By Lisa Penza

A trip to the drug store is always necessary when packing, for all those trial and travel sizes of your favorite items. Here are a few products that do the work for you, and give you all you need in the perfect size for your trip!

Nourishea offers travel sized versions of some of its top products in this perfect sized travel kit. Everything you need to keep hair and body in tip top condition while on the road. From head to toe, Nourishea’s travel kit provides moisturizing Tea Tree Oil Shampoo and Mango Conditioner, rejuvenating Mango Body Wash, Mango Lip Balm, and two options for nourishing your skin, Mango Shea and Chamomile Shea Body Crème. I loved having two options in terms of the moisturizers, and including lip balm was genius! I nearly always forget the lip balm, especially on flights. Fitted perfectly in a reusable clear zipped bag (recycle it on your next trip!), this is the travel kit that keeps on giving: each kit includes a coupon for your next Nourishea purchase. Available at

Take care of your skin with the Somme Institute Mobile kit. Packing one week’s worth of Somme’s 5 step regimen in a smart reusable case, you can keep your skin in perfect condition wherever your destination happens to be. Containing bite sized versions of the Nourishing Cleanser, Transport Pads, Serum, A-Bomb and Double Defense SPF 30+, each of which is packed with MDT5®, also known as Molecular Dispersion Technology, a complex of vitamins and proteins formulated to invigorate and rejuvenate damaged skin. Use this 5 step process on the road or at home for a flawless complexion. My skin has never looked, or felt, more alive! Visit for more information.

Philosophy packs your travel needs in the travel agent. Portable and perfectly sized, you get five must haves: purity made simple facial cleanser, hope in a jar moisturizer, amazing grace shampoo, bath & shower gel, amazing grace firming body emulsion, and amazing grace conditioner. The body emulsion left my skin feeling silky, and hope in a jar only prolonged the luxurious feeling. Conveniently stored in a cute reusable clear bag, Philosophy provides serenity on the go. Find this at Sephora and philosophy.

No matter where you go, keep up your tan with the Mystic Tan Perfect Tan Kit for face and body. Approved for airline travel, this kit includes three products guaranteed to give you the Mystic Tan Experience: Base, Build, Boost. Start with the Base: Skin Conditioning Complex will condition your skin and help to accelerate color development. Next is Build: use the Self Tanning Spray to apply color evenly. Finally, Boost: the Color Boosting Moisturizer does just that, as well as prolongs the life of your new sunless tan. I love the ease of these products, and how lovely my skin looks and feels afterward. Whether heading south to swim or north to ski, don’t leave your tan behind. Available at

Originally published November 2011
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