I take the Crystal Mineral deodorant that’s available on Amazon. It’s unscented, a small 1.5 oz. and lasts forever. I even take it out of the hard plastic base and cover and just keep it in the smallest Ziploc snack bag. It doesn’t leave a film on clothes so much easier to sinkwash clothes. It doesn’t need to go in your TSA 311 bag.
To remove makeup & also because there aren’t washcloths in most European hotels, I use the dry Oil of Olay sensitive skin cloths with the cleansing ingredients water-activated. I use this these to remove my makeup, and they don’t irritate my skin. I used to cut them in half. Now I use one per day to make sure my face is clean. These also don’t need to go into your TSA bag.
For toothpaste, I use the travel ones from the dentist, BUT those aren’t full. Open it and squeeze it very slowly until the toothpaste is at the opening. (This is to remove the air.). Place a regular tube nose-to-nose with it; hold them tightly together and squeeze the regular tube. It will fill up the travel one. I used to travel often for work, and I regularly did this quick refill. For a 3-week trip, I can easily get by with three of them, or if I’m really careful, just two.
I sunburn very easily. I always wear foundation. I like the Clinique redness solutions, and for a 4-week trip, I still can’t use up the amount that goes into a tiny sample jar that’s the size of about 5 quarters stacked.
I use the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer moisturizing face serum 60spf for my shoulders and arms. It’s in a 1.7 oz size.
A lot of hotels don’t provide any hair conditioner. One year I had the flu at home and had to cancel a haircolor appointment. To bridge my hair to the next appointment, I bought a home color kit. When I saw the concentrated conditioner provided in a small squeeze tube, I kept it for my trip! I was able to just use a dab for a whole 3-week trip. Another option is to take a concentrated conditioner or your favorite one, and let it sit out in a small dish for several days to allow more of the water to evaporate. Then place in a tiny container. You could place your hair gel in a similar container.
I don’t usually use lotion, but my skin was getting dry in Nice, France one year, so I stopped into the L’Occitane shop and bought a lovely 1oz. Rose scent tube.
Also in the 311 bag is an eyebrow mascara, an eye mascara, lipstick, & Burts Bees lip balm. I found out on my trip in June that I don’t want to apply the Burts Bees when I will be wearing a mask! It has peppermint or something menthol possibly that made my nose & eyes tickle!
My toiletry bag is 10x4.5x2”. After I am through TSA security, I slip that Ziploc bag into the toiletry bag that has my comb and other items in it.
I, along with others who have mentioned it, are allergic to many women’s perfumes and men’s colognes. It will trigger an instant headache and sinus issues. So, my suggestion would be to leave the perfume at home.