I haven’t checked a suitcase in ages; even a couple of years ago when I went to Central America for two weeks, I managed to fit everything I needed into one carry-on. So I’ve gotten pretty adept at locating some truly quality mini-size toiletries, and—continuing on the travel theme of late—thought I’d share my favorites. First up: my favorite perfume, Frederic Malle’s Portrait of a Lady, comes in this nifty diminutive spray-bottle. You can even buy this cool case to put it in.
I’ve written about Davines Oi Oil before: I love it immensely. You put it on after you blow-dry but before you style your hair and it gets rid of frizz and smooths brilliantly.
My other Davines miracle product: All in One Milk, which you apply when your hair is wet. I think my hair has actually changed since I started using this product: it’s so much more manageable, tangle-free and shiny.
I sweat a lot. And I hate scented antiperspirants. So I use Mitchum for men, which helpfully comes in mini sizes. I order them in bulk so I always have one to pop in the suitcase.
For reasons that are not entirely rational, I only exfoliate when I travel: I feel like airplanes are really tough on the pores, and am always in the mood for a deep-cleaning when I get off of one. So I bring along an itsy tube of ExfoliKate, which is really powerful and leaves my skin feeling super-fresh and soft.