Kaia Gerber’s Travel Essential is Surprisingly Affordable

Kaia Gerber may be one of the biggest models working today, but she keeps it low-key when it comes to her day-to-day life. In a new interview with W, Gerber revealed that her must-have travel product is a classic pick you may already own — and it doesn't come with a red carpet-worthy price point either!

Gerber, who is currently starring in the buzzy comedy Bottoms, told the mag that she never hits the road or the airport without a few absolute essentials. Books are a must, as is a reusable water bottle for in-flight hydration, but she also packs the iconic cult classic Lucas Pawpaw Ointment, and she doesn't just use it on her lips. “I put it everywhere,” Gerber explained. “If you put it under your eyes, it makes you look like you’ve slept even when you haven’t.”

If you're not familiar, Pawpaw Ointment is a super thick, emollient balm made with papaya and petroleum jelly. It can be used in myriad ways, including as a lip balm or a topical. It's not just a celeb favorite, either; Pawpaw Ointment is one of those secret makeup artist hacks for making skin look glazed and dewy. Gerber isn't alone in her devotion to the product; stars like Lucy Hale and Sabrina Carpenter are also fans of the under $20 balm.

Gerber told W that despite her fashion icon status, she's a “tomboy" at heart. “I would say I’m a tomboy, but I’ve always been very influenced by the French ‘cool girls’ like Jane Birkin and Françoise Hardy,” she shared. “I like simple, comfortable pieces—trousers, sneakers, and blazers.” According to the model, her go-to day-off outfit is equally chill: “a good white T-shirt, Adidas Sambas and $5 sweatpants." She also can't live without a specific favorite handbag. “I have this green Celine bag that I carry literally every day and have dragged through the mud, and it’s still in great condition,” the star explained. Do you think there's a tube or two of Pawpaw Ointment in said bag? I bet there is!

Lucas Papaw Ointment

$16.00, Amazon

Originally Appeared on Teen Vogue

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