Fact: Travel is exhilarating, but packing is exhausting. And with the end of year stress looming over us (deadlines, gift shopping, travel planning), it can be easy to overlook the oh-so-necessary beauty products you’re actually going to need and use on your next flight back home or your long-awaited vacation. Let's be honest, is there anything more devastating than leaving the house without your beloved frizz-fighting conditioner?
To get us inspired (and prepared!) for our holiday travels, we peeked inside the travel bags of three jet-setting beauty bloggers to see what beauty products they never leave home without. From moisturizing hand creams to night oils, put these on your travel checklist before you take off. Because there’s no need to say bon voyage to looking your best.
Marianna Hewitt, Life With Me
"I get so dry on the plane and I hate the feeling of chapped lips. Kopari's Coconut Lip Love is one product I cannot live without. It's super hydrating without being sticky and its enriched with coconut oil to deeply moisturize your lips. I keep one of these in all of my purses."
"I never go on a trip without packing my own shampoo and conditioner. Hotel shampoo ruins my hair and makes it feel dull and flat. I am a sucker for any of the minis at Sephora, and this set includes shampoo, conditioner, and a volumizing spray. Briogeo's products make my hair feel soft and really manageable. Bonus: The bottles are TSA-friendly."
"My all-time favorite foundation is Armani's Luminous Silk, and it comes in an adorable mini size. This is another product that is TSA-friendly, so you can keep it in your carry-on to touch up your skin before landing. No more looking tired after a long flight."
Courtney Trop, Always Judging
"My in-flight essential on overnight flights is the Sunday Riley Sleeping Night Oil. It balances my skin while I’m sleeping and reduces redness."
"Traveling can get exhausting, but this eye cream keeps my eyes looking awake and my skin tight even when I’m jet-lagged."
"Flying and traveling in different climates often dries out my skin, but Mario Badescu Hand Cream makes my hands feel moisturized at any altitude and climate."
Nikki DeRoest, Hello To Beauty
"On the airplane, I don't go too overboard with a beauty routine, but I always like to carry some great face wipes with me. As soon as I get in my seat and get settled, I wipe off all of my makeup so that I have a nice clean face for the hours that I'm up in the air. I really like Simple Skincare Cleansing Facial Wipes. They are no fuss, clean, simple, and fragrance-free. Great for sensitive skin."
"I never travel without DpHue ACV Hair Wash. There is no product out there like it. (I cannot rely on hotel shampoo or conditioner!) I love this wash because it doesn't strip your color; it cleanses and conditions in one step and leaves the hair feeling really shiny with plenty of volume. It's hard to explain until you try it, but once you do, you'll never want to travel without it. Speaking of haircare, I always pack my Aquis Hair Turban. It absorbs so much water and cuts my drying time down. It's also small and compact so it's easy to throw in my suitcase.'
"Origins Mega Mushroom Mask is my must-have face mask for winter travel. It moisturizes, calms the skin, and reduces redness. I like to sleep with it on and wake up looking like I've just spent a week at an Aman Resort. It's a magical mask!"
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