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5 Travel Beauty Essentials to Pack in Your Carry-On

5 Travel Beauty Essentials to Pack in Your Carry-On

5 Travel Beauty Essentials to Pack in Your Carry-On

Wanderlust starting to take over? To help you plan out your next vacation (and look your best while at it), we’re bringing you a selection of travel beauty essentials you can’t possibly leave behind–all under the infamous 100ml limit for carry-on luggage!

1. A quenching moisturizer

Most of us are traveling by air these days, which is both incredibly convenient and incredibly stressful… for our skin. Because the air in airplane cabins is so dry, the skin’s hydration levels tend to plummet. The result is dry, dull skin that feels uncomfortable to the touch.

Fortunately, there’s an easy fix: hyaluronic acid. This star ingredient has the ability to absorb up to one thousand times its weight in water, which should help your skin capture and hold on to moisture from the environment. A moisturizer like the CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion should help you get your skin back on track as soon as you land.

And don’t forget lip balm! Chapped lips are pretty much a feature of air travel, so it’s best to be proactive and include a lip moisturizer in your travel beauty essentials: here at Care to Beauty, we’re big fans of Eucerin pH5 Lip Active Balm for everyday use, and NUXE Rêve de Miel Honey Lip Balm for chapped lip emergencies.

2. A versatile sunscreen

No matter where your plane takes you, be it tropical beachfront or alpine wonderland, one thing is for sure: you’ll need sunscreen. The sun doesn’t take vacation days, ever, so the application of a hardworking SPF should be non-negotiable all year round. (Or you’ll be putting yourself at risk for sunburn, premature skin aging, and ultimately, skin cancer.)

With so many options on the sunscreen market, you might have a hard time making your selection. Our best tip, if you’re only traveling with a carry-on bag, is to choose a sunscreen product under 100ml that works on both the face and body–why carry two sunscreens, when you can carry just one?

3. A gentle skin cleanser

When it comes to skin cleansing, you can’t go wrong micellar water. Fans of the Bioderma Sensibio H2O, possibly the world’s most famous micellar water, will be well aware that it’s available in a handy 100ml version, perfect for travelers with limited space for liquids in their carry-on. Here at Care to Beauty, we also love the SVR gel cleansers, which are all available in mini tubes. (This writer has used up quite a few of these!)

4. A revitalizing eye cream

Because it is so delicate, the eye contour area is always, always the first area of the face to betray your exhaustion. Been in a plane for a few hours? Your eyes will show it. Couldn’t get any sleep in your foreign hotel room? Your eyes will show it. Woke up at dawn to be on time for a guided tour? You eyes will– you get the gist.

For this reason, we believe eye cream is one of the true travel beauty essentials. Something like the Clarins Total Eye Revive Cream-Gel, with its cool metal applicator, should be enough to brighten your gaze, for a true “woke up like this” glow.

5. A refreshing face mist

Hydrating face mists are all the rage these days, and for good reason: one spritz of these deliciously fragrant products is all it takes to refresh, hydrate, and tone the skin. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, face mists help you make time for skincare. What more could you ask for?

Some of our team members have been known to keep a bottle of TONYMOLY My Luminous Fixing Glow Mist by their desks, to freshen up halfway through the work day. Our customers, on their part, swear by the Caudalie Beauty Elixir, a cult product inspired by the youth elixir that was created especially for the Queen Isabelle of Hungary. Because this product contains 100% natural extracts, it gives the skin an instantly brightening boost.

We’ve shared some of our beauty essentials here, but your packing list may be very different: in addition to these skincare products, you may also want to take body care products, such as shampoos, conditioners, and masks, and even makeup products (fortunately, some of those will be powders and immune to the 100ml carry-on limit). Make sure to explore more mini beauty products in the shop!

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