If you’re making your holiday wish list and you’re looking for some top beauty products to help you look your best at holiday parties, on vacation or just home with your family you’ll want to check out the list I’ve put together of some of my personal favorites including some cool finds under ten bucks!
I first starting making this list because so many people kept asking me how I’m able to travel around the world as a TV travel and lifestyle correspondent, doing the TV & online TRAVEL THERAPY series, and only take products that fit in my carry-on bag, since I don’t check luggage.
The list below includes my favorite travel friendly products that help me look my best whether I’m on the road and back home, during the holidays or any time of year.
I’m always searching for new items to try so if you have any favorites that have worked well for you I’d love to hear about them!
Top Holiday Survival Beauty Products
Kerstin Florian Rescue Cream
This moisturizer is pure heaven and definitely lives up to its rescue name because no matter how parched my skin feels after a long flight or spending time in a cold, dry climate, this luxurious feeling all weather crème feels so nourishing and comforting I won’t travel without it.
Sjal Saphir Concentrate
I’ve been addicted to the Sjal Skincare line every since I first tried it last year and this newest addition is ideal for travelers battling road weary skin because this weightless anti-aging face oil is infused with energy from Himalayan blue sapphires and aquamarine gemstones to help hydrated, calm and balance your skin. Celebrity make-up artist (clients include Penelope Cruz, Salma Hayek, Katie Holmes, Heidi Klum and Scarlett Johansson) Matthew Van Leeuven agrees saying, “Sjal Saphir Concentrate face oil has become an obsession for me. This amazing oil is a mega-dose of nutrition for the skin. It repairs and regenerates at a deep level.”
Joanna Vargas Rejuvenating Serum & Daily Hydrating Cream
For an on the road luxurious facial experience I turn to celebrity skincare expert Joanna Vargas and her special serums and creams. My travel dehydrated skin drinks up the Rejuvenating Facial like a gift and when followed by the Daily Hydrating Cream I feel completely pampered and renewed.
Kate Somerville Quench
Before a flight I use this ultra hydrating and light facial serum as it helps protect my skin against the not so friendly recycled airplane air and I love that it’s easy to travel with and doesn’t have scent so I can be a considerate flyer.
ESPA 24-Hour Eye Complex
This rich eye cream with Ginkgo Biloba and pure essential oils helps protect, sooth and rejuvenate my skin so I arrive at my destination looking bright eyed and ready to tackle anything.
Lancer Skincare Nourish AM/PM Nourishment
I found the 2oz travel size of this multi-peptide, powerhouse moisturizer, featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, a great go to when you want one delicious facial cream you can use both day and night help nourish and hydrate your skin.
Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Cream-Gel
With my sensitive fair skin this gentle self tanner is the only one I’ve found so far that I trust using on my face and it always leaves me with a healthy, natural glow.
Natura Bisse Diamond Extreme
No jet lagged look for me when I use this powerful hydrating face cream that protects against frequent flying and weather pollution no matter where you may be traveling to.
Jane Iradale Eye Shadow Kit Daytime
This fun small eye shadow kit gets extra points for being compact and including five colors giving you all kinds of make-up combo’s you can try and includes a convenient mirrored compact with an application brush.
Know! Shampoo & Conditioner
This low toxicity color safe combo helps keep my hair shinny and healthy no matter what country I’m in and what water I’m using to wash my hair with.
Oribe Hair Care Impermeable Anti Humidity Spray
Heading to the beach or a humid climate the purse size of this Oribe product is perfect for helping to keep your hair polished anytime, anywhere. Also fun to try Oribe’s Collection Travel Set, that comes in 7 slim packettes that will fit into any carry on.
Favorite Travel Beauty Product Gift Ideas
Kerstin Florian Beach Bag Essentials
I love this fun travel friendly bag of goodies that includes my favorite Sun Protection SPF 30 for face and body, the rich Multi-Vitamin Day Cream SPF 30, Neroli Water, Lavender Body Spray and a special balm that’s ideal for soothing your travel weary feet.
Jane Iredale Chocoholicks
This yummy compact with four irresistible chocolate-y shades of hydrating lip gloss is chic and easy to travel with and is even gluten free.
Deborah Lippmann Fast Track Manicure Essentials
For quality do it yourself manicures the road this handy kit offers five mini nail treatments including cuticle remover, cuticle oil, primer, base coat and a quick dry top coat.
Sonia Kashuk Cosmetic Bags
Fashionable, functional and affordable Sonia Kashuk’s collection of cosmetic and travel bags, available exclusively at target, are ideal to help keep you organized on the go.
Cool Travel Beauty Products Under $10
Yes Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes
The compact travel size towelettes make it a snap to refresh on the go and you get 30 for just $5.99.
Yes to Carrots Sweet Fig Lip Butter SPF 15
Love the texture of this lip balm with Shea Butter, vitamin E and Zinc Oxide and that it includes SPF15. $3.49
Topshop Nail Varnish Remover
The small chic packing of these soft nail polish remover pads makes it ideal and easy for travelers wanting to keep their nails looking their best. $3.00