, or summer is already here, the products from MDSolarSciences™ are a must.
According to the product’s CEO and founder, Dr. Robert J. Friedman, a leading Dermatologic Oncologist, Clinical Professor at the NYU School of Medicine, whether it is winter, spring, summer or fall, protecting our skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays is of the utmost importance. “… the intensity of the sun’s UVA rays, which cause sun damage to the skin … and, contribute to skin cancer is more or less the same year round,” company information says. In fact, they say, the sun’s intensity increases with increasing altitude by about 5 percent for every 1,000 feet of altitude. Therefore, if one looks at UVB intensity at 10,000 feet, in Colorado on Vail Mountain at the end of December, for example, versus in Times Square at sea level on the 4th of July, they are more or less the same.
To that end, the company offers a range of broad spectrum sunscreens including organic and mineral products. I tried their SPF 40 Quick Dry Body Spray, and loved the ease of use, lack of harsh chemical fragrance and the protection it offered while going in and out of the pool and ocean on my last trip. And, because they use non-dangerous chemicals, I feel good about not adding potentially hazardous substances to bodies of water or spraying them into the air. A Mineral Screen Tinted Gel SPF 30+, Mineral Screen Lotion SPF 40 and Natural Mineral KidCreme SPF 43 are also among their numerous product offerings. 877.301.5355, www.mdsolarsciences.com
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