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10 beauty essentials we never travel without (because, duh, girl’s gotta look good)

We’ve been there. Packing light can be a real challenge when you have to keep your skin happy — there’s cream, lotion, moisturizer, and a ton of other things. But, there’s no need to suffer from unhappy skin with our guide to the best beauty essentials you need to keep you looking fresh wherever your travels take you.

If you are like us — the “Can’t Live, Won’t Live Without Beauty Essentials” squad — and want an option that does not include hauling around your whole beauty arsenal, here’s our Top 10 beauty essentials for every travel.

One thing’s for sure, though: If you want these beauty essentials, you gotta act fast.


1. Fresh | Soy Face Cleanser

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser is packed with all the goodies you need for a thoroughly cleansed face — washes away impurities and all the gunk off without drying out your face — but is tiny enough to tote around in your pouch. So consider this your friendly reminder to pack this cleanser.


2. Pixi | Glow Tonic

There’s a reason why the Internet can’t stop raving over the Pixi Glow Tonic. Not only does the cult-favorite toner live up to its name — removing dead skin cells to reveal healthy, glowing skin and a refined, smooth texture — the formula is also hypoallergenic, suitable for sensitive skin. It honestly doesn’t get much better than this.


3. Supergoop | Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50

In this household, we strongly believe in SPF because premature skin aging (which includes wrinkles, sagging, and age spots) is our worst nightmare. A hard-working sunscreen is a crucial Must-Have for any trip, and not just for tanning during summer. Pack a good one that will block all the UV rays, like this slim Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50 tube.


4. Olaplex | No 3 Hair Perfector

Have you noticed your hair become dry or brittle when traveling? The cold and dry weather during autumn and winter can be harsh on your hair, leaving your tresses dehydrated and prone to breakage. The answer? Moisturize your locks with Olaplex No 3 Hair Perfector.


5. Too Faced | Hangover Primer

Definitely not for a hangover, but arguably the most important for your make-up look during the trip. Too Faced’s coconut-infused Hangover Primer hydrates and smoothes your skin, revealing a dewy, healthy-looking finish that will really stay put.


6. Sephora Collection | Compact Travel Brush Set

Forget your 19-piece brush collection. Trust us, you do not have all the time in the world for two different types of foundation brushes, three shadowing tools, or even two options for highlighter. Nor will you have the space in your luggage. We highly recommend Sephora Collection Compact Travel Brush Set — one for foundation, one for your brows, and two for your eyes, all in a practical pouch!


7. Nudestix | Nudies Bloom All-Over Dewy Color Blush

This Nudestix Nudies Bloom All-Over Dewy Color Blush will give your face the right amount of color — think of a dewy and radiant look — and the multipurpose design means you’ll get to use it for your eyes, cheeks, and lips! Give your eyeshadow, blusher, lipstick, and make-up briefcase its own vacation and instead pack this compact blush.


8. Sephora Collection | Banana Cream Mask

Some of us think that a face mask is not a travel essential because (a) They take up space in your luggage and (b) A moisturizer should do the job. Well, we are here to tell you this is NOT true. Just because you’re traveling, that doesn’t mean you should skimp on your skincare routine. In fact, you should probably take care of your skin even more. Start with Sephora Collection Banana Cream Mask, which has a creamy butter texture to protect your skin against dryness.


9. Sephora Collection | Triple Action Cleansing Water

The last thing you want on a trip is a breakout. If you do not cleanse your skin thoroughly, leave your make-up on overnight, or do not use the Sephora Collection Triple Action Cleansing Water — JUST KIDDING! — it may trigger a skin breakout. The Triple Action Cleansing Water gets rid of all make-up residue and impurities, minus the stinging feeling. Skin is then left feeling clean and mattified.


10. Briogeo | Scalp Revival™ Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo

Your hotel may have shampoo in the bathroom, but it definitely won’t be your favorite shampoo, *cough* much less a Briogeo Scalp Revival™ Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo. The shampoo is everything you need to prep your hair for good hair days during your entire trip — a shampoo that detoxifies, exfoliates, soothes, and balances your scalp.

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