Traveling and the festive season goes hand in hand. Wherever you’re headed, the products you use daily need to go too. But streamlining your makeup and toiletry bags can be tough—you may have your six-step skincare sorted at home, but what about on the go? Without carrying around the entire contents of your bathroom cabinet, which buys do you really need? In the past, traveling has thrown our beauty routine way off, caused unwanted stress and tiredness. Traveling itself can be draining, so you’ll need skin, hair, and body pick-me-ups more than ever. Luckily for you, we’re passing on our wisdom and have picked the must-haves whether you’re traveling close to home or further away.
Organization is key, as is prioritizing space in your luggage—without it weighing a ton. Plus, if you’re anything like us, you’ll love finding miniature versions of your favorite products. We want to help you get ahead of the game, so keep scrolling to shop the best minis, sets, and products to make life on the go a whole lot easier, in a multitude of travel situations.
MAC Shiny Pretty Things Glow Getter Gold
This festive kit is perfect for travel, containing all you’ll need to create glowy skin on the go.
Drunk Elephant The Littles
These mini versions of the cult skincare range are headed straight for our hand luggage.
Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Mini
If you’ve had time to do your makeup before travelling, this will make sure it stays put throughout your journey.
Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam Travel
Just one pump of this travel-sized dry shampoo foam will ensure your hair looks fresh, even after a long journey.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Anything Go-Gos Gift Set
Travel-sized versions of our Marc Beauty favourites—perfect for doing makeup on the move.
Bumble and Bumble Happy Hairdays HIO Set
Who has the time to think about unruly hair at this time of year? This set contains all our haircare heroes for good hair days throughout the holiday season.
Susanne Kaufmann Body Travel Kit
Everything you need for seriously luxe body care, in handy travel-sized minis.
GHD Flight Travel Hairdryer Gift Set
Don’t take up precious case space with a heavy hair dryer—especially when this little baby will do all the hard work for you.
Oliver Bonas Nellie Pink Manicure
We always end up having nail emergencies when we’re away from home. Keep one of these in your bag for all your last-minute mani problems.
BYBI Babe Balm
A multipurpose balm to soothe skin head to toe, add to lips, cheeks, eyelids, brows and more. The packaging is also eco-friendly and made from sugarcane rather than plastic.
Herbivore Jasmine Body Oil
After a long day spent travelling, nourish your tired body with this gorgeous scented body oil.
Living Proof No Frizz Humidity Shield Travel Size
Humidity-hair disasters are no more with this tiny frizz-fighter.
La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Hyaluronic Acid Eye Cream
This nourishing eye cream enriched with hyaluronic acid is perfect for helping hide those weary traveler (and post-party) eyes.
Clinique More Than Moisture Set
Travelling takes it out of us, but luckily, these minis do it all. They’re also small enough to go in your hand luggage, should you be flying far out.
Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser
A travel-sized version of our most-used cleanser? Ideal.
Susanne Kaufmann Calming Pillow Spray
Unfamiliar surroundings mean less sleep. Allow this pillow spray to come to your rescue and transport you back to your own sleep haven.
Aesop Jet Set Travel Collection
If you’re travelling further afield, Aesop has the answer to hand-luggage woes. This kit contains your shower essentials, all in plane-friendly minis.
Sara Miller Travel Bags in Tropical Mixed, Set of 3
Organisation is key to stress-free traveling. Trust us. Separate your beauty bits into chic travel bags—like this trio of Sara Miller drawstrings.
Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum Travel Spray
Instead of carrying a heavy (and over 100-millilitre) perfume bottle in your bag, try a travel-sized version instead.
Rodin Jasmine & Neroli Luxury Face Oil Stick
The answer to effective skincare on the go? A stick applicator. No mess, no fuss.
S’Well Traveller Bottle in Yellow Gold
Keep your body (and skin) hydrated whilst you travel with this mini S’Well bottle. Plus, no plastic. Winning.
Aromatherapy Associates Essential Bath and Shower Oils
Be it a hotel or your family home, take a little bit of luxury to your travel destination this winter with this gorgeous Aromatherapy Associates set.
Pixi Exclusive Trio of Tonics
Our skin loves this Pixi range, so it’s only fair we take it with us when we travel.
Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Hand Creme
This almond-and-coconut milk hand crème is perfect for keeping winter-weather hands soft. It’s also lovely for a quick self-massage for tired hands to relieve stress.
Filorga Optim-Eyes Patch Express Anti-Fatigue (8 x 2 Patches)
Puffy eyes no more—say hello to our eye patch secret weapons. Pop these on for 10 to 20 minutes, and then watch as puffiness is instantly reduced.
Malin + Goetz Weekender Kit
This hero set contains a mini cleanser, moisturiser, deodorant, body wash and hand cream. What more could you need?
Kikki K Compact Mirror
You’ll need a compact mirror for applying makeup on the move, so it might as well be a cute one.
Lanolips The Original 101 Ointment
From dry lips to rough cuticles, this do-it-all super balm will help a multitude of traveling ailments.
By Sarah London Deluxe Organic Travel Set
We love these mini versions of the award-winning organic skincare range—a full-time feature in our beauty bags.
Oliver Bonas Dusty Pink Wireless Headset
Need to block out the noise of fellow travelers? We get it. Pop a meditation app on your phone and take five.
Slip Silk Eye Mask
Really want to zone out? We’ve started taking our eye mask on long train journeys. Trust us—it’s a game-changer.
Peter Thomas Roth Jet Set Facial Kit
If you’re leaving on a jet plane, Peter Thomas Roth has your skincare in check. Amp up the hydration in flight with these super skincare treats.
BYBI Mega Mist
This mist will not only wake you up, but it’ll also give your skin a wonderful glow.
Tangle Teezer The Original Detangling Hairbrush
For good hair on the go. We can’t be without our trusty Tangle Teezer.
BareMinerals Limited Edition Galactic Glow Skincare Set
Nothing zaps skin of a healthy glow more than travelling. Luckily, this little set is here to restore your complexion to its former glory.
Lucy Engels Large Makeup Bag Tropical Teal
Because you’ll need a pretty bag to keep all your mini beauty goodies, look no further than this chic palm-print cosmetics bag. It’s so much better than keeping them loose in your case.
Next: Discover the 13 best mini-sized beauty products according to a well-traveled beauty writer.