When we’re travelling, lugging our heavy beauty products around from one place to another can be a hassle.
If you’re looking for a way to lighten your luggage for your next trip overseas, we’re one step ahead of you.
Read on to check out all the efficient products that merge several purposes into a single bottle, so you can travel lighter and cut your beauty routine in half.
Estée Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser/Purifying Mask
This cleanser acts as a makeup remover, daily facial cleanser, and a purifying mask all in one.
Remove all the gunk from your skin with this creamy formula that lathers to create a rich foam. Hydrating glycerin locks moisture in as you cleanse, while caffeine contains antioxidants to brighten your complexion.
This triple threat is handy for all your travels.
Estée Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser/Purifying Mask retails at S$55 on LazMall.
Glow Recipe Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm
An aromatic cleansing balm that is satisfying to the touch, this product from Glow Recipe doubles up as a makeup remover and a super gentle exfoliant.
It has a sorbet-like texture that will feel so good when you use this. Filled with papaya enzymes, the balm dissolves any makeup, impurities, and sloughs off dead skin cells on your skin.
Other natural ingredients added into the formula include blueberry, apricot kernel oil, and camellia seed oil, which help hydrate and soothe the skin from irritants.
Glow Recipe Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm retails at S$51 on Sephora.
Lancôme Clarifique Refining Enzymatic Dual Essence
This essence can solve two problems in your nighttime skincare routine. The French beech bud extract in the formula brightens and smoothens the skin tone.
Additionally, it doubles up as a toner that can tighten your pores. This will leave your skin looking tighter, brighter, and clearer all at once.
Lancôme Clarifique Refining Enzymatic Dual Essence retails at S$208 (250ml) and S$150 (150ml) on LazMall.
Hada Labo Hydrating Perfect Gel Moisturiser UV SPF 50+ PA++++
We may be pressed for time, but the golden rule of beauty remains: you have to apply your sunscreen.
To cut down an extra step in your routine, try Hada Labo’s moisturiser that doubles up as an SPF. With a lightweight gel texture, your skin will stay hydrated, comforted, and protected throughout the day.
Some sunscreens may be drying for your skin but this product solves that issue with its addition of multi-molecular hyaluronic acid technology, which quenches parched areas of the skin.
Hada Labo Hydrating Perfect Gel Moisturiser UV SPF 50+ PA++++ retails for S$35.90 on Watsons.
Sunplay Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Mist SPF50+
Two-in-one is a perfect way to describe this SPF. We often have uneven skin tones that appear more obvious after applying certain sunscreens that leave us with a white cast.
Well, you won’t have to worry about that with this product. Not only will you be protecting your face from harmful UV rays when you spritz this on, but you will also be able to brighten any yellow, sallow undertones you might have.
Sunplay Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Mist SPF50+ retails for S$13.93 on Watsons.
Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment
Don’t be alarmed when you first open a jar of this treatment. Its light green paste will transform to beige once you rub it into your skin. Because of the green undertones and beige shade it takes on, this cream is able to hide redness and soothe any irritation.
There’s also SPF 22 in this formula so you’ll get an extra boost of sun protection to prevent further irritation or skin damage.
Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment retails at S$66 (50ml) and S$27 (15ml), available at Sephora.
Laneige Cream Skin Refiner Mist
A mist that lets you skip the moisturiser? Sign us up. Laneige’s Cream Skin Refiner Mist contains hydrating and moisturising ingredients like meadowfoam seed oil, glycerin, and white tea leaf water to replenish dry skin, so you won’t need an extra step after.
What’s more, you can douse cotton pads in this formula and place them all over your face as a quick DIY mask. However, the formula can be a little too heavy if you’re thinking of using this to freshen up your makeup, so spritz sparingly!
Laneige Cream Skin Refiner Mist retails at S$33, available at Sephora.
Rare Beauty Blot & Glow Touch-Up Makeup Kit
Touch-ups are a must for many of us and Rare Beauty is here to make it so much simpler. They have created a two-in-one compact to keep things easy on the go.
The kit comes with a set of 100 blotting sheets to absorb excess oil. To its left lies a powder-filled puff that controls the shine on your face and provides a soft blurring effect.
Rare Beauty Blot & Glow Touch-Up Makeup Kit retails at S$43 on Sephora.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops
Users on TikTok have been raving about they’re able to use this serum as a primer and highlighter to give them a healthy glow. Others simply use it as the last step of their nightly skincare routine to hydrate and brighten their skin.
Jam-packed with natural goodness like watermelon and moringa seed oil, these ingredients will provide you with all the vitamins you need to hydrate, plump, and soothe your skin without blocking any of your pores.
Not to mention, the key ingredients niacinamide and hyaluronic acid are powerhouses in this product. Expect your skin to receive deep hydration on top of all the brightening effects these two ingredients can provide for you.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops retails at S$54 on Sephora.
Holika Holika Under Eye Maker
This double-ended highlighter stick can complete your eyes all by itself.
One end is a thin pencil that lets you line your under-eye area, while the other end is a thicker balm stick you can use to apply glittery eyeshadow on your upper eyelid.
Additionally, you can use it to highlight your face. Take the thicker end and glide it across your cheekbones and nose bridge to highlight those features and give yourself a gorgeous soft glow.
It comes in two shades and both have a neutral light shimmer tone. A handy tool like this can perfectly complement any outfit for any travel destination.
Holika Holika Under Eye Maker retails at S$13.91 on Yesstyle.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlighting Duo Pencil
Just like the previous eye product, this pencil is another double-ended tool that will come in handy when travelling.
A shimmer highlighter on one end and a matte highlighter on the other, you can use this pencil to create various eyeshadow looks or even use it to highlight the high points of your face, such as your cheekbones and nose bridge.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Highlighting Duo Pencil retails at S$44 on Sephora.
Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Cheek & Lip Tint
Getting the right match for your blush and lips is easy when you have this classic in your makeup bag.
The iconic liquid formula will stain your lips and cheeks, giving you kissable lips and a gorgeous flush throughout your travels. It also lasts for hours on end, so you won’t have to worry about retouches.
Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Cheek & Lip Tint retails at S$23 on LazMall.
Jill Stuart Bloom Drop Lip & Cheek Chiffon
If you’re not a fan of stained tints and prefer something creamy for your lip and cheeks, Jill Stuart has this compact two-in-one lip and cheek product for you.
The lightweight cream blends easily onto the skin and settles to a soft matte finish that’s non-sticky yet nourishing.
There are 10 shades available ranging from floral pinks to deep nudes so you can choose what complements your look the best.
Jill Stuart Bloom Drop Lip & Cheek Chiffon retails at S$41 on Sephora.
Kaja Wink Lash Trio Set
Kaja has always been known for their effective and chic packaging that provides satisfying ASMR, particularly when you open and close their products.
This set is a triple threat that’ll take care of all your eyelash and brow needs. It houses a lash primer that also acts as a brow serum gel, a volumising mascara, and a lengthening mascara all in one.
Kaja Wink Lash Trio Set retails at S$38.28 on Yesstyle.
Dear Dahlia Paradise Dual Palette – Concealer Duo
Not fond of liquid concealers? This cream dual palette is a perfect alternative. It features a dual-sided palette with complementary shades to cover and contour.
The palette houses a light pink and a beige shade. The former cancels out any yellow undertones, while the latter hides dark pigmentation to conceal dark circles and blemishes.
Dear Dahlia Paradise Dual Palette – Concealer Duo retails at S$53 on Sephora.
Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil
Diamond Bomb is a fan favourite on TikTok. Many users use this highlighter as an eyeshadow to give them an extra glow.
Fenty originally meant for this product to be applied over the cheeks and neck for an ethereal feel. However, TikTok users are often seen using it as an eyeshadow as well.
So if you’re someone who just needs a little glitter to finish off your eye look for the day, this product is for you.
Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil retails at S$60 on Sephora.
Wander Beauty Dualist Matte and Illuminating Concealer
A dual-ended weapon with no flaws, this tool is one you need to add to cart. It presents a full coverage matte stick on one end with a lightweight liquid concealer on the other.
You can use the matte stick to cover any discolouration, blemishes, or redness. Whereas the liquid formula can be used the reawaken dull complexion by brightening the under eyes or cheekbones.
Wander Beauty Dualist Matte and Illuminating Concealer retails at S$48 on Sephora.
The Ordinary Sulphate 4% Cleanser For Body & Hair
This two-in-one cleanser is suitable for both body and hair. It offers a formula that is gentle on the skin and can cleanse away any impurities.
It’s also great for colour-treated hair and won’t strip your hues while you cleanse.
The Ordinary Sulphate 4% Cleanser For Body & Hair retails at S$16 on Sephora.
Olaplex No.6 Bond Smoother
Olaplex is a haircare brand that has been all the rage on TikTok. This formula, in particular, has been getting all the hype – and for a good reason.
It’s a moisturising treatment that strengthens hair and reduces frizz for up to 72 hours, but did you know that you can also use it as a styling gel?
Yup, those with long, curly hair can use it as a styler. Simply apply and scrunch your hair in an upward motion. Following that, twist your hair into a messy bun and leave it for about five minutes for softer curls.
Olaplex No.6 Bond Smoother retails at S$50 on Sephora.
DRGL Cleanser Acne
This cleanser is carefully designed with antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that can be used on your scalp, face, and body.
It even helps to treat acne-prone areas and regulate oily skin – the perfect definition of killing three birds with one stone.
DRGL Cleanser Acne retails at S$128 (240ml) and S$78 (128ml) on Sephora.
The Honest Company, Everyday Gentle Shampoo + Body Wash
Another two-in-one product, this shampoo and body wash combination is perfect for travelling.
It comes in a fragrance-free (perfect for sensitive skin), lavender, sweet almond, and sweet orange vanilla version, so there is definitely a scent option for everyone.
The Honest Company, Everyday Gentle Shampoo + Body Wash retails at S$15.11 on iHerb.
Ouai St Barts Scalp & Body Scrub
Your scalp and body will thank you for this detoxifying scrub. It contains sugar which gently exfoliates while promoting microcirculation.
It also features a probiotic blend that supports your scalp and skin’s microbiome, further strengthening its natural defences. There’s even coconut oil in the formula to nourish and moisturise your skin.
Ouai St Barts Scalp & Body Scrub retails at S$61 on Sephora.
Egyptian Magic Cream
Magical is the perfect way to describe this multifunctional cream. It can be used as a richer face cream, cuticle conditioner, shaving balm, wound relief, and even a diaper rash cream.
You get to retain your skin’s moisture and kick-start your skin’s regenerative process with this formula. It doesn’t feel greasy and sticky too – one less problem to worry about during your travels.
Egyptian Magic Cream retails at S$66 (118ml) and S$40 (59ml) on Sephora.