Carry-On Beauty Products for Summer 2022: Non-Cash Options






Leanne Bayley




If you’re going on vacation and watching the news with fear, you might decide to opt for a hand luggage instead of putting a suitcase in the hold. If so, you need to master the beauty products in your carry-on.

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Research ‘hand baggage allowance‘ increased by 2,816% year over year, while there were 1,300% more searches for ‘how to pack hand luggage‘. But as more and more people opt for overhead luggage only, many might struggle to fit all their essentials into a smaller suitcase.

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Hand luggage laws in the UK mean that we are limited to 100ml containers in limited quantities, but luckily you can replace the usual beauty products with illiquid variations. The result? Load more space without having to go without.

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From solid perfume to solid shampoos, here are eight non-liquid beauty products to buy before your next mini-break.

1. Edible toothpaste

Don’t waste precious space on a big tube of Colgate, we’ll opt for an edible toothpaste instead. Put one in your mouth, add some water, then brush your teeth.

Toothpaste tablets, £8.90, cult beauty

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2. Solid Perfume

Don’t get caught with your favorite bottle of Chanel No5 at security. This year why not try the solid perfume. Jo Malone London is a very popular choice, as is Glossier You.

Jo Malone London Solid Scent Duo, from £66, Jo Malone London

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3. Solid shampoo

Ditch the chunky shampoo bottles and opt for a shampoo bar instead. Genius!

Aveda Shampure Nourishing Shampoo Bar, £14, Feel unique

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4. Cleansing Capsules

Designed specifically to be packed in carry-on luggage, these 100% biodegradable cleansing oil capsules come in their own compact refillable carry case. Eve Lom Cleansing Oil capsules help dissolve impurities in the skin without leaving the complexion stripped, helping skin stay hydrated even after hours of stress and travel, making them ideal for long days at work or long-haul flights.

Eve Lom Cleansing Oil Capsules, £20, look fantastic

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5. Mineral sunscreen

If you’re going on a city break, you might decide to pack the bare necessities and buy your sun protection when you get to your destination. If so, maybe a mineral sunscreen might be worth carrying with you just in case.

Supergoop Setting 100% Mineral Powder, £28, cult beauty

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6. Mini care box

Maintain an efficient beauty routine on the go with Dr Gross The Doctor’s Must-Have Minis, a set of five skincare favorites in travel size.

The products in the Dr Gross The Doctor’s Must-Have Minis set can form a complete skin care routine. Start with Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel to cleanse the skin of impurities. Follow with the exfoliating action of Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel and C+ Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum to promote a smoother, more even complexion.

Eyes get their treatment with B3Adaptive Superfoods SOS Eye Cream. The final step is the Hyaluronic Marine Oil Free Hydration Pad to support hydration throughout the day, helping to achieve a more youthful and refined complexion.

Dr Dennis Gross The Doctor’s Must-Have Minis, £60, ASOS

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7. Travel perfume sprays

If solid perfume isn’t for you, a miniature travel spray is exactly what you need. Jo Loves offers a very popular discovery set consisting of seven sample sizes of its best-selling fragrances.

Jo Loves Discovery Set, £25, cult beauty

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8. Perfume atomizer

If you prefer to package your signature scent but the bottle is too large, decant into a perfume atomizer.

Perfume spray, £20.52, Amazon

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