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20 Travel-Sized Beauty Essentials for Your Next Getaway
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by Mimi Droeshout 6-minute read June 5, 2024

These miniature beauty essentials aren't just adorable, they're also TSA approved.

Whether you're setting off on a spontaneous weekend staycation or a meticulously planned escape, packing lightly and efficiently has never been easier. We've curated the top 20 must-have products to keep you looking radiant and fresh while on the go. These travel-sized essentials ensure you won't have to compromise your skincare and makeup routines, even when packing light for your carry-on. Embrace an effortless routine with these travel-sized products to guarantee a flawless and radiant look while flaunting that sun-kissed glow.

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ACT+ACRE Cold Pressed Stem Cell Serum

The Act+Acre Cold Processed Stem Cell Scalp Serum is a great product to have with you when dealing with the stress and environmental changes that come with travel. This serum's innovative plant cell culture technology revitalizes your scalp and reduces hair loss, ensuring your hair stays healthy and strong on the go. Give your hair the love it needs on holiday with this compact and easy-to-pack serum. 

ACT+ACRE Cold Pressed Stem Cell Serum aed348 at REVOLVE
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AESOP Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Mist

Travel can be hectic, and keeping your hands clean without access to soap and water can be a challenge. Enter Aesop’s Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Mist, a must-have for maintaining hygiene on the go. This alcohol-based mist effectively cleanses your hands while its skin-nourishing components prevent dryness. Ideal for quick touch-ups when a wash basin isn't available, it ensures your hands stay fresh and moisturized throughout your travels.

AESOP Resurrection Rinse-Free Hand Mist aed50 at AESOP
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BY MINA AL SHEIKHLY Brow Gel Tint

This little gem is the ultimate brow gel and the best way to refresh your look. The brow gel tint from By Mina Al Sheikhly is our go-to for achieving great brows on the go by filling in the gaps and keeping your brows perfectly groomed all day. The lightweight formula with magical fibers ensures a natural feel, while the soft and dense bristles give you application control. If you ask us, the best way to look refreshed is to make sure your brows are in order. 

BY MINA AL SHEIKHLY Brow Gel Tint aed61 at OUNASS
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FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt’r Finishing Powder

Perfect for quick touch-ups, this will keep your makeup looking flawless by blurring pores and fine lines. Fenty Beauty's Pro Filt’r powder comes in eight versatile shades and blends with any skin tone, leaving no white cast behind. Rihanna even used it at the Super Bowl halftime show, so you know it’s a winner. Pack it in your travel bag for a polished look wherever you are.

FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt’r Finishing Powder aed95 at SEPHORA
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GLOW RECIPE Watermelon Glow AHA Night Treatment

The iconic Watermelon Glow AHA Night Treatment from Glow Recipe is a travel essential as it truly revives and brightens your skin overnight, restoring its natural barriers. Ideal for combating the dryness and dullness caused by travel, its potent blend of glycolic and lactic acid deeply exfoliates and balances your skin's pH levels. It's the best treatment post-long flights for a refreshed and radiant complexion.

GLOW RECIPE Watermelon Glow AHA Night Treatment aed85 at SEPHORA
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INDIE LEE Purifying Face Wash

This face wash goes beyond surface cleansing, dissolving excess sebum for a truly refreshed feel, perfect for after a long day of travel. Indie Lee’s Purifying Face Wash is essential, especially when you need a quick and easy way to remove makeup and impurities.  With a touch of Rose Damascena and Jasmine, it leaves your skin soft, supple, and free from tightness. 

INDIE LEE Purifying Face Wash aed48 at OUNASS
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K18 Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask

The K18 Leave-In Molecular Repair Mask essentially aims to reverse any damage to your hair by reconnecting the polypeptides to mimic hair growth. Working on a molecular level to strengthen and restore your hair is exactly why this product is notorious for a reason. Your hair instantly looks smoother and feels so soft it's as if there was never any damage to begin with. This mask is a great way to keep your hair healthy when traveling from any sun damage or harsh chlorine that it may come in contact with.

K18 Leave-In Molecular Repair Hair Mask aed116 at OUNASS
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KOSAS Revealer Concealer

The Kosas mini concealer is your new favorite travel companion, perfect for those quick touch-ups on the go with a beloved formula that blends seamlessly with your skin and still hides dark circles and blemishes. Infused with clean, skin-loving ingredients, it’s designed with a skin-first philosophy by LA-based makeup artist Sheena Yaitanes.

KOSAS Revealer Concealer aed300 at NOON
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MALIN+GOETZ Eucalyptus Deodorant

Make sure to pack Malin + Goetz's natural deodorant for your next trip. With eucalyptus oil and odor-busting citronellyl, it keeps you fresh all day. Plus, it's free from all the bad stuff like aluminum and parabens, and it’s vegan and cruelty-free. The best part? It goes on clear and won’t leave any stains. You’ll wonder how you ever traveled without it!

MALIN+GOETZ Eucalyptus Deodorant aed92 at AMAZON
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MILK Matte Bronzer

The award-winning Milk Makeup Matte Bronzer is perfect for a sun-kissed glow. This compact stick is ideal for travel, serving as both a bronzer and contour to keep your skin looking radiant and healthy. Its matte finish blends effortlessly with your skincare products, giving you the option of a dewy look with serums or oils or a smooth matte finish.

Pro tip: The stick design makes it super easy to apply on the go. For a fun twist, dab some on your eyelids with your finger for a smoky, bronzed look.

MILK Matte Bronzer aed100 at SEPHORA
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NUDE STIX Mini Nudies

Nude Stix’s Mini Nudies are a must-have for any adventure. They give you the convenience of a quick fix and the charm of an effortless transformation (if needed). This handy set includes a contour, highlight, and blush, all packed in a convenient tin box with a makeup mirror, perfect for creating a myriad of looks on the go. 

NUDE STIX Mini Nudies aed120 at SEPHORA
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PAI Bioregenerate Rosehip Oil

Pai Skincare's rosehip oil is the perfect companion post-long-haul flight. It uses an advanced CO₂ extraction method, which, in turn, gives your skin a long-lasting, even skin tone, firmness, and elasticity. Perfect for those who struggle with sensitive skin — especially after sitting in that dry cabin air — you'll be protecting and feeding it with clean, cruelty-free ingredients. With its potent nutrients, your skin will regenerate with the most gentle ingredients that steer clear of any skin irritation. 

PAI Bioregenerate Rosehip Oil aed210 at NOON
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SAIE Lightweight Dew Blush

Mimicking a naturally pinched flush, the Saie Dew Blush accentuates your sun-kissed skin after a day at the beach, giving you a radiant glow without excessive UV exposure. This water-based gel blends effortlessly into your base, enhancing your complexion on the go. Its buildable formula also allows you to intensify your look for the evening if desired.

SAIE Lightweight Dew Blush aed255 at NOON
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SAM MCKNIGHT Lazy Girl Dry Shampoo

For busy travel days when washing your hair isn’t an option, Sam McKnight’s Lazy Girl Dry Shampoo is a genius fix. It absorbs excess oil and adds instant lift, giving you that breezy styled look. It's perfect for keeping your hair fresh and voluminous on the go, because who doesn’t love a good dry shampoo? Pack it in your bag and keep your hair in a perfect state wherever you are.

SAM MCKNIGHT Lazy Girl Dry Shampoo aed84 at NET-A-PORTER
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SILKE LONDON Heatless Curler

Worried about adaptors and plugs? Not anymore. Silke London’s Heatless Curler travel set allows you to transform your hair on the go, overnight, to get stunning curls minus the effort and damage with 100 percent pure silk curlers. Perfect for travelers seeking simplicity, this silk curler becomes your trusty substitute for electronic hair appliances like dryers or curling irons. 

SILKE LONDON Heatless Curler aed227 at REVOLVE
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SUMMER FRIDAYS Sheer Tint Serum

Perfect for maintaining a fresh, balanced complexion while traveling, this skin tint combines beauty and skincare in one easy-to-pack product. Summer Fridays’ Sheer Skin Tint gives you that super subtle no-makeup makeup look while hydrating your skin. Trust us on this; it will be your go-to for any kind of touch-ups or a full coverage moment on holiday. This lightweight formula corrects your complexion, smoothing out pores and unevenness, while rich antioxidants help reduce redness. 

SUMMER FRIDAYS  Sheer Tint Serum aed208 at BLOOMINGDALE'S
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SUPERGOOP! GloStick Sunscreen

Pack a touch of radiance along with robust sun protection for your next getaway with the Supergoop! GloStick Sunscreen. This dry oil stick not only shields your skin from harmful UV rays but also doubles as a natural highlighter, giving you a luminous glow without any oily residue. 

SUPERGOOP! GloStick Sunscreen aed121 at REVOLVE
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TAN-LUXE The Face Tanning Drops

A sun-kissed glow without any kind of UV exposure? Sign us up! Grab these travel-sized face tanning drops from Tan-Luxe for a summer tan without harming your complexion. Its pipette dispenser makes it easy to mix a few drops into your serums or moisturizers for a personalized radiance boost. Packed with Raspberry Seed Oil, vitamin E, and Aloe Vera, it'll minimize imperfections and even tone — an effortless option for getting that healthy, bronzed look, no matter where your travels take you.

TAN-LUXE The Face Tanning Drops aed142 at NOON
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TOM FORD Gold Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil

The ultimate companion when you want to capture the sultry effect of summer sun-kissed skin, Tom Ford’s Shimmering Body Oil's lightweight oil illuminates your skin with sparkles, enhancing your tan and making your skin glow. Perfect for a post-beach touch-up, its seamless and quick application is ideal for travel. Plus, the luxurious fragrance means you won't even need to bring perfume, making it a convenient and indulgent addition to your holiday beauty routine.

TOM FORD Gold Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil aed449 at OUNASS
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VERSO Super Eye Serum

Packed with an abundance of potent ingredients, this serum targets wrinkles and sun damage while also taming puffiness. A rich blend of retinol and amino acids, it leaves your eyes fresh and awake. The effects are nothing short of miraculous: sluggish skin cells receive a wake-up call, ramping up collagen production and hyaluronic acid hydration. The result? Crow’s feet and creases smooth out, and dark circles and eye bags diminish — all thanks to Verso's Super Eye Serum.

VERSO Super Eye Serum aed365 at OUNASS
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