Packing a travel-size of a new beauty product is a great way to try out new treatments.
The summer travel season, now in full swing, is a great time to give new beauty products a whirl. After all, a travel-size product is hardly a commitment.
We’ve rounded up a cache of gems for different types of trips, all recommended by an assortment of entrepreneurs and celebrities. All prices listed are for travel sizes, if offered.
Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap ($3.50 at REI). “I’m going on a private trip down the entire Grand Canyon. I’m packing (this). It’s biodegradable and multiuse. You can use it to wash your body, face or hair,” says Elettra Wiedemann, author of “Impatient Foodie: 100 Delicious Recipes for a Hectic, Time-Starved World.”
Native Deodorant ($12 at nativecos.com). “I like that this deodorant is natural and doesn’t have all the toxic ingredients, and it smells fresh and sweet,” says model Karolina Kurkova.
Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser ($42 at tataharperskincare.com). “(This) has a perfect light exfoliation — it makes my skin soft — and is all natural,” says Maxine Bédat, co-founder of Zady.com.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo ($12 at livingproof.com). “Dry shampoo is a no-brainer. Dirty hair, don’t care,” says Whitney Casey, founder of Finery.com.
ThisWorks Stress Check Breathe ($30 at thisworks.com). “I carry this [rollerball] in my bag. I think it really works. Who doesn’t need more sleep?” says Jennifer Fisher, founder and creative director of Jennifer Fisher Jewelry.
Soleil Toujours 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 ($25 at dermstore.com). “My face doesn’t usually like sunscreen, but with this one there’s no irritation. It goes on light and not waxy. It’s also so small and chic that I’ll actually keep in my bag and remember to reapply,” says makeup artist Pati Dubroff.
Kerstin Florian Rehydrating Neroli Water Spray ($10 at kerstinflorian.com). “It’s a hydrating mist that I always use on the airplane. The smell of it is just heaven,” Dubroff says.
SkinCeuticals Biocellulose Restorative Masque ($120 for six at skinceuticals.com). “Three days before my wedding, I got a slight heat rash on my face. This calmed my skin right away,” says DJ Hannah Bronfman.
Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Makeup ($7 at drugstores). “This is a miracle potion that I love, and not just for my legs. I use it for base contouring on my face. (It) dries super quickly and stays put until you warm-water and soap it off,” says Samantha Wills, founder of Samantha Wills jewelry.
Ouai Finishing Crème ($24 at theouai.com). “For those bad hair days after traveling, it’s the perfect cream for slicking my hair back into a low bun,” says Danielle Bernstein, social media star and founder of We Wore What.
Linné Renew Face Serum ($50 as part of a three-product kit at linnebotanicals.com). “Skin care while traveling is tricky because you never know what you’re going to need. Right now, my skin is loving consistency, so I’ll be bringing my face serum from Linné as I use it every day,” Bronfman says.
Glossier Coconut Balm Dotcom ($12 at glossier.com). “I use it on my cuticles, I use it on my lips, I use it on my heels if they’re dry. It kind of does everything,” Fisher says.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin SPF 60 Face Sunscreen ($20 at laroche-posay.us). “This (moisturizer) is super-lightweight and also works as a great summer moisturizer,” Bédat says.
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate ($46 at kiehls.com). “It works as a makeup remover, illuminizer and a nice moisturizer on the flight,” says actress Brooklyn Decker.
Coola Classic Body SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray in Piña Colada ($24 at shop.coolasuncare.com). “I have every single Coola scent. I especially love piña colada and coconut. The spray goes on better, and it doesn’t leave a sticky feeling,” Fisher says.
Original & Mineral Surf Bomb Sea Salt Texture Spray ($10 at store.revivesalonsf.com). “This spray is great for holiday hair. It does exactly what it says it will: It gives you that great texture, just-out-of-the-ocean look,” Wills says.
The Laguna Shhhowercap ($43 at shhhowercap.com). “I have one of those cool new shower caps that also doubles as a fashionable turban. And I have totally rocked it both ways — in the shower and out on the town,” Casey says.