Spotlyte 7: TSA-Friendly Minis to Use When Going Home for the Holidays

There are plenty of potential holiday stressors, but a compromised beauty routine doesn’t have to be one. If you’re traveling for the season — be it to a luxurious destination or simply back home — make sure you’re stocked with products that won’t get confiscated at TSA (under 3.4 ounces!). Below, seven Best Travel Sized Beauty Products to gift yourself so that you don’t have to rely on hotel samples (or whichever cleanser was last left in the guestroom shower).

Best Travel Sized Beauty Products

Peter Thomas Roth® Mask Frenzy

Peter Thomas Roth | Instant FIRMx Temporary Eye Tightener | Firm and Smooth the Look of Fine Lines, 1 oz (Pack of 1
  • A groundbreaking, anti-aging eye treatment
  • Formulated with firming agents to minimize appearance of fine lines

Fear not, multi-maskers. The Peter Thomas Roth® Mask Frenzy ($75) makes it easy to pack more than one mask — so you don’t have to choose between a formula that both clarifies and hydrates skin. Don’t miss the spicy Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, which is sure to get you in the mood for Thanksgiving desserts

Bum Bum Carnaval Extravaganza Set

SOL DE JANEIRO Brazilian Bum Bum Cream 240ml
  • SMOOTHS & TIGHTENS: Fast absorbing body cream for your bum bum, legs, tummy - and all over - contains Guaraná to tighten and smooth the appearance of skin.
  • HYDRATES & SOFTENS: Brazilian Beauty Blend of Cupuaçu Butter, Açaí Oil, and Coconut Oil softens while a light mica shimmer creates an all-over highlighting gorgeous glow.

Once you’ve smelled any of the Sol De Janeiro® products, it’s practically impossible to forget the brand’s signature notes of warm, sophisticated caramel and nutty pistachio. This Bum Bum Carnaval Extravaganza Set ($59) whittles the brand’s shower cream and Bum Bum Cream down to miniature proportions — and throws in the new hand cream and fragrance mist to boot.

Fresh® Mask for Miles Kit

RE:P BIO FRESH MASK with REAL calming HERBS 4.58 Fl Oz (130g) - 100% Vegan, Cruelty-free - Natural calming peel off mask with Real Calendula + Real Chamomile – Korean Skin Care
  • [Real home-spa mask] It contains 100% real calendula, and chamomile flower and is completed with a unique mask texture
  • [Feels homemade and great for skin] Real fresh calming pack with natural ground herb, calendula flower & chamomile flower that calms and relax sensitive skin

The Fresh® Mask for Miles Kit ($125) contains a skin-sloughing sugar scrub, plus three of the brand’s most beloved hydrating masks. Specifically, it features the rose petal mask and the black tea mask, which work to instantly soften even the driest of skin. Consider this set your cure for dry skin on long flights — or your moment of spa-like respite when you need a retreat from holiday drama.

Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Professionnal Hair Dryer

Stuffing hair tools into a suitcase can be a precarious operation, especially when you’re not checking a bag. The solution: shrink them down. The Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Professionnal Hair Dryer tourmaline ceramic to promote smoother strands. In other words, they’re small but mighty. Plus, the products come in a heat-resistant bag, so you can truly do your hair on the go.

TATCHA® Bestsellers Set

Tatcha The Rice Polish Classic | Daily Non-Abrasive Exfoliator for Combo to Dry Skin | 60 gr / 2.1 oz
  • Exfoliates without harsh abrasives for effortless baby-soft skin.
  • A water-activated enzyme powder of rice bran, papaya + HADASEI-3 Bioactive Complex. Reveals skin's natural gleam.

The TATCHA® Bestsellers Set ($83) contains some of the most glow-inducing skincare solutions to date. When used together, the exfoliating rice powder, oil cleanser, water cream, and dew mist will have you glowing like a string of holiday lights.

Living Proof® Restore Repairing & Damage Reversing Travel Kit

Living Proof Full Shampoo and Conditioner Duo, 8 oz
  • 2x the volume*
  • Protect hair against environmental damage, color fade, and breakage while repairing damage from everyday stressors

Shampoo and conditioner can take up lots of room in your carry-on. Luckily, the ones in the Living Proof® Restore Repairing & Damage Reversing Travel Kit ($21) are about the size of those bottles you get at hotels, but far more nourishing. Additionally, the set contains a mini version of the brand’s Restore mask treatment.  

Ole Henriksen® Glow Motion 3-Piece Brightening Set

Traveling, holiday stress (and perhaps that extra glass of champagne) can wreak havoc on your skin’s glow potential . . . especially if you skimp on your regular skincare routine, as many of us do during the holidays. The Ole Henriksen® Glow Motion 3-Piece Brightening Set ($92) takes the guesswork out of maintaining your glow. Simply layer the four products for a comprehensive, hassle-free skincare routine.

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