9 TSA Approved Beauty Products I Don’t Leave Home Without

The TSA Approved Beauty Products You Need For A Beautiful Arrival

By Alexis Wolfer

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I travel A LOT, which, combined with my beauty maven status, pretty much makes me an expert in TSP approved beauty products!

Sure, I sometimes check luggage (there are only so many days you can pack for in a carry-on!), but whether I’m checking bags or not, I always carry an assortment of TSA approved beauty products on board to ensure my skin looks and feels its best upon landing — because let’s be clear here: airplanes are not your skin’s BFF!

9 TSA Approved Beauty Products That Are Always In My Carry On…

Hydrating Spray. Recently I’ve been loving Fig+Yarrow Complexion Water and have been known to spritz myself hourly when up in the air. (Note, you may want to go to the bathroom for this depending on your tolerance for stares!). The trial size is a TSA approved 1-ounce of organic floral distillates and pure essential oils that restore, hydrate, and tone your skin.

Something For Breakouts. Unclear whether the airplane bathroom lighting really is the best (or worst?!) lighting ever, but damn do I see every clogged pore when I’m in there, which is why I bring Burt’s Bees Herbal Blemish Stick on board to help kill bacteria and calm inflammation (and, let’s be honest, to prevent me from DIYing a full brown extraction-packed facial in the bathroom!).

Face Oil. Airplane air is super-duper-dehydrating so it’s essential to moisturize. I’m partial to a blend of about 5 drops of  Goldfaden MD Fleuressence Cell Oil and 1-2 drops of iSun Ormus Rose Sacred Essence applied every 3 or so hours. Sometimes I mix them together beforehand in a travel sized dropper. Other times, I bring the full sized versions of them both (they’re both well within TSA guidelines).

All Over Ointment/Balm. Applied to everything from your lips to your cuticles, it’s essential to have TSA approved beauty products in your carry on that can tackle everything from cracked elbows and a dry nose to eczema and under eye wrinkle prevention. Recently, I’ve been carrying on board both Lucas Papaw Ointment (a fermented papaya salve from Australia that is AMAZING – more info here!) and L’Occitane Organic Shea Butter (it comes in a mini tin that’s perfect for daily use and travel!)

Hand/Body Cream. Airplane beauty isn’t just about your face, it’s about your whole body, which is why I always have a mini hand or body cream on, well, hand! Sometimes it’s one I swapped from a recent hotel stay, other times it’s one I actively seek out like the Avene Cold Cream, which is super rich without being greasy. Samples sizes here are preferred so next time you see some, snatch ’em up!

Eye Cream. Your under-eye area is the first place to show signs of both dehydration and aging, which is why an eye cream is essential for airplane travel. I’ve recently been into Skin Owl Eye Gel, but I also like Revelations RX Eye Serum, both of which cool, hydrate, and firm all in one so you’ll fight both puffiness and wrinkles all at the same time!

Non-Liquid Cleanser. Whether you prefer a cleansing wipe or bar (I’m all about the beauty bars!), find something that can cleanse your skin (both while on the plane and once you’ve arrived) without the risk of spilling or having it count towards your precious liquid allotment. Some on my favorite TSA approved beauty products in the cleanser category include Arcona Toner Tea Cleansing Bar, SheaMoisture African Black Soap, and Cor Silver Soap – or check out the new H2O+ Elements On The Move Cleansing Stick (which I’ve yet to try but looks fabulous!).

Non-Liquid Exfoliator. When you get off that plane you need to scrub that grime away STAT (or at least I do!). For daily use and or for more sensitive skin, I love Tatcha Rice Enzyme Cleanser which is a fine powder that, when mixed with water, lathers into a fabulous exfoliating cleanser. For a serious scrub-that-shit-off kinda clean, I’m all about Goldfaden MD Doctor Scrub but warning: this ruby crystal scrub serious business with microdermabrasion-at-home kind of results!

Perfume. When you land, you don’t want to feel like you’ve been canned up for the last however many number of hours, and fragrance is one of the easiest ways to liven you up (when a shower isn’t an option, anyway!). This is a great time to toss a sample vial of a perfume you’ve been eyeing in your bag (they hardly take up any space in your plastic bag!) or to buy a solid perfume (which doesn’t count as a liquid at all!). Alternatively, check out Scentbird where you can either discover new scents (or buy a mini version of your favorite!) in a convenient travel-ready size.

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