One of the challenging parts about traveling is choosing which beauty products to bring with you. Even though you wish you could bring your entire arsenal of beauty products, it doesn't always make sense—especially when you’re trying to travel light and fit everything into your carry-on.
From mini face masks to travel-themed hair kits, these are our favorite travel-size beauty items that you can take around the globe with you. Whether you're backpacking in Asia or lounging on a tropical island somewhere, you’ll always be on top of your beauty game and look flawless everywhere you travel.
Pack These 14 Travel-Sized Beauty Products On Your Next Trip
1. LALICOUS Glow on the Go Travel Collection
Available in seven different scents ranging from tropical coconut to refreshing lemon blossom, this TSA-approved travel set from LALICIOUS contains all of their essentials for keeping your skin moisturize, nourished and fresh. The kit includes a whipped sugar scrub, shower oil & bubble bath, hydrating body butter, and a mini sample of their best-selling body oil. It’s like treating yourself to a session at the spa while on the go!
2. Farmhouse Fresh Quick Recovery Face Mask Sampler
Keep your skin looking and feel fresh with this travel-size trio of face masks by Farmhouse Fresh. Traveling can cause all kinds of problems for skin, and this set is prepared to treat them all! The Guac Star Avocado Mask hydrates dry skin, the Splendid Dirt Organic Pumpkin Mud Mask boosts radiance, while the Pudding Apeel Tapioca exfoliates for a smooth finish.
3. Kevin.Murphy Hair.Resort
Whether you’re vacationing on a tropical island or you simply want to look the part, this oil-free texturizer helps create that coveted messy beach hair look. It enhances curls, gives a strong hold to hair, and works in seconds on all hair types. And how adorable is the miniature size that barely takes up any room in your bag? Check your local hair salon for availability.
Cost: Starts at $5.99
4. Marco Pelusi Color Guard Hairspray
Created by celebrity stylist Marco Pelusi, this healthy hairspray protects colored hair from fading and delivers flexible hold and root lift. This 2 oz. size fits perfectly into your travel bag or purse, and Pelusi also has other amazing travel-size products to suit all of your needs. For flawless hair during your vacation, skip the hotel toiletries and bring along Marco’s Color Smoothing Gloss, Color Health Shampoo and Color Hydrate Conditioner, and Anti-Frizz Leave-In Conditioner so you’ll look like you just stepped out of the salon.
5. Drunk Elephant The Littles
Perfect for all skin types, this set contains six of the brand’s core products for maintaining beautiful skin during your next trip. The kit includes two pH-balanced facial bar cleansers, a vitamin C serum, sunscreen, a chemical exfoliate to brighten skin, and a moisturizer with antioxidants to hydrate and nourish skin. And the packaging is to die for!
6. Restorsea 24kt Liquid Gold Face Oil
This divine skin potion hydrates skin while keeping oil and sebum production under control. The dual-phase product contains 24kt gold flakes and 3x the amount of their proprietary Aquabeautine XL active ingredient. Suitable for even the most sensitive skin, this product will not clog pores and is hypoallergenic.
7. Base Coat Cuticle Serum
Promote healthy nail growth and strengthen nails with this 100% non-toxic and hydrating cuticle serum that contains rosehip seed oil to improve skin tone and lemongrass which inhibits bacterial growth. Also contains coconut oil, which strengthens cuticles and promotes healthy nail growth. Time to #treatyoself!
8. Jouviance Revive Invigorating Eye Serum
When we travel, our eyes are one of the first places to show signs of stress and lack of sleep from changing time zones. Lift and firm your eyes with this multi-action serum that boosts microcirculation and reduces puffiness with advanced triple-action pro-collagen peptide boosts. Your eyes will instantly look brighter, rested, and more refreshed.
9. R+Co Getaway Set
Have your hair looking runway-ready with this super cute travel kit that features three essential styling products in miniature sizes. The Death Valley Dry Shampoo refreshes hair in-between shampoos, while the One Prep Spray and Park Ave Blow Out Balm help create a sleek look when blow-drying.
10. May Lindstrom Wanderlust Collection
Perfect for when you’re just beginning to experience wanderlust for your next vacation, this stunning kit contains the complete May Lindstrom Skin Ritual set in miniature-sized gold and black bottles. The kit includes all of her luxurious skin products, including her pre-cleansing Pendulum Potion, creamy Honey Mud cleanser, exfoliating Clean Dirt, moisturizing Youth Dew, healing and calming Blue Cocoon, refreshing Jasmine Garden mist, the Good Stuff oil for all-over body application, and a treatment brush to apply the Problem Solver Mask. Comes in a gorgeous clutch made from texture vegan leather.
11. Deck of Scarlet Makeup Palette
Whether it’s a big night out or just another day on the town, Deck of Scarlet’s exclusive makeup palettes are created by partnering with talented beauty YouTubers to create stunning, limited-edition palettes every other month. The makeup palette fits perfectly into your suitcase without taking up any room, and includes multiple eyeshadow colors, lip colors, cheek color, highlighter and eyeliners so you have everything you need to create a glamorous look on-the-go. As part of the membership, you receive a new palette every two months or you can skip anytime.
12. Bellacures B. Clean Pedi Pouch
If you don’t have time to hit the nail salon during your trip (or you can’t find one nearby), this convenient packet contains everything you need to do a pedicure to keep those toes looking perfect! The pouch includes a nail file, mini buffer, pedi file, toe separators and rubber gloves. Bellacures also makes a Mani Pouch and a Gel Pouch as well.
13. Better Skin Mirakle Cream
This multi-purpose skin cream has been nicknamed “Genius in a Jar” thanks to its 25 benefits and counting. Ideal for all skin types and for use on the face and body, this antioxidant-rich cream contains hydrating coconut oil, shea and cocoa butters with algae and also to brighten and balance skin, while diminishing fine lines, dark spots and wrinkles. It’s also great for healing dry and cracked skin on hands and feet.
14. Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant
Recharge and reboot skin with this highly-active resurfacer that fights the biochemical and environmental triggers that accelerate skin aging. Activated Binochtal Charcoal purifies skin and absorbs environmental toxins that build up within pores, while Niacinamide, Red Algae and Tara Fruit Extract protect against pollution. The powder formula is available in both a convenient 0.45oz travel size and the larger 2oz size as well.
This article was written by Kamala Kirk.