We hate to make assumptions, but we’re pretty certain that everyone would agree on these two statements: One, there is nothing better than going on vacation, and two, there is nothing worse than panicking over fluid ounces at airport security.
In case you’re wondering, here’s the golden rule: Liquids must be under 3.4 fluid ounces if they’re going in your carry-on (in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you). Anything larger needs to be stored in checked luggage or it will be thrown out at an airport security checkpoint — not ideal if you’re not planning to check a bag. So before traipsing through Italy or lounging on a Caribbean beach, you’ll need to think about what to bring with you and how you want to pack it.
While some travelers prefer squeezing their favorite products into smaller, reusable silicone tubes, the process can be messy and time-consuming (out of the question for last-minute packers); other travelers rely on amenities provided by the hotel, which can lead to using nondescript body wash that leaves your skin feeling uncomfortably dry. The best solution to avoid both scenarios altogether? Selecting TSA-friendly products that don’t surpass the 3.4 fluid ounce limit.
We’ve rounded up the best travel beauty products on Amazon to keep your skin and hair looking, feeling, and smelling their best while far from home. We’re talking chemical exfoliants, nourishing cleansing oils, weightless dry shampoos, and leave-in hair masks that come in teeny-tiny packaging. Plus, what better way to test out products than by trying their smallest bottles before committing to the more expensive full-size?
Travel Skin Care
“Chemical exfoliation” is basically synonymous with Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Salicylic Acid Exfoliant, a staple for tackling fine lines, blackheads, and emerging breakouts. We all know that travel can wreak havoc on your complexion (the change in climate, the understandable ratio of one glass of water to three cocktails — the reasons are endless) but thankfully, this TSA-friendly bottle will keep everything in check.
Getting your greens while vacationing can be a struggle, but thankfully, your complexion won’t have to skip out thanks to Youth to the People Superfood Cleanser. This gel formula is chock-full of nutritious, pH-balancing ingredients (like kale, spinach, green tea, alfalfa, and vitamins C, E, and K) that seamlessly remove makeup without stripping your skin of its natural oils.
Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Water seamlessly removes every speck of dirt, oil, and makeup — and that includes stubborn formulas like full-coverage foundation, highly pigmented lipstick, cream contour, and waterproof mascara. Plus, unlike other formulas, this one is non-drying and won’t irritate sensitive complexions (or eyes). Be sure to grab the 3.38 fluid-ounce bottle ahead of your next weekend getaway.