The Transportation Security Administration has applied the 3-1-1 rule for liquids in carry-on baggage since 2006. Under the 3-1-1 rule, travelers may bring liquids in containers that are 3.4 ounces or smaller (“3”) in a clear quart-size plastic bag (“1”) and each passenger is allowed only one plastic bag (“1”).
TSA’s 3-1-1 rule applies to liquids, creams, gels, pastes and aerosols. Health and beauty items that you may use every day at home like sunscreen, soap, lotion, hair products, makeup, shampoo and conditioner may not make the cut.
Rather than packing your entire skin care and hair care routine into a checked bag or crossing your fingers for decent-performing hotel toiletries, we’ve rounded up 14 health and beauty items that pass the TSA’s 3-1-1 rule with flying colors. Some fall within the 3.4-ounce requirement and some aren’t considered a liquid at all (yes, toothpaste tabs are a real thing).
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CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream ($7.99) is a master of multitasking that can be used to relieve dryness on the face, hands and body. This dermatologist-developed cream is gentle enough that it won’t irritate skin or clog pores and is long-lasting enough to help skin retain moisture for a full 24 hours. Keep it close by if you have a long flight in your future to combat the effects of dry air in flight.
Lush Toothpaste Tabs
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There are a lot of reasons to love Lush Toothpaste Tabs ($12). They are primarily made with natural ingredients, have a minty orange flavor and come in a convenient recycled (and recyclable) container. When you are ready to brush, crunch one tablet up between your teeth and brush as usual with a wet toothbrush. You’ll have minty-fresh breath and more space in your carry-on for liquids.
Rare Beauty Bronzer Stick
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Rare Beauty Bronzer Stick’s ($23) creamy (i.e., not considered a liquid by TSA) formula blends effortlessly into your skin, providing as little or as much face-sculpting, sun-kissed warmth as you want. Even better, you can use your fingers to blend this never-greasy, water-resistant bronzer and leave the bronzer brush at home.
Lush Shampoo Bar
This compact, solid Lush …….