The best skincare, personal care and wellness kits for travel


No matter how extraordinary the destination or the seasoned traveler, strategically packing for travel is rarely easy. So why not help the jetset women you know make the tedious task easier by giving them the gift of beauty and wellness with these 12 TSA kits?

Macrene Actives The Experience Set, $275

Backed by New York dermatologist Dr. Macrene Alexiades, this luxurious, clean brand promotes the natural aging process over cosmetic procedures. Each item in the range has been rigorously tested to demonstrate measurable skin improvement and maintain potency for up to six months after opening. Plus, many of the ingredients come from Alexiades’ organic family farm in upstate New York.

Dr. Koo Private Practice Detox Duo, $234

Although Dr. Michele Koo is an experienced and certified plastic surgeon with 28 years under her belt, she still believes that the best way to maintain a healthy complexion is by using the right products. And this duo is a great starting point. Hyaluronic Hydration Myst bathes skin in weightless, restorative hydration, while vitamin-rich antioxidant vitamin serum tackles a range of common concerns, from dark spots to sagging.

Better Together One-on-One Holiday Set, $218

Created by the mother-daughter team of Dr. Sharon Hirschowitz, a highly respected cytopathologist, and Kira Bahat, an attorney who is also passionate about skincare ingredients, Tête-A-Tête has a simple goal: to provide safe and simple skincare products that work on women of all ages and walks of life. And this seasonal set includes the entire line in TSA-friendly sizes: Active C HydraSerum, HydraRepair Rich Cream, and PhytoPeel Resurfacing Mask + PhytoTrilogy Booster.

Manucurist Paris Green Flash Large Starter Kit, $160

Gel manicures are popular because they can last for weeks and require less time than standard manicures. The wrong side? They contribute to nail brittleness and involve many disgusting ingredients. To remedy this, the Parisian Gaëlle Lebrat-Personnaz launched Manucurist, the first brand of LED nail polish in the world. This set, launched just in time for the holidays, has everything you need to give yourself a shiny, splinter-free manicure in the comfort of your own home.

Noble Panacea The Bright Eye Awakening Program, $149

From the digitization of digital screens to the transmission of emotions, the eyes are perpetually at work. But since the skin around them is more delicate than other parts of the body, they also show signs of aging faster. So let this luxurious set from the revolutionary brand of Nobel laureate Sir Fraser Stoddart come to the rescue. It contains everything you need to rejuvenate even the most tired blinders: 30 individual doses of The Brilliant Eye Infusion, a dose opener and a fluffy silk mask.

Thorn Potions Girl Ritual The Complete Collection, $124

Bewitching to behold with their striking crimson red hue, Girl’s Ritual Thorns Potions transform your daily regimen into a magical ritual of self-care. Melt away dirt and makeup with the Crunchy Jelly Oil Cleansing Balm, then generously mist the skin-soothing hydrating mist. As a final step, apply a few drops of the priming facial elixir, which doubles as a long-lasting makeup primer.

Alpha-H Icon Set, $109.95

Whether you want to experiment with the iconic Australian brand’s leading offerings, including award-winning Alpha Gold liquid exfoliator, or stock up on portable sizes for your next trip, this set comes packaged in a sleek pouch designed by Aboriginal artist Konstantina , covers all the bases. Even better? A portion of the sales of this limited edition kit will be donated to the Aboriginal Literacy Fund.

EltaMD Best Seller Trial Kit, $96

No ifs, ands or buts: sun protection is essential every day of the year, even in cold or overcast weather. And this set from the sunscreen brand renowned for its lightweight, fast-absorbing formulas has the foundation for healthy skin no matter the season. You’ll find a Foaming Facial Cleanser, a Therapeutic Moisturizer, UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 and UV Sport Broad Spectrum SPF 50.

Shani Darden Skin Care The Ultimate Glow Kit, $88

Los Angeles-based celebrity beautician Shani Darden regularly works her magic on some of the world’s most famous faces, including Chrissy Teigen and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. So, to achieve a luminous, camera-ready complexion like her walk-in clients, turn to this trio of Retinol Reform®, Lactic Acid, and Intensive Replenishing Eye Cream.

Biolight Starter Draft Collection, $84

Exclusive to Repêchage, one of the first beauty brands to harness the restorative power of marine ingredients, Laminaria Complex combines two types of seaweed with proven brightening agents like Willow Bark, Gotu Kola and Licorice. In short, this travel-friendly box contains all the essentials, from cleanser to night cream, to give dull skin a radiant, lit-from-within glow.

Laki Naturals Cocktail Bath Soak, $29.99

How to make bath time even more relaxing and enjoyable? With a cocktail, of course. This fun set of six bath salts infused with Hawaiian sea salt, coconut oil, and the irresistibly fruity scents of classic libations helps wash away all the stresses of the day while leaving skin feeling wonderfully soft and hydrated.


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