Holiday Travel Beauty Essentials

When traveling home for the holidays last year, my beloved, ridiculously expensive facial cleanser was tossed away before my very eyes. After waiting for what seemed like forever in the airport security check-in line I was in no mood to see my wash go to waste. (I tried to convince the bag checker that the liquid left in the bottle amounted to under 3 ounces to no avail.) Suffice to say, I definitely learned my lesson about packing lightly—and smartly! Here, my favorite on-the-go beauty essentials.

–Emily Hebert

Clinique `Happy’ To Go Set, $30,
These solid perfume pencils are lifesavers!

Philosophy Travel Agent Set, $35,
With this limited-edition kit, you get all your bath and skincare necessities in one travel-friendly package.

B the Product Dust, $38.50,
Forget flyaways; rub this powder between your palms and voila! It becomes a frizz-fighting liquid.

Korres Body Butter Trio, $24.50,
Three nourishing body butters in one reusable grab-and-go bag.

Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes, $5.99,
MD Skincare EZ4U 4-in-1 Facial Treatment, $35,
Alcohol-free, oil-free, and pH balanced, Simple’s face-freshening wipes just arrived stateside from the UK; MD Skincare’s handy towelettes cleanse, repair, firm, and moisturize.

Pixi Natural Mineral Kit, $32,
The eye shadows, cheek powder, cheek crème, and lip glosses come packed in a tidy, travel-friendly flip case.

Rodial Catwalk Essentials Kit, $28,
Includes Body Cream, Instant Glow Self Tanner, and Jet Set Travel Wash—everything you need for an instant glow.

Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, $45,
If you’re taking a red-eye, you’ll definitely want to use these cooling eye openers.

Laura Mercier Moisturizer Cream with SPF 30, $45,
This soothing, vitamin-packed moisturizer will nourish dull, travel-weary skin; it also comes in a compact, airport-approved size.