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What’s in My Bag: Dr. Jacci’s Summer Travel Essentials

Dr. Jacci's work as a surgeon requires her to travel far and wide. Here are the travel products she can't live without.
What’s in My Bag: Dr. Jacci’s Summer Travel Essentials

 Hi there! My name is Dr. Jacci Tomsic, and I practice as an OMF surgeon by day. With such a demanding schedule and frequent travel for work, conferences, and family visits, it is essential for me to pack specific items when I’m on the go. Here are a few of my favorite must-have items for travel:

Marini Tinted Water-Resistant 45 SPF Sunscreen

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First, I always bring my Marini Tinted Water-Resistant 45 SPF Sunscreen. I love this brand and product because it’s not like your typical sunscreen that feels very sticky when you put it on. It goes on smoothly and has UVA + UVB protection. It lasts up to 80 minutes in the water and gives you a clean look when you apply it. Additionally, it is perfect for light coverage under your foundation if you are doing anything extensive outside.

It is $57.00, so a bit on the pricier side, but well worth it for the type of look, coverage, and feel that it gives. I love outdoor activities, so it is the perfect product.

Peter Thomas Water Drench Moisturizer

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Secondly, I love to use  Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Moisturizer. I think this moisturizer is truly one of the best moisturizers I have ever used.  Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream is a 30% hyaluronic acid complex cream with Pentavitin, which helps provide up to 72 hours of hydration. I highly recommend it.

Noise-Reduction Airpods from Apple

Thirdly, I always travel with my noise reduction air-pods from Apple. It helps me be hands-free when I am having a call while waiting in the airport, along with listening to my music while working out or going on an adventure outside! I love to hike and do outdoor activities, so these are a must and just so happen to be my brand of choice. 

Athletica Athleisure

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I am very particular about workout clothes because I like them to be breathable. That’s why I always travel with a few sets of workout clothes because my partner and I enjoy doing outdoor activities. Additionally, most hotels also have workout areas where I can fit in a workout during my stay. I try to exercise at least 4-5 times a week, usually either in the early morning or late at night. There is a wide variety of workout items available, so take your pick! 

On-The-Go Oral Care from Better & Better

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Of course, as an oral surgeon, exceptional oral care products are always at the top of my list. I use Better & Better products, and recommend them to all my patients. 

Better & Better just launched a beautiful plastic-free bamboo travel case for their Bamboo Sonic Toothbrush, which is my electric toothbrush of choice. It allows me to bring my Bamboo Sonic Toothbrush with me on trips, without worrying about it getting damaged or dirty in transit. 

Their sonic toothbrush is not only vegan but also has soft bristles and is cruelty-free. Its refillable feature is so convenient, and it even has five cleaning modes. I've tried many electric toothbrushes over the years, but this one is truly the best by far. I also always pack the travel-size versions of my favorite Better & Better toothpastes.

Calia, Women’s Cloud Zip Placket Sweatshirt

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I also noticed that planes get quite cold, so I always like to make sure I have a sweater with me during my travels just in case I need to throw it on. My favorite travel sweater is Calia, Women’s Everyday Wear Zip-Up Hoody. It is Carrie Underwood’s former label, and I am a huge fan, as I love Country music!

Naked and Thriving Facial Serum

Lastly, I never leave home when traveling without my Naked and Thriving Face Serum when traveling. I’ve done a lot of research on the best brands and stumbled upon this one a few years ago, and now it is my favorite! I would check it out as they have many excellent reviews, which led me to them in the first place.

These are just a few of my favorite essential items when traveling! What are your favorites?


Dr. Jaclyn Tomsic, MD, DMD, FACS, is a board-certified Oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMF) based out of Cleveland, OH. OMF involves extensive dental and medical education and training to achieve surgical expertise and an unparalleled understanding of esthetics. Being an OMF surgeon qualifies Dr. Tomsic to treat conditions, defects, injuries, and esthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, jaw, and face. Learn more about Dr. Jacci on her website, and follow her on Instagram at @DoctorJacci.