Samantha Brown sails through TSA with ease. The executive producer of the PBS series Samantha Brown’s Places to Love has been to nearly 70 countries so she knows the drill of bringing the right necessities. Brown tells ELLE she’s always looking to travel light on long-haul flights because “there’s only so much you can bring.” She relies on products that don’t count against the liquids and samples allowed by TSA. Instead of items that serve only one purpose—such as serums and moisturizers—she frees up space by packing sheet masks that do the work of both. No matter how she pares down, these are the nine products Brown always carries when she’s on the road.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, $24, elizabetharden.com
This award-winning skin protectant is a multipurpose salve that deeply moisturizes and protects skin. Its many uses include healing dry cuticles, lip gloss, and adding shine to cheeks. The versatile formula even works as an eyebrow gel to shape brows.
Orgaid Organic Sheet Mask Set, $33.00, amazon.com
The set contains anti-aging, Greek yogurt and vitamin C masks that are made in the USA. Rest relaxed on those long-haul flights knowing exactly what safe and organic ingredients are hydrating your face.
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, $48.00, sephora.com
This balm instantly moisturizes, brightens, and tightens facial contours so skin looks rested and relaxed and lines are smoothed. A pick-me-up for tired, stressed skin, this product helps eliminate signs of fatigue so that you get the look of a full night’s sleep in a bottle. It’s preparation for perfect makeup application!
Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, $7.00, ulta.com
A soothing, hydrating mist that’s perfect inflight for instant hydration. Simply formulated with fragrant herbal extracts and rosewater for a refreshingly pleasant pick me up for dehydrated, tight and uncomfortable skin. Use it to set make-up or spray on dry hair throughout the day.
Foreo Luna Play Plus, $49.00, sephora.com
A revolutionary facial cleansing brush that lifts away dirt, oil, and makeup residue for beautiful skin. Your on-the-go lifestyle needs this travel-friendly device that brushes away the grime of the road far better than regular washing.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, $23.00, sephora.com
This award-winning loose powder locks in makeup for long-lasting wear without adding weight or texture. It absorbs oil and takes away shine to set makeup for up to 12 hours. You’ll get a flawless, matte finish all day.
Prai Ageless Throat Concentrate with Intensyl, $42.00, praibeauty.com
Why should your face look younger than your neck? This product is a virtual neck tuck in a bottle that lifts sagging skin and smooths lines. Your neck will feel ever so pampered!
Chanel Rouge Coco, $38.00, www.chanel.com
Lipstick in a hydrating, next-generation formula that provides full coverage with a creamy yet lightweight finish. It’s the fashion statement you would expect from shades inspired by Coco Chanel and the friends, artists and lovers who inspired her.
Perricone MD No Makeup Foundation Serum SPF 30, $60.00, sephora.com
Leave the foundation brush at home when you travel with this SPF skin-improving serum foundation that creates a semi-matte finish with buildable coverage. Smooth this on effortlessly using your fingers.