When you’re trying to escape day-to-day stresses with a relaxing break, the last thing you want is to be weighed down with toiletries. Whether it’s a weekend getaway or a longer trip, it’s unlikely that you’ll need to take all of your beauty and toiletry products with you. We all know how difficult it can be scaling down the full collection to just a few essentials – it can seem like an almost impossible task. Luckily for jet-setters everywhere, travel-size toiletries are available to ensure your holiday prep goes as smoothly as the trip itself.

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Fragrance Direct to bring you a collection of must-have travel-minis, which promise to make light packing a breeze!




The shower products we use at home usually come in huge bottles, which would take up so much valuable space in a suitcase. Thankfully, for extra-light packing, Island Spa have a travel-sized shampoo and body-wash two-in-one. This incredible formula includes Pro Vitamin B5, which is great for silky-smooth hair and moisturised skin. It’s worth investing in a good travel sized two-in-one shampoo, bodywash and conditioner if you travel often; just think of the things you can pack into all that extra space!  




If you have a cleansing routine with more than a couple of steps, taking the entire collection away with you just isn’t an option. The Dermalogica travel-sized cleansing gel is a great allrounder; it’s suitable for all skin types and is guaranteed to leave your skin feeling refreshed without the fuss of a lengthy routine. This handy cleanser is made for sensitive skin, so it’s a great option for those who normally use special hypoallergenic products.

Whatever the season or destination, SPF should always be a part of your daily routine. Piz Buin’s Day Long Lotion with SPF15 comes In a handy 100ml, bottle so you can take it onto a flight and touch-up before you touch-down. The formula is lightweight and absorbant, so you can reapply throughout the day and keep your skin protected from harmful UV. 




If you’re a fragrance lover it can be hard to leave your favourites behind. When the weight of your suitcase is creeping up, chunky glass fragrance bottles can seem somehow heavier – is scent really a priority – of course it is! Packing light doesn’t mean you should have to sacrifice feeling amazing. Why not make the most of your partners luggage, by finding a great unisex fragrance that you can both use.  

Tom Ford’s Oud Wood Eau de Parfum Spray will make you feel as though you’ve been whisked away to a woody log cabin, while Calvin Klein’s CK One Eau de Toilette Spray is a great all-rounder, perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a winter walk, a day at the beach or a romantic dinner.  


Travel minis can save so much room and weight in your luggage, you just have to take a little time to consider what you’ll take. Use these top tips from Fragrance Direct.com and save that extra space – more room for souvenirs (or shoes!).