Five Editor-Approved Toiletry Essentials for Your Carry-On
From practical shampoo bars to a post-flight depuffing face mask, streamline your kit with these travel minis.
By Stephanie Mercier Voyer
Dry Shampoo by Voir Haircare
Crafted in Canada, this oil-absorbing dry shampoo lets you breeze through security thanks to its carry-on-compliant non-aerosol pump. Unlike most dry shampoos, Voir’s translucent micro-powder won’t leave white streaks in your locks. The extract of kakadu plum (a hydrating vitamin C-rich superfruit) means your hair will come out the other side healthier and shinier than before. And the rich blend of orchid, jasmine, rose and warm sandalwood will leave you feeling refreshed after back-to-back meetings.
The Travel Kit by Pura Botanicals
Stowed in a chic natural-linen bag with a water-resistant lining, Pura Botanicals’ travel kit comes with everything you need for an invigorating skincare ritual, from an anti-bacterial rosemary toner to a turmeric night cream. (A practical ritual card lets you know when and how to use each product.) The Edmonton-based brand’s formulas are packed with plant-based ingredients that offer soothing aromatherapy when you need to relax after a long travel day. We particularly loved the Countess Cleansing Nectar, a super-effective blend of calendula, neroli and frankincense that melts away any traces of dirt on your skin.
Prisma Protect Sunscreen by Dermalogica
Dermalogica is one of those brands that has been around long enough to have earned a cult following. But far from resting on their well-earned laurels, the California skincare giant continues to innovate with new technologies. Their latest sun-protective moisturizer shields your skin against UV rays and free radicals while boosting its natural luminosity. Plus, the convenient 50-ml format fits nicely in your carry-on.
Shampoo and Conditioner Bars by BKind
Founded in 2014 by Montreal microbiology master Marilyne Bouchard, BKind takes its commitment to the environment very seriously. (Every purchase comes with biodegradable thank-you cards embedded with wildflower seeds to plant.) For an eco-conscious alternative to throwaway mini shampoo bottles, BKind has designed a slick bamboo box for its shampoo and conditioner bars. This waste-free made-in-Montreal duo is packed with natural extracts that repair damaged hair, like mango-seed butter and apricot oil. Simply rub the shampoo bar directly onto your scalp for a foamy wash, then rub the conditioner bar in your palm before applying to the tips of your hair.
Tama Healing Mask by Dr Roebuck's
In Dr Roebuck's’ turmeric-infused ultra-reparative face mask, the powerful, ancient antioxidant teams up with hydrating avocado oil and redness-reducing manuka honey to calm puffiness after red-eye flights. Created by a beach-loving sister duo from Australia, Dr Roebuck's puts forward clean products with ingredients that work together to heal the skin. This creamy mask – named for its colour, which resembles the sand at Tamarama Beach near Sydney – will give your skin a post-vacation glow even if you’re on a week-long business trip (just watch out for turmeric stains on your clothes).