These travel-friendly products are perfect for travel and only created with ingredients that are safe for you.
Conventional skincare products have long relied on parabens to extend shelf life. While these synthetic compounds restrict bacteria and fungus growth in everyday products, such as deodorant, body lotion and toothpaste, they’ve have also been linked to reproductive problems, which led the European Union to ban many of them in 2012. Since the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t have rules about cosmetic preservatives, it’s up to us to look at the labels and understand what we’re putting on our skin. Due to consumer demand, there are now plenty of quality travel-sized products on the market ready to be on our travels. So, skip the paraben-filled complimentary toiletries when you check in at hotels, and check out these products formulated with safe ingredients.
Top Picks for You
Stick It to ’Em
We all know daily sunscreen is a must, especially when we’re jetting off to countries near the equator, but not all products are created equally. This snazzy little sunscreen stick uses the mineral zinc oxide to create a physical barrier against harmful UVA and UVB rays, while cocoa butter nourishes skin. Bonus: It’s reef friendly.
This lovely little trio of luxurious rose- and coconut-based bath products would turn an ordinary hotel bathroom into a mini spa. Using food-grade, toxin-free ingredients in their plant-based formulas, Herbivore has created a body polish, face mist and lip conditioner that are made for travel.
This TSA-approved hair care kit is ready to revive your tired tresses after a long day of crushing it against a polyester airplane-seat headrest. The volumizing shampoo, conditioner and styling spray are made with 98 percent natural ingredients and are free of parabens, harsh sulfates, silicones, artificial dyes, phthalates, and DEA. This is haircare with your health in mind.
With every product made by hand on their 1,200-acre farm in Vermont’s Champlain Valley, Tata Harper Skincare is a company committed to “green” principles—products are 100 percent natural, the packaging is recyclable and nothing is outsourced. This set of seven tiny powerhouse products is a testament to that philosophy…with this kit in tow, you’ll glow inside and out.
Minimize your makeup bag and keep potentially harmful ingredients off your skin in one step with this sweet all-in-one makeup compact. With its blush, highlighter, bronzer, eyeshadow, lipstick and lip balm/eye cream this set is all you’ll need to touch up before a night out in a new town.
RMS Beauty Signature Set, US $44
In the 1980s, Ole Henriksen, a Danish esthetician, made his mark in Hollywood as a celebrity skincare guru, launching his own product line inspired by nature and his Scandinavian roots. Let these three cult products—now in small easy-to-pack sizes—sooth, restore and brighten your skin while you concentrate on exploring the world.
Roll It Out
Designed to reduce facial tension let this palm-sized mini jade roller melt away stress and rejuvenate puffy travel-stressed skin. Working the cold-retaining jade along the network of tiny tired facial muscles promotes drainage and circulation—and after a long flight, most of us need both.
With mineral-rich Icelandic glacial water and Arctic superfoods as key ingredients, this restorative face-and-eye kit is product game-changer. Featuring five of this Icelandic cult-skincare brand’s top products, including Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels and Antidote Cooling Daily Lotion, each one is designed to help calm travel-aggravated skin in crisis.
Not the Pits
To keep yourself feeling fresh—even at the end of a hot day of sightseeing—be sure to pack this small but mighty deodorant. The formula’s activated charcoal draws out odor-causing bacteria from underarm pores, minimizing the funk without any of the funky potentially harmful ingredients.
Good Hair Day
Pop this pretty little pouch into your luggage before taking off, and know that your hair will be well tended to once you’ve landed at your final destination. Combining the nourishing fats of the Amazonian murumuru palm nuts with ethically sourced rose petals from Bulgaria, this rich hair masque will counteract any wear and tear your trestles may have had along the way.