6 Beauty Products to Pack for the Holidays

The only thing that's worse than schlepping around a heavy suitcase after a long day of travel is opening it to find a spill. Here, six picks that are goof-proof, take up less space, and make your life easier.


Prospector Co. Compressed Towel Tablets


Remember those magic grow capsules that puffed into neon colored animals when wet? This is like that—except these little capsules turn into perfectly sized, perfectly functional hand towels. Trust us, it's exciting.

To buy: $5, prospectorco.com.

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LUSH Shampoo Bars


This cleansing pick checks all of the boxes: it produces a satisfying lather, has an addictive scent, and delivers soft, shiny results. Consider the bar raised.

To buy: From $10, lushusa.com.

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COOLA Body Lotion Bars


You might actually want to moisturize now. Packed with shea butter and avocado oil—among other skin softening emollients—this buttery little disc fits snuggly in the palm of your hand and is easy to glide over your entire body.

To buy: $22, coolasuncare.com.

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Boscia Deep-Pore Cleansing Stick Treatment


Nothing de-slicks a shiny face quite like charcoal. This swivel stick is packed with the stuff to give you a refreshing clean, without the muddy mess.

To buy: $28, sephora.com.

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Kérastase Elixir Ultime Serum Solide


Don't be intimidated by the waxy appearance of this styler. Made with hydrating oils like coconut and avocado, it melts into a lightweight serum that keeps frizz in check, ends silky, and strands smelling fresh.

To buy: $45, kerastase-usa.com.

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Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Palette


With a bronzer that doubles as eye shadow, two blushes that double as lip color, and two highlighters to brighten up your entire face, this painterly palette is all you need to bring color—and dimension—to your face.

To buy: $48, nordstrom.com.

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