Traveling is fun – when you’ve finally reached your destination, that is. The actual packing, hauling luggage, sitting in cramped airplane seats for hours and waiting, waiting, waiting? Not so fun. Hence this list of some excellent travel products that will make the whole process a lot easier and much less stressful. We’ve also included some beauty products for when you’re feeling exhausted and want to freshen up and catch that second wind. There’s nothing like a reviving, minty balm to awaken the senses, especially as all the stressors of the traveling process pile one atop the other. Check out our curated picks and embark on your next getaway with peace of mind.
These kits are available for oily, dry and combination skin types. They include a cleanser, face scrub, toner, moisturizer, mask, facial mist and exfoliating crème in travel-friendly sizes that will keep your skin glowing and hydrated during any long or short flight (the one for oily skin also includes a blemish serum).
That cabin air does your skin absolutely no favors. Take a break in the airplane bathroom to cleanse with the Cucumber Milk Facial Cleanser and hydrate with the Sweet Almond Face Moisturizer for that refreshing feeling, especially after you’ve woken up from a nap. It can feel great to primp a little bit right before the plane lands too, so you look revived for your destination. The products in these kits are free of sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrances and colors and mineral oil, and are never tested on animals.
Let’s be real, hotels rarely have any quality, natural beauty products. The best you can hope for is a bar of soap and some tiny bottles of questionable shampoo and conditioner that isn’t made for every type of hair texture. That’s why LATHER’s Fly Away Kit is such a godsend. It features travel-friendly sizes of some of our most popular and best formulations so that both your hair and skin can benefit. The Mint Thyme Hair Wash will cleanse your tresses while also offering a burst of minty freshness to wake you up in the morning. The Lavender Lime Moisturizer will calm and hydrate to keep skin nourished and replenished, eliminating all signs of exhaustion and stress. An unscented lip balm is included to make sure your lips never succumb to dryness, especially in hot, dry locales. And everything fits into a clear zippered pouch to make going through security a breeze.
This is a reusable silicone storage bag perfect for packing healthy snacks, including fruit and veggies, while you’re on-the-go. Having your own healthy snacks at hand will also ensure you’re not stuck buying greasy chips or sugary gummy treats from the vending machine. These bags are also great because they eliminate the need for single-use plastics that are polluting the planet at warp speed. Stasher bags are microwave and dishwasher-safe, durable and reusable and fridge-friendly.
Of course you can’t take your own water on an airplane (isn’t it convenient that they force you to buy plastic water bottles after you’ve gone through security?), but you can fill it up with water after security to stay hydrated during the flight. Stale, recycled cabin air sucks all the moisture from your skin, and it’s important to replenish yourself. You can also take this ultra-chic, Teflon-coated, Italian-designed water bottle that can withstand any adventure with you as you traipse along the narrow streets of Paris or go hiking in Costa Rica. It’s truly perfect for any situation, and will break your reliance on plastic bottles.
This is an aromatherapy balm to energize your tired spirits while reviving the senses thanks to a variety of delightful and soothing scents. Rosemary and clary sage help give a boost of stimulation, while eucalyptus and spearmint offer refreshment for when you’re feeling beat. With its zesty citrus scent, mandarin orange helps uplift sagging morale when you’re especially tired after a long trek. This balm can further be used to hydrate and protect dry skin. To use, apply a small amount under the nose, along your temples and on your wrists to surround yourself with this lovely bouquet.
You may not have heard of packing cubes, but if you have, you know that they make packing a breeze. Want to separate your unmentionables from, well, everything else? Or have a separate area for your casual clothes and more dressy wares? Packing cubes make all that possible with ease. And, no more scrambling around and tossing clothes around to find that one item. Packing cubes making packing simple, stress-free and super organized. The best part is that they are made of recycled polyester fabric derived from plastic bottles. A great way to make packing more efficient, save space and do something good for the planet, considering traveling is already responsible for a large carbon footprint. Definitely give these a try.