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14 coveted beauty products that actually come in travel sizes

Based out of Dallas, Texas, Mary McCoy is a writer and social worker for disenfranchised women and children. She's a single mom, lover of Texas barbecue, and a die-hard fan of yoga

Our favorite things you can buy in 3-fluid-ounce form

Traveling is an art form, and the top prize goes to the minimalists.

It wasn't always this way, but outrageous checked bag fees and stringent TSA regulations now require savvy travelers to pack one carry-on and hope for the best. Thankfully, the beauty industry has caught up with the times, and now you can purchase these travel-size items before your next trip. They prove that the best travel companions are under three fluid ounces.

1. BLISS blood orange + white pepper hand cream

BLISS blood orange + white pepper hand cream

Traveling can make your hands look like an old leather saddle, so rub in this delicious-smelling, ultra-nourishing hand cream for a beauty boost. (Sephora, $8)

2. L'Occitane shea butter body lotion

L'Occitane shea butter body lotion

Shea butter, honey and apricot oil make this body lotion a must-have for lustrous vacation skin. (L'Occitane, $11)

3. Beauty ADDICTS sheer mineral tint

Beauty ADDICTS sheer mineral tint

Ditch your heavy foundation for a sheer mineral tint that glides on for light coverage — since it's a tint, it's ultra-forgiving should your skin burn or tan when you're out of town. (Beauty ADDICTS, $32)

4. Victoria's Secret Ready to Party body mist

Victoria's Secret Ready to Party body mist

Whatever you do, don't smell like a traveler. This pink lotus and apple mist will freshen you up in no time. (Victoria's Secret, $8)

5. Kiehl's Ultra Facial cleanser

Kiehl's Ultra Facial cleanser

Step away from that bar of hotel soap, and treat your face nicely with this gentle foaming cleanser for all skin types. (Neiman Marcus, $10)

6. Oribe The Collection travel set

Oribe The Collection travel set

Hair is the first thing to get the shaft — go ahead and laugh at that pun — on vacation. Buck the trend by indulging in this travel collection of high-quality shampoos and conditioners. (oribe.com, $20)

7. Air Repair facial mist

We love this aloe vera facial mist for dry skin, whether your face is on fire from a day in the sun or a moisture-free airplane ride. (3floz.com, $10)

8. Big Sexy Hair Powder Play

Big Sexy Hair Powder Play

Big hair is sexy hair, so don't let your hair go limp on vacation. This spray adds volume and texture for awesome lift. (Ulta, $17)

9. Pantene Pro-V 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner

Pantene Pro-V 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner

There's no need to pack both shampoo and conditioner when this hybrid does the high-quality work for you. (Pharmapacks.com, $1)

10. Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray

Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray

Infused with salt and seaweed extracts, this styling spray will give you surf-worthy waves in just minutes. Just think — you don't even need to pack a blow dryer. (Sephora, $26)

11. Blowpro Weather Girls anti-frizz serum

Blowpro Weather Girls anti-frizz serum

You can leave your straightener at home, too, when you pack this anti-frizz serum for a straight-hair look. (3floz.com, $22)

12. St. Tropez Tanning Mousse

St. Tropez Tanning Mousse

Save your skin from the sun by loading up on the best self-tanner money can buy. You'll be streak-free and gorgeous in no time. (Ulta, $18)

13. Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch sunscreen

Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch sunscreen

If you must go out in the sun, make sure you slather on this travel-friendly sunscreen for protection. (Skinmedix, $8)

14. First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Face Cream

First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Face Cream

Last but not least, multitask your beauty routine by bringing home this face cream that moisturizes, protects, brightens, corrects and prevents wrinkles. (3floz.com, $38)

Moral of the story? Don't forget there's a lot of goodness in tiny packages, ladies. (That's what she said).

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