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Summer Vacation Packing: The Beauty Edition

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Bee Shapiro

July 24, 2017


The summer travel season, now in full swing, is the opportune time to give new beauty products a whirl. After all, a travel-size product is hardly a commitment. We’ve rounded up a cache of gems suitable for a beach vacation, a destination wedding and an adventure trip. Best of all, they’re already tested: They come highly recommended by an assortment of entrepreneurs and celebrities.

If you're Beach-Bound


The Laguna Shhhowercap

“I have one of those cool new shower caps that also doubles as a fashionable turban. And I have totally rocked it both ways — in the shower and out on the town.” Whitney Casey, founder of


Glossier Coconut Balm Dotcom

“I always have Glossier Balm Dotcom in coconut. I use it on my cuticles; I use it on my lips; I use it on my heels if they’re dry. It kind of does everything, and the coconut flavor smells like the beach.” Jennifer Fisher, founder and creative director of Jennifer Fisher Jewelry


La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin SPF 60 Face Sunscreen

“My mother, as well as my uncle, aunt and cousins, are all dermatologists, so wearing sunscreen has been ingrained since birth. This one from La Roche-Posay is super-lightweight and also works as a great summer moisturizer. Mom would be proud.” Maxine Bédat, co-founder of


Coola Classic Body SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray in Piña Colada

“I have every single Coola scent. I especially love piña colada and coconut. The spray goes on better, and it doesn’t leave a sticky feeling.” Jennifer Fisher


Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

“I have enough on my mind when I travel; I need my beauty routine to be as easy as possible. I bring this face oil. It works as a makeup remover, illuminizer and a nice moisturizer on the flight.” Brooklyn Decker, actress and the chief design officer of


Original & Mineral Surf Bomb Sea Salt Texture Spray

“This spray is great for holiday hair. It does exactly what it says it will: It gives you that great texture, just-out-of-the-ocean look.” Samantha Wills, founder and creative director of Samantha Wills jewelry


For a Wedding Weekend


Ouai Finishing Crème

“For those bad hair days after traveling, it’s the perfect cream for slicking my hair back into a low bun.” Danielle Bernstein, social media star and founder of 


Kerstin Florian Rehydrating Neroli Water Spray

“It’s a hydrating mist that I always use on the airplane. The smell of it is just heaven. When I land, I use it if I’m doing makeup to moisten the brush or the sponge. It takes away some of the density of the makeup. It’s for a lighter touch and for that dewier, alive and youthful look.” Pati Dubroff, makeup artist


Linné Renew Face Serum

“Skin care while traveling is tricky because you never know what you’re going to need. Right now, my skin is loving consistency, so I’ll be bringing my face serum from Linné as I use it every day.” Hannah Bronfman, social media star and D.J.


SkinCeuticals Biocellulose Restorative Masque

“I recently got married, and this saved my skin. Three days before my wedding, I got a slight heat rash on my face. This calmed my skin right away.” Hannah Bronfman


Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush in Pink

“It’s a quick way to get a glow. It also goes well with the Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick Sheer Tint in blush.” Christine Ebersole, actress, now on Broadway in “War Paint”


Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Makeup

“This is a miracle potion that I love, and not just for my legs. I use it for base contouring on my face. If you want to go for a natural look, apply this with a blending brush, and then just pop your bronzer over the top. It’s also great if you want a deeper tan all over your body, and dries superquickly and stays put until you warm-water and soap it off.” Samantha Wills


For the Adventure Trip

Soleil Toujours 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

“My face doesn’t usually like sunscreen, but with this one there’s no irritation. It goes on light and not waxy. It’s also so small and chic that I’ll actually keep in my bag and remember to reapply.” Pati Dubroff


Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap in Lavender

“I’m going on an epic adventure this summer. My dad won a private trip down the entire Grand Canyon. So we’re doing two weeks of white-water rafting and hiking. I’m packing Dr. Bronner’s Castile soap. It’s biodegradable and multiuse. You can use it to wash your body, face or hair. Also a teeny bit goes a long way.” Elettra Wiedemann, author of “Impatient Foodie: 100 Delicious Recipes for a Hectic, Time-Starved World”


Native Deodorant in Grapefruit and Bergamot

“I like that this deodorant is natural and doesn’t have all the toxic ingredients, and it smells fresh and sweet.” Karolina Kurkova, model


Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser

“This summer I’m headed to Capalbio in Tuscany to spend time with friends and see the beach before the craziness of the fall. For skin care, I love all things exfoliating. This Tata Harper cleanser has a perfect light exfoliation — it makes my skin soft — and is all natural.” Maxine Bédat


Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is a no-brainer. Dirty hair, don’t care.” Whitney Casey


This Works Deep Sleep Breathe In Rollerball

“I carry this in my bag. I think it really works. Who doesn’t need more sleep?” Jennifer Fisher

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