Packing beauty products for vacation goes one of two ways. Either you throw in everything you think you’ll need and end up with more lotions and products than clothes. Or you ruthlessly cut your list down to a bar of face soap and one jar of moisturizer. Then on arriving you lose precious vacation time searching to replace the necessities you left at home.
It doesn’t have to be that way. Check out these products that make the most out of your suitcase space. They serve double duty, they fit neatly into your carry on and they freshen you up when there’s no shower around for miles. These travel companions go way beyond tiny tubes of toothpaste in making life on the road a pleasure.
Problem: Bringing everything in your skincare routine
Solution: One product that combines anti-aging serum and moisturizer
Try: Lilyana Naturals Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid, $19.99
An anti-aging Vitamin C Serum formula fights the signs of aging and improves clarity and texture while helping boost collagen. Why bring every bottle in your collection when you can bring one product that moisturizes while reducing fine lines and dark spots, undereye circles and wrinkles.
Problem: Snagging your fingernail far from a salon
Solution: An emergency grooming kit
Try: Corewill Manicure Set for Travel, $7.99
This kit packs a lot of repair in a small package, and there’s more here than just help for an emergency mani pedi. The perfect emergency grooming essentials include three nail clippers, multi-purpose scissors, blackhead needle and loop remover, a cuticle trimmer, ear pick, eyebrow tweezer, nail file, peeling knife, singled-edged double side stick, and a v-shaped push stick. This well-designed case is is the perfect kit to keep in your suitcase.
Problem: Hotel soap, shampoo, and conditioner can be drying
Solution: A kit with sulfate-free essentials
Try: Acure Essentials Travel Kit, $17.02
The brightening facial scrub is considered a holy grail, with the full-sized version winning more than 2,000 positive reviews. And there’s more! This travel collection includes a hydrating shampoo, conditioner, day cream and facial scrub. The scrub and the conditioner are standouts among sulfate-free products. These products are plant-based and cruelty-free. Loose the hotel’s drying mini samples.
Problem: Your itty bitty carry on won’t accommodate your entire beauty arsenal
Solution: Tint of color for lips AND cheeks
Try: Palladio I’m Blushing 2-in-1 Cheek and Lip Tint, $7.58
A two-fer that squeezes multiple uses out of one product. This cheek and lip tint provides a natural, dewy finish with just a hint of flush that looks completely natural. Ginseng, chamomile, camellia, and safflower deliver a dose of color. The natural ingredients also work to energize, hydrate and soothe your skin. The ‘Lovely’ shade is a very natural shade of blush pink.
Problem: Your mascara ran during the tear-jerker in flight movie
Solution: Makeup removing wipes
Try: Neutrogena Makeup Removing Wipes, 25 Count, Twin Pack, $8.52
Take off all your makeup, and even waterproof mascara with one wipe. These wipes won’t leave your face feeling oily or greasy like other removers do. Makeup remover towelettes work to dissolve all traces of dirt, oil and makeup on skin with superior cleansing and makeup removing power. They are formulated to be gentle on the eyes and safe enough for contact lens wearers. The alcohol-free formula won’t dry your skin.
Problem: Small hair dryers lack the power to dry hair fast
Solution: A tiny but powerful hair dryer
Try: Conair 1600 Watt Compact Hair Dryer, $14.99
The perfect size and power you need for travel! This one is tiny but at 1600 watts, it’s just as powerful as the bigger hair dryers. The folding handle means you can downsize it to a miniscule device that fits easily into any suitcase. This compact dryer comes equipped with dual voltage for worldwide travel. The 5-foot cord means you won’t be drying your hair dangling over an electrical outlet. Two heat/speed settings customize your hair drying experience.
Problem: There’s no shower on your airplane
Solution: Refreshing body wipes
Try: Goodwipes Body Wipes Lavender Scent, $11.99
Ten individually wrapped wet wipes will see you through to a trans-Atlantic landing refreshed, relaxed and luxuriating in a scent of lavender. These wipes are biodegradable, hypoallergenic and won’t irritate sensitive skin. They’re made with tea tree oil, cooling peppermint, aloe and ginseng that will leave your skin feeling clean but not dry or sticky. They’re really big—each wipe measures 9.5″ x 11.5″. It’s a shower in a wipe!
Problem: How much face mask cream do you really need on vacation?
Solution: One-time use face masks
Try: Celavi Essence Face Mask Moisturizing 9 Pack, $7.95
If you use a face mask once a week, packing the whole jar seems like a waste of suitcase space. If you’re going to be away for a longer stay, you may also want a variety of choices. Try these single-use masks that come in nine different formulas to deeply hydrate and tone your skin. These masks are infused with powerful antioxidants, natural botanicals, and vital nutrients that nourish and protect.
Problem: No time to shampoo between flights
Solution: Dry shampoo
Try: Batiste Dry Shampoo Pack of 3, $9.14
A dry shampoo that works and leaves your hair looking fresh and smelling clean. This product absorbs grease and adds immediate volume to hair. When you can’t fit a shampoo into your travels, dry shampoo will make sure your ‘do is fresh on arrival.
Problem: Horrible disposable razors
Solution: A quality travel razor
Try: Gillette Venus On-the-Go Razor, $8.99
A grip that’s easy to hold, a close smooth shave and a razor that takes up the teeniest space in your carry on. What more could you need? How about a design with five blades, an extra blade and a compact storage case with drainage holes so water doesn’t get trapped inside and rust the blades? Sounds like like the perfect travel razor to us.