TRAVEL: CLEAN PRODUCTS TO PACK
I’ve recently taken on a new job where I’m traveling more than normal, this means I have my toiletry bag ready and waiting should I need to be in LA, NY or any other destination on short notice. If you’ve seen any of my vanity photos on Instagram, you know that minimalism is something I definitely struggle with, so you can imagine morphing all of those beloved products into a small case is quite difficult. Luckily, I’ve spent some time really considering what I need on the road. Each time I return, I evaluate what I did and didn’t use and remove those items. That paired with clean and green beauty brands who make travel sizes, its actually quite an amazing, multi-tasking assortment.
Click through to see my must-haves and most convenient finds for life on the road and don’t forget to scroll to the bottom for hacks that will make accumulating your items a little bit easier!
Trustworthy Travel Buddies!
This is my go-to for traveling as it's straightforward, works for all skin types, and covers the bases. A gentle, yet effective cleanser, a light weight lotion and a powerhouse Argan Oil for dry patches and over night treatment. In cold weather, add a few drops of the Oil to the lotion and voila - intense results. The packaging holds up well in transit, too.
Puffy, dry, tired eyes definitely happen on the road, but thankfully this moisturizing wonder was MADE for that! The cool gel instantly absorbs and soothes with cucumber and hydrates with hyaluronic acid. Bonus, pop it in your hotel's mini fridge for extra eye relief!
Go Big or Go Home!
Not only is it deemed the best in green beauty, it's the perfect starter kit for your travel needs. A cleanser, toner, moisturizer, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, eyeliner, and mascara. The toothpaste sadly isn't travel sized, but it is amazing for home! Oh, and the Inner Beauty Boost contains probiotics which are great for glowing skin and keeping things regular if you know what I mean.
Air travel, stressful situations, changing climates - all can wreak havoc on your skin, which is why I always pack one of these travel sachets with me to each location. The Synergie Immediate Beauty Perfecting Masque gives your skin instant regeneration by detoxing, purifying, exfoliating, brightening, firming and protecting. You can mix it with water, toner, or even greek yogurt or honey from the breakfast buffet of your hotel (seriously!)
Jet Set Savvy!
Rahua is one of the most luxurious clean brands on the market, and you can take their collection with you thanks to this savvy set. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion... and they last an appreciatively long time!
Early morning workouts, long flights, hustling to meetings... sometimes you just need to freshen up and these Yuni Instant Shower Sheets are a God-send! You can whisk away dirt, sweat and odor with one luxuriously large, moist wipe that immediately cleanses and deodorizes so you can zip-a-dee-doo-da on your way!
Baby on Board!
Baby's are needy little things, so you better be prepared! Thankfully, this darling little pouch packs a punch with 3 simple products: bath wash, baby oil and the ever-miraculous everything balm. This balm, y'all - boo-boos, diaper rash, eczema, cradle cap, hang nails, chapped lips and dry cuticles... it covers the bases!
Hair Care Affair!
Do you fall out of love with your hair while you travel (frizz, humidity, dryness - oh my!) This sweet set will naturally nourish with it's hair bath, conditioner and leave in conditioner. I've even used the later as a wrinkle reducer! Make it work, right?!
- Look for GWP or Gifts with Purchase. These are retailer promotions that give you something, usually a darling miniature of a best-seller or even an assortment of products, with your purchase of a certain amount. I usually save my spending for these times of the year because I find some of the most wonderful travel items in these collections. From Citrine’s Glam Bag to The Detox Market’s amazing rotating offerings and even The Choosy Chick’s launch gifts, they always come with some incredible deluxe size samples and even full-size treats that are great on-the-go.
- Shop gift sets, they offer an assortment of products within a line that come in mini bottles, perfect for packing!
- Buy deluxe sizes of what you already use at home, you can refill from your own full-size stash and save on packaging waste!
- Scout Subscription Boxes, if you find one that you love that often sends out TSA approved sizes, go for it, its like once-a-month refills for travel sized goodies.
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