By Jacqueline Samaroo
Traveling is EVERYTHING – whether you’re visiting family for the holidays, international touring with the girls, or flying out on a much needed Baecation. But when space in your luggage is at a premium, you often have to pick and choose which of your favorite beauty products will make the cut. This is no easy task, because if you’re like us (and we know you’re like us or you wouldn’t still be reading) your hair, makeup, and skin care arsenals absolutely runneth over.
Here are a few of our favorite travel size goodies from well-known drugstore brands, that actually get the job done. They’ll help you master the art of traveling light while slaying everyone, everywhere.
St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub
This scrub gets most of its skincare abilities from the deep exfoliating action of walnut shell powder. It’ll keep you glowing and radiant in one easy step! Plus, the itsy bitsy 1-ounce bottle takes up practically no space at all! It will fit perfectly no matter how overstuffed your bags already are.
CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM with SPF 30
Eliminate some of your skincare travel woes with this dual-action CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion. Use it in the morning to thoroughly hydrate your skin (with super effective ceramides), while protecting it from UV damage. Your skin will be living its best life while you’re living yours on vacay!
Boots Extracts Body Butter
Take care of your whole body skin with this soothing and hydrating lotion. It comes in 11 delectable varieties and can help your skin survive all the fun and frolic you engage in on your travels. And, its compact size means there’s no reason to leave it behind.
Maybelline Fit Me! Shine-Free Stick Foundation
No joke – a foundation spill in your bag can ruin your vacay spirit. You won’t be taking any chances, however, with this compact stick foundation from Maybelline. It’s anti-shine, oil-absorbing, and comes in 8 glorious shades.
Yes To’s Cucumbers Face Towelettes
Any beauty product that can multitask is ideal for accompanying you on your travels, and these deliciously scented face towelettes designed for sensitive skin are no exception. Use them to clean and refresh your skin or to gently remove your makeup.
Batiste Travel Size Dry Shampoo
Washing your hair isn’t really the first thing on your vacation list and a good dry shampoo like Batiste makes that OK! It comes in several varieties and works great on natural and color-treated hair. Batiste absorbs oils and eliminates odors, keeping your hair fresh until you get around to washing it.
SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie Conditioning Treatment
Wavy, curly or natural hair will love this curl conditioning treatment. It produces silky defined curls while protecting and moisturizing your hair. The trial and travel sizes are a perfect fit for that last little bit of space left in your bag.
BONUS: When you get back in town and resume ‘normal life’, carry these travel sized gems with you in your purse or briefcase to feel fresh and beautiful no matter where you are!
What’s your absolute favorite travel-sized beauty product?