Ah, packing for a vacation. While some of us may have mastered this art, many others leave this daunting task until the last minute, to only then go into full-blown panic mode when trying to get the job done.
It’s one thing to have to pack enough outfits to make sure you’re appropriately dressed (with backups, of course, just in case you change your mind), but packing for your hair and skin-care needs, too? Ugh. Unfortunately, you can’t always just take your current bath and body favorites (and your entire makeup drawer) with you, especially if you're planning to fly without checking a bag. Never fear, though, we've come up with some great solutions to vacation-packing fatigue, and we're excited to share them with you.
Ahead, 15 of the best travel products and kits that are essential for any vacationer, whether your destination is a tropical beach or the snowiest ski slopes. From after-sun care and humidity-fighting anti-frizz products to multifunctional cosmetics, these are all traveling toiletry must-haves.
Click through below to check out what you need for your next getaway.
This soothing after-sun mist is the perfect cure for when you get a little too much sun, whether from a tropical beach or a day on the slopes.
Herbivore Botanicals, Travel After Sun Mist, $12, available at Herbivore Botanicals.
Smoothe frizz while keeping hair hydrated in this convenient travel-sized version of Verb’s Ghost Oil.
Verb, Ghost Oil, $7, available at Verb.
Everyone’s favorite dry shampoo in the perfect size for travel—because vacation doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll always have time to shower.
R+Co, Death Valley Dry Shampoo Travel Size, $17, available at Space.NK Apothecary.
Keep skin supple and smooth with this mini facial serum, perfect for your purse or travel bag.
Mullein & Sparrow, Mini Rose & Frankincense Facial Serum, $32, available at Mullein & Sparrow.
This natural deodorant comes in a number of fresh scents, in a size perfect for the jet-setter.
Lovefresh, Travel Size Deodorant Stick, $7, available at Lovefresh.
These nifty little makeup remover pads get rid of even the toughest makeup on the go and come conveniently packaged individually.
RMS, The Ultimate Makeup Remover Wipe, $16, available at RMS Beauty.
The perfect dramatic eye that's easy to apply even while in transit. This kit includes a mini eye pigment, mascara, and brow pen to give you a sultry eye, no matter what coast you’re on.
Milk Makeup, Ltd. Edition Triple Threat Eye, $30, available at Milk Makeup.
A long plane ride is always the best time for a lip mask, am I right?
Sephora Collection, Lip Mask, $3, available at Sephora.
Because sometimes our hair needs a little tszujing up, especially when traveling from one climate to another.
Living Proof, Travel Size Full Dry Volume Blast, $15, available at Ulta.
For those of us that like to pack lightly, these convenient little pencil and sharpener kits are packed with pigment for lips and eyes.
Nudestix, Lip And Cheek Pencil in ‘Sin,’ $24, available at Sephora.
The ultimate airport refresher. These wipes cleanse, exfoliate, heal, and hydrate all in one swift swipe.
Ursa Major, Essential Face Wipes, $24, available at Credo Beauty.
Consider this little bottle your savior should a long flight or days of travel cause a breakout. This formula will dry out your whiteheads overnight.
Mario Badescu, Drying Lotion, $17, available at Mario Badescu.
Keep your makeup in check, even in tropical climates.
Urban Decay Cosmetics, Travel Size De-Slick Oil Control Setting Spray, $15, available at Ulta.
Keep your hair frizz-free in even the most extreme humidity, thanks to this purse-sized wonder.
Oribe, Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray – Purse Size, $22, available at Barneys.
Nourishing, sheer coverage with added SPF? This is the only makeup you’ll need for your next travel endeavor.
True Botanicals, Everyday Sheer Coverage SPF 20, $40, available at True Botanicals.