Which Beauty Products Should I Pack for my Next Vacation?

TriHex Preview Regimen | ALASTIN Skincare

Must-Have Beauty Travel Essentials

Packing light is easier said than done.

Some are masters at it (enter: Katey Howley of the Minimalist Wardrobe and Holly Goes Light, an expert lifestyle minimalist we can all aspire to!). In fact, if you’re looking for real inspiration, check out her recent post on How to Pack for a Weekend Getaway: 1 tote bag, 6 pieces, 10 outfits.

How to Pack for a Weekend Getaway | The Minimalist Wardrobe

Source: The Minimalist Wardrobe

But what about your beauty stash? This conundrum often poses an extra element of complexity, particularly if you’re getting on a flight. As many of your beauty products are liquids, you have to consider the TSA regulations, let alone the fact that liquids can quickly add weight to your carry-on and who wants to lug around a heavy bag when you’re trying to look effortless travel-chic?

Travel Beauty Essentials

Chic Woman Traveling | ALASTIN Skincare

Source: Away

As a refresher, and handy reference, here are the TSA rules for liquids.

 TSA liquid requirements | ALASTIN Skincare

Source: TSA.com

So, challenge extended.

It can be done, trust us! To start, here are our tips for toiletries that are worthy of making the cut:

  • Toothbrush + toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo bar (haven’t heard of these? check out Elle’s list of the best shampoo bars on the market, great for travel!)
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers and/or nail file
  • Contacts + solution
  • Hairbrush
  • Floss
  • Face wipes (we love these from NuFACE because they are individually packed so you can easily stash 3-4 in your bag and they are multipurpose as a makeup remover, cleansing, and exfoliating face wipe)
  • Hand sanitizer

Toiletries, check.

Now we acknowledge that there is a wide range of perspectives on what are the must-haves to travel with when it comes to makeup and cosmetics, so we’re going to stick to the basics and let you build from there based on your personal preference and style.

Makeup Travel Essentials:

  • Mascara
  • Black Eyeliner
  • Face powder or foundation
  • Blush
  • Chapstick or lip gloss/stick

When it comes to your skincare however, it should not take a vacation. Even when you’re on vacation.

Enter the ALASTIN Skincare TriHex Preview Regimen, the perfect travel-friendly skincare that is both TSA-friendly and includes all of ALASTIN Skincare’s best-selling products designed to help your skin restore its natural ability to produce new, healthy collagen and elastin, even on the go!

Travel Skincare Must-Haves: TriHex Preview Regimen

Beautiful woman with glowing skin | ALASTIN Skincare

Designed to remove, rebuild, and replenish, only the ALASTIN Skincare TriHex Technology® helps to remove aged proteins, rebuild collagen and elastin, and replenish the skin for optimal rejuvenation.

Featuring our best-selling serum, Restorative Skin Complex, and accompanied by our top-rated Gentle Cleanser, Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer, and finally our can-barely-keep-it-in-stock sunscreen the HydraTint Pro mineral Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36.

Together this skincare regimen can keep your bags light, but also keep you on track for glowing skin. And the results are real!

Skincare Before & After, TriHex Preview Regimen | ALASTIN Skincare

Female, age 48 used Restorative Skin Complex twice daily (AM and PM).

In fact, studies showed a 25% smoother skin surface in as little as 8 weeks1. Check out more of our stunning before and after skincare results on our website.

Another nice feature of the new TriHex Preview Regimen is that it includes a convenient travel size cosmetic bag for safekeeping and organization. Plus, all of the skincare products in this regimen are paraben-free, cruelty-free, and gluten-free!

We know that travel-planning and preparation can be overwhelming so we’ve organized this travel beauty checklist for you to save and use for your next trip; just right click on the image below and hit "save"!

Beauty Travel Essentials Checklist | ALASTIN Skincare


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1Evenness parameter measures skin texture, pore size, and wrinkles.

Article Reviewed by Wendy Johnson
Wendy Johnson

Vice President, Marketing

Wendy Johnson brings to Alastin Skincare over 22 years of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and aesthetics industry experience in various sales, training, marketing and thought leader development roles.

After spending 10 years in gastroenterology at Tap Pharmaceuticals and Prometheus Laboratories, with sales and marketing oversight for in-line and pre-launch products, Mrs. Johnson transitioned to an aesthetic career at SkinMedica in 2004. While there, she was responsible for marketing one of the top 2 branded prescription hydroquinones, launching a leading branded low potency steroid, and oversight of the acne franchise line extensions.

In 2010, Wendy joined Merz North America where she developed and managed the Physician Relations department in support of injectable, topical and device business units under Medical Affairs, before transitioning into managing a Regional Aesthetics Marketing team.

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