Maintaining a full-blown 10-step skincare routine is a commitment most of us welcome with open arms—until it’s time to pack a suitcase, that is. You can’t exactly haul your entire vanity on a plane (although many of us certainly try). But downsizing your stash doesn’t have to be a stressful task. All you have to do is follow three golden rules: stick to the basics, pack only the hardest working formulas, and minimize the bulk.

That’s where these little guys come in: As one of the world’s OG skincare brands, Kiehl’s has never been one to skimp on quality. They’ve got it all down to an exact science. So, when they started making mini versions of their most beloved formulas, we knew they’d become permanent fixtures in our own travel bags. No matter what you leave behind for luggage space, these minis will make up for in sheer potency.

Below, see the 5-step travel routine that works just as hard as your off-flight regimen.


TRY: Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Wash (75ml), P650

Whether you’ve got ultra-sensitive or super oily skin, this creamy gel cleanser is as gentle as it is thorough. It’s infused with soothing calendula and moisture-locking glycerin. In tandem with the rich foaming formula, they flush your skin of all impurities without causing that tight post-cleanse feeling.

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TRY: Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner (125ml), P1,520

If you’re dealing with redness, dry patches, or any sort of inflammation, this soothing toner is guaranteed to work wonders. It contains a whole host of calming ingredients—namely calendula for soothing irritation, allantoin for reducing inflammation, and burdock root for replenishing moisture. Triple threat!

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TRY: Midnight Recovery Concentrate (15ml), P1,495

Undoubtedly one of the world’s most iconic skincare products, this world-famous facial oil restores skin damage like no other. This is all thanks to its plethora of lipid-rich essential oils. Once absorbed into the skin, they quickly replenish your moisture barrier and speed up healing for plumper, healthier skin come morning.

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TRY: Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream (50ml), P1,625

Picking the right moisturizer is often the trickiest part of travel skincare. You need something rich enough keep you hydrated, but light enough that you won’t get greasy on the go. Luckily, this featherlight gel delivers the best of both! Made with an emollient oil-free texture, it sinks into the skin in seconds and provides immediate hydration that lasts all day.

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TRY: Ultra Light Daily UV Defense CC Cream (30ml), P2,250

When you’re going from Point A to B with minimal luggage space, multi-tasking formulas are your best friend. Enter this SPF-infused CC cream! With SPF 50 PA+++++ and a semi-sheer tint, it provides ample protection against UV rays while evening out your skin tone. On top of that, it’s also enriched with lychee extract to prevent antioxidative damage.

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So, where to next?

Photos by Kat Echon.

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