Are you tired of looking jet-lagged after a long flight?
It’s hard to feel your best when traveling can be so demanding on your skin and hair. Luckily, feeling gorgeous and revitalized is all about mindful packing. I never pack full-sized beauty products because they can take up a lot of room in my suitcase (plus, I can’t remember the last time I checked in a bag). Over the years, I have managed to find a small yet reliable collection of travel-sized beauty products that keep me feeling re-energized, healthy, and adventure-ready. Need some guidance? Here are 10 travel beauty essentials you should always make room for.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream ($18)
Do you ever notice how your skin gets super dry on planes? The lack of humidity on airplanes can cause dehydrated skin, which can lead to dry, cracked skin. I always travel with a small tube of First Aid Beauty’s travel-sized Ultra Repair Cream to avoid this. Suitable for all skin types, this hand cream provides immediate relief to dry skin, leaving your skin feeling smooth and hydrated with one use!
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask ($24)
I use Laneige’s Lip Sleeping Mask every night before bed. This leave-on lip mask helps lock in moisture to revive and rehydrate your lips overnight. As with the hand cream, this is a great product to help with dry lips after a long flight. Plus, they come in a variety of delicious flavors – my favorite is berry!
Burt’s Bees Lip Balm ($6)
I always keep a tube of lip balm in my purse when I travel, especially on long flights where my lips might get dried out. My favorite is Burt’s Bees Original Lip Balm. It’s long-lasting and leaves your lips with a minty, refreshing tingle. This is particularly important with the new mask mandate because mask breath is a real thing. Plus, I love how it contains more natural ingredients without parabens or petrolatum.
Beauty Counter Vitamin C Serum ($79)
Vitamin C Serum is so good for brightening your skin. Beauty Counter’s Vitamin C Serum is a total game-changer and one of my favorite “clean” beauty products. The scent is a bit strong, but it’s only because the antioxidant-rich serum includes a dash of turmeric, which helps protect against dark spots. And, since it comes in a 1 fluid oz yellow bottle, it is ideal for travel. I love it because it leaves my skin feeling refreshed and looking brighter. If you’re on a budget, you can also purchase InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid ($18). The Hyaluronic Acid deeply hydrates and plumps your skin.
Valentia Rose Water Spray ($16)
Rose Water Spray is a new addition to my skincare routine that I am absolutely loving. Valentia’s Rose Water mist helps hydrate and replenish your skin with the pleasant scent of organic roses. I love using it after I shower to give my skin a smooth start for additional skincare products, but you can use it throughout the day to freshen up your skin. If you’re on a budget, Thayer’s Witch Hazel Facial Mist ($10) is a great alternative. The witch hazel has antioxidants that help your skin look and feel its best.
Franklin and Whitman Facial Serum ($40)
Depending on where you travel, your skin can become exposed to a variety of environmental aggressors that can leave your skin feeling dehydrated, clogged and rough. This facial serum is a great all-natural, plant-based product that helps your skin on multiple levels. Pomegranate Seed Oil helps hydrate and replenish skin, while Grape Seed Oil helps tighten skin and close your pores, thus preventing pimples. This anti-inflammatory and antioxidant rich serum is great for applying after a long day of exploring to revive your skin.
Burt’s Bees Rejuvenating Eye Masks ($3)
These rejuvenating eye masks are great for refreshing tired eyes after a long flight. They are rich in antioxidants and consist of a blend of natural oils that help invigorate your skin and reduce the appearance of dark circles. I love how cool they feel against my skin – it’s like a mini spa session each time I use them. Put these on an hour before landing, and you’ll feel revitalized and ready to adventure the moment you arrive!
Moroccanoil Protect and Prevent Spray ($14)
After a long day of exploring, my hair tends to get tangled, dry, and dull. I also have a habit of blow-drying and curling my hair more frequently when I travel. This is why Moroccanoil’s Protect and Prevent Spray has been my go-to product for shielding my hair against environmental aggressors such as UV and pollution. It also protects against thermal damage, detangles, and enhances softness and shine. It comes in a travel-sized bottle so you can bring it with you in your carry on. Plus, I LOVE how it smells!
Native Natural Deodorant ($12)
I am new to natural deodorant, but honestly, I don’t think I will ever go back to regular deodorant. After a long day of exploring, I tend to get sweaty, so having a reliable deodorant is very important to me. I love Native because it’s made without aluminum, parabens, phthalates, and talc and comes in a variety of incredible fragrances, which last the entire day. I am currently using cucumber mint!
Skylar Travel Sized Rollie ($29)
The Skylar travel-sized rollies smell great and are super easy to travel with. If you are needing a little refresher during your travels, keep one of these in your purse. They are non-toxic, eco-friendly, and free of parabens, phthalates, SLS, and allergens. Salt Air is one of my favorites – it’s fresh, subtle, and reminds me of the beach. You can buy one tube for $29 or buy a duo for $50. These fragrances fall a bit on the pricey side, but I promise you, they are completely worth it.
What products can you not travel without? Drop them in the comments below!