9 Travel-Friendly Beauty Essentials to Keep You Looking Fresh On the Go

BY Annie Ryu · August 9, 2019

Woman traveling with suitcase

Traveling can be one of the best ways to recharge our batteries, resulting in higher productivity and a more cheerful disposition. But it can also come with a few hiccups. While tasting new cuisines and staying up to watch the sunrise over a land you’ve yet to discover is inspiring, any changes to your diet, sleep routine and climate can take a toll on the look of your skin and hair.

Fluctuating temperatures, low humidity and recycled air on a plane can translate to dull, lackluster-looking skin. Being sedentary on a long journey also means decreased circulation, which can ultimately lead to puffiness and bloating. And if the tap water at your destination is high in minerals, it can leave your hair feeling straw-like.

Of course, nothing derails your routine like leaving your preferred products at home. To ensure flawless skin, healthy hair and an overall more enjoyable journey, pack these travel-size products before you bid bon voyage.

1. Exclusive Oribe x Dermstore Travel Companions Set

Compact enough to take on-the-go, our Exclusive Oribe x Dermstore Travel Companions Set revives jet-lagged hair with TSA-friendly shampoo, conditioner, moisturizing cream, texturizing spray and concentrated color booster. No matter your hair type, this do-it-all kit fights frizz, locks in color and adds shine, making your hair ready for its vacation debut.


It’s not about what you use, it’s about how you use it. Even if you’re equipped with the right skincare products, it doesn’t mean that you’re really giving your face a good clean. To get rid of dead skin, makeup and sunscreen residue, use a device like FOREO LUNA 3. While this small (but mighty) device cleans your face, neck and body, it also works to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and to help your products sink into your skin even better.



3. Harry Josh® Pro Tools Travel Ceramic Flat Styling Iron

Whether you’re taming flyaways or adding new life to second (er, third) day hair, the Harry Josh® Pro Tools Travel Ceramic Flat Styling Iron gets the job done in minutes—but, really. Once it heats up (in a quick 30 seconds), use this travel-size flat iron to get smooth, vacation photo–ready hair. Prefer to add a bit of texture? Try Josh’s travel curling iron instead.


4. Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

Keep your getaway going well beyond your flight itinerary with Sol de Janeiro’s Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, a cult-favorite body lotion. Think of it as a pot of Amazonian goodness, including coconut oil and cupuaçu butter, to give it that sweet tropical scent and silky-smooth feel. For better absorption, massage it in circular motions on any area that needs a little extra love, especially your butt, legs, stomach and arms.

5. Supergoop!® Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40

Some things are better left unseen, and sunscreen is definitely one of them. For a skin-safe SPF that works its magic without leaving a trace on your face, try Supergoop!® Unseen Sunscreen. Use a dime-size amount of this weightless, scentless and oil-free formula that blends on any skin tone to protect skin from damaging UV rays.


6. Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift and Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches

Even if you’re not flying first class, you can still jet set in luxury by applying Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift and Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches to your tired under eyes. After just 10 to 15 minutes of wear, these caffeine-boosted and lavender-infused eye patches will help you get relaxed and most important, make your eyes look—and feel—brighter, firmer and ready to take on your travels.



7. iS Clinical Simple Summer Skin Kit

If you want to avoid tired, dehydrated skin, then add the trio of products in iS Clinical Simple Summer Skin Kit to your vacation skincare regimen. Together, the travel-size cleanser, gel face mask and face sunscreen cleanse, hydrate and protect skin from whatever is coming its way, especially the summer sun. Because the products are gentle, sulfate-free and pthalate-free, they can be used on just about any skin type—acne-prone and aging skin included.

8. Avène Thermal Spring Water

Keep your skin looking and feeling refreshed no matter what time zone you’re in with Avène Thermal Spring Water. Formulated with trace minerals and silicates, this hydrating mist soothes and reduces irritation. Great for those with sensitive, sensitized or stressed skin.



9. slip Pure Silk Sleep Mask - Pink

We all know that getting adequate sleep prevents premature aging, but why not look glamorous while doing so? slip is a brand devoted to making every night’s sleep a lavish beauty experience and their Pure Silk Sleep Mask is no exception. Made from 100% pure mulberry silk, this mask helps to reduce signs of friction, stretching and tugging while also promoting a restful night’s sleep during your next flight.


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Annie Ryu

Annie is a Senior Editor at Dermstore. When she’s not writing about the latest breakthroughs in skin care or interviewing industry experts on their best beauty tips, she likes to indulge in good coffee and bad reality TV.... Read More >

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