What do your toothpaste, deodorant, and iPhone charger have in common? They're all sitting at home forgotten, even though you somehow did remember to pack four pairs of sandals for a weekend bachelorette trip.
Rather than scrambling to find spare toiletries the night before your flight, the best way to combat pre-travel brain is to collect small bottles and product samples before you go out of town. Ahead, we've assembled some great travel-sized options — all of which are less than $20 — so you can order them now and have your perfectly portable beauty products ready for your next trip. We might suggest adding an extra charger to your cart, too.
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This moisturizer is light, gentle, and formulated with SPF 20, so you won't miss your luxury cream at home too much. It's smaller than a tube of toothpaste, so you can pack it in your bag to reapply throughout the day.
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Even if you don't have time to get a manicure before your vacation, you can make your at-home polish job look like the real thing by bringing a small salve to keep your cuticles soft and your polish shiny.
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This thin envelope-sized pack of wipes is perfect for a short weekend trip, because they'll fit in the smallest side-pocket. These are formulated for sensitive skin, so you won't come back with a post-vacation breakout.
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Face sunscreen is a must for any vacation, but it's especially important to remember in the summer. This sheer option will only set you back $9, and save you from being holed up in your hotel room with an aching sunburn.
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This five-blade razor comes in what looks like a retainer case — which, by the way, did you remember to pack that, too?
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A mini deodorant isn't just great for weekends away; we keep one in our bag all summer for those morning rush hours when the subway A/C fails us.
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The gentle cleanser buffs away dry dull skin, and the invigorating scent is the best cure for jet lag.
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It's rare that you'll fall in love with hotel shampoo, so it's better to come prepared with a formula that you know will work for your hair type.
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Argan oil helps to smooth and soften hair, so you can spend more time enjoying your tropical vacation and less time trying to control frizz in 90% humidity.
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When "baby soft" skin is the goal, cleansing with a super gentle body wash definitely doesn't hurt.