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Sure, you can pour, measure, and squish your usual skin care and beauty products into flimsy travel bags and bottles. But why not just grab and go with something that’s already the perfect size?

Travel-size picks are also a great way to test out new-to-you products without paying the full-size price tag. You may be surprised how long these little guys can last you.

Check out our collection of travel-size picks before you take off on your next trip.

To make this list, we looked for products with good reviews and prioritized picks that have natural ingredients. We also included some products that Healthline editors use and love.

Each product is also under the 3-ounce (oz.) TSA limit — meaning there’s no fussing required.

Pricing guide

  • $ = under $10
  • $$ = $10–$20
  • $$$ = over $20

Best travel-size face wash

CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser

  • Price: $
  • Size: 3 oz.

If you’re looking for a basic, inexpensive cleanser, you’ve found it. This one is made with hydrating hyaluronic acid.

It’s also fragrance-free, making it a great pick for those with sensitive or dry skin. It’s even been given the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance.

Online reviewers are mostly happy with this mini cleanser. They shout out the product’s hydrating benefits and ability to remove makeup.

Best travel-size oil cleanser

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

  • Price: $$
  • Size: 2.3 oz.

If you haven’t tried oil cleansing yet — a method that’s good for removing makeup and being kind to sensitive skin — this travel-size option is a good place to start.

The cleanser promises to tackle makeup (including waterproof mascara), sunscreen, and daily grime, leaving no residue behind after rinsing. It’s a favorite for many with rave reviews.

You won’t find any fragrance, colorants, or parabens in this bottle, by the way.

Added bonus: This product is also said to work well for cleaning makeup brushes.

Best travel-size face moisturizer

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration

  • Price: $$
  • Size: 2 oz.

This hydrating cream is a good little quencher for thirsty, sensitive skin. It’s made with colloidal oatmeal, which is thought to be especially helpful for dry, itchy skin.

One of our editors is a big fan of how well this cream moisturizes. Reviewers seem to agree, although some think it’s a bit pricey for the size.

Best travel-size face serum

Beekman 1802 Milk Drops Probiotic Ceramide Serum

  • Price: $$$
  • Size: 0.5 oz.

This serum is packed with skin-happy ingredients, like ceramides, squalane, and hyaluronic acid.

It also offers a blend of goat milk, milk probiotic, and colostrum, which is said to mirror the skin’s natural barrier to help retain a healthy microbiome and lessen dullness and dryness.

It also works to help balance discoloration, manage oily skin, and clear pores.

P.S. This is a good choice for sensitive skin, since it’s non-irritating and fragrance-free.

Best travel-size toner

Thayers Witch Hazel Toner, Cucumber

  • Price: $
  • Size: 3 oz.

Non-drying and alcohol-free, this cost-friendly toner uses aloe vera and witch hazel extract to help naturally cleanse and soothe skin.

Thayers also says this toner contains vitamin C to reduce puffiness and irritation and antioxidants to battle clogged pores.

It seems to be a go-to pick for reviewers. Many say they love the smell, nothing that it’s refreshing. Others say they notice how well it removes makeup, especially at the low price point.

Best travel-size face mask

Biossance Squalane + Glycolic Renewal Mask

  • Price: $$$
  • Size: 1.01 oz.

Vacation is a great time to get your mask on. Kick back with this mini pick, which uses chemical and physical exfoliants to remove dead skin.

The 10-minute mask promises to gently polish, soften, and smooth skin. Since it contains squalane and hyaluronic acid, it also hydrates and plumps.

The majority of reviewers enjoy this mask, while a small number point out that it contains microbeads for exfoliation. This seems unnecessary to some reviewers, since the mask already contains chemical exfoliants for removing dead skin.

This mask is also nontoxic, vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and synthetic fragrance-free.

Best multi-purpose travel-size product

Kopari Coconut Melt Mini

  • Price: $$
  • Size: 2.5 oz.

Coconut oil lovers rejoice. Beloved for its multi-purpose benefits, this high-end product is a fan-favorite for its quality and versatility — you can use it on your skin or hair.

It works as an all-over body moisturizer, eye makeup remover, hair mask, shaving cream, under-eye cream, and more. You can use it in the bath, too — just be careful, since the tub can become slippery afterward.

Reviewers especially love how the Coconut Melt treats their hair, but they admit it’s a steep price point.

This product is free of sulfates, parabens, and silicone.

Best travel-size set

cocokind Mini Essentials Bundle

  • Price: $$
  • Size: 0.5 oz.

This set is a great opportunity to test out cocokind, a beauty brand that uses natural ingredients and has a high level of commitment to sustainability.

The bundle includes mini versions of the Oil To Milk Cleanser, Texture Smoothing Cream, and Resurfacing Sleep Mask. The products promise to be gentle, feel lightweight, and hydrate while promoting a smooth, even-looking skin tone.

It’s tough to find any less-than-happy reviews on this mini set.

Best travel-size makeup

Mad Hippie Starter Pack

  • Price: $$$

Instead of trying to round up TSA-friendly makeup from your full-size collection, you can test out Mad Hippie makeup with their ready-to-travel starter pack.

With this set, you choose a shade of concealer, cheek and lip tint (dual-purpose to take up less space), and eye pencil. You also get a black mascara and eyelash curler.

The products use eco-friendly packaging that uses sustainably harvested sugarcane bioresin tubes, glass tubs, and bamboo lids. Plus, these items come in a cute makeup pouch.

These are all mineral tinted, made without animal testing, and are free of parabens and phthalates.

Best travel-size shampoo and conditioner

Ethique Hair Minis

  • Price: $
  • Size: 0.53 oz.

These are solid shampoo and conditioner bars, which won’t take up space in your liquids bag if you’re travelling.

The minis are eco-friendly, palm-oil-free, sulfate-free, silicone-free, sustainable, and formulated for a variety of hair types.

One of our editors — who has 2c/3a curly hair — is a fan of the Heali Kiwi Mini, which is gentle but effective at getting out any hair product from the day before.

Best travel-size deodorant

Native Deodorant Mini, Coconut & Vanilla

  • Price: $
  • Size: 0.35 oz.

This cruelty-free natural deodorant is cost-friendly and long-lasting. It’s made with coconut oil to help it glide on smoothly. It also has a sweet, tropical scent.

One bummer: This deodorant can leave white marks on clothes (a common deodorant sin).

Also, if you have sensitive skin, be aware that the formula includes baking soda, which can be irritating for some people.

Best travel-size sunscreen

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen

  • Price: $$
  • Size: 3 oz.

This mineral sunscreen is reef-safe, good for sensitive skin, paraben-free, and fragrance-free.

Amazon reviewers are impressed with how well it works, even on acne-prone skin.

It’s a little pricey for a travel-size, but, overall, it seems worth the splurge. One of our editors swears by this sunscreen, saying it stays put during activity and doesn’t irritate her skin.

Travel-size skin care and beauty products are convenient, TSA-friendly, and often a good chance to try out brands you’ve never used before at a lower cost.


Breanna Mona is a writer based in Cleveland, OH. She holds a master’s degree in media and journalism and writes about health, lifestyle, and entertainment.