8 BEST travel sized beauty and skincare products on Amazon (TSA approved!)

Jul 26, 2023

Every woman shares one common travel struggle: packing all of our skincare and beauty products into a carry on bag.

Maintaining a flawless beauty and skincare routine is hard enough at home, so forcing us to squeeze it into 3oz bottles and a 1 quart bag is just cruel (Dramatic? Yes. True? Absolutely).

But really– if you’re wondering how to travel with beauty products without a checked bag or what skincare routine while traveling is best, I’m opening up my cosmetic bag for you today!

I’ve got you covered with the exact travel-sized (and TSA approved) skincare products that help keep my skin radiant and feeling pampered during my adventures! From simple skincare saviors that combat jet lag to cooling hydration superstars and pimple erasers, here’s my travel beauty essentials kit.

2. EltaMD UV Tinted Sunscreen

best tinted sunscreen for traveling skincare

This zinc oxide SPF 40 face sunscreen is lightweight, moisturizing, and absorbs quickly. The tint is lightweight and I use this instead of a foundation or concealer.

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3. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea

best travel beauty products

This hydrating facial spray is refreshing and lightly scented. I keep it in my purse at home and in my backpack when I’m on the road!

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4. Paula’s Choice Recovery Hydrating Treatment Facial Mask

best beauty products for international travel

This face mask is one of the best beauty products for travel! It’s unscented and rich with the antioxidants that my skin desperately needs when I’m on the road. You can use it as an overnight mask, but I usually put it on for 15-20 minutes and rinse it off before bed.

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5. DERMORA 24K Gold Eye Masks

why does my skin change when I travel?

These disposable eye masks are my silver bullet for banishing the dark circles and puffy eyes I get with long flights! They’re cooling, refreshing, and actually come in perfect little packets to use ON the plane. I’ll pop them on while I watch a movie and then throw them out when the flight attendants come around collecting trash.

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6. Mario Badescue acne patches

how do I prepare my skin for vacation?

I have combination skin, so pimples pop up if I’m not taking proper care of my skin, hydrating, sleeping enough, or eating right— you name it. These little pimple patches are my favorite (1) because they work and (2) because unlike a lot of different brands, these really are impossible to spot on your face if you have to put one on when you’re out and about.

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7. Kosas Illuminating Revealer Concealer

what should I put on my face while traveling?

This small tube of creamy concealer is great for dark circles and spot treatment! The botanicals and hydrating hyaluronic acid visibly plump skin and leave a luminous finish. The best part is that it’s skincare/make up combination- it helps improve the appearance of your complexion to reveal better skin over time. It looks small at first glance, but a little goes a long way— I put 2 dabs under my eyes and blend them in. I’ve had one tube for 6 months and it still has plenty left!

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8. Laneige Lip Glowy Balm

how do you keep your skin fresh on a long flight?

I’m one of those people who always has chapped lips, but the Laneige lip balms have changed that! The shea butter gives you plump, hydrated, and glossy lips!

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What do you think— are you going to try any of these (the best beauty products for international travel)!?

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