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Travel-ready:'s luxe beauty products are fit to fly

January 27, 2011 | 11:41 am

3oz Tired of sacrificing your regular beauty routine when traveling — or having to check a bag on short trips — because your favorite products aren't packaged in containers that are 3 ounces or less?

Enter, an online store that carries luxury beauty and grooming products exclusively in travel-friendly sizes.

Founded by Kate Duff and Alexi Mintz, two former beauty executives who met while working at Archipelago Botanicals, the site carries over 50 luxe brands — including DDF, Malin + Goetz, Oscar Blandi, Weleda, Jack Black, Phyto and Molton Brown. 

But its goodies aren't just for those racking up a gazillion miles on Delta. The store's tagline — "For those who travel, those who are curious and those who can't commit" — says it all. We do our fair share of traveling, but the smaller (and cheaper) sizes on the site mean we don't have to sink as much moola into test-driving new products.

Nab a two-ounce bottle of Blow's texturizing mist for hair for $8 or a two-ounce cucumber and grapefruit body wash from Tocca for a mere $7. Even if neither ends up being your cup of tea, the investment is minimal.

Best of all, ships internationally — including directly to hotels — and if you submit your itinerary showing travel within 72 hours, the site upgrades you to overnight shipping for the cost of ground.

Never be without your swanky shampoo again.

-- Emili Vesilind

Photo: A custom-designed volumizing hair kit from's co-founder, Kate Duff. Credit: