By Kathryn O'Shea-Evans
June 04, 2013

Are the latest beauty and wellness products worthy of a spot in your teensy carry-on? T+L Associate Editor Kathryn O’Shea-Evans shares her take.

Pros: New from Tatcha: an impeccably-designed glass vial of lip balm, made with antioxidant-rich camellia oil (a onetime favorite of Oshima Island geishas, apparently) and…..wait for it…24-karat gold.

Cons: The 24-karat gold leaf layer is uber-pretty, but because it’s layered on top of the balm, it will rub away completely after a few uses. Fortunately, the remaining balm is lovely on its own. Those geishas knew their stuff!

Verdict: Packable.

Kathryn O'Shea-Evans is an associate editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter @ThePluckyOne.