Jet-Set Beauty: The Best Travel-Friendly Products to Perfect You On The Go
‘Tis the season for traveling to fabulous, faraway locales. And wherever you go—be it a tropical oasis, an alpine retreat, or a swanky city break—you’ll want to look your best when you get there—and throughout your stay. Which is why scrounging for tiny-sized samples discarded from free gift-with-purchase bags, just to meet TSA size requirements, simply won’t do. Instead, have a stash of curated travel essentials at the ready to carry on with ease. Behold, the seven must-packs to keep your skin, hair and makeup on point so your away glamour game rivals your home court advantage.
A well-coifed kit
Cuvée Brilliant Blow Out Kit contains THE three essential products for epic hair wherever you are: Cuvée Shampoo and Conditioner to create a healthy and hydrated base and Blowout Bombe to fight frizz and boost body. Thanks to this trafic-stopping regimen, you'll never have a bad hair day ever again.
A fragrance for all occasions
Escentric Molecules Molecule 01, the cult-favorite scent crafted from a single aroma molecule called Iso E Super, comes in a travel size so you can take it wherever you go. The great thing about the travel iteration is that it has a handy anodized aluminum travel case, so you won’t have to worry about its precious content spilling all over your bag while en route. The clean, can’t-get-enough-of fragrance is the kind of thing you just don’t want to leave home without—and now you don’t have to.
A foundation stick
The beauty of this type of formula is that it’s extremely portable and easy to apply anywhere using only your fingertips. Clé de Peau Beauté Radiant Stick Foundation SPF 17
not only helps even out your complexion, but it also lends a luminous boost thanks to silk and pearl extracts to give a travel-weary complexion an instant boost.
A radiance-ready trio
Whether it’s the water, the air, the cuisine or simply the result of leaving your favorite full-sized products at home, why is it that your skin never looks or feels as good on vacation? The key is to take a complete arsenal so that you can keep your regime consistent while you’re away. Clark’s Botanicals Big Little Joys set contains a healthy dose of retinol for maintaining a glow on the go. There’s a mini Retinol Rescue Overnight Cream for a brighter, more even complexion and a mini (and full-sized) Deep Moisture mask, which fakes the fresh look of eight-hour’s sleep even when you’re totally jet-lagged.
A rosy glow from head to toe
Sure, hotel bathrooms have their own set of skincare products, but you never really know what yours will contain until you get there. Best to arrive prepared. Aromatherapy Associates The Power of Rose Travel Collection with cover you in rose petals from top to bottom with this group of body products rich in rose essential oil. Hand-crafted with over 200 rose petals, the kit contains body wash, body gel and body cream in a pretty pouch that’s already ready to be packed.
A way to take off the day
If there’s ever a culprit for reactive uncooperative skin on holiday, cleanser is it. Because this is the product you’re least likely to think about and more often grabbing whatever you find at the bottom of your drawer that’s mini. Instead, invest in something that not only takes off your makeup, but does so in a gentle way and leaves your skin actually feeling moisturized. Rodial Pink Diamond Cleansing Balm Mini is loaded with vitamin E, diamond powder and a blend of natural oils to hydrate and condition the skin. The formula goes on dry skin and melts off makeup along with the day’s debris. Rinse off with warm water.
A complete face
While thankfully, makeup is inherently TSA approved, gathering all your pots and tube and hues can become cumbersome very quickly. Instead of packing your makeup bag to the brim, bring along a palette with eye looks for days. KKW Beauty Classic Blossom Palette has a gorgeous array of eyeshadows in pink, plum and brick shades, from matte to shimmer formulas, that create a multitude of day to night looks and everything in between. And, the slim compact easily slips into any clutch.