Travel Essentials: Skin Care Products

Travel Essentials: Skin Care

Long flights and travel certainly take a toll on the skincare routine you’ve got down to a T. There’s nothing worse than the damage done to your skin by stale, recirculated cabin air. We’ve all been there! So how can you walk down the jet bridge looking fresh and awake on your next trip? No matter your destination, throw these travel essentials in your carry on and you’ll never be caught without the best skin care products for every journey.

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Makeup Remover

All good skin care routines begin with a cleanser to refresh your skin and clear out any dirty pores. Micellar water has become wildly popular due to its ability to cleanse, remove makeup, and moisturize in one fell swoop. With limited access to fresh water when flying, micellar water is one of the skin care products crucial for freshness. Also, pack a few cotton balls or some tissues to apply the micellar water seamlessly. If you’re worried about your sensitive skin, you can rest assured. This product is perfect for dry, oily, or combination skin because of its gentle hydration. The best part? Garnier has created a readily available travel size, so you can zoom through security with no questions asked! Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Makeup Remover

Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask

Another of our carry-on compliant skin care products worth raving about is Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask. The Jet Lag Mask is the first in a luxury line of face masks by Marianna Hewitt and her partner Lauren Gores Ireland. All of their skin care products are created with travelers like you in mind. Because of its true-and-tried ingredients, this mask is able to battle redness and moisturize like no other. Once you try this ten-minute mask, promised to “Upgrade your skin to a business-class complexion”, you’ll never want to hit a red-eye flight without it.

I know what you’re thinking; you won’t be caught dead wearing a face mask in public! Well, this travel essential goes on translucent white and softens into a totally clear coat. So don’t worry about frightening the other passengers! Simply smooth the formula over your entire face and neck, then either let it soak in all day or rinse it off with a damp cloth after ten minutes. You can even apply this skin care product after a sleepless, jet-lagged night for a spa-like glow. Celebrities including Kim Kardashian and Jessica Alba have boasted this must have product all over Instagram. Treat yourself to this one!

Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask

S’well Insulated Water Bottle

Let’s be honest, the best way to help your skin is to keep yourself hydrated. Some skin care products on our travel essential list may seem unconventional. However, plastic water bottles at the airport can cost up to $8 and will totally break your eco-friendly lifestyle. Opt for packing a portable water bottle to cut down on costs and waste, not only in the airport but for your entire trip. The Napa Valley heat or a long day exploring Paris can leave you dehydrated, which is not great for your skin.You’ll want to be sipping from one of S’well’s sleek styles that keep your beverage cold for twenty-four hours or hot for twelve hours. The modern designs are appropriate for work and play and will slide right into your carry on. Just don’t forget to empty your bottle before going through security!

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy

We can’t neglect the lips when it comes to good skin care products! Dry, cracked lips are a hassle to deal with, and travel by air can leave your pout parched. Fresh formulated each of the Sugar Lip treatments with strong skin care components that are balances to leave your lips softer, plumper, and more protected than your average lip balm. We guarantee these perks will last for at least twenty-four hours! Because Fresh offers so many amazing products, it’s your choice whether you go for the ultimate Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy for deep moisture, or try a Tinted Lip Treatment for some color.

P.S. There’s no need to dig through the overhead compartment in the middle of your flight, this balm will fit conveniently in your pocket or clutch.


GoToob+ Silicone Travel Tubes

Traveling is full of crazy adventures and trying new things, but sometimes we all need some consistency, especially when it comes to our skin. Perusing the travel size section at your local Target can be daunting and disappointing, so why sacrifice your favorites? There are thousands of reusable travel sets out there but we love GoToob for the soft silicone shapes, perfect for all travel. Available in three sizes, you’ll be glad to hear these tubes have spill-proof lids that won’t drip any product into your carry on. These aren’t just for a few uses either. Toss them in the dishwasher and refill them as many times as you want, as they come with a lifetime warranty. If you want to keep up the routine you’ve worked so hard to perfect, get a set of GoToobs. After all, you can fill them with any of your favorite skin care products! 

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater

Sometimes your face just needs a refresher to get it hydrated and glowing again. Without access to your entire skin care regimen, there’s no better way to achieve a dewy, clean look than Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray. You can spritz this crowd favorite on fresh skin to repair and replenish. Apply it right on top of your daily makeup for an added radiance. On your next beach vacation, don’t forget to transfer this travel essential into your beach bag, it will wake up sun and salt dried skin. Invigorate your skin anywhere, anytime with the travel sized bottle.

Pro tip: you can also spray this product on dry damaged hair for a boost of moisturized shine!

Now that you know how to keep your glow, plan your next trip with us at! Check out more of our travel hacks for packing, planning, and plenty more on our blog