Packing light: Travel skincare for him + her

Title I’m fortunate that I get to travel pretty often.

It seems like very month I’m jetting off to some place (unfortunately I don’t get to go to hot places very often though..) and because of this, I’ve mastered the art of the travel makeup and skincare bag.

I’ll be honest, I hate packing, and I hate unpacking even more. Because of this I have dedicated bags full of products already ready to go. I don’t need to unpack or repack once I load or unload my suitcase, I just toss it under my sink.  Since space is a must in any suitcase, it’s wise to maximize how much you have.

I have minis of shampoo and conditioner, hair products (split-end tamer and serum is a must), as well as a dedicated travel toothbrush and toothpaste, mini deodorant, and travel perfumes.  But what about skincare? Recently, when I was in Toronto last week I actually packed something new.  The Mereadesso Travel Ease Kit, which retails for $45 at, is so small that you can even toss it in your purse.  The kit comes with a 12 ml of the All-in-One Moisturizer, which works as a day cream, eye cream, night cream, serum and primer, which is a lifesaver when you need some extra room.  Also included is a 12 ml of the P, which is a non-foaming all-in-one makeup remover, mask, scrub, and toner that will even take off the most stubborn mascara, as well as a specially designed cleaning cloth and reusable pouch.


I was a bit sceptical about this as the packaging said to basically work the cleanser into your face, and then with the damp cloth, work the product into your skin.  The cloth also helps remove your makeup, and it did a pretty good job of doing it. These three items were really all I needed to get off a day’s worth of makeup (and even a night’s).

Since I was travelling with my boyfriend for the weekend, I tossed the Jack Black Jet Set Traveller Kit in his suitcase.  Jack Black is a pretty renowned men’s brand, so I knew these products would go over well.


Housed in a plastic zip pouch, this set contains pretty generous sizes of the Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleaner, the Double-Duty Face Moisturizer (it also has an SPF, which was a total plus for my BF), and the Supreme Cream for shaving. Jack Black products are free from parabens, sulphates, colorants, and synthetic fragrance. This kit retails for $33 and is available from Sephora or

Travelling can sometimes be a pain for your skin, so I highly recommend tossing some good-quality products into your bag.  Just make sure they are small ones, you’ll need the room for all the things you’ll be bringing back! 😉

What are your travel skincare essentials?

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