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On the fly: Best travel-friendly beauty products


While you may have your daily (and nightly) beauty regime down pat, travel can throw it into a tailspin. From carry-on size restraints to space constraints, beauty products can often be left behind. Not with this packing list! Stock your bags with these must-have beauty finds.

serumFlash dance
Ginseng, vitamin E, maca root and grapeseed oil pack a powerful punch in this flash serum. Apply morning and night to give your skin an instant, natural, luminous glow — just what the dermatologist ordered after a moisture-zapping flight across multiple time zones. NSPA Radiating Flash Beauty Serum, $13.97, at Walmart.

Oil change
Soothe a sunburn, banish itch from bug bites, soothe skin after shaving, soften heels and elbows, condition lips and hydrate cuticles to make your manicure last your entire vacation. Do we really need to go on? Bio-Oil, $12.99, at retailers across Canada.

Wash n’ go
This set of two machine-washable black cloths removes makeup, oils and the pollutants of the day — with water alone, so there’s no need to bring eye makeup remover. The super-soft material is gentle even around your eyes, and the travel pouch makes it easy to toss a wet cloth in your purse. Sephora Collection Black Magic Set of 2 Makeup Remover Cloths, $15, at Sephora.

Wipe out
Freshen up on the flight, then pop these wipes in your beach bag. Coconut water and kukui nut combine to cleanse while they hydrate. Plus, they’re compostable, so you don’t have to worry about finding a garbage bin on the go. Yes to Coconuts Cleansing Wipes, $9.99, at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Makeup shakeup
This sequined collector’s case is filled with more than 30 eye shadows, plus blush, bronzer, highlighter, mascara and a travel-size brush and mirror. The take-away palette can be slipped into your carry-on for on-the-go touchups and the case can be emptied to double as an evening clutch. Tarte Light of the Party Collector’s Makeup Case, $71, at Sephora.

Flying is dehydrating (have we already mentioned that?). Pack one of these single-use masks into your carry-on and apply it on an overnight flight — or save it until you get to your hotel room for a moisture-packed rejuvenation session. THEFACESHOP MasCream Sheet features four masks to either brighten, nourish, firm or moisturize, $5, at stores nationwide or thefaceshop-america.com.

Dry spell
Why should you have bad hair on vacation? This kit supplies everything you’ll need to have good hair days every day of your trip. The nanolonic dryer reduces frizz while drying hair fast, the hair clips section hair, the round ceramic brush creates smooth waves, the shower cap is terry-lined to absorb steam and prevent frizz so you can keep your style for days, while the Hot Toddy Heat & UV Protectant and Triple Sec 3-in-1 protect, texturize and refresh hair in travel-size bottles. Dry Bar Peace on Earth, Good Hair to All – The Perfect Blowout Kit, $248, at Sephora.

Chantel Guertin is a beauty expert on The Marilyn Denis Show, editor-at-large at TheKit.ca and bestselling author. Visit her website at www.chantelguertin.com and follow her on Twitter @chantelguertin.

Date Added: November 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

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