The 9 Best Travel Size Beauty Products for Your Next Getaway
Getting ready for your next adventure? Whether you’re packing for the beach, hitting the slopes, or heading into the city, packing up your beauty staples can be a challenge. To help prevent you from overpacking, having a few mini-staples will simplify your on-the-go routine and help you optimize your pre-trip packing time. Hello— we want you to get the most out of your trip, not spend the bulk of your time in the hotel bathroom!
Novice travellers and experienced nomads alike, you need compact, multi-functional products that won’t weigh you down. Our experts compiled the best travel size beauty products so you can look and feel your best—regardless of the destination. These are the 9 best travel size beauty products perfect for your next getaway.
Best Travel Cleanser
Adventure means exposing your skin to elements that you may not be accustomed to. What better way to wash away your day than with a foaming cleanser to gently clear dirt and impurities. Soft on your skin but tough on makeup, this compact calming and clarifying facial cleanser is the perfect multi-purpose wash to add to your travel bag. Suited to all skin-types, this antioxidant-rich formula contains soothing java plum and lavender to help dissolve excess sebum, while its blend of cloves, burdock, and mandarin help brighten and clear your complexion. That means fresh-feeling skin that’s never stripped or tight.
Best Travel Serum
Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you need to skimp on skincare. We love this rollerball serum for its skin-loving ingredients, in an easy-to-pack format. Vitamin E is the star ingredient, known to help smooth and plump the skin, all while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This serum is packed with antioxidants and touted as a free-radical fighter— which is a skin concern if you’re traveling by plane! This plant-based serum is lightweight on your skin and won’t cause sun damage. For those that don’t have time (or space!) for multiple serums, this A.M and P.M formula makes it the ultimate do-it-all travel serum.
Best Travel Moisturizer
Who doesn’t want a bestselling travel-size moisturizer nominated for an Allure 2023 People’s Choice award?! This ultra-lightweight moisturizer melts into the skin to hydrate and freshen up your complexion. Alpyn beauty is handcrafted in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and uses resilient alpine botanicals to craft sustainably-sourced clean beauty formulas that are ideal to hydrate your skin in virtually all climates. The PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer blends bakuchiol, a natural retinol alternative, with squalene and vitamin C to brighten, plump, and smooth your skin.
Plus, while you’re out enjoying the great outdoors you do your part to preserve the planet knowing Alpyn gives back 1% of sales to environmental causes.
Best Travel Tool
Introducing your skin to new climates can kick your sebaceous glands into overdrive. To ensure your vacation pics end up radiant and not shiny, we have the perfect travel companion to keep your face matte: Meet the Better Blotter. This pocket-sized rollerball is a reusable way to absorb excess oil and reduce shine, without the need for messy disposable blotting papers. Volcanic rock gently sweeps away shine, without smudging your makeup or leaving behind a powdery residue. It’s easy to clean (like, rinse with water easy) and great to pop in your bag for touch-ups on-the-go!
Best Travel Hair Care
Although you won’t need to pack all four bottles, having the choice to cater your hair care routine to your destination is the little luxury you deserve to get you in the jet-setting mood! This quad contains two shampoos and two conditioners, for super-soft silky strands from root to tip. Rahua is fortifying oil derived from Amazonian tree nuts, and repairs damage while maintaining a healthy scalp. All four formulas are sensitivity-friendly and boast luxurious clean ingredients so you can let your hair down with confidence on your next getaway. Even if you’re not planning a lofty vacation, these minis are also perfect to throw in your bag for the gym!
Best Travel Body Cream
Okay so this isn’t technically a cream, but here me out, this compact hydrator can bring new life to even the driest of skin, and you’ll want it by your side wherever you travel. We have no time for cracked, irritated skin, especially on vacation. This small-but-mighty balm comes in a petite tube slightly larger than a lip balm, and can be taken on-the-go to deeply hydrate skin in seconds. This may truly be the ultimate multi-purpose hydrator, containing apricot kernel oil, cocoa butter and vitamins A, C and E to protect skin and improve its texture. Swipe the balm over any dry areas experiencing tightness for fast-acting relief. Lips, cuticles, elbows, knees—you name it, this stick is a savior!
Best Travel Deodorant
Every adventure needs a deodorant that can keep up. Ursa Major’s bestselling and award-winning deodorant comes in a handy travel size tube to keep you fresh and clean wherever life takes you. Aluminum-free and made from 100% naturally derived ingredients, this odor-eliminating deodorant offers longwearing protection that won’t stain your clothing. Kaolin clay is the moisture-wicking starch that helps keep your pits dry. If you’re more accustomed to an aluminum-based antiperspirant, this fresh and natural formulation will help neutralize odors and keep your underarms silky smooth. We especially love this formula for hot climates due to its synthesis of peppermint, eucalyptus and citrus for a naturally cooling sensation upon application.
Best Travel Toothpaste
Toothpaste is a travel bag staple, and you won’t want to be without this smile-sparkling aluminum tube. Davids has created a line of natural toothpastes formulated without fluoride, sulfates, artificial flavors, or preservatives. Instead, this minty-fresh oral health savior uses locally-sourced, naturally-derived ingredients that work hard to fight plaque, whiten teeth, and keep your breath crisp and fresh. We love the deliciously fresh Peppermint, but this bestselling toothpaste comes in 5 different flavors, so you are sure to fall in love with at least one. You’ll be smiling ear-to-ear in every vacation photo from here on out, guaranteed.
Best Travel Makeup
Makeup is arguably one of the hardest things to pack for a vacation. Stripping down your routine to the bare essentials doesn’t need to be torturous, especially with an aptly named trio of creamy lip-to-lid pigments. These do-it-all sticks are the perfect way to create a complete and cohesive look, without needing a multitude of products.
This really is a travel companion like no other—The Out of Office set contains two berry tones and a frosty shimmer for buildable pigment that is flattering on all skin tones, and can take any look from day-night with ease. These minis may appear extra small due to their cap and tube-free zero-waste format, but they still deliver the standard .12oz bullet size amount of product. If these 3 pigments are your cup of tea, you can find 14 shades from Axiology, all capable of taking your eco-travel glam to new heights.
How we chose the best travel size beauty products on this list
These travel size beauty faves were meticulously curated by our team of experts based on their innovation, performance, and buzz-worthiness. At the Detox Market, all of the products we carry have pure ingredients, exceptional performance, and cruelty free formulations. We've been the trusted clean beauty experts for over a decade, cutting through the clean beauty noise and providing you with nothing but the best in green beauty. You can learn more about our commitment to clean beauty here.