Best Travel Beauty Products for 2015

Best Travel Beauty Picks for 2015
By Jennifer Degtjarewsky

BODY

Best Travel Sunscreen for Body

WetForce Sunscreen

Shiseido WetForce Ultimate Sun Protection SPF 50
This just-released sunscreen from Shiseido performs like no other. Their unique formula actually increases in strength when coming into contact with water, binding more securely to skin and creating a solid barrier against the sun. It is typical for residue from most sunscreens to ball up in the creases of your skin when you move or sweat, but not here as there is no crumbly residue with increased wear. Shiseido WetForce goes on weightless and those who are especially picky about uncomfortable-feeling sunscreen will happily reach for this blue bottle without regret as the broad-spectrum coverage keeps active skin healthy and sunburn-free. Though, best for body, it can be used on the face should you decide to invest in only one travel sunscreen product.
Price: $40.00
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Runner-Up:
Hampton Sun Continuous Mist SPF 55 – Price: $32.00
An easy-to-use, sunscreen mist that’s both oil-free and good to your skin. Water-resistant, hypoallergenic and formulated with antioxidants and aloe that support skin health. Not intended for face.

Drugstore Pick:
Coppertone Sport Pro Series Continuous Spray SPF 50 – Price: $12.50
This drugstore pick works as good as many of the more expensive department store brands. Also with a continuous mist applicator, you just shake, spray and go. Water and sweat resistant, this sunscreen reliably protects skin from both UVA and UVB rays. Coppertone Sport Pro is also nicely packaged for travel with a swivel lid that locks tightly closed to prevent suitcase mess. A word to the wise… While suitable for face when it comes to most skin types, those with oily complexions may find it feels a little heavy as the day wears on. Those with excess oil may want to opt for both a body and a face-specific sunscreen for optimal comfort.

Best Travel Deodorant

Secret Clinical Strength

Secret Clinical Strength Smooth Solid
When it comes to deodorant, the drugstore wins the day in this category. The introduction of Secret Clinical Strength changed the playing field because one application has you totally covered for 48 hours. The compact applicator contains enough product to get you through two months or more, and it goes on clean preventing any transference to clothing. The sensitive skin, calming aloe formula is the most neutral without any noticeable scent. Go ahead and fly 21 hours from Los Angeles to Fakarava because you won’t make fellow passengers pass out as you lift your luggage out of the overhead bin.
Price: $7.99
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Two additional clinical strength formulas that proved they can power through marathon plane rides: Dove Clinical Protection Original Clean (Price: $8.30) is aluminum-free and contains skin conditioners, while Degree Clinical Protection Summer Strength (Price: $7.20) is the go-to for those with more profuse perspiration.

Best Travel Body Lotion

             Eucerin - Best Travel Beauty Products

Eucerin Professional Repair
This transformative product delivers healthy, youthful-looking skin after a single application, and the results just get better and better with continued use. Even the most itchy, red, flaky skin is healed in a way that is just short of a miracle. The lotion soaks in quickly without any greasy residue, any itching is banished instantly and you are left with a fresh, comfortable-feeling skin that looks teenage dream levels of healthy. Eucerin does this by strengthening the skins moisture barrier with help from Ceramide-3, Gluco-Glycerol and AHA’s in a professional strength formula. A word of caution, Eucerin Professional Repair is the only lotion in the product line that comes in a box, so be mindful not to get it confused with the very similar looking Soothing Repair or Intensive Repair formulas. Also, the mild AHA’s may increase your sensitivity to the sun, so sunscreen is a must for intense sun exposure while using this product. Get ready to see fast results from the best seven bucks you’ll ever spend at a drugstore.
Price: $7.00
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Two other drugstore brands that make skin soft and beautiful without breaking the bank: Long lasting Gold Bond Ultimate Healing (Price: $7.99) takes rough, chapped skin and returns it to health with every application. Cetaphil Daily Advanced Lotion (Price: $13.80) nourishes sensitive skin with its mild formula for 24 hours. It’s especially gentle on skin that’s had too much sun.

Best Travel Body Wash

Korres Japanese Rose Shower Gel

Korres Showergel in Japanese Rose
The scent of delicate Japanese rosebuds lathers up into a joyful wash of silky fragrance. It only takes a little to create big lather allowing you to pack a small amount. Paraben-free, it keeps sensitive skin happy and moisturized. If rosebuds aren’t your thing, this shower gel comes in five other delectable scents including, guava, fig and more.
Price: $19.50
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Runner-Up:
Bliss Lemon + Sage Soapy Suds – Price: $18.00
The bursting lemon scent will wake you up better than a cup of coffee and have you raring to go explore the day. Suds up beautifully, leaving skin soft and happy.

Drugstore Pick:
Eucerin Skin Calming Body Wash – Price: $6.99
Keeps stressed sensitive skin in check in a soap-free formula loaded with Omegas and lipids. Skin feels pampered, balanced and simply clean. Pro Tip: The Eucerin bottle tends to leak when packed. Transferring product to a HumanGear GoToob will get you where you want to go without the mess.

Best Travel Body Oil
    Best Travel Beauty Products - L'Occitane

L’Occitane Almond Smoothing and Beautifying Supple Skin Oil
Wherever you go, it will feel like luxury travel if you are packing L’Occitane Almond Oil. So potent, you can apply it after a shower and the effects will still be there 24 hours later thanks to high quantities of peppermint, palmarosa, and immortelle essential oils. It’s thicker in consistency than most other body oils on the market, which means a little goes a long way. L’Occitane Almond Oil soaks in quickly and skin develops into to fit levels of fabulous in an instant. The warm vanilla and almond scent is also quite delicious.
Price: $42.00
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Runner-Up:
Moroccan Oil Dry Body Oil – Price: $48.00
A luxurious spray-on body oil that makes you look and feel beautiful as it tones and infuses skin with EFA’s and argan, avocado and olive oils. Lightweight, yet deeply moisturizing with a warm buttery scent. This superstar is also paraben-free.

Drugstore Pick:
Neutrogena Light Sesame Body Oil – Price: $10.50
A long-time cult favorite, Neutrogena’s body oil goes on with a soft-feeling light oil that sinks into the skin quickly, leaving behind quenched skin without any oily residue. It makes legs and arms look great in summer shorts, it works to sooth rough cuticles and tackles any rough patches like a star quarterback. The very subtle sesame scent is pleasing without being overpowering and the moisture lasts all day long. Use it alone or with your favorite moisturizer.

HAIR

Best Travel Shampoo

Best Travel Beauty Products

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Brightening Blonde Shampoo
This blonde shampoo is not just for blondes, because it brings out the subtle, natural highlights within every hair color for glossy, happy hair. Most of all, Alterna Blonde shampoo protects color-treated hair and encourages growth by reducing breakage even on the most fragile fine hair. It’s safe for use with extensions too and keeps them looking well hydrated. When it comes to travel, it’s especially brilliant because this shampoo has UVA and UVB broad-spectrum protection keeping every strand beautiful and safe from color-fade.
Price: $36.00
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Runner-Up:
Moroccan Oil Extra Volume Shampoo – Price: $24.00
Every mane comes out of a washing with Moroccan Oil Extra Volume looking full and beautiful. Zero sulfates or phosphates make it safe for daily use on color-treated hair and even on hair extensions, so scrub to your scalps delight. Plus, it’s loaded with lightweight argan oil moisture that your hair will love. It’s even paraben-free. What more could you ask for?

Drugstore Pick:
OGX Anti-Breakage Keratin & Oil Shampoo – Price: $7.99
You won’t have to worry about sun and surf because OGX Anti-Breakage shampoo will coat stressed strands with keratin and argan oil restoring health and vitality. Though a drugstore brand, OGX is getting a lot of buzz and with good reason. All of their formulas are kind to hair and sulfate-free making them safe for color-treated hair.

Best Travel Conditioner

Best Travel Beauty Products

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Brightening Blonde Conditioner
Healthy hair is naturally full of body and Alterna Caviar Blonde Conditioner restores hair to that blissful state of being. Like its companion shampoo mentioned above, this luxurious formula is friend to all shades of color, not just blondes. It cuts any brassiness, brings out natural highlights, conditions deeply and gives hair serious protection from loss of moisture, breakage and environmental stressors. Shelters hair from UVA and UVB damage, protects color and as a bonus is completely extension-safe. With this in your bag, you’ll have happy hair no matter the climate during your travels.
Price: $36.00
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Runner-Up:
Moroccan Oil Extra Volume Conditioner – Price: $25.00
Lightweight moisture never felt so good. This deeply penetrating conditioner, livens up dull hair, detangles like a dream and leaves hair feeling vibrant and irresistibly touchable. Works well as a daily conditioner, but also especially well in situations where hair needs to combat harsh elements that perpetuate dryness.  Like other Moroccan Oil products, it’s paraben-free for sensitive scalps.

Drugstore Pick:
OGX Anti-Breakage Biotin & Collagen Conditioner – Price: $7.99
Hair is full of volume and breakage is banished with OGX Biotin & Collagen Conditioner. Keeps weak spots in the hair shaft filled in with collagen to increase elasticity, which is especially helpful when hair needs to take a ponytail backseat during outdoor adventures. Quick to use, washes away clean and leaves wet hair combable.

Best Travel Hair Treatment

Moroccan Oil Intense Hydration Mask

Moroccan Oil Intense Hydration Mask
The healthier your hair is, the less you have to fuss with it. Which is why hydrated hair is ideal wherever you find yourself along your travels. Moroccan Oil’s Intense Hydration treatment saturates every strand deep down with vital moisture, and it does this without weighing it down. Gives particularly fabulous results for fine hair, as well as any other hair type, including  hair extensions. Liberally distribute throughout wet hair for ten minutes for optimal results and rinse carefully. Upon blow dry, you’ll find color recharged, hair instantly plumped with moisture and naturally lifted with volume. Each treatment lasts for 5-7 days. It’s good for long-term benefits too as it reduces breakage, keeping ends thick and healthy-looking. Try this once and you’ll never want any other hair treatment in your shower.
Price: $34.60
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Runner-Up:
Alterna Caviar 3 Minute Shine Boost – Price: $26.00
You’ll have glossy hair in three minutes as hair is shined and sealed for up to three days. Hair feels texturized and holds style more easily with this moisture-enhancing treatment.

Drugstore Pick:
It’s a 10 Miracle Hair Mask – Price: $32.99
Get ready to be dazzled as this drugstore standout transforms hair to a bouncy, glossy, brilliance. Quenched with moisture, hair holds onto styling with ease and split ends are sealed and unnoticeable. Massage into wet hair for 3-5 minutes for deep conditioning and rinse well. One treatment lasts for several days and each container easily lasts two months or more with regular applications. Perfect as a quick fix for situations where hair is parched by the elements and ends have lost their softness. Plus, it’s color-safe and great for use on hair extensions.

Best Travel Hair Leave-In Conditioner

Alterna Caviar Moisture Milk

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Milk
Dash wet hair with Alterna’s leave-in conditioner to instantly replenish moisture and see vitality from root to tip. Hair plumps up, split ends are sealed, and healthy hair is only a blow dry away. Works great on the beach or at the pool as a detangler, and to help boost moisture levels when sitting in direct sunlight. Dehydrated hair will happily soak up this luxurious leave-in conditioner with glee.
Price: $30.00
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Runner-Up:
Belegenza VirgINity Hair Repair – Price: $30.00
The name says it all as this food-grade, leave-in conditioner penetrates deep to restore hair to a virgin-like state. Even the driest hair is transformed back to health in an instant. Plus, it’s so powerful you only need to use it twice a week, as the benefits last through several shampoos making it ideal for travel. Won’t make hair flat, but it will give you bounce, restored elasticity and mega shine. Hair extension wearers eat this product up. Watch this video to find out why.

Drugstore Pick:
It’s a 10 Leave-In Conditioning Spray – Price: $14.99
This little wonder rivals the expensive department store products and will easily become your go-to for daily, leave-in conditioning. It moisturizes without being heavy, as well as detangles, protects hair and prevents breakage. One thing it does that the others don’t is act as a thermal protectant for heat styling, further guarding your hair from damage. Hair is full of body with loads of shine. Many long-term users even report hair grows faster with daily use because breakage is so dramatically reduced. It’s also brilliant on hair extensions and keeps them looking like new. Pro Tip: If you want to make this formula lighter for detangling and repeat spraying at the beach, create a 50/50 solution with water in a spray bottle. You’ll still see great detangling benefits without wasting surplus product.

Best Travel Hair Powder (Dry Shampoo)

Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo

Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo
The king of the hair powders, this spray-on dry shampoo combats even the most oily hair making it presentable and ready to style. Give the roots a quick blast, wait 30 seconds to dry, then comb through to find all the dirt, oil and gunk soaked up and brushed away. Rene Furterer Dry Shampoo also creates extra volume for fine hair and can work as a quick root lift when needed. While suitable for any hair color, it can even help cover dark roots for blondes. Not overly drying, safe for color-treated hair and adds a fresh scent to unwashed hair. Perfect for any travel that makes a daily shower impossible or when venturing into hot, humid climates. Bag the full-sized canister for long trips and grab the travel size for your carry-on.
Price: $28.00 (Large)
Price: $15.00 (Travel size)
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Runner-Up:
Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Shampoo – Price: $22.00
A pourable hair powder that lets you put product exactly where you need it. Use a little or a lot, it’s up to you with Alterna’s Caviar hair powder blend. The talc-free formula quickly absorbs excess dirt and oil leaving hair clean and full of body. Packaged to travel well, one bottle will last an age as it does not take much product to get the job done on even the dirtiest scalps.

Drugstore Pick:
L’Oréal Paris Blow Dry It Blow Out Longwear Spray
This spray-on dry shampoo smells great, and won’t damage hair or fade color. It rapidly lifts oil and impurities with a quick spray and brush, allowing you to stop worrying about your mane and get on with seeing the sites. Plus, you can’t beat the competitive price.
Price $.4.99

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