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These Space-Saving Travel Beauty Essentials Are Absolutely Genius

Discover hair, skin, and body products designed for on-the-go use.
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Between streamlining your makeup and preventing product leaks, a beauty routine can be a beast to pack. These smart, space-saving picks, handy for road trips (or just office ones) and flights alike, will lighten your load without sacrificing your look. And the key to traveling like a professional? Multitasking goods that excel at everything they do—and keep things neat and together, says Mary Cornetta, founder and co-owner of organizing company Sort + Sweet. Consider these finds your new travel companions.

Top Picks

Cadence Capsules
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Travel Capsules

These airtight pods are made from recycled plastic hold vitamins, jewelry, and more. They snap together magnetically.

Shop Now: Cadence Capsules, from $14,

Jones Road The Oil Stick
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Oil Stick

It blends four nourishing oils into a balm. Massage it over dry skin and cuticles, or use it to highlight cheek and brow bones.

Shop Now: Jones Road The Oil Stick, $26,

Doctor Babor Cleanformance Deep Cleansing Pads
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Cleansing Pads

Our go-to cleansing pads lather up with just a few drops of water to sweep away makeup and grime.

Shop Now: Doctor Babor Cleanformance Deep Cleansing Pads, $40 for 20,

EltaMD UV Glow Broad-Spectrum SPF 36
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This sunscreen is a quadruple threat: It primes skin, calms it with niacinamide, illuminates with mica, and protects with SPF.

Shop Now: EltaMD UV Glow Broad-Spectrum SPF 36, $37,

MOB Face Palette
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Face Palette

MOB's face palette is completely customizable: Pop in your favorite shades of blush, bronzer, and shadows.

Shop Now: MOB Face Palette, from $95,

Everist Conditioner Concentrate
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Conditioner Concentrate

This conditioner concentrate condenses the actives in your usual formula. A dab emulsifies with a splash of water.

Shop Now: Everist Conditioner Concentrate, $24,

Plus Body-Wash Sheets
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Body-Wash Sheets

These sheets fully dissolve in the shower, letting you leave the heavy bottle at home.

Shop Now: Plus Body-Wash Sheets, $17 for 16,

Bite Toothpaste Bits
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Toothpaste Bits

They are as tiny as breath mints; simply pop one in your mouth and start brushing.

Shop Now: Bite Toothpaste Bits, from $12,

Stasher Pocket Bags
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Pocket Bags

Miniature bags keep bar soaps, cotton swabs, and hair ties clean and detangled—slip them in and squeeze the air out.

Shop Now: Stasher Pocket Bags, $8,

Davines Momo Shampoo Bar
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Shampoo Bar

This shampoo bar moisturizes with melon extract—slice off a small chunk for a trip.

Shop Now: Davines "Momo" Shampoo Bar, $25,

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