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Guide To The Best Travel Exfoliators To Use While Jetsetting

Keep skin looking fresh, healthy, and smooth while jet-setting across the world with these travel exfoliators

Guide To The Best Travel Exfoliators To Use While Jetsetting

Best Travel Exfoliators

You are preparing for the vacation of a lifetime, and you think you’ve packed all that you need. But you probably don’t know that a travel exfoliator is a product that will really save your skin while you’re out and about.

When you travel, your skin comes under even more stress than usual, as you’re constantly outside, picking up free-radicals and your skin will be moving through different climates & humidity levels, which can take your skin a little while to get used to.

No matter what skin type you may have, or whether you are soaking up the sun by the poolside, or drinking some hot chocolate in the snow, remember to pack a travel exfoliator to keep your skin clean and healthy.

Why should you pack an exfoliator when travelling?

With all the heavy sunscreen, moisturiser & makeup, your skin can be left feeling clogged and oily, leading to a dreaded blemish or red bump just before snapping the perfect insta pic. It can also lead to a build-up of dead skin, leaving you looking rough, dull, and dry.

Exfoliation works by expelling the dead skin and dirt that expands upon the skin surface. Proper exfoliation during travel can help fight against crappy skin and keep your travel photos looking 10/10.

With a wide variety of exfoliators, we’ve nut down the best of the best exfoliators for travel.

1. Exfoliating Powders For Travel

There’s no need to stress about your skin while you’re out exploring if you’ve got a little jar of exfoliating powder to clean your face at the end of the day. These exfoliating powders come dry, and are activated by water.

Simply pour the powder into your hands, add water, and bingo! You have your exfoliator ready to go.

Say goodbye to split bottles of liquid and this is also perfect if you’re travelling with just carry on baggage.

Daily Superfoliant


This superfoliant is a crowd favourite at Wander in Wonder HQ. The superfoliant helps to fight environmental triggers that accelerate skin aging.

It has both enzyme rich powder & activated charcoal to help to purify your complexion. Whilst Red Algae and Tara Fruit Extract help protect your skin against the harmful effects of pollution to leave you blemish free and calm, inside and out.



Peel 27

Cosmetics 27

When activated with water this product will provide triple exfoliation (mechanical, enzymatic and chemical) into your skin, a convenient exfoliating cleanser that will cleanse your skin deeply from any dirt and grime you’ll encounter on your travels.

Ideal for all skin types and therefore a perfect exfoliating powder for travel as you can share it with your sister, mum or best friend.



Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C


Clinique’s cleansing water-activated powder is great for travel as this cleanser is sealed in separate sachets meaning you can just take as many to match how many days you’ll be away.

It’s enfused with Pure Vitamin C which helps to brighten, refine and wake the skin up each morning and it’s sachets help to maintain the potency of the Vitamin C onto your skin.



2. Exfoliating Wipes For Travel

If you get exhausted or lazy at the end of whole day of sightseeing… then this one is for you. In small travel size packs, you can’t go wrong with exfoliating wipes.

These are for the jam packed itineraries. The late night outs.

Easily slip into your day bag for a cleansing wipe after a sweaty hike or at night to clear away that sticky foundation.

Check out these cleansing and exfoliating wipes are awesome for travel and are an easy way to ensure your skin is getting the best treatment during your fast paced adventures. 

Grapefruit Exfoliating Face Wipes

Sephora Collection

These exfoliating wipes come in a handy practical travel size and work perfectly to eliminate any blooming blemishes and build-up of dead skin.

Embedded with micro-beads, these wipes will help to remove dead skin and aid the fight against excess oil and clogged pores.


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Cleanse and Exfoliate Charcoal Wipes


This super-soft dual-functioning exfoliator wipe is the ultimate must-have for your travels.

Wipe your makeup off with the smooth side and get a deeper cleanse with the textured side.

Easy to open & close means will weather the bumps on your travel journey.


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Double Sided Facial Wipes

Model Co

Well now you have no excuse not to pack these along. When it comes to quick and easy skincare on your travels look no further. Leave your skin soothed and hydrated before those early-morning flights.

These double-sided, dual-action cleanser and exfoliator wipes are one sure way to make sure you are looking great in all of those Instagram posts.


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3. Facial Scrub Travel Exfoliators

These every-day facial exfoliators are great for travellers that might be on a long road trip. Packed full of many ingredients to help cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturise your skin, these are quick, cheap, and amazing fixes to freshen up your skin daily.

Pore Refining Facial Scrub


This modest and easy travel friendly facial exfoliator is pumped full of natural ingredients to truly battle any dryness to clogged pores this whilst travelling.

The natural jojoba beads and bamboo charcoal work together to tenderly clean your skin, keeping it clear for your journey and the magic properties of charcoal aids in the balancing of your complexation.



ExfoliKate Cleanser

Kate Somerville

Using Kate’s ‘three p’s for perfect skin’, pineapple, pumpkin and papaya enzymes, this daily foaming and exfoliating cleanser gently removes impurities and refines the appearance of pores.

The exfoliating formula is perfect for adventurous travellers who may be exposed to dirt, dust or sweat and wants to ensure their skin stays clear throughout their travels.



Polishing Facial Exfoliant

Grown Alchemist

This gentle product by Grown Alchemist has your back on your travels with this facial exfoliating scrub.

After a WHOLE day of walking around town this polishes your face softly and gets rids of all your dead skin and helps regenerate new cell regeneration. Smells amazing, feels even better. Little on the pricer side but well worth it.



4. Exfoliating Sheet Masks For Travel

My goodnes, can exfoliating be any more easy or luxurious?

Exfoliating sheet masks are perfect for travel as they use chemical exfoliators such as glycolic acid to remove dead skin cells to reveal a brighter complexion.

The best part? This is perfect for any down time you might have. On the plane, bus, hotel room before bed. Slip it into your day bag for a beauty facial wherever you go.

Multi-Vitamin Brightening Biodegradable Mask


When you’re on holiday it’s #TREATYOSELF time. And that doesn’t stop with the beauty routine.

Treat yourself to amazing skin with Aceology’s exfoliating mask which helps to smooth out your skin and give it the holiday glow it deserves.



Exfoliating Face Mask


Go all out with Karuna’s all natural fibre exfoliating sheet mask that uses lemon extract to immediately exfoliate and brighten the skin.

Pineapple extract enzymes also help deeply clean your pores and added salicylic acid exfoliates dead skin cells.



5. Travel Friendly Exfoliating Pads

If you aint got time and need something convenient and on the go, this one is for you.  Exfoliator pads are ideal for travel because it only requires your fingers, works in less that 60 seconds, and you don’t need any water to activate or wash this off.

Exfoliating pads are normally soaked in exfoliating acid that swipes away dead skin cells in a jiffy and are usually combined with hydrating properties to leave your skin radiant and moisturised.

Exfoliating Swipeys

Go – To Skincare

Go-To exfoliating pads are soaked in natural lactic acid to remove dead skin cells and refine skin texture. It comes in a cute peach tub that’s easy to pack and unlikely to leak out.

These pads make exfoliating on your travels an easy peasy task so that you can enjoy more of your travel time in bliss.


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Glow Peel Pads


These cruelty free pads use glycolic acid to help exfoliate the face in addition to minimising the look of fine lines and pores.

Pixi is also a master of adding in rose water into their skincare, which helps eliminate dullness and de-stresses the skin. Pop these exfoliating pads into your travel bag and off you go!


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With any of these travel exfoliators packed by your side, you can feel calm and confident knowing that your skin will be glowing, radiant, and smooth. Which means looking good will be one less thing you have to worry about.

There are so many benefits that come with proper exfoliation, it is worth investigating into your next pre-holiday beauty haul to ensure your skin is healthy on your next trip!

Have you tried any of these face exfoliators?

Have any other exfoliators you love using on your travels?

Let us know in the comments below !

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