The only one thing more devastating than leaving a beloved, frizz-fighting conditioner at home? Watching it get confiscated at the security checkpoint. With this travesty in mind, we rounded up TSA-approved, mini versions of some of our favorite beauty goods. This list is, ahem, packed with essentials designed to save you time and precious space. And make room for that extra pair of totally impractical shoes in your suitcase.
Whether you’re heading to a tropical yoga retreat or trotting off to Dubai, shiny, healthy hair transcends cultural boundaries. To make sure your mane will look its best in all those Instagram pics, pack this kit of frizz-fighting wonders. A Birchbox exclusive, it comes with a gentle shampoo, conditioner and oil that will tame unruly and tangle-prone strands.
Between stale cabin air, the A/C blasting in your hotel room and long days hoofing it between breathtaking sites, your skin can get seriously dehydrated. So pack this duo of powerful derm-developed moisturizers. Loaded with ceramides, this liquid and cream (apply them one after the other) soothe irritation, repair dryness, and protect against environmental damage.
Baby still crying three hours into your epic Transatlantic flight? Channel your inner Zen master with this plush, tropical scent. Infused with a delicate bouquet of forsythia, pink plumeria, and wild verbena notes, it can calm even the weariest of travelers. And at 8.8 ml, it’ll slip easily into whatever bag you’re toting around while sightseeing.
This mini version of Oribe’s grease-zapping styling spray in can help you go from disheveled traveller to polished globetrotter in 30 seconds flat. Perfectly sized to fit in your knapsack, simply spritz the weightless formula into your roots to instantly revive a deflated ‘do.
Truth: You never know what you’re going to find in your hotel shower. Rather than trusting that iffy-looking shampoo to keep your pricey highlights looking sleek, tote this trio of color-protecting essentials. The hydrating shampoo and conditioner preserve your shade with a blend of peach, apricot, and callendula flower extracts, while the creamy masque provides an added layer of protection by blocking UV rays.
This lip duo proves that it takes to two make a thing go right. These glossy pencils require no sharpener—perfect for on-the-go touchups—and give lips a vibrant sheen. Better yet, they’re packed with hydrating Shea butter complex to keep lips moisturized even in the driest climates.
Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 with Dermaxyl Complex – Travel Size
Just because you’re seeing ancient ruins doesn’t mean your complexion should crumble. This pint-sized primer evens skin tone, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, provides sun protection, and preps skin for foundation, all in one carry-on-ready tube. Your makeup will stay put throughout a marathon day of sightseeing.