Last summer, I invested in travel size versions of my go-to beauty products and it was worth every penny. I used to travel with a large Vuitton makeup bag crammed with full size products (many in separate zip-loc bags to avoid leakage), then a small Vuitton makeup bag with actual makeup.
Now I can fit all my beauty products (including toothpaste and tooth brush) in a clear small TSA-approved bag. My makeup still goes in my old Vuitton mini one. It makes life so much easier, plus before if I was going for a weekend trip, I would often leave my beauty products behind, because I couldn’t be bothered to haul them with me. Now, I have what I always use with me at all times. What’s not included below? Body lotion—I use whatever the hotel has and sunscreen (this trip I am going to try Ursa Major’s Daily Defense Lotion that Goop’s Jean Godfrey June recommended in the clean beauty swap we did, which you can read about here.)
What do I rely on?
- Bioderma Micellar Water, $6. To take the makeup off at night.
- Elemis Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil, $15. To wash my face morning and night. (Okay, if I’m lazy I just use Bioderma at night.)
- Biologique Recherche P50 Lotion, $28. Used post face wash in morning. It stinks, it stings, but I am religious about it and swear it does something.
- UMA Anti-Aging Face oil, $95. I go between this and Vintner’s Daughter. I love them both, so don’t make me choose. Uma’s little size is ideal, plus you can always fill it up again from a regular size bottle.
- Agent Nateur Holi (unisex) deodorant, $21. Natural deodorant is a must. This used to be the men’s version (now updated to unisex), which I prefer since I’m not into floral scents.
- Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo, $13. I have an oily scalp and need this on day two post wash (and even more if for some reason I can’t wash my hair on day three).
- Oilo e Osso lip balm #4, $24. I CAN NOT LIVE without lip balm. I put it on all day and if I don’t have one by my bedside table at night, especially when I travel, I have a hard time going to sleep. I know, it’s a little much, but old habits die hard.