Jessica Alba on Travel Style and Staying Healthy
It's all about comfort, hydration, and a healthy approach to life.
This article originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com.
Jessica Alba doesn't mess around.
When she isn't busy being a mother of two, the founder of successful organic lifestyle brand Honest, a Golden Globe-nominated actor, and a spokeswoman for Zico coconut water, she's likely on an airplane, traveling for work—and looking good while doing it.
Travel + Leisure spoke with the star this winter about staying healthy, fashion-forward and comfortable on the go, and traveling with her two children, Haven, 8, and Honor, 5.
From tips about preparing for unfamiliar destinations to her carry-on must-haves, here is how the celeb gets from point A to point B in style.
Keep It Casual, Chic, and Comfortable
“I’m really into coziness and comfort. [I like] any version of pajamas—whether it’s a cashmere sweatsuit or just a regular cozy, soft sweatsuit—or actual pajamas that you can wear out, like silk ones. If you throw a chic trench coat or long coat over it, you can get away with it.”
Pack a Cozy Carry-on
“I always have a cashmere or cozy, soft blanket. And I like to travel with a travel pillow (I use the Beauty Bear pillow) so that you don’t get creases in your face.”
Stay Hydrated, Inside and Out
“I always drink coconut water in the airport, and luckily Zico is widely distributed, even in international airports, so I’m always able to stay hydrated when I get on the plane and when I land. To me, the most important thing while traveling, outside of being cozy, is being hydrated. I’ll usually buy a liter and a half of water in the airport and drink it on the airplane. If I have a longer trip, I’ll do some kind of facemask, like a sheet mask or eye mask. I have a little travel kit of my beauty products that are very hydrating.”
Treat Your Tired Feet
“I read that pregnant women can get blood clots when they’re traveling—when they’re in a place for too long—so that opened my mind to circulation socks. I always have them now [when I travel].”
Pamper Your Skin
“At Honest Beauty, we have an organic face oil, and I’ve been using that for a year, as well as our Younger Face Deep Hydration cream—it’s a really beautiful formula. And something called Magic Balm, which I use under my eyes on the high points of my face, my lips, and my cuticles, and to fix fly-aways. We have something called the Everything Primer, and I’ll put that on my face to look luminous and glowing and hydrated. And I also travel with makeup remover wipes, because it’s always good to have that clean slate.”
Snack As a Family
“You know, I’m not good with that.” [Laughs] “My friend always travels with seaweed snacks and graham crackers and I always steal her food. I only bring food for my kids! Roasted almonds, seaweed snacks, applesauce in the squeezy tube…things like that.”
Prep for New Destinations
“I think doing research about the city that you’re going to be traveling to is always good—and not just doing typical tourist stuff. Goop has a great app where you can get a curated experience. If you just research 'cool stuff to see in X city,' it’ll kind of open you up, and you can have a better traveling experience compared to just doing the typical stuff that a concierge might tell you to do.”