It’s officially summer travel season, and that means it’s time for a refresher on the best ways to pack your bag for your next getaway, particularly when it comes to the beauty travel essentials you can’t leave home without.
Choosing the perfect looks for those Instagrammable moments is one thing as you narrow down clothes and shoes to fit in your suitcase, but making sure to include the best products for your beauty regimen is another. Especially since it can be easy to forget to plan ahead and snag travel-size versions of your favorite beauty products before it’s time to head out to your flight.
To help step your travel beauty game up, we’re sharing several of our favorite travel-sized products from black-owned beauty brands just in time for the season. From splashes of shimmery powder to the face cleanser you can throw in your purse, take a peek at the five travel-size beauty essentials you need for your next vacay!
Fenty Beauty Minis, Various
If anyone else has a slight Fenty Beauty addiction, meet your problem solver for your next getaway: the travel-size Fenty Beauty buys we can’t get enough of. Grab the Mini Fairy Bomb to powder on some sparkle before you grab cocktails poolside and the Bomb Baby Mini Lip and Face Set to give your lips and face a glow for oceanfront brunching.
Anne’s Apothecary Honey Face Cleanser
Meet the all in one facial cleanser you need to throw in your bag. The Wildflower Honey in Anne’s Apothecary Honey Face Cleanser ($15, Anne’s Apothecary) has natural anti-acne, anti-aging and skin healing benefits. Combined with activated charcoal, this is the perfect all in one deep pore cleanser for any skin type, and de clogs pores, moisturizes, and exfoliates. It’s only 1 oz, so it’s safe to throw in your purse or carry on.
Black Girl Sunscreen
No one wants to be ashy on their vacay (or in life). Shontay Lunay changed the sunscreen game for women of color with Black Girl Sunscreen ($18.99, BlackGirlSunscreen.com) . It’s an SPF 30 sunscreen that became a cult beauty fave thanks to it’s ability to not leave a chalky white residue on black skin like a ton of other sunscreens do. It absorbs quickly, is super moisturizing, and dries clear thanks to its natural formula and ingredients like shea butter, sunflower seed oil, carrot oil and jojoba.
Honey Pot Wash
When you find a wash for your honey pot like this one, you need to take it everywhere. Plus, you never know when you’ll need it. The plant-based feminine hygiene line founded by Beatrice Feliu-Espada cleanses, protects, and balances. The Honey Pot Wash is available in a 2 oz size that is perfect for travel ($7.99, Amazon).
The Black Travel Box Starter Carry-On for Bath and Body
Consider this your all in one travel box for body essentials that you can grab and take with you in your carry on. The Black Travel Box Carry On Starter Box ($32, BlackTravelBox.com) comes with Body Balm, Hair Balm, Butter Mint Lip Balm, the Conditioner Bar, and the Shampoo Bar – all essentials you’ll need to pack in your bag in TSA-approved sizes for your carry on.
Honorable Mentions: Beauty Bakerie Wake and Bake Baking Oil for Face
One application of this facial oil will show you why it’s a cult classic, and exactly what you need when you need a fresh face pick me up on the go. Beauty Bakerie’s Wake & Bake Baking Face Oil ($28, BeautyBakerie.com) features 11 oils that hydrate, protect, and nourish your skin. It absorbs fast, doesn’t make you oily and can be used on your face, skin, hair, nails and lips. It’s hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, and infused with Marula oil, as well as fatty acids like Omega 6 and 9 to give you moisturized, hydrated, and luminous skin. The best part? It’s only .3 oz and you can carry it on.