Don’t forget about your face whenever you’re finally packing for your next trip.
Not many people are traveling right now, and even fewer people are flying, so while there’s technically no need for TSA-approved “travel-sized” products that’ll make it past airport security, there’s certainly no need to bring your full-sized skincare products on your (safe) road trip. Traveling to a new locale usually means a new climate, and that means your skin is sure to freak out a little. But you? You’re prepared—you thought ahead and got some of the best travel skincare products around. Make sure your skin looks radiant no matter where you’re off to with these bite-sized products from Sephora.
Top Picks for You
A Little Gentle Vegan Milk Cleanser
This gentle cleanser is free of parabens and sulfates, and it’s made of “a blend of vegan milks.” That’s right—multiple vegan milks were used in the making of this cleanser by MILK. We’re talking fig milk, oat milk, argan milk, and desert milk. Four milks, one cleanser—your face will thank you for treating it so nicely.
Retinol + Hydration
Drunk Elephant products come at a high price tag, but there’s a good reason for that: They’re good and they work. These mini versions are a little better on your wallet, and they’re the perfect size to toss into your travel bag. The A-Passioni Retinol Cream contains peptides that restore plumpness and bounce to your face, while decreasing the look of wrinkles and fine lines over time. And when you’re using a retinol product, it’s important to moisturize well: The B-Hydra serum is a ton of hydration packed into one serum and will do the trick nicely.
A Mini Mini-Peel
Treat your face by giving it a two-step mini peel by simply sweeping these little pads across your face. The Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel by Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare mini-size comes with five treatments for only $17. It reduces signs of aging and gets rid of pesky pore blockage in no time flat. These mini-peel wipes are especially good for blemish or acne-prone skin.
A Moisturizer With Extra Hydration + Eczema Concern
Traveling to a dry climate? Then you’re going to need some extra hydration in your moisturizing. Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration packs a lofty punch of moisture for your face, and it’s super lightweight—perfect for extra-dry skin. Plus, it’s good for eczema concerns as it contains colloidal oatmeal to soothe skin and reduce inflammation and itching.
An Exfoliating Wash
It’s important to exfoliate once a week and if you’re going on a longer trip, this little exfoliator by Dermalogica does the job well. It’s different from many of its competitors as it’s actually a powder that turns into a scrub when mixed with water—which, hey, that’s fun. It also contains salicylic acid, colloidal oatmeal, and ginkgo. It’s sure to clear those clogged pores and leave your face feeling smooth and refined.
A Mini Eye Cream That Lasts Forever
Technically, this is the mini-version of this eye cream, sure. Technically. However, here’s the thing: a little goes a long way with this guy, so it will last you absolutely forever. Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado is one of the best under-eye creams out there, and honestly, it’s not that expensive (for Kiehl’s, anyway). The avocado oil brightens and hydrates the delicate under-eye area. De-puff your peepers with this cream—you’ll notice results after just one use.
A Charcoal, Pore Clearing Mask (Good for Acne)
Once in a while (and especially on vacation), your face feels a little dull and tired–traveling will do this. This active charcoal mask by Origins helps flush out the toxins, clear out clogged pores, and get your face feeling good as new. The charcoal is also good for clearing blackheads and all around getting rid of dirt and grime that may have gotten lodged into your skin. It’s not for everyday use, but this mask is a good product to use once a week.
A Nighttime Moisturizing Oil That Might Be the World’s Perfect Product
I don’t mean to seem dramatic, but the Midnight Recovery Concentrate from Kiehl’s may just be the world’s greatest creation, if I may speak in absolutes for a moment. For use at nighttime, this oil hydrates and restores skin without causing acne or making your skin oily the next day. After simply one use, you’ll notice a difference—it really revives a dull complexion and leaves you looking brighter and healthier.
Salicylic Acid Gel for Breakouts
Breakouts happen and when they do, there’s the Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel from Clinique—it’s not harsh, it’s super lightweight, and it helps to clear up pesky blemishes quick (thanks to salicylic acid and witch hazel). It’s one of the closest products you can buy that is comparable to a prescription topical gel and is good for all types of skin.
An Ultra-Lightweight Gel Moisturizer Packed With Hydration
The True Cream Aqua Bomb by Belif is exactly what it bills itself as in the title—a sort of water balloon of hydration for your face. I know, I know, there I go yelling about hydration again, but look, it’s still summer and if you’re traveling to a desert or dry place, then you’re gonna need it because your face is gonna be dry. This mini-product is super tiny but goes a long way (it lasted me two weeks). It’s ultralight, oil-free, and just what your desert-visiting face needs.
And You Might Need These Cleansing Wipes
Traveling anywhere means you might not be able to wash your face when you want, or how you want—and that’s where these trusty cleansing wipes come in. They get the makeup off your face and leave you feeling fresh. A bonus? They’re made with coconut water extract to soothe and relax your little face (and leave it smelling like coconut).
A Gel Stick for Cooling Your Under-Eye Area
This little stick from MILK is an instant cooling agent for your under-eye area. It’s billed to reduce puffiness as it contains caffeine, but honestly, this is mostly just a refreshing and moisturizing cooling stick for under the eyes. Sure, it reduces puffiness, but don’t count on it to do all the work (use your eye cream). This guy is simply a soothing treat for your face, to get rid of dryness or cool you down in warm weather.