Our Editors' Summer Beauty Packing List
Summer is the unofficial season of traveling. Whether you’re headed to a local beach for the weekend or jetting across the globe, the desire to explore and enjoy the outdoors is ever-so prominent during the warmer months. And while there’s nothing wrong with taking a trip to your favorite destination(s), it’s important not to forget your body’s largest organ amidst all the excitement.
Between the dry air on planes to hard water at your final destination, there are many situations that could wreak havoc on your skin while you travel. Pair that with a decreased desire to follow every last step of your traditional routine (let’s face it: we’ve all been there), the result could equate to disaster for your skin.
Toning down your skin care routine during a vacation or trip is one thing, but there’s truly no excuse for skin neglect—ever. Simply pack your favorite travel-friendly skin care products in your carry-on, beach bag, or purse, and you can achieve complexion perfection from virtually anywhere. Ready to soar to your next destination with a clear mind and clearer skin yet? Then check out our editors’ picks of the best travel-friendly skin care products below!
OUR EDITORS’ TOP SKINCARE TRAVEL PICKS
GARNIER MICELLAR CLEANSING WATER TRAVEL SIZE
If you haven’t hopped on the micellar water trend yet, now’s the time to do so. Not only does this micellar water feel refreshing on your skin, but it acts as a 3-in-1 skin care essential. It removes makeup, cleanses, and soothes your skin. You can even use it as an in-flight skin refresher, especially since the formula is so gentle on your skin. For those of you who tend to wear stubborn waterproof makeup, there’s also a travel-sized version of their waterproof makeup micellar cleansing water to pack instead.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water Travel Size, $3.99 MSRP
KIEHL’S CACTUS FLOWER & TIBETAN GINSENG HYDRATING MIST
We know that the dry air on airplanes can be tough on your skin, which is why we recommend packing this invigorating facial mist in your carry-on. This delightful fusion of cactus flower and Tibetan ginseng can purify and hydrate your skin, leading to improved texture and a revived, healthy-looking appearance.
LA ROCHE-POSAY ANTHELIOS CLEAR SKIN SPF 60 SUNSCREEN
No matter where you are, you always need to have sunscreen with you. The harsh UV rays can do some major damage on your skin’s overall look and health, so it’s extremely important to have a trusty sunscreen on deck at all times. One of our favorites is the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin SPF 60 Sunscreen. It boasts a dry touch formula that won’t leave your skin feeling greasy or covered in residue. Its lightweight formula also won’t clog pores, and it’s fragrance-free for sensitive skin types to use at ease.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin SPF 60 Sunscreen, $19.99 MSRP
VICHY MINÉRAL 89
If your skin is suffering from extreme dryness, give it some TLC with this moisturizer. It combines Mineral Rich Water with hydrating hyaluronic acid to keep your skin fortified and resistant to visible aging caused by an array of factors—think: pollution, fatigue, and stress to skin.
Vichy Minéral 89, $29.50 MSRP
CERAVE EYE REPAIR CREAM
Your under-eyes are one of the most delicate areas of skin, so it’s important to care for it diligently. When it comes to dealing with puffy under-eyes and dark circles, we always reach for this eye cream from CeraVe. Its ceramide and hyaluronic acid-filled formula helps reduce the look of dark circles and puffiness, and assists in repairing and restoring your skin’s protective barrier.
CeraVe Eye Repair Cream, $10.05 MSRP (will add amazon affiliate link)
KIEHL’S GLOW FORMULA SKIN HYDRATOR
Want to add an eye-catching glow to your sun-kissed skin? Then ditch the highlighter and pack this illuminating moisturizer. It’s formulated pomegranate extract and illuminating minerals to give your skin an instant luminous glow, all while providing antioxidant protection.
Kiehl's Glow Formula Skin Hydrator, $38.00 MSRP