With travel restrictions from last year expiring, more people are embracing the chance to take those trips that never happened in 2020. If we’re being honest, this might be the first time we’ve ever been this excited to get on a plane. And while the opportunity to visit friends and family in other states, or take honeymoons and birthday trips in other countries is enticing, dealing with TSA isn’t. As a result of the pandemic, many airlines have even placed restrictions on carry-on luggage. That’s a bummer for your skin care products, which have already been reduced down to sizes that can barely get you through a week in another country. That doesn’t mean that your skin care routine should be treated like it got a middle seat. Instead, add in these six travel-friendly skin care products that come in packaging that will make it through TSA check without a hitch.
Not only are cleansing towelettes, or makeup remover wipes, perfect for kickstarting your double cleansing makeup routine, they’re a key go-to for a makeup routine. When you need a refresher while up in the air, or even before you board your flight, grab these handy, easy-to-use wipes. Formulated with vitamin C, they help to remove makeup and impurities from the skin while boosting radiance. They gently exfoliate dead cells from the skin’s surface for a smoother, brighter and more refined look.
If you want to pack even more vitamin C into your travel skin care routine, this lightweight serum is a must-have. It’s packaged in an air-tight metal tube to maximize the potency and stability of the pure vitamin C ingredient. It works to even out skin tone, boost skin radiance, combat dullness and fade the appearance of wrinkles. Your beach-side vacation won’t be the only reason why you look so stunning.
This potent eye treatment is not only formulated with three top anti-aging ingredients— Pro-Retinol, vitamin C and hyaluronic acid—it comes in a sleek easy-to-carry tube that can fit in your pocket. The fragrance-, paraben- and mineral oil-free cream brightens and helps to visibly reduce wrinkles and depuff the eye area. It’s also safe for contact lens wearers!
Of course you can’t take a trip without packing your favorite moisturizer. Hotels are well meaning, but using the little tube of cream they leave in the bathroom is super risky for your face. This water-based tinted moisturizer is not only formulated with witch hazel and aloe vera to provide maximum comfort to the skin, but it also offers natural lightweight coverage that won’t clog your pores, all in a slim container. And it contains SPF 19 so you already have some built-in sun protection. Paradise in a bottle for your trip to paradise!
Some people may consider highlighter products more makeup than skin care, but this glow lotion hydrates so instantly (thanks to shea butter and glycerin), that we’ll make an exception. It’s also such a great alternative for baking in the sun to get a luminous glow, that you can consider it a vehicle for a sunless tan look. The illuminating tint enhances your skin’s natural glow for a healthier, brighter looking complexion.
When it comes to travel-friendly packaging, it doesn’t get more convenient than a wipe. While the Lumi Glotion will get your face and neck glowing, these self-tanning towelettes will have the rest of your body covered—literally! Sleek enough to fit several in your small personal item, you can use them on-the-go or at home for a streak-free, natural looking tan. The best part? The towelettes have a quick-drying formula made with vitamin E so your skin also looks smooth.
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