Health & Beauty

10 + 1 Travel-Size Beauty Products You Must Pack In Your Carry-On

August 9, 2022

Planning a trip? You’ll want to pack your most coveted beauty products. But if you plan on stashing them in your carry-on bag, then you’ll need to ensure they’re 100mL or less. If you need some suggestions, here are 10 beauty products you need on vacay that can be packed as a carry-on. —Jennifer Cox

Valmont’s Hydrate and Plump Trial Size Routine comes with a Moisturizing with a Cream ($80), Hydra3 Regenetic Serum ($225), and Prime Contour ($85). The moisturizing cream is rich and silky in texture, and provides lasting hydration, stimulating the skin’s natural anti-aging functions for a beautifully plumped complexion. The serum is an intense three-tiered hydrating serum that stimulates hyaluronic acid production, limits surface water loss, and moisturizes at the heart of the epidermis. And the prime contour is targeted hydration for the delicate skin surrounding your eyes and lips, and it reduces wrinkles and fine lines for a visibly smoother look and a soft, supple feel.

Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA from The Ordinary ($6) comes in a handy 30mL trial size. This formula offers non-greasy hydration and contains 11 amino acids, offering immediate hydration and lasting results with continued use. Great for dry conditions on an airplane.

The Résistance Bain Force Architecte Shampoo from Kerastase ($22) is available in a compact 80mL bottle, making it easy to take it with you on-the-go. The reconstructing shampoo for dry or damaged hair has a combination of Vita Ciment and Sève de Résurrection to rebuild and restore hair, strengthening the hair fiber from within. 

The Olaplex Nº.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner ($20) is a highly-moisturizing, reparative conditioner for all hair types. It leaves hair easier to manage, shinier, and healthier with each use. It comes in a 100mL size.

Ouai’s Hair Oil ($28) comes in a tiny bottle, but don’t let size deceive you – this small hair treatment is big on results, helping to smooth frizz and seal split end. Plus, a little goes a long way.

The Sol de Janeiro Mini Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist ($26, available at Sephora Canada) comes in a 90mL bottle and has a lovely warm and spicy smell you’ll love. This mist, with pistachio and salted caramel scents, can be used on your body or in your hair.

Smashbox’s Photo Finish Correct Anti-Redness Primer ($50) is a colour-correcting primer infused with a silkscreen complex, algae, rose, and mushroom. It creates a breathable, silky barrier that perfects the canvas by smoothing skin and strengthening it against damage from environmental aggressors.

The Glowscreen SPF 40 from Supergoop! ($36) acts like a daily primer that leaves a dewy, glowy finish. It also preps skin for makeup, with SPF protection and major hydration. It also comes in two radiant shades!

BONUS: When it comes to shaving en route, we’ve often found it challenging to locate travel-size razor gels, creams and foams (yes, even in the appropriate drugstore section!). Enter Proraso, which recently released a small, discreet and easy-to-carry 50 ml format that’s perfect for both women and men.


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