best summer beauty products for travel

I just returned home from a 3 week stint in Europe and I couldn’t have been happier with the roundup of beauty products I packed. Here’s what made the cut:

best summer beauty travel products and skincare

FACE CLEANSER: Leahlani Tropical Enzyme Cleansing Oil

I wanted to bring something gentle yet effective in removing makeup and dirt that wouldn’t strip my skin of natural oils. Whenever I fly my skin gets incredibly dry, and I needed a cleanser that wouldn’t further dry or irritate my skin. I love Leahlani products because they’re all natural and smell heavenly.

FACE LOTION, DAYTIME: Paula’s Choice Essential Glow Moisturizer

I fell in love with Paula’s Choice a few years ago, when I was really struggling with rosacea. Now that my skin woes have subsided (read how I cured rosacea here), I have switched up the line of Paula’s Choice I use most frequently. Now I am all about keeping my face safe from pollutants and the sun while offering maximum, non greasy, hydration. I love this particular face lotion because it has SPF 30, a little goes a long way, and my makeup glides over it easily. AND it’s packed with 12 antioxidants!

FACE LOTION, NIGHTTIME: Paula’s Choice Nightly Reconditioning

I also favor Paula’s Choice for my overnight lotion. It similarly helps with detoxing the skin from pollution from my long travel days and is full of superfoods that nourish my skin. It’s also light enough that I don’t feel like I’m sleeping in a face mask at night!

SERUM: Ford Wellness Neuro Peptide Serum

In my normal routine at home, I use a daytime and nighttime serum from Ford Wellness. But in an attempt to save on travel space I decided to just bring one serum along. I chose the Neuro Peptide Serum because the growth factor helps provide long lasting moisture while reducing signs of aging. I decided against bringing my retinol serum because I knew I’d be getting a lot of sun and retinol can cause adverse reactions when mixed with prolonged sun exposure.

FACE MASK 1: Joah Skin Polish Gold Peel Off Mask

Truthfully, I brought along this mask mostly because it’s so fun to cover your face in gold. I’m also mildly obsessed with all things kbeauty. I love a good peel off mask to help unclog pores and reveal a smoother complexion, but have found charcoal peel off masks to be too drying.

FACE MASK 2: Leahlani Skincare Superfood Mermaid Mask

This mask is seriously indulgent and I loved that the class container was eco-friendly and easy to pack. If you’re after a nutrient dense all-natural face mask to moisturize and rejuvenate your skin, look no further!


The best serum on the market. Lightweight, all natural, delightful scent and it tames my unruly locks – even after spending a day swimming in the Mediterranean Sea or cruising in a convertible. I keep this stuff on me at all times when traveling to seal my ends and smooth my hair.


I swear by this organic sunless tanner. It glides on a beautiful toasty tan and wears off naturally after 2 showers or swims. I apply it every other day while traveling mixed with equal parts body lotion.

DEODORANT: Wren Naturals, Grapefruit Scent

Once you get over applying deodorant with your fingers, you’re going to love this all natural deodorant. Not only does it work and smell great, the packaging is eco-friendly and compact for travel.

BODY LOTION: Agave Healing Coconut Oil Lotion

This rich lotion is incredibly fragrant and nourishing. And best of all, a little goes a long way. I don’t pack body lotion if I’m only staying at hotels, but this trip was a mix of hotel and airbnb stays, so this tsa approved lotion made the cut.

EYE CREAM: Still Searching

I’m not going to mention the one I packed, because I haven’t found ‘the one’. If you’ve got any good recs for an eye cream that works, I’m all ears (or eyes)!

best all natural skincare products for travel


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  1. this is a great list! like you, i have found my HG eye product. still on the search, but im using the ones i have until i do 🙂

  2. We’ve only been using 3 products this summer – serum, aloe gel, sunblock. So far, it’s been working great!

  3. Why is it so difficult to find a good eye cream? I’m also looking for a good one. Loved your feedback on your picks. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow, how cool was Europe? Sounds like you had all of the perfect products. Nice article!

  5. Lovely List of beauty products. I am also in search of a good eye serum.

  6. This is an awesome list of travel beauty products! I am going to shop and pick a few of these up!

  7. I prefer those small set for the summertime. They are easy to carry around.

  8. Thank you for the tips.

  9. Great list – I too am looking for a good eye cream to purchase.

  10. I definitely agree with these. Especially deodorant and hair serum, I think even if it’s not summer.

  11. Those are a must have.

  12. I could use some of that eye cream right now. I am currently traveling and having a hard time sleeping.

  13. Those were a really great lists of travel beauty product. It is important to stay pretty hile on travel 😉

  14. Bahama Tan is a must try product. I always wanted to try this and I have heard a lot about this before and been looking for this one.

  15. Great recommendations, thank you! I have been looking for a good natural deodorant. I will be sure to try this one.

  16. I love the face cleanser, I think thats a great product to have especially when traveling! -Sondra Barker

  17. OMG YES and YES. Hair serum and a good body lotion is a must.

  18. I agree to all of these. I definitely need a deo during summer and a sunscreen is definitely something that I won’t dare not to use.

  19. Thanks for sharing your recommendations. These beauty products surely will be helpful to many.

  20. Beauty Products save us entire summer! Thanks for great info!!!

  21. Such a relevant and helpful article! Agree with all the items I need for summer. I really need them all. -))

  22. Oh wow! That was totally amazing! Thanks for sharing all of these, very helpful!


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