Your Beauty Product Travel Guide

Summer is still in full effect! Whether you have an upcoming trip coming up or you’re planning one for next season, a problem you will come across is getting all of your beauty products through TSA! The CGS Team came across an awesome article on Byrdie that shares a few hacks for getting your beauty products through airport security without hassle. The tips were so good, we had to share with the CGS community! Check out the beauty product travel hacks below.

#1: Trade Aerosols for Powders

“Traveling sans dry shampoo is impossible. Traveling sans aerosol dry shampoo isn’t. Swap your usual aerosol can for an equally effective and TSA-friendly powder dry shampoo like Verb’s Dry Shampoo ($14).”

#2: Trade Liquids for Powders

“Think face wash means a big, bulky bottle (3.4 ounces+) of liquid? Think again. Skip liquids and choose powder cleanser. Bonus: Honest Beauty’s cleanser come in handy, individually packaged packets. You can also trade your liquid sunscreen for powder.”

#3: Trade Liquids for Solids

“Anything you can’t get in powder form, you can find in solid form. Choose solid perfumes like Elizabeth and James’s Nirvana Black and bar cleansers. And if you’re not into powder sunscreen, you can get that in solid form, too.” Check out the Beauty Bars article for a few great bar soaps!

#4: Consolidate What You Can’t Swap

“When you’ve run out of swaps, consolidate your must-haves into tiny, travel-friendly containers. Enter: the contact lens case. Fill one side with serum and the other with lotion, and you’re set for the week.”

#5: Save Your Samples

“Most beauty counters have samples of skincare products—don’t be afraid to ask. And if they don’t have samples of what you need, you can ask one of the associates to make you a sample of your favorite product. The cast members at Sephora do this all the time (it’s a great way to test new foundations, too).”

#6: Go Multipurpose

“Streamline your makeup bag by choosing multi-tasking products like Wander Beauty’s On-The-Glow Blush and Illuminator ($42). You get blush, bronzer, and luminizer all in one convenient stick. This works for powder formulas, too. Just pick contour palette or even a marbled pressed powder.”

#7: Pack a Balm

“Speaking of multitasking beauty, bring your balm. Cleanse, remove makeup, moisturize, shave, and more—do it all with the balm of your choice. We happen to love One Love Organics’s Skin Savior Waterless Beauty Balm ($49).”

#8: Use Wipes

“Makeup removing wipes, cleansing wipes, self-tanning wipes, nail polish removing wipes ($4), even deodorant wipes—you can get it all in towelette form now.”

#9: Hoard Miniatures

“Mini anything and everything is a TSA dream. Sephora’s On-the-Fly section is a great place to stock up on baby versions of everything from mascara to face masks. We hoard these Traveler Strengthening Base & Top ($8) from Côte. Paint your nails before you leave and this little guy is all you’ll need. A cuticle oil pen will also help keep your manicure looking fresh without taking up precious space.”

#10: Pack Bars

“Did you know you can get shampoo in bar form? Yes, Lush has thought of everything. Choose from 12 varieties, and you’re set for 80 on-the-go washes without taking up an inch of 3-1-1 space.”

#11: Stock Up on One-Time Use Products

“Sheet masks were made for travel. As were mask pods and all single-serve beauty treatments.”

#12: Mask Before You Leave

“Better yet, mask before you leave. Apply a thin layer of a skin-perfecting, moisturizing mask, allow it to absorb inflight and arrive with glowing, hydrated skin.”

#13: Bring Your Own Pillowcase


“And finally, to protect your beauty strands and skin, sleep on silk. You wake up to smooth skin and frizz-free tresses, which means fewer products in the long run. Slipsilk Pure Silk Pillowcase ($79) is the gold standard in silk pillowcases. They also make an eye mask ($39) for optimal inflight sleeping comfort.”

As seen on How to Get All Your Beauty Essentials Through TSA by Byrdie


Never leave home without your beauty necessities again! Do you have any tips for packing beauty products when traveling? Have you ever had an incident with TSA because of your products? Leave a comment below to share your thoughts!

-The CGS Team



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