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.
This festive kit is perfect for travel, containing all you’ll need to create glowy skin on the go.
These mini versions of the cult skincare range are headed straight for our hand luggage.
If you’ve had time to do your makeup before travelling, this will make sure it stays put throughout your journey.
Just one pump of this travel-sized dry shampoo foam will ensure your hair looks fresh, even after a long journey.
Travel-sized versions of our Marc Beauty favourites—perfect for doing makeup on the move.
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.
Everything you need for seriously luxe body care, in handy travel-sized minis.
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.
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.
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.
After a long day spent travelling, nourish your tired body with this gorgeous scented body oil.
Humidity-hair disasters are no more with this tiny frizz-fighter.
This nourishing eye cream enriched with hyaluronic acid is perfect for helping hide those weary traveler (and post-party) eyes.
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.
A travel-sized version of our most-used cleanser? Ideal.
Unfamiliar surroundings mean less sleep. Allow this pillow spray to come to your rescue and transport you back to your own sleep haven.
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.
Organisation is key to stress-free traveling. Trust us. Separate your beauty bits into chic travel bags—like this trio of Sara Miller drawstrings.
Instead of carrying a heavy (and over 100-millilitre) perfume bottle in your bag, try a travel-sized version instead.
The answer to effective skincare on the go? A stick applicator. No mess, no fuss.
Keep your body (and skin) hydrated whilst you travel with this mini S’Well bottle. Plus, no plastic. Winning.
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.
Our skin loves this Pixi range, so it’s only fair we take it with us when we travel.
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.
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.
This hero set contains a mini cleanser, moisturiser, deodorant, body wash and hand cream. What more could you need?
You’ll need a compact mirror for applying makeup on the move, so it might as well be a cute one.
From dry lips to rough cuticles, this do-it-all super balm will help a multitude of traveling ailments.
We love these mini versions of the award-winning organic skincare range—a full-time feature in our beauty bags.
Need to block out the noise of fellow travelers? We get it. Pop a meditation app on your phone and take five.
Really want to zone out? We’ve started taking our eye mask on long train journeys. Trust us—it’s a game-changer.
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.
This mist will not only wake you up, but it’ll also give your skin a wonderful glow.
For good hair on the go. We can’t be without our trusty Tangle Teezer.
Nothing zaps skin of a healthy glow more than travelling. Luckily, this little set is here to restore your complexion to its former glory.
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.