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The Ultimate Carry-on Toiletry Kit for Travelers

Want an inside look at what a frequent traveler packs? Take a look at my ultimate toiletry kit, with products I’ve tested and love that hold up well and are carry-on friendly.

Also be sure to check out my video and checklist for first-aid travel items.

Here’s where to buy some of the products featured. Most can be found at your local drugstore or online.


  • Nexxus Comb Through Hold & Finishing Mist Spray, $8.57 from Amazon
  • Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner Combo Pack, $16.28 from Amazon
  • Dove Go Fresh Cool Moisture Body Wash 3-Pack, $8.54 from Amazon
  • Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion 2-Pack, $5.92 from Amazon
  • Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser, $10.00 from Kiehl’s
  • Batiste Dry Shampoo 3-Pack, $12.10 from Amazon
  • Moroccan Oil, $17.27 from Amazon
  • Crest Complete Multi-Benefit Whitening & Scope Toothpaste 3-Pack, $8.98 from Amazon
  • Daisy Marc Jacobs Spray Pen, $31.50 from Amazon
  • Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover Liquid Pen 3-Pack, $5.69 from Amazon


  • Smashbox Double Exposure Travel Palette, $24.00 from Sephora
  • bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, $30.00 from Sephora
  • real Techniques Travel Essentials Set, $10.99 from Amazon
  • Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Magic Wand for Lip & Eye Makeup Remover, $15.30 from Amazon
  • Nars Bronzing Powder, $40.00 from Sephora
  • Maybelline New York Great Lash Big Washable Mascara, $4.44 from Amazon
  • Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream Eyes Broad Spectrum SPF 15, $25.00 from Sephora
  • bareMinerals Lash Domination Ink Liner, $19.00 from Sephora
  • Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, $4.47 from Amazon

Everything Else

  • Dove Go Fresh Anti-Perspirant and Deodorant in Cool Essence, $1.29 from Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Lint Roller Travel Size, $0.99 from Target
  • Q-Tips Purse Pack, $0.97 from Target
  • Nail File 3-Pack, $1.92 from Target
  • Tweezerman LTD Mini Slant Tweezers, $12.91 from Amazon
  • Gillette Venus Sensitive Skin Disposable Women’s Razor 6-Pack, $13.21 from Amazon
  • Violife Style Slim Sonic Electric Travel Toothbrush, $15.95 from Violife
  • Sun Bum SPF 30 Lip Balm, $3.99 from Amazon
  • Creative Hair Brushes Wet/Dry Pocket Hair Brush, $9.90 from Amazon

Extras (Depending on the Destination)

  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45, 3-Ounce Each, 3-Pack, $22.71 from Amazon
  • Ben’s 30% DEET Mosquito, Tick, and Insect Repellent Pump, $7.74 from Amazon
  • Sierra Sage Green Goo 100% All Natural Skin Repair Travel Tin with Aloe Vera, $9.50 from Amazon

Toiletry Bags

  • Marc Jacobs Big Bliz Cosmetic Case, $125 from Nordstrom
  • Whistler Cube Tote, $30 from MPG

You can also print the toiletry packing checklist by clicking below.


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Ashley always travels with these essentials. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter for more packing tips and tricks and product recommendations.

Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2016. It has been updated to reflect the most current information.

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