Fabulous new beauty products—100 percent TSA approved.

By Caroline Hallemann
Updated: January 24, 2017
Courtesy of butter London, Simple, Acure, Nomaterra, Yes To™, Whish, Kate Somerville, and Pond's

With even historic holdouts now charging checked baggage fees—here’s looking at you, JetBlue—more and more travelers are rethinking the advantages of packing a carry-on. There’s no potential for lost luggage, no hold-up at baggage claim, and (on most airlines) no additional charges. It’s a win-win-win.

The only issue? TSA’s 3-1-1 rule, requiring that liquids brought through security be consolidated to one quart-sized plastic bag and limited to 3.4 ounces per container. That’s barely enough room for a week’s worth of shampoo, conditioner, and face wash, much less a multi-step skincare regimen.

But before you start pawning products off on your significant other, listen up. There’s a wipe for everything.

Gone are the days when “towelettes” (as they’re so often called) were relegated to diaper bags. Now, everything from make-up remover to perfume to deodorant comes in the liquid-free, TSA-approved form. Read on for our favorites.

Yes to Tomatoes Blemish Clearing Facial Wipes

Formulated with salisylic acid and tomato fruit extracts, Yes to Tomatoes facial wipes ($6 for 25 wipes) unclog pores, control oil production, and soothe redness to combat acne-prone skin. Plus, the wipes themselves are fully compostable, keeping with the company's eco-friendly mission.

Whish Deodorant Swipes

There's nothing worse than smelling like an airport. Freshen up en-route with Whish's oat extract-soaked wipes ($22 for 30 wipes) that fight odor while also inhibiting hair growth. 

Nomaterra's Fragrance Wipes

With three destination-themed scents—Oahu (notes of gardenia and jasmin), Miami (orange blossom, pink pepper, ylang ylang), and Malibu (vanilla, caramel, honeysuckle)—Nomaterra ($20 for 12 wipes) offers a travel-friendly alternative to packing your perfume bottle.

Butter London Nail Polish Scrubbers

The only thing worse than opening your bag and finding a shampoo spill? Opening your bag to find a nail polish remover explosion. Enter Butter London's Scrubbers ($10 for 10 wipes). These individually-wrapped, 2-in-1 wipes strip away chipped polish, while also prepping nails for a new coat. Or, if glitter's your go-to mani, be sure to check out the line's textured wipes, designed specifically to take off the shiny stuff.

Kate Somerville Tanning Towelettes

A trip to the beach doesn't have to end in a burn. Get your bronze on (no sun required) with Kate Somerville's tanning towelettes ($48 for 8 wipes). 

Simple Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes

Francophiles rejoice! Micellar water, a pharmacie cult-favorite, is finally available in a travel-friendly form. Simple's towelettes ($7 for $25) are infused with the stuff and gently wipe away makeup without drying skin. 

Ponds Exfoliating Renewal Towelettes

No room in your carry-on for a Clarisonic? Pack these exfoliating wipes instead. The beads gently slough off dead skin, while a citrus-scented cleanser removes makeup and dirt, sans-water.

Acure Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes

Stuck in an unplanned layover? Take a bird-bath mid-terminal with Acure's Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes ($7 for 30). All-natural, unscented, and biodegradable, the face-and-body wipes cleanse and refresh, no shower necessary.

Caroline Hallemann is the associate digital editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter at @challemann.

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