Under 100ml need only apply
Why is it that despite it being the rule since 2006, some people always get caught out at airport security and have their super spenny fragrance, most trusted sun cream or favourite shampoo binned right in front of their eyes. Why is it that the 100ml rule still flummoxes so many? Luckily, brands are more clued up and have rather handily created travel kits that have everything we could possibly want or need when we’re away in teeny tiny little bottles.
Maybe the issue is that more and more of us are booking with budget airlines that charge for checking a bag in, so we’re all trying to fit entire bathroom cabinets into our hand luggage. Whatever the reason, those airport security workers aren’t budging on the rules so we have to stick to under 100ml. Cult Beauty recently launched a whole new ‘minis’ category onto their site, with pocked-sized skincare, haircare, and makeup products from favourite brands such as Drunk Elephant, Sunday Riley and Hourglass.
You might actually be one of those super organised packers who decants their products into tiny plastic bottle in advance (FYI Muji have an incredible selection – from spray bottles and tubes, to tiny pots and cases). If you not an accomplished traveller, do look at our holiday packing tips as we might just save you some space and money (those excess baggage charges are a bitch) and our long haul flight advice.
So what are you waiting for? With news such as this big British Airways sale, this airline now serves Nandos aboard and Cult Beauty launching a mini shop there’s never been a better time to book a holiday.
Here’s our roundup of the best beauty travel kits around, so that you can smugly place your bag on the conveyor belt without fear of losing any beauty bits.
Over the next month, you can pick up some of Space NK's best hero products curated into perfect travel kits. This holiday heroes kit is ideal for making the most of bronzed, sun-kissed skin and beachy, loose waves. Pick up your favourites before the 16th August.
Don't forget about your hair. This has everything you could possibly need to all kinds of styles.
Not only is this a really incredible skincare travel kit, but it's an excellent way for you to try out their products before investing in the full sized.
A bit of a spenny one this, but when you're away you don't want to scrimp on your skincare.
Here's one way of saving space in your hand luggage, rather than bottle of serums, use sheets masks and gels instead. This set will have you sorted the entire time you're in the air.
An ideal bank holiday set - complete with mini deo!
Decanting fragrance is a logistical nightmare, so don't bother. Take one of these kits with you instead - there are six vials to choose from and it'll have you sorted for your time away.
Sleeping on a long-haul flight is near on impossible, unless you're sat in Business or First class. This Works just made things easier with their 50ml Sleep Power Nap Spray and inflatable neck pillow, with a built in hood.
A complete head to toe travel kit with five of the brand's bestselling products - face cleanser, moisturiser, hand cream, shower gel and body lotion.
Ren are smashing it at the moment when it comes to sustainability and this 100% recycled bag comes with six deluxe travel-sized products for the skin and body.
A total bargain - some of Caudalie's best products all for under £15.
Net-A-Porter's beach kit has everything to make sure that your skin and hair routines don't suffer whilst you're away, AM to PM. From Oribe's Nourishing Hair Oil, to Dr Sebagh's Rose de Vie Serum, this chic black case is filled with cult classics.
Aesop's travel kits have always been reliable and this year's offerings are no different. Their Departure kit covers all bases for in-flight beautification - including a hydrating face mask and their famous mouthwash - and their Arrival set sorts you out once you get to your destination.
Sometimes, less is more, and this waterproof duo is everything you need if you don't want your make-up to sweat all over the place or fancy keeping it on in the pool.