The Best Travel Size Toiletries, and Other Essentials for Grooming on the Go
4. A high-quality conditioner
While shampoo is something you can cut back on while traveling, conditioner is still essential. Never use a 2-in-1 shampoo-conditioner, because it nullifies the conditioner, which should always be the last step in your hair care regimen, as it restores moisture lost from other steps. On the days you don’t shampoo, conditioner helps rinse products and grime from your hair and scalp (it’s called co-washing), while also nourishing strands and preserving their luster. For this reason, invest a bit in your conditioner. If you want to maximize that money well spent, however, you should also buy a large size of a good product, like R+Co’s “Television” conditioner. Sure, you can buy the 1.7-oz size for $16. But seeing as you will use it daily (and want to keep using it at home), just stick with the full-size 8.5-oz—it’s a much better value.
5. Cleansing wipes, for face, body, armpits, and more…
I always travel with a few individually-wrapped wipes, targeted primarily at the face. More often than not, I’m using them for a pick-me-up on the airplane, or as an cleansing “emergency” on sunny, sweltering days. However, if you’re careful about the wipes you pick and the ingredients they contain, then they can also cover other emergencies, like underarm deodorizers or even as a TP substitute.
Ursa Major’s wipes are every bit as essential as they claim to be: Not only do they cleanse the face and tone oil levels, but they also dissolve dead skin and leave you feeling hydrated and refreshed. They’re designed for sensitive skin, with soothing aloe juice and clean, healthy ingredients. In true emergencies, you can use them in other parts of the body, though that’s not their designated intention.
6. An antiperspirant stick
Because I’m always in a hurry when I travel, or perhaps a little extra anxious, I take no risks when it comes to deodorant. I opt for antiperspirant, and a long-lasting one at that. Dove Men+Care’s gives 48-hour defense; opt for the stick since TSA is cracking down on aerosol sprays.
7. A trimmer that does it all
With all due respect to the fresh-faced shavers out there, I suggest you polish your face the morning before your flight, and then stick with a 5-o’clock shadow for the remainder of the trip. You’ll want to pack a trimmer that can keep you down to a barely-there stubble, but can also trim to various uniform lengths. Bonus points go to the devices that carry a long charge (so you can leave the plug at home), and that have detailing heads, in the event you want keep your mustache or neckline especially tidy.
Considering all this, the Hatteker kit is a winner. It carries an hourlong charge (with LED countdown display) and has interchangeable heads (for beard, nose, body, hair line, you name it), so that you can pack the exact trimmers you need.
8. A de-puffing eye cream
This one’s a little frilly, but considering how easy it is to feel tired out—and to look like it—when you’re changing time zones, an eye cream starts to feel pretty essential. Plus, most are small enough to fit in your dopp kit unnoticed, since they require a pea-size application at best. Get one that depuffs your bags, and brightens dark, tired circles. Jack Black’s is packed with peptides, proteins, antioxidants, and more, and it reduces signs of tiredness and aging.
9. An SPF-packed moisturizer
Since you should wear SPF on the daily—especially on your face, since it shows signs of sun exposure so readily, and so permanently—then there’s no reason you should own a non-SPF moisturizer. There’s no harm to having SPF when you don’t need it, but there’s plenty of harm to lacking it when you do. So, moisturize morning and night (with an SPF of 30 or greater, for those morning applications). Lab Series’ SPF 35 daily moisturizer is a lightweight, reliable pick. You can leave your night cream at home if you’re only traveling for a few days; this will suffice perfectly fine in the interim. A small amount goes a long way from this TSA-friendly bottle.
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