Chryso’s Beauty Buys: TSA-Friendly Beauty Products by Chryso D'Angelo, July 29 2015, 0 Comments

My family loves to travel, but packing up all the essentials and then going through security checkpoints can be a bit frazzling (especially with two small children in tow).

Like many travelers these days, you may choose only a carry-on when flying--who can afford all those extra baggage fees?

Or, you may want to carry that sumptuous moisturizer with you to combat the dryness of recirculated airplane air.

The fact is, the products you bring on board need to meet standards deemed acceptable by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). That means they should be small!

According to the TSA, “You are allowed to bring one small bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes through the checkpoint. These are limited to 3.4 ounces or less per container.”

It’s recommended that you consolidate these containers in a small bag separate from your carry-on baggage so TSA officers can screen them quickly.

We have gathered some of our favorite green products, likely to put a smile on your face while you go through screening (as in “whew! They made it through") and after—when you’re relaxing on your no-doubt-much-needed vacay:

Zosimos Botanicals Travel Set

 

  • Has signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics and enjoys full Champion status
  • These product are not ranked on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database

Environmental responsiveness: The Zosimos Botanicals studio reduces its carbon footprint by using 100 percent wind power and reports that it only patronizes suppliers that use sustainable harvesting practices, grow pesticide-free plants and produce Certified Organic and/or natural ingredients. Some of the groups ZB studio supports include the Denali Citizens Council and Reef Check Australia. This company does not test on animals. All Zosimos products are Made in the U.S.A.

Results: This travel sets includes all of the essentials—organic shampoo, conditioner and unscented shower gel. The set easily fits into a quart-size Ziplock bag, with room to spare. I love the apple orchard shampoo and conditioner, which reminds me of a sour apple Jolly Rancher candy. Plus, the duo does a great job at cleansing and leaving hair soft and silky smooth.

 Size: 2.2 oz. each.

Apple Orchard Shampoo Ingredients: Decyl Polyglucose; Purified Water; Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel; Sucrose Cocoate (Sugar/Coconut emulsifier); Organic Apple Cider Vinegar; Pyrus Malus (Apple) Flavor; Vegetable Glycerin; Xanthan Gum.

 Apple Orchard Conditioner Ingredients: Purified Water; Organic Castile Soap; Sucrose Cocoate (Sugar/Coconut emulsifier); D-Panthenol (Vitamin B5); Disodium Cocyl Glutamate (Natural Surfectant); Xanthan Gum; Sclerotium Gum; Pyrus Malus (Apple) Flavor Oil; Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Oil; Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root; Rosemary Oleoresin.

Unscented Shower Gel Ingredients: Saponified Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil; Saponified Organic Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil; Saponified Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil; Vegetable Gum/Glycerin Extract; Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera); Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) leaf extract.

Practicality: $20

 

Good For You Girls Travel Kit

 

  • Has signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics and enjoys full Champion status.
  • Two of these products (cleanser and moisturizer) are ranked on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database with a score of 2-3 (low hazard)

Environmental responsiveness: Good for You Girls products are never tested on animals. They are gluten-free and vegan. They do not contain any: Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Propylene glycol, Mineral Oils, Silicone, Synthetic Fragrance, or Dyes.

Results: Made especially for tween and teen girls on the go, this travel collection includes Gel Cleanser, Purifying Toner, Oil Free Moisturizer, Honeydew Body Wash and Body Lotion and these all come in a reusable zippered pouch. My tween testers loved the cleanser, toner and moisturizer since they kept their skin clean and breakout-free. And who doesn’t love the sweet smell of honeydew in a body wash and body lotion?

Size: 2.2 oz. each.

Gel Cleanser Ingredients: Purified water, organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice, sodium laurylglucoside hydroxypropylsulfonate (corn derived), cocamidopropyl betaine (coconut derived), glycerin, panthenol, organic arnica montana (organic arnica extract), organic lavandula angustifolia (organic lavender extract), organic chamomilla recutita (organic chamomile extract), organic calendula officinalis (organic calendula extract), organic white tea extract, green tea extract, black tea extract, allantoin (comfrey extract), citric acid, tocopherol acetate (vitamin E), organic olive oil, organic avocado oil, organic jojoba oil, organic sunflower seed oil, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, ethylhexylglycerin. Natural blend of essential oils and natural aromatics for scent.

Purifying Toner Ingredients: Purified water, glycerin, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel distillate), organic aloe vera gel, citric acid, spiraea ulmaria extract (meadowsweet), organic arnica montana (organic arnica extract), organic lavandula angustifolia (organic lavender extract), organic chamomilla recutita (organic chamomile extract), organic calendula officinalis (organic calendula extract), organic white tea extract, green tea extract, black tea extract, polysorbate 20, panthenol, hyaluronic acid, allantoin (comfrey extract), magnisum ascorbyl phospate (vitamin C), ethylhelxylglycerin. Natural blend of essential oils and natural aromatics for scent.

Moisturizer Ingredients: Purified water, hammamelis virginiana (witch hazel distillate), organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice, glycerin, capric caprylic triglycerides (coconut derived), glyceryl stearate, organic sunflower oil, octyl palmitate, cetearyl alcohol, organic arnica montana (organic arnica extract), organic lavandula angustifolia (organic lavender extract), organic chamomilla recutita (organic chamomile extract), organic calendula offiinalis (organic calendula extract), organic white tea extract, green tea extract, black tea extract, xanthan gum, sodium alginate (kelp extract), organic rose hip oil, organic borage oil, organic flax seed oil, pyridoxine tripalmitate (vitamin B6), starch, panthenol, allantoin (comfrey extract), soy tocopherols (vitamin E), ethylhexylglycerin, sodium benzoate, gluco delta lactone. Natural blend of essential oils and natural aromatics for scent.

Honeydew Body Wash Ingredients: Purified water, organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice, sodium laurylglucosides hydroxypropylsulfonate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, decyl glucoside, glycerin, panthenol, organic olive oil, organic avocado oil, organic jojoba oil, organic sunflower seed oil, organic arnica montana (arnica) extract, organic lavandula angustifolia (lavender) extract, organic chamomilla recutita (chamomile) extract, organic calendula officinalis (calendula) extract, organic white tea extract, green tea extract, black tea extract, marshmallow extract, allantoin, tocopherol acetate (vitamin E), sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, ethylhexylglycerin. Natural blend of essential oils and natural aromatics for scent.

Honeydew Body Lotion Ingredients: Purified water, organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice, sodium laurylglucosides hydroxypropylsulfonate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, decyl glucoside, glycerin, panthenol, organic olive oil, organic avocado oil, organic jojoba oil, organic sunflower seed oil, organic arnica montana (arnica) extract, organic lavandula angustifolia (lavender) extract, organic chamomilla recutita (chamomile) extract, organic calendula officinalis (calendula) extract, organic white tea extract, green tea extract, black tea extract, marshmallow extract, allantoin, tocopherol acetate (vitamin E), sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, ethylhexylglycerin. Natural blend of essential oils and natural aromatics for scent.

Practicality: $24.99

 

Eco Art Cosmetics Case/Wristlet Clutch – Sharon Watts (Florida)

 

 

Environmental responsiveness: Eco Art handbags are from original art paintings and all of the company's eco friendly bags are silkscreened onto GOTS certified organic cotton using water based dyes.

Results: A great getaway cosmetics case, Eco Art bags are screened from original art paintings that are so beautiful, you’ll enjoy showing them off. They come in lots of different designs. Each bag goes through an elaborate process of silk screening between 15-28 screens per artwork. They contain an interior wall slip pocket and interior wall zipper pocket—perfect for carrying your favorite cosmetics!

Practicality: $34

 

evian Facial Spray 

 

  • Has not signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics
  • This product is ranked 0 out of 10 on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database (low hazard)

Environmental responsiveness: The Evian Water Protection Institute, with projects in Argentina, Thailand and Nepal, strives to:

  • Work with the local players to protect and restore the wetlands resources 
  • Reduce poverty and improve communities’ living conditions 
  • Bolster communication, education and public awareness 
  • Promote local communities’ participation in effective water management 

Results: High altitude and poor air quality can wreak havoc on skin. I love travelling with this facial spray—a staple of mine! A quick blast of this water mist will invigorate you. Plus, it’s great when you’re in the hot sun. It helps remove perspiration, ocean salt water and chlorine water.

Size: 1.7 oz.

Ingredients from packaging: Water

Practicality: $7.50