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The 17 Best Travel Toiletries of 2023

Dr. Bronner’s one-stop-shop Pure Castile Liquid Soap takes the top spot.

No matter where you’re traveling or what type of adventure you’re taking, a bag full of small, useful toiletry items is essential. Obviously, you need things like face wash and shampoo, but other products like face masks and insect repellent also come in handy.

The one toiletry we never travel without is Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Liquid Soap, as it’s super concentrated and can be used for an array of things like shampoo, shaving, and cleansing. But if you’re looking for something more along the lines of sunscreen, hairspray, or deodorant, keep reading — our list of the best travel toiletries has it all and more.

Our Top Picks

BEST OVERALL:

Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Soap at Amazon

BEST SUNSCREEN:

Raw Elements Face + Body Sunscreen Tin SPF 30 at Amazon

BEST INSECT REPELLENT:

Sawyer Insect Repellent at Amazon

BEST FACE WASH:

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser at Ulta

BEST MOISTURIZER:

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer at Amazon

BEST FACE MASK:

Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask at Amazon

BEST HAIRSPRAY:

Sexy Hair Hair Spray at Target

BEST HAND SANITIZER:

Touchland Hand Sanitizer at Amazon

BEST BUDGET SET

Convenience Kits International Store Convenience Kits International Women’s Premium 21-Piece Kit at Amazon

BEST SPLURGE SET:

W Hotels Travel Set at Whotelsthestore.com

Continue reading further details on the best travel toiletries of 2023, written by Amanda Ogle here.

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January 9, 2023

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Amanda Ogle

Travel & Leisure

Amanda Ogle is a freelance writer and editor who specializes in travel, food and drink, sustainability, and general lifestyle topics. Her work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveler, Texas Highways, and more. Aside from editorial pieces, she also writes sponsored content and does copywriting. She travels the world for assignments and loves experiencing different cuisines and cultures across the globe. She is passionate about sustainability and believes if we don't care for our planet now, future generations aren't going to have a planet.

• 6+ years of experience as a writer and editor covering travel and lifestyle topics
• Former editor at American Way magazine
• Fact checker extraordinaire
• Received a master’s degree in journalism from the University of North Texas

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