7 Travel-Sized Beauty Products You Need in Your Carry-On
In search of travel-size skin care products to bring on your next weekend getaway? From a no-rinse facial cleanser to an in-flight facial mask to a lightweight daily sunscreen, we share our top picks for skin care products to put in your carry-on bag, here.
Between outfit planning and searching for your travel-size toiletries, packing your bags for a weekend getaway can be stressful, to say the least—especially when you’re trying to fit everything into a small carry-on bag. To make things easier—read: less stressful—we like to keep a cosmetic bag packed and ready to go with our daily (and weekly) travel-approved skin care products. That way, we aren’t left rushing at the last minute to squeeze our body lotion into travel-sized bottles or hunt down mini samples of our face wash. With vacation season coming up, you may want to consider doing the same. To help you do so, we’ve compiled a list of our go-to travel-sized skin care products. See what’s on our packing list, ahead.
CLEANSER: GARNIER SKINACTIVE MICELLAR CLEANSING WATER ALL-IN-1 TRAVEL-SIZE
Want a cleanser that’s perfect for on-the-go use? Reach for Garnier’s SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-In-1 Travel-Size! Formulated with technology, this micellar mini makes it easy to cleanse skin sans rinse, meaning you can cleanse your face from virtually anywhere (i.e. after a long flight, in a cab, on a beach with a margarita in hand… you get the picture).
FACE MIST: VICHY MINERALIZING THERMAL WATER 50G
It’s no secret that traveling, especially air travel, can wreak havoc on the skin. Keep a travel-sized bottle of Vichy’s Mineralizing Thermal Water in your carry-on for an extra boost of hydration at cruising altitude. And if you’re headed somewhere warm and tropical, consider tossing this drugstore facial mist in your beach bag for a midday refresher.
Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water 50G, $9.50 MSRP
FACE MASK: LANCÔME GÉNIFIQUE YOUTH ACTIVATING SECOND SKIN MASK
Take your travel experience to the next level and pamper yourself—and your skin—with a relaxing in-flight facial. One of our favorite ways to do so? Sheet masks, of course (because let’s be honest, rinsing off a face mask in an airplane bathroom sounds like our worst nightmare). Sheet masks can be a great way to up your skin’s hydration (and comfort) levels sans mess. We recommend Lancôme’s Génifigue Youth Activating Second Skin Mask.
MOISTURIZER: VICHY MINÉRAL 89
Formulated with hyaluronic acid and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water, this drugstore moisturizer can help fortify skin and provide it with a cooling boost of hydration. What’s more? It’s housed in a 1.7 fl. oz. pump bottle—a perfect size for your beauty bag.
For more on Vichy’s Minéral 89 ($29.50), check out our full product review, here.
LOTION: KIEHL’S CREME DE CORPS
Did you know that many Kiehl’s skin care products come in multiple sizes? It’s true! Case in point: Creme De Corps in 2.5 fl. oz. The moisturizing body cream is one of our favorites to keep on hand while traveling to dry climates.
Kiehl’s Creme De Corps 2.5 fl. oz., $11 MSRP
SELF-TANNER: L’ORÉAL PARIS SUBLIME BRONZE TOWELETTES FOR BODY
You never know when you’ll need a little faux glow—especially if you’re headed some place warm this season—which is why we like to keep a few self-tanning towelettes in our beauty bag. One of our go-to’s? L’Oréal Paris’ Sublime Bronze Towelettes For Body. Within a few gentle swipes, these easy-to-use bronzing towelettes can provide the skin with a natural-looking glow wherever, whenever.
SUNSCREEN: LA ROCHE-POSAY ANTHELIOS 60 ULTRA-LIGHT SUNSCREEN FLUID
Don’t forget your sunscreen! One of our go-to sunscreens for travel is La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra-Light Sunscreen Fluid. This Broad Spectrum sunscreen offers lightweight, fast-absorbing protection against UV rays and dries with a comfortable, matte finish.