Remember when packing for a trip required purchasing and labeling those (not-so-cute) plastic bottles to stash your favorite beauty necessities? Thanks to mini versions of today’s must-have beauty products, we can forgo the time-consuming and unsightly plastic bottle routine. Here are a few of my favorite travel-size products that will make you look and feel fresh and fabulous—on and off the plane.
Fresh Fabulous Hair in Seconds
Ojon Rub-Out Dry Cleanser To Go, $10
This product allows you to clean your hair without water by gently and instantly ridding your hair of impurities, toxins and product build-up. With its light and conditioning formula, healthy hair is literally at your fingertips. Simply shake and spray onto hair and roots, then style as usual.
Be Sun Savvy and Skin Smart
Clinique Sun SPF 50 Face Cream, $17.50
When traveling, the most important item you can pack is sunscreen. Get a healthy dose of UVA and UVB protection with Clinique Sun SPF 50 Face Cream. Don’t be fooled by its pint-sized exterior; its contents are loaded with sophisticated SolarSmart Technology, which adds antioxidants to ensure high-level protection against burning and aging effects caused by sun exposure. This product is oil-free and is gentle enough for those with sensitive skin.
Makeup Removal, H20 Optional
Sephora FACE 25 Makeup Removal Wipes, $8
For starters, what’s great about this product is that it’s non-liquid (perfect for plane rides). Secondly, it comes in travel-friendly packaging with a snap closure to ensure your wipes are moist and secure, making this product super easy and convenient to tote around in your purse, backpack and yes—even your fanny pack. It gets rid of excess oil and makeup (even waterproof) on the eyes, lips and face with just one wipe—no water necessary.
Calming, Cleansing and Comforting
L’Occitane Organic Lavender Shower Gel, $8
Whether you’re ready to relax after a long day of sightseeing or excitedly getting ready for a full day of adventure, the last thing you need to worry about are annoying hotel soap bars or shower gels that irritate and dry out your skin. With L’Occitane Organic Lavender Shower Gel, you can literally wash your worries (and dry skin) away. This soothing shower gel has ingredients such as organic lavender oil and is blended with 100 percent plant-based formula, so your body will thank you for its moisturizing benefits, while your mind will be at ease.
Last modified: June 2, 2010