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Travel-sized essentials from Sephora to fill your Dopp kit

From sunscreen to face wash.

Rachel Chang
By Rachel ChangMar 13, 2023 3 minutes read
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Is it a bit indulgent to curate your whole toiletry kit from Sephora? Maybe. Will it make you feel extra special on vacation to have mini versions of your favorite skincare and beauty items? Absolutely.

There are more than 2,700 Sephora locations in 35 countries, so you’ll be able to pick up your favorite night cream or can’t-live-without lip balm even if it was left behind. But if you're planning ahead for an upcoming trip, head online, where you'll find more than 340 brands and more than 45,000 products, ensuring you’ll be able to snag exactly what you need to glow all vacation long.

Sephora makes it easy to find mini must-haves thanks to a special tag on its site for travel-sized items. Once you curate your personalized carry-on-friendly toiletry kit, you can use those travel-sized bottles as refillable TSA-approved containers to top up before each getaway.

Skincare

Dermalogica Mini Special Cleansing Gel

$13

Dermalogica Mini Special Cleansing Gel

A reliable longtime name in the industry, Dermalogica makes your skin’s health its top priority with all of its products. This soap-free vegan cleanser is made for all skin types, with a gel formula to treat both dryness and oiliness. Lavender extract calms the skin while soapbark tree extract naturally cleanses.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream

$24

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream

No matter what conditions you face on your travels, Kiehl’s all-purpose moisturizing cream will keep your skin hydrated. The scent-free, lightweight formula relieves both dryness and dullness, and helps to smooth uneven texture. Bonus: The 0.95-ounce container makes for easy refilling.

Tatcha Indigo Overnight Repair

$22

Tatcha Indigo Overnight Repair

This overnight serum-as-cream from Tatcha features a mix of Japanese indigo extract to calm irritated skin, mondo grass root for a more radiant glow, and hyaluronic acid and ceramides to lock in hydration.

Supergoop! 100% Mineral SPF Starter Kit

$29

Supergoop! 100% Mineral SPF Starter Kit

This sampler trio from Supergoop! includes some of its top products in miniature, so you can shield every bit of your skin from the rays. For the face, Sheerscreen offers a natural finish and Mattescreen creates a pore-free look, while the Play lotion can be used all over the body.

Tower 28 Beauty SOS Daily Rescue Facial Spray

$12

Tower 28 Beauty SOS Daily Rescue Facial Spray

On long plane rides, a little facial spritz can go a long way to combating dryness and irritation. The hypochlorous acid in this pH-balancing spray from Tower 28 keeps redness at bay while soothing sensitive skin.

Makeup

It Cosmetics Mini Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer

$13

It Cosmetics Mini Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer

With full coverage and a natural finish, this concealer can all but erase jet lag-induced under-eye bags and help cover any pesky blemishes that may arise. The cream formula won’t crack or crease, plus it’s waterproof (and sweat-proof!) and designed to last through the entire day.

ILIA Fullest Volumizing Mascara

$13

ILIA Fullest Volumizing Mascara

With provitamin B5 to promote thicker-looking lashes, this long-lasting mascara is an expert at both curling and volumizing. It’s also ophthalmologist-tested and safe for sensitive eyes and contact wearers.

Valentino Mini Rosso Lipstick

$25

Valentino Mini Rosso Lipstick

The finishing touch to any look is in the lips. A classic red, like this fiery hue from Valentino, is a travel bag must-have to punch up any look, night or day.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette

$30

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette

You can't go wrong with Rihanna. Choose from Fenty Beauty's six eyeshadow palettes, each with six shades, and snap them together to create your perfect travel-sized color scheme, ranging from matte to shimmer finishes.

Haircare

Oribe Hair Alchemy Shampoo and Conditioner

from $20

Oribe Hair Alchemy Shampoo and Conditioner

This award-winning shampoo and conditioner is known for its power to strengthen all hair types and textures to help ensure you’re not dealing brittle stands and breakage while you’re traveling.

Pattern by Tracee Ellis Ross Curl Cocktail Hair Set

$27

Pattern by Tracee Ellis Ross Curl Cocktail Hair Set

Hotel products definitely won’t do the job for curly hair. This trio of hair care products from the Black-ish actress contains all the essentials for wavy, curly, and coily hair, including leave-in conditioner, styling cream, and curl gel.

Sephora Collection SC x Wetbrush Mini Detangler Hair Brush

$7

Sephora Collection SC x Wetbrush Mini Detangler Hair Brush

This mini brush specializes in ridding knots in both wet and dry hair, but also serves as a pint-sized all-purpose styling tool that treats hair gently.

Toiletry Bags

Sephora Collection Pack It All Organizer

$45

Sephora Collection Pack It All Organizer

This sturdy makeup bag keeps all the essentials organized with two removable cubes, plus a zippered pouch and loops for holding brushes and tubes, making it easy to customize to fit your personalized set of products.

Sephora Collection Hanging Makeup Organizer

$35

Sephora Collection Hanging Makeup Organizer

This portable zip-around bag is simple to zip up and tote around, thanks to a built-in hook to hang the entire case up. Plus it checks all the right boxes with vegan leather and multiple pockets.

Sephora Collection 3-Piece Travel Pouch Set

$12

Sephora Collection 3-Piece Travel Pouch Set

Organize your items as you see fit with this set of reusable, multi-sized EVA zip-pouches, transparent enough to see exactly what’s inside. The rubber-like material is also waterproof, so stray sink splashes are no problem.

Rachel Chang
Travel and pop culture journalist Rachel Chang started her editorial career nearly two decades ago chasing celebrities as a magazine editor (Us Weekly, J-14, CosmoGIRL!). Along the way, she also started chasing passport stamps and is now a freelance journalist and editor, contributing regularly to Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure and editing Most Amazing Places magazines for Centennial Media. She has also written for Lonely Planet, Washington Post, New York Times for Kids, Wall Street Journal, and Airbnb Magazine.