These 23 Travel-Sized Beauty Products Will Make Packing a Breeze
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Whether you're packing for a quick weekend trip or a long, well-deserved vacation, your beauty products need to come with you. We're talking hot tools, face masks, makeup, and nail polish removers—the whole shebang. However, despite how much we love our full-sized products, they often won't all fit in our carry-on bags and backpacks. Enter: travel-sized beauty products.
Nothing comes between us and our beauty routines, and we know that hotel minis and appliances aren't always the best, so we found the best minis to travel with. From compact hairdryers and pimple patches to refillable fragrances and supplements to keep you glowing from the inside out, here are the travel-sized beauty products we refuse to travel without.
Best travel-sized skincare products:
1. Best travel-sized mask set:
As its name suggests, this skincare set is perfect for traveling. It comes with two sheet masks and two sets of eye gels—perfect for your round-trip flight.
2. Best travel-sized moisturizer:
This celebrity-loved face cream is worth the hype, and especially so when traveling. Since being in the air can dehydrate our skin and long hours on the road can make us tired, a high-quality cream that keeps your skin in check is key. This one uses fancy epigenetic skincare technology that has given us the best skin of our lives, so this is a mini that will always be on hand.
3. Best travel-sized cleanser:
CeraVe as a brand became hyper-popular thanks to TikTok and the thousands of reviews saying how good its simple skincare is. This cleanser, in particular, has been highly praised for doing the job and working well on all skin types. It uses moisturizing ceramides and hydrating hyaluronic acid to keep skin clear and healthy, so obviously, we need it everywhere we go.
4. Best travel-sized makeup removing wipes:
We all know and love these cult-classic makeup removing wipes, but what you may not have known is that they come in single, individually wrapped packages. This makes them the perfect option for quick weekend trips or a one-night business trip—and you know they'll do the trick to wipe away face, eye, and lip makeup. The more space you can save in your bag, the better.
5. Best travel-sized toner:
Keeping your skin's pH in balance is crucial to protecting your skin's microbiome, and this toner will do the trick.
6. Best travel-sized serum:
Give your dehydrated skin a drink of water with this hyaluronic acid-rich serum—exactly what your face needs after a flight.
7. Best travel-sized face mist:
Whether you're looking to wake up your skin or want to refresh the skin concealed by your face mask, this hydrating face mist will do the trick. It's available in both fragrance-free and herbal-scented options, and they'll help keep mask-ne at bay thanks to its witch hazel and tea tree blend, and will soothe skin with its calming aloe and moisturizing glycerin.
8. Best travel-sized sunscreen:
We all know how important daily SPF is, and this also applies on your days off. Keep your skin protected with these three sunscreens that make keeping your face and body safe from the sun's rays.
9. Best travel-sized pimple patches:
Rather than carrying around a drying lotion, opt for these pimple patches instead. They'll fit in the pages of your vacation book or passport, and they work like a charm thanks to its hydrocolloid formula that sucks the pus out whiteheads without damaging the skin.
Best travel-sized haircare products:
10. Best travel-sized reparative haircare duo:
Olaplex is known for its reparative haircare products, which is good to keep in mind if you're traveling somewhere with dry climates or saltwater. Keep this duo on hand to keep your hair in mint condition.
11. Best travel-sized hair mask:
Keep your hair healthy and soft with the help of this moisturizing mask packed with spirulina and ale. We love that it comes in a convenient pouch that allows users to squeeze out every bit of product, too.
12. Best travel-sized leave-in treatment:
Argan oil is the star ingredient of this moisturizing and shine-boosting hair oil. For best results, use it from mid-shaft down to your tips on damp hair. Once your hair dries, you'll notice it feels softer, looks shinier, and that you have reduced frizz.
13. Best travel-sized dry shampoo:
Give your roots a few quick spritzes of this volumizing dry shampoo to give your hair an instant refresh.
Best travel-sized beauty tools:
14. Best travel-sized razor:
This is just what the doctor ordered. It includes a razor, spray bottle, and pre-shave bar—seriously, it's all in that one package! Touching up while on the go has never been this easy.
15. Best travel-sized tweezers:
Keep those brows perfectly groomed with this handy set. This Tweezerman kit includes shrunken versions of its slant, point, and flat tweezers.
16. Best travel-sized mirror:
Forget about bad-lit hotel bathrooms, this portable mirror comes with three light settings and can easily be propped up on any flat surface. You'll get your makeup done perfectly every time, and this mirror can act as an on-the-go ring light, too.
17. Best travel-sized hairdryer:
Experts love this hairdryer, which they say is small but mighty. We love how lightweight it is and how quickly it dries our hair while keeping it glossy and healthy.
18. Best travel-sized flat iron:
Tame your hair without having to sacrifice real estate in your luggage. This travel-friendly flat iron packs a punch for its size: It features rapid heat technology, high-performance ceramic, and corrosion-resistant plates.
19. Best travel-sized hairbrush:
Keep your hair knot-free with this hairbrush. We love that it comes with a genius compartment to shield the bristles from the rest of the products in your bag, as that will keep your bristles intact and will last you a long time.
Best travel-sized perfumes:
20. Best refillable travel-size perfume:
Don't have space in your carry-on but want to keep smelling like your go-to fragrance? Opt for this refillable Diptyque pick, which can easily be refilled by your favorite perfume once the travel spray is empty.
Best travel-sized nail products:
21. Best travel-sized nail polish remover:
If you plan on painting your nails or switching up your nail polish shades, make sure to carry one of these nail polish removing wipes with you. You'll prevent the messiness that comes with traditional liquid formulas, and the wipes will hardly take up any space in your travel bag. Win-win.
Best travel-sized beauty supplements:
22. Best travel-sized powder supplements:
Beauty comes from the inside out, so keeping your health in check is an essential part of your skin/hair/nail routine. These Moon Juice supplements do everything from keeping your skin clear, your brain sharp, and your sleep deep.
23. Best travel-sized dissolvable supplements:
Eating your greens can be easy when you're at home, but when you travel and don't do your groceries, maintaining healthy habits can be a struggle. That's why these dissolvable tablets are so great. Each one is packed with eight powerful greens (kale, wheatgrass, spinach, spirulina, chlorella, aloe vera, barley grass, and blue-green algae) and has a refreshing, almost citrus-y taste. Just add to a cup of water and you're set!