Outsmarting the TSA Fluid Rules
Sep 12, 2011
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forever changed my vacation beauty routine. When I go to my parent’s house, I have doubles of every one of my beauty products in the upstairs bathroom. (Seriously, it’s like I never left.) But when I travel anywhere else, I am forced to abide by the draconian 3oz rule.
Oh, the 3oz rule. The slightly ridiculous security theatre that forces women to stand in front of their medicine cabinets engaged in the beauty product equivalent of “Sophie’s Choice.” But thanks to Kate and Alexi from 3floz.com, I no longer have to choose.
For frequent travelers, the website sells beauty brands from Ole Henriksen to DDF in carry-on friendly sizes. No need to buy the cheap $4 drugstore stand in when you can buy the brand name product that you love in a smaller size.
If the 3floz website doesn’t offer your brand, Sephora has followed the website’s lead and offering a traveler-friendly section. However, it isn’t nearly as well stocked as the 3floz website.
Personally, I like Yes to Blueberries face wipes, Ole Henriksen moisturizers and night creams, Phyto shampoos and Laura Mercier travel-sized foundation and primer (sold in a kit). Because everyone wants to look gorgeous while on vacation.