I aspire to be one of those people who presents a minimalist, organised-looking plastic bag of liquids to airport security, ideally half or maybe three-quarters full with the bare essentials neatly decanted into clear screwcap mini tubs and maybe an elegant atomiser acting as a travel-sized vial of my favourite fragrance. The sad fact is, I'm simply not organised enough for that. Usually my bag looks like a miniature lesson in contained chaos, packed to bursting with products stacked as if by a Tetris master and not a millimetre of space going spare.
So I'm delighted to see that two of my go-to products have recently been rolled out in travel- and handbag-friendly miniature, since otherwise I'd still be trying to squeeze the full-size versions into that little overstuffed plastic baggie.
ROGER & GALLET SMELLIES
Dry body oils and fragrances from the brand were always good for carry on at 100ml, but they're now also available in dinky 30ml sizes (€17.50) which are (a) SO CUTE (b) super convenient and (c) a bit easier on the wallet than the larger versions. Find them in pharmacies and in M&S beauty halls.
LA ROCHE POSAY CICAPLAST BAUME B5
This multi-purpose miracle in a tube just got downsized to a slender 40ml (€7.50) so whether you like to keep the repairing salve on hand to soothe irritated skin or use it as a pre make-up primer, you need never leave it behind when you travel again.
What products do you wish came in bite size to make packing a breeze?