Travel: My Cruelty Free Essentials


Packing all of your holiday essentials into hand luggage can prove to be a challenge. You are restricted in many aspects, from the size of your carry-on bag, it’s contents and not to mention the 100ml restriction on liquids. You have to become a savvy traveller, packing clothes that can be mixed and matched, dressed up and dressed down whilst keeping you warm in sub zero temperatures.

But it’s not only clothing you have to be smart with, beauty products and toiletries can prove to be more of a difficulty. Decanting body wash and shampoo into tiny bottles, purchasing travel-sized creams and scrubs, questioning whether your razor will be confiscated at the security screening. You get the gist. It becomes a little tiresome. Thereore, this post is here to highlight the hand-luggage friendly cruelty free essentials that make packing stress free, simple and of course leave room in your bag for those killer boots you’ve been dying to pack.

My Cruelty Free Essentials

Lush Lip Service Lip Balm (12g)

Price £6.75

Cold weather is a breeding ground for creating sore and chapped lips. This lip balm not only heals your wounds but keeps dryness at bay making your lips kissable once more.

Superdrug Hand & Nail Cream (30ml)

Price £1.05

Keeping your hands healthy and happy whilst travelling to colder destinations has become a necessity. To avoid the dry skin and brittle nails, Superdrug’s pocket size cream both strengthens and moisturises to keep the hands soft and sore-free.

Superdrug BB 5 in 1 Day Cream Light (50ml)

Price £6.99

This tinted 5-in-1 cream is my go-to foundation. Not only is it light on the skin, it is a 24 hour moisturiser, primer, skin-tone enhancer and has an SPF of 15.  Packed with antioxidants, it protects come rain or shine, keeping my skin spot free and flawless.


Superdrug Strawberry & Raspberry Shower Gel (75ml)

Price £1.05

This cruelty free shower gel packs a fruity punch, combining raspberries and strawberries for a very berry hit. Superdrug have included this treasure in their travel-size range making it easy to pick a body wash that does not compromise on your morals.

Natural Collection Lash Length Mascara

Price £1.99

At a mere £1.99, there is no better cruelty free, lash lengthening, long lasting mascara on the market. I have used this product since I was a teen, making my lashes look longer and fuller.

Collection 2000 Colour Pout Lip Stain 

Price £4.99

This colour pout lip stain is ideal for those who dislike reapplying lipstick over and over throughout the day. With an invisible feel yet ability to pack a vibrant colour, the stain effect reduces the need to reapply multiple times and keeps your clothes and teeth lipstick free!

Lush Santa’s Lip Scrub (25g)

Price £5.50

Although a limited edition, this sugary lip scrub combines all of my lip products in one. Scrubbing off excess skin, maintaining soft lips and creating a red tint, you cannot go wrong with this purchase.


Lush Solid Shampoo & Conditioning Bars

Price £5.95-£6.95

These solid shampoo and conditioning bars are a godsend. Not only are you avoiding buying plastic bottles or having to decant liquids from one jar to another, you are investing in a long lasting and natural product. They smell delicious, make your hair look fuller and feel incredibly soft.

These cruelty free essentials are easy to pack for those one bag weekend trips abroad. With limited products that could cause a spillage, the rest are pocket size and lightweight making your bag lighter and offering extra space for fashion essentials.

What are your cruelty free essentials?


2 thoughts on “Travel: My Cruelty Free Essentials

  1. It’s good to know how many standard high street brands are cruelty free. I’m trying to find more cruelty-free and natural alternatives for my makeup bag, which is proving pretty pricey! Something about taking chemical ingredients out obviously adds a lot of pounds to the tag… Jen x


  2. Hi Jen, Yes it can be super pricey! Even buying many Lush products soon adds up! However they do last really long and minimise the bad chemicals you are putting into your body. At least with high street brands like Superdrug you know that you can afford to buy their own brand alternatives! It does take a lot of trial and error to find cruelty free versions of products you love, but it is worth it 🙂


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