Packing clothes for traveling is always a pretty fun process, but when it comes to making sure you have all of your skincare for the trip, the fun can come to a halt quick-fast. Do you have enough cleanser left for the trip? Should you bring the gel moisturizer or skip it entirely? Did you remember the sunscreen? We’ve set up a quick guide so packing your skincare for the trip is one less stressor to deal with. 


Cleansing Balm:


E.L.F. Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser

E.L.F. is always a win when it comes to price, but it also gets a nice fat W for its formulas. This cleansing balm is made with Argan oil, along with rose-seed oil to ensure your skin remains moisturized while being cleansed. This sulfate-free, paraben-free cleanser also has a good dose of antioxidant vitamin C. This little jar of greatness is also only 1.41 oz which means TSA won’t bug you about it, and it’ll last you through the vacation. 

Hydrating Toner:


Acure Organics Radically Rejuvenating™ Facial Toner

Acure Organics keeps it very real with their natural and organic ingredients. This hydrating toner is made with chamomile, calendula, rooibos and rose to keep your skin balanced and hydrated while limiting oil production. This product is also perfect to get through TSA at only 3 oz.


photo: Paula's Choice

Paula's Choice-RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum

This product has over 500 reviews full of praise on the Paula’s Choice website. The silky serum is a blend of pure retinol and antioxidants to leave your skin feeling smooth. The vitamin C in this serum also ensures you wake up with bright and replenished skin every morning. 

Plus, the travel-sized option is only $12 — how much greater can a serum get?

Moisturizer with SPF: 

photo: Target

CeraVe Ultra-Light Moisturizing Face Lotion with Sunscreen, SPF 30

Some CeraVe fans include dermatologists and our wallets. CeraVe has gentle formulas which provide results without putting your skin through too much. This lightweight moisturizer is perfect for the summer, and the SPF in its formula is great to keep you covered throughout the day.

Lip Care: 


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eos Active with SPF 30 Lip Balm

Your lips need SPF, too! eos has very moisturizing formulas, and this bad boy doesn’t fall behind. Gliding on smoothly, this certified organic lip balm protects your lips from the sun and moisturizes them with ingredients like jojoba oil and shea butter.  



photo: Dermstore

RMS Beauty "Un" Cover-Up

RMS Beauty is a cult fave among beauty editors and makeup artists alike. This product is coconut oil-based, and it doubles as a concealer and a foundation. This product blurs pores and covers imperfections without leaving your face cakey. Its formula melts into the skin, leaving you with an even complexion and a great glow. 



photo: Physicians Formula

Physicians Formula is luxury at a drugstore price point. This cruelty-free, hypoallergenic organic mascara will coat and separate your eyelashes to ensure your eyes are awake and bright all vacation long. Also, its natural ingredient list will ensure you don’t have carcinogens flowing into your eyes in case you’re ever dripping in sweat while wearing this. 


photo: HSN

This one should be in your makeup bag at all times. It made Self magazine's list for best sweat-proof makeup products after lasting through a CrossFit session, which means summer vacation is no match for this brow maker!


photo: Walmart

The E.L.F. lip stains are long lasting for a price that won’t hurt your pockets. This tint feels and looks like skin for a "just had a popsicle" burst of color on your lips. Great to have when you want to add a bit of umph to your lips without having too much product on them.

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