Travel size skincare and haircare the complete guide

You are traveling for a couple of days, and you don’t want to carry all your makeup and skincare products with you? Well, it’s only natural, and most of us avoid taking off on a holiday or a work trip with all the contents of the bathroom drawer. Fortunately, the travel size products have been specially designed to provide us with the same quality we are used to at home, but at a more affordable price and a smaller size.

More than great for traveling, the travel size products are also fantastic when it comes to trying out a new product before committing to the full size (and price). You can get the travel size version of the product you like and test it thoroughly before making the decision for the full-size purchase.

And there is another thing with the travel size products – they are just too adorable to resist them – small, delightful packages filled with so many promises! To help you make the most out of these little gems, we have put together a guide to travel size skincare! Here are the things to consider:

1. Airline requirements for liquids in carry-ons

You have packed up your favourite makeup and skincare products only to end up throwing them in the bin at airport security? Well, we’ve all been there once or twice. Usually, it’s the cleanser and toner that don’t fit the requirements, but it depends on your preferences. To make sure you get the same level of care on your holiday as you do at home, invest in the travel size versions of the products you love. They are easy to pack, versatile and within reach at all times if you choose to travel with just hand luggage. Keep in mind that you are only allowed to bring on board a maximum of ten bottles/ containers, each of maximum 100 ml.

2. Travel size skincare essentials


Medik8 gentleCleanse

Whether you travel by plane, bus, boat, train, you will want to clean your face as soon as you get to your destination, if not along the way too. And you should be able to rely on a gentle cleanser that doesn’t dry your skin that could be more sensitive during traveling due to the new conditions.


Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner - Travel Size

You can use this toner each time you need to feel a bit refreshed. The toner is not a must if your cleanser is micellar water.

Moisturising cream

Aspect Phytostat 9

If you’d have to choose just one skincare product to take with you when you travel, this should be the moisturising cream. But not just any cream, one like the Aspect Phytostat 9, which is actually a 4 in 1 cream. You can apply it in the morning and evening, on the face, neck, but also the eye area. This means that it’s ok if you don’t bring the eye cream with you. More than this, it’s great to moisturise the lips, so no worries if you leave the lip balm home. And in case you don’t have a hand cream either, this is also a great substitute. The effects are visible and immediate, the moisture is restored, and your face radiates from within. Aspect Phytostat 9 promises instant gratification, which is definitely desirable when traveling! The moisturising cream is a must-have during your travels, whatever the season might be. Your skin can get dehydrated or dry in summer as well as in winter, depending on the weather condition, your diet, and other factors. So, make sure to pack this little miracle worker in travel size whenever and wherever you go!

Hand cream

Thalgo Deeply Nourishing Hand Cream

If you are one of those people who get very dry hands all the time, you might want to get a travel size hand cream in your luggage too. The hand cream prevents your skin from getting overly dry and flaky.



Medik8 Physical Sunscreen

Sunscreen should become an essential part of your beauty routine, no matter if you are at home or away. The recommendation is to never leave the house without putting on an SPF cream first. Medik8 Physical Sunscreen is an excellent option for people on the go! •


Travel size skin care sets

Sometimes it’s easier to get everything in just one case!

Thalgo Discovery Kit - Source Marine

The set contains all the skincare products you need for a complete daily routine: 1 x gentle cleansing milk 30ml, 1 x Hydra-Marine serum 15ml, 1 x Hydra-Marine cream 30ml, 1 x Ultra Hydra Marine mask 20ml.

Skinstitut Starter Kit

The Skinstitut Starter Kit is great for people with mature skin and suitable for most skin types. The set includes: Glycolic Scrub 14% (50ml), L-Lactic Cleanser (50ml), Age Defence SPF 50+ (75ml), Multi-Active Mist (100ml).


3. Travel Size Haircare Essentials

Dry shampoo

evo water killer dry shampoo - travel size

Most hotels indeed offer shampoo and conditioner, but if you ever used them, you probably know already that it’s definitely a no-no. At the same time, only a few of us can go for more than two days without washing your hair. Luckily, there is a solution, and it’s called dry shampoo. It’s less messy and time-consuming compared to the traditional shampoo, and it’s great for traveling. More than this, the evo water killer dry shampoo is a 2 in 1 concept incorporating a styling spray, aside from the shampoo. Saves time, water, you can use it practically anywhere, and your hair will always look amazing! Suitable for all hair types. 

Hair care sets

bhave Travel Pack – Rescue

If you can’t leave home without a full hair repair kit in your bag, then you probably need the bhave Travel Pack – Rescue. The name is self-explanatory, what we can add more is that it doesn’t weigh down fine hair and, at the same time, it works great for thick hair too. In the set, you will find 1x 100ml Rescue Shampoo, 1x 100ml Rescue Conditioner, 1x 15ml Riot Control Oil, 1x 35ml Deep Intense Conditioning Mask, 1x 35ml Leave-in Crème.

Theorie Argan Oil Ultimate Reform Collection Travel Pack

A body and hair travel pack that can be a game-changer for your trip. The Moroccan Argan oil provides hydration and can rejuvenate dry and tired skin and hair. In this set, you get a lovely travel case, 1 x 90 ml shampoo, 1 x 90 ml conditioner, 1 x 30 g hair mask, 1 x 10 ml hair serum, 1 x 90 ml body cleanser.


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