The Best Travel-sized Beauty Kits for Every Skin Type

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Best Travel Skincare Kits Sets
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Traveling can do a number on your skin. From the dry air of plane cabins to the stress of delays to increased exposure to the elements, a trip away from home is not the time to skimp on your skincare routine.

While picking up certain forgotten toiletries from the hotel gift shop is always an option, experimenting with hotel-brand facial soap bars? Not so much.

On the road, it's important to give your skin some extra TLC. That's why packing a good travel-sized skincare kit that satisfies your skin's needs is crucial. Those with sensitive skin should stay away from cosmetics with any artificial ingredients, regardless of how high-end the packaging seems. The simpler the formula, the better.

If your skin tends to be dry and you plan on soaking up a lot of Vitamin D, chances are it might get even drier post-trip, so make sure to hydrate it well with a good moisturizer and an overnight treatment.

And gentlemen, we haven't forgotten about you. Hydration is key for anyone with skin.

Below, find the best skincare and shave kits to stock up your Dopp kit before your next vacation.

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Best for Sensitive Skin: Sunday Riley Sunday School Skincare Set

Travel Skincare Set Kits Sunday Riley Sunday School
Courtesy of Sephora

This Vitamin C-rich skincare set instantly moisturize for a glowing complexion, and even though it could be used on any skin type, it's particularly good for those with sensitive skin who are concerned about fine lines.

To buy: sephora.com, $60

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Best for Sensitive Skin: Sunday Riley Sunday School Skincare Set

Travel Skincare Set Kits Drunk Elephant The Littles Set
Courtesy of Sephora

This Vitamin C-rich skincare set instantly moisturize for a glowing complexion, and even though it could be used on any skin type, it's particularly good for those with sensitive skin who are concerned about fine lines.

To buy: sephora.com, $60

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Best for Sensitive Skin: Tatcha On The Go Favorites Set

Travel Skincare Set Kits Tatcha Bestsellers
Courtesy of Sephora

Tatcha's products are inspired by the daily routine of Japan's geishas. Their products are packed with Japanese anti-aging superfoods that will purify and nourish your sensitive skin.

To buy: tatcha.com, $59

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Best for Sensitive Skin: Kopari Coconut Face The Day & Night Kit

Travel Skincare Set Kits Kopari Coconut Face
Courtesy of Revolve

Formulated with organic 100 percent pure coconut oil from the Philippines and non-toxic ingredients, each product in this kit is designed to leave your skin clean and baby-soft.

To buy: revolve.com, $40

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Best for Sensitive Skin: CeraVe Skin Restoring Kit

Travel Skincare Set Kits Cerave Skin Restoring Kit
Courtesy of Walmart

If you have sensitive skin that's prone to eczema (like 35 million other Americans, including myself), CeraVe's set will completely change your life. The moisturizer is incredibly light and perfect to use in the summer months.

To buy: walmart.com, $21

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Best for Normal Skin: Sephora Favorites The Ultimate Travel Bag

Travel Skincare Set Kits Sephora Favorites
Courtesy of Sephora

This travel kit includes 11 essential skin- and body-care products that come in a semi-transparent cosmetic bag.

To buy: sephora.com, $40

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Best for Normal Skin: Caudalie Caudalie Favorites Set

Travel Skincare Set Kits Caudalie
Courtesy of Sephora

Get your skin glow on with this travel set from iconic French brand Caudalie. It includes soap-free cleansing water and an instant detox mask perfect to use after a flight.

To buy: sephora.com, $39

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Best for Normal Skin: Kiehl's Healthy Skin Essentials Kit

Travel Skincare Set Kits Kiehls
Courtesy of Nordstrom

This four-piece kit includes a facial cleanser, a powerful line-reducing concentrate to apply before the moisturizer, a facial cream, eye treatment, and an overnight concentrate.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $52

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Best for Normal Skin: Perricone MD The Plasma Essentials Set

Travel Skincare Set Kits Perricone MD Plasma Essentials
Courtesy of Nordstrom

If you're about to brave a long multi-flight journey, make sure you pack this four-product kit in your carry-on bag. It deeply cleanses the skin of impurities and delivers protection against toxins.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $99

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Best for Dry Skin: Ahava Starter Kit

Travel Skincare Set Kits Ahava
Courtesy of Dermstore

In addition to the standard mask-cleanser-moisturizer combo, this five-piece starter kit also includes a hand cream, and everything comes in a pretty mesh beauty bag for simple and mess-free packing.

To buy: dermstore.com, $20

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Best for Dry Skin: Ole Henriksen Traveling Wonders Set

Travel Skincare Set Kits Olehenriksen
Courtesy of Sephora

Formulated with collagen, this travel set delivers a brighter and firmer complexion. The moisturizer is also the perfect base for your makeup routine.

To buy: sephora.com, $48

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Best for Dry Skin: Lancôme Love Your Skin Hydrating and Protecting Set

Travel Skincare Set Kits Lancome Love Your Skin Hydrating
Courtesy of Sephora

The soothing cleansing milk and toner in this kit are enriched with honey and almond oil, while the moisturizer is full of vitamins and has SPF 30 that protects your skin from the sun.

To buy: sephora.com, $38

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Best for Dry Skin: Tata Harper Tata's Daily Essentials Kit

Travel Skincare Set Kits Tata Harper Daily Essentials
Courtesy of Sephora

This complete 7-piece skincare kit includes Tata Harper's award-winning treatments that target fine lines and wrinkles.

To buy: sephora.com, $70

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Best for Oily Skin: Clinique Set

Travel Skincare Set Kits Clinique
Courtesy of Amazon

If you have oily skin that's prone to breakouts, this three-step kit should be in your cosmetic bag wherever you go, since a change of climate and time zones can contribute to an even oilier complexion.

To buy: amazon.com, $17

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Best for Oily Skin: First Aid Beauty Banish Oily Skin

Travel Skincare Set Kits First Aid Beauty Banish Oily Skin
Courtesy of Sephora

Minimize the appearance of pores and keep your complexion matte with this three-item kit that includes a red clay purifying mask, a cleanser, and an oil-free gel.

To buy: sephora.com, $48

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Best for Oily Skin: Mario Badescu Regimen Kit

Travel Skincare Set Kits Mario Badescu Regimen
Courtesy of Nordstrom

Mario Badescu counts Oprah among its (many) celebrity fans, so if you needed a notable endorsement of his skin care line, you've got it. This travel-friendly kit will keep your skin hydrated without the oily feel (or shiny look).

To buy: nordstrom.com, $30

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Best for Oily Skin: Dermalogica Normal to Oily Skin Kit

Travel Skincare Set Kits Dermalogica
Courtesy of Dermstore

This kit is especially good for those prone to acne or breakouts. The products are formulated without artificial color and fragrance.

To buy: dermstore.com, $40

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Best for Men: Clinique For Men Great Skin To Go Set

Travel Skincare Set Kits Clinique for Men Great Skin
Courtesy of Macy's

This set is best suited for normal to oily skin and includes facial scrub, face wash, moisturizer, and an anti-aging eye cream.

To buy: macys.com, $36

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Best for Men: The Art of Shaving The 4 Elements Of The Perfect Shave Starter Kit

Travel Skincare Set Kits Art of Shaving Perfect Shave
Courtesy of Sephora

This kit will take care of all your grooming needs on the go. The unscented formula is perfect for men with sensitive skin.

To buy: sephora.com, $30

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Best for Men: Molton Brown London Men's Carry-On Set

Travel Skincare Set Kits Molton Brown London
Courtesy of Nordstrom

This face, body, and hair kit is for the jet-setting man who doesn't like to experiment with hotel-brand bathroom essentials.

To buy: nordstrom.com, $55

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Best for Men: Anthony The Essential Traveler Kit

Travel Skincare Set Kits Anthony the Essential
Courtesy of Amazon

Anthony is a men's-only skincare brand that focuses on creating simple formula products with great ingredients. This kit is good to use on all skin types.

To buy: amazon.com, $56

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