Mini shampoos, mini hair dryers, and mini sunscreens — in addition to the fact that everything is more adorable when they come in tiny packaging, travel-sized beauty products make our lives a lot easier when packing light. Nowadays, you’re no longer limited to the sad travel section at the drugstore: You can expect a plethora of full-sized products from various exciting brands that have been shrunk down to fit your carry-on for summer travel.
From Sunday Riley’s skincare kits and Drybar’s mini straightening brush, read ahead for some of the best travel-sized items you should bring along with you on your next trip.
P.S. Traveling internationally on United Airlines? We joined forces with the airline and Away to create an amenity kit of hydrating Sunday Riley products available on select flights.
Conair Compact Dual Voltage Travel Dryer
Those dinky hotel hairdryers never seem to cut it, do they? This lightweight travel blow-dryer weighs under one pound, yet it’s powered by 1600 watts and has two heat settings for a quick blowout. It has a foldable handle that makes it super compact, and since it’s dual voltage, it’s especially convenient when traveling internationally.
Oribe Obsessed Set
Maybe you can live without the blow-dryer while you’re on vacation, but you still want your hair to look and feel its best. Enter: This three-piece set features travel versions of the celebrity-loved hair brand’s best-selling products. Cleanse, condition, and texturize your hair with this scalp-balancing routine.
Sunday Riley Light Hearted Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30
Real talk: You may use vacation as an excuse not to use your whole skincare routine — and that’s okay. Even if you decide to forgo your favorite acids while on a trip, don’t forget the sunscreen. This lightweight, broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen (which comes in a 1.5 fl. oz. size) protects and hydrates skin simultaneously. Plant-based xanthophyll provides blue light defense, and turmeric gives skin a shield against environmental stressors.
Drybar The Baby Brush Mini Heated Travel Straightening Brush
This tiny device gives you the heat of a flatiron (up to 400°F!) with the design of a paddle brush for a frizz-free look on the go. Great for touch-ups, bangs, or shorter hairstyles, it uses ionic technology to seal the cuticle and add shine. It features a 9-ft. cord to give you more flexibility where you plug it in and has a 60-minute automatic shut-off in case you’re too excited for vacation happy hour and forget to turn it off.
NEST Fragrances Wild Mint & Eucalyptus Scented Votive Candle
A scented candle does the obvious — it makes your space smell great. But more importantly, it adds a bit of hominess and relaxation to a new environment. This 2-oz. votive takes up no space, yet the premium wax formula will burn evenly for up to 28 hours. You won’t be able to get enough of the addictive mint, eucalyptus, basil, and Thai ginger scent.
Sunday Riley A+ High Dose Retinoid Serum
At Sunday Riley’s HQ, this retinoid would be our desert-island-worthy product. And if you equally can’t live without your daily dose of this silky serum that soothes skin, improves the look of congestion, and fights the signs of aging — you’re in luck. It now comes in both a 0.5 fl. oz. and 1 fl. oz. version for an even-toned complexion on the go.
Sunday Riley Downton Abbey Wake Up With Me Kit
Though not explicitly marked for travel, many of our Sunday Riley kits and sets are TSA-friendly, including our latest version of our Wake Up With Me Kit in collaboration with Downton Abbey: A New Era. This kit includes everything you need to start your day on a glowy note: Ceramic Slip Cleanser, Pink Drink Essence, C.E.O. 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum, C.E.O. Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil, Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment, and Auto Correct Eye Cream — each under the 3.4 fl. oz. the carry-on rule for flights.
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Stoned Rose
Leave the bulky makeup bag at home. To create a complete look for your complexion, this palette has universally flattering options to enhance your eyes, add a pop of color to cheeks, contour, and dial up the glow. The effortless look can be completed in less than five minutes, so you can quickly head to your next adventure.
Sephora Collection 4-in-1 Interchangeable Brush Set
When it comes to makeup brushes and travel, you need the basics. This interchangeable brush kit lets you apply your complete makeup look with one brush handle where you can swap in four different brush heads for the ultimate space-saving.
Sunday Riley C.E.O. 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum
Like it, love it, gotta have it? Wherever you fall in the spectrum of your vitamin C obsession, we now offer 0.5 fl. oz., 1 fl. oz., and 1.7 fl. oz. sizes of our beloved brightening serum — all at TSA-friendly sizes. Now you can have the hydrating, powerful THD ascorbate formula wherever and whenever.
Clean Reserve Classic Rollerball Perfume Set
When you’re trapped in a steel bird next to strangers, or you’re road-tripping for hours on end, this rollerball set makes it easy to freshen up after a long journey. These five scents (Soft Laundry, Pure Soap, Warm Cotton, Rain, and Flower Fresh) are designed to be layered, and the rollerball format won’t spill in your bag.
Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment
Also available in three travel-ready sizes, now your Good Genes can cater to the length of your trip, whether you need your daily exfoliating glow for a long girls’ weekend or you need something slightly bigger for a week-long backpacking vacation. Whichever size you choose, it’s the same multitasking treatment that instantly reveals smoother, clearer skin.
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