Must-Pack Holiday Travel Beauty Essentials

Whether your holiday travel plans include a plane, train or automobile, it’s important that your overnight or carry-on bag be stocked with the essential (yet elevated) basics. From protecting yourself against germs and sun exposure to making packing a breeze, these are the must-have holiday travel essentials that you won't want to be without.

Byredo Rinse-Free Hand Wash
Purell is just so bourgeois, n’est pas? But with that said, germs and bacteria are everywhere. No one wants to get sick while on vacation, and just one drop of this luxe hand sanitizer has you covered. Available in Byredo’s most popular scents including the fruity-floral “Suede,” zesty “Vetyver” and peppery “Rose” scents, this fast-absorbing gel instantly refreshes and hydrates skin—making it a must for holiday travel when you don’t have a sink and soap within eyesight.

The Hollywood Silk Solution Pillowcase
Hotel linens can be hit or miss, and there’s never a need for excess rubbing and tugging on your facial skin and hair. The solution: Bring your own pillowcase. Soft, smooth and guaranteed to help you make the most of your beauty sleep, it takes up virtually no precious space in your bag—and we recommend a colored version so you don’t forget it when you’re packing to head home.

Kusshi Makeup Bags
Organization is key when packing for any trip, and this innovative set keeps your makeup and brushes corralled. In addition to the roomy, supple leather cosmetic bag that opens on three sides so you can see everything you brought (and mesh pockets so you can separate your stash) you also get a brush organizer that snaps inside to save even more space. The days of carefully considering which makeup you’ll need while you’re away are over so you can just throw all your favorites in and be on your way.

La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV
It’s easy to lose track of time (and forget to reapply sunscreen) when you’re on the slopes or on the beach and the cocktails are flowing. This waterproof, wearable device can be discreetly clipped to your beach bag, towel or ski gear, where it measures UV rays (as well as pollution, pollen and humidity) to provide you with real-time information and notifications via a smartphone app. Based on the information it gathers (and stores with absolutely no charging necessary), it also provides personalized skincare tips and product recommendations. See it in action here.

Aesop Ginger Flight Therapy
If you need help relaxing while en route to your destination (or even once you get there), this roll-on aromatherapy balm eases stress, travel-induced nausea and jet lag with a blend of ginger root, lavender and geranium essential oils. Simply apply to pulse points (such as the neck, temples, behind the ears and wrists), take a few deep breaths and enjoy the sense of calm.