5 Must-Have Travel Minis for the Holidays

By Brigid Anderson

Traveling during the colder months can wreak havoc on our skin and hair, leaving us feeling even MORE dehydrated from the frigid temps outside.

Packing for the holidays can seem like a daunting task...don't worry ladies – I got you! These travel minis will keep your skin and hair looking flawless – whether you're going home for the holidays or experiencing New Years Eve in Paris.

#1: Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist ($20 for 0.4 oz) is one of my absolute must-haves when I travel. It makes my skin feel refreshed, hydrated and looking jet-set fab.

This beautiful mist delivers a instant boost of hydration to your skin anytime, anywhere. Formulated with more than 20 percent of botanical oils and humectants, this super fine silky mist will leave your skin moisturized and dewy looking without feeling heavy or looking greasy.

Tatcha's proprietary blend of Okinawa red algae and Hyaluronic acid deeply infuses your skin with lasting moisture on the go. It absorbs instantaneously and refreshes even the most sleep deprived skin.

This facial spray can be used alone, before makeup application, or over makeup without causing any caking or smearing, and leaves your skin feeling comfortable and looking luminous wherever your travels take you.

#2: Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light

Taking our oils with us when we travel can be a giant pain in the you-know-what. Fortunately Josie Maran offers travel friendly sizes of our beloved Argan Oil to keep it simple.

Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light ($16 for 0.5 oz) is a super lightweight Argan Oil that is the perf on the go oil. This featherweight oil will keep your skin deeply nourished and hydrated and will ward off flaky patches, leaving your skin smooth, glowing and hydrated.

Mix a small drop of Argan Oil Light with your moisturizer before a flight to keep any makeup from caking off before you land. Use alone or mixed with moisturizer in the evening after cleansing to keep your skin looking like you were born for air travel.

#3: Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

It may be snowing outside but Sol de Janeiro Brazillian Bum Bum Cream ($20 for 2.5 oz) will make you feel like you're beach bound. The delicious scent of pistachio caramel will inject a tropical infusion to even the gloomiest weather.

Brazilian Bum Bum Cream tightens and firms the skin with Guarana extract, while Cupaçu seed butter deeply moisturizes for hours on end. This non-greasy fast-absorbing body lotion leaves behind a slight golden shimmer that gives your skin a healthy gleam without looking like a disco ball, making a perfect compliment to that little holiday dress.

#4: Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo

Let's face it, when we're traveling it's not always easy to keep our hair clean and freshly washed, so dry shampoo becomes our most trusted travel ally. Unfortunately a lot of dry shampoos can cause our hair to feel dried out after they absorb excess oil and they can cause buildup that makes our hair feel even grimier.

Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo ($7 for 1 oz) removes excess oil effortlessly without drying out your hair. This mighty hair refresher adds volume and manageability while keeping your hair soft to the touch, not brittle and crunchy.

Eva NYC Freshen Up contains natural rice starch that absorb oils without leaving a white cast, and Vitamin C and fatty acids nourish your hair when you don't have the time to.

#5: FOREO LUNA play

Cleansing our skin while on the go can be a challenge. Packing our cleansing tools can add more bulk to our already overflowing suitcase and sponges or cloths acquire bacteria when trapped within a zip-lock baggie.

FOREO offers a solution with LUNA play ($39), a travel sized mini version of their LUNA cleansing device. LUNA play is a non-rechargeable silicone T-sonic cleansing device that lasts approximately 100 uses with a press of a button on the back.

The soft silicone bristles of LUNA play will scrub away your long travel day, dead skin cells, excess oils and makeup residue, all while keeping any dry patches at bay. Its gentle exfoliation removes the need to pack a scrub, and it comes with a small plastic case to keep it safe once it's air dried.

I know 100 uses for $39 may not seem like a lot right off the bat, but really, it is (seriously, I've had mine for over a year and it's STILL going strong). LUNA play can also be used once the battery has finally died out too!

The FOREO LUNA play comes in a variety of colors and is small enough to toss in a makeup bag...leaving the bulk to another pair of shoes.


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