The Best Travel Size Beauty Products You Can Buy

It’s a known fact that anything in miniature form is automatically considered cute. Babies. Puppies. Cupcakes. Even beauty products. Take advantage of stocking up on your adorable minis if you’ve got travel plans this summer. You don’t have to compromise on your routine just because everything has to be under 3.4 ounces. Whether it’s your suitcase, your gym bag or an overnight bag, these mini products will have you looking your best.

A face (and body/hair) wash

If you’re going on a quick trip and forget your body wash, this foaming cleanser can work on face, body or even hair in a pinch. The pH-balanced formula is gentle enough for face and hair, but actually foams up to get your body clean using natural ingredients.  
Buy it now: Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser from One Love Organics, $9

A multi-purpose balm

Whether you’re on the plane or on the go, a multi-purpose balm is never a bad idea. You can use it as a moisturizer, on cuticles, elbows, feet, lips and even on cuts, scrapes or bug bites. Try a version with natural ingredients, like BYBI’s Babe Balm. Inside the adorable peach packaging lies a formula packed with good-for-you ingredients like sweet potato, hibiscus and calendula.
Buy it now: The Classic All-Purpose Rose Salve from C.O. Bigelow, $6

Eye cream

Travel and fatigue are usually inextricably linked. To keep your face looking fresh and awake, even if you don’t feel that way, invest in a travel-size eye cream that you can apply before, during and after your flight. Pick a formula that, while effective, is safe for sensitive eyes or contact-wearers, as oftentimes flights can cause sensitivities even for people who don’t regularly experience any issues.  
Buy it now: Ageless Revitalizing Eye Cream from Tatcha, $29

Dry shampoo

Dry shampoo is always on the itinerary when it comes to travel-sized. Whether it’s a gym bag, a suitcase or just your everyday purse, it’s essential to always have on your person. You can use dry shampoo to freshen up the hair in between washes or simply for a little volume after working out or traveling leaves your hair flat.   
Buy it now: Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo from Sephora, $14

A does-it-all oil

An oil that’s rich in fatty acids can replace your daily moisturizer and can even be used on the hair or body. You can use an oil to cleanse your skin of the day’s makeup and sunscreen. Bonus points if you find one, like Kopari Coconut Melt, that is in a travel-friendly container you don’t have to worry about spilling all over the place.   
Buy it now: Kopari Coconut Melt Mini from Sephora, $18


Natural, aluminum-free deodorants that can stand up to tough workouts are hard to come by. Finding a version that you don’t have to stick your fingers in is even harder. Cue type:A deodorant, which comes in a squeeze tube so you can apply it just like a mainstream deodorant. It is great for workouts, travel or just generally hot, sweaty weather. Both of its sizes are TSA-approved!
Buy it now: Deodorant from type:A, $27

Tinted sunscreen

You can avoid carrying a large bottle of foundation and a large bottle of sunscreen by replacing them with a travel-friendly tinted moisturizer or BB cream that contains broad spectrum SPF protection. Broad spectrum means that the SPF protects against different types of the sun’s rays: UVA rays responsible for signs of aging and melanoma and UVB rays responsible for nasty sunburns.
Buy it now: Sheer Vivid Tinted Moisturizer from ILIA, $42

Lisa Bensley is the founder of BeautyByBenz, a health and beauty blog that is really just an excuse to buy too much makeup. When she is not writing, she's probably boxing, obsessing over her Dachshund, Stanley, reading, or binge-watching Law & Order: SVU. Follow her (and Stanley's) antics on Instagram.