Travel-Size Skincare Products - Are They Worth It?

Mini size beauty products are becoming increasingly popular these days and more brands are producing travel-size versions of their full size counterpart.  It’s obviously not a new concept. Travel-size products have been around forever, but usually in the form of personal care items like toothpaste, hairsprays, and body wash that you could easily pick up at your local drugstore.  Today, you will find more niche products like masks, cleansers, lipsticks and face mists.  So, the question is, are they worth it?

First off, let’s talk about value.  Travel size products are often a fraction of the cost of its full-size version.  But, to ensure it’s worth it, we’ll have to do a little bit of math.  Let’s take a look at Sekkisei Treatment Cleansing Oil

Sekkisei which means snow, is a popular Japanese brand designed to moisturize and brighten the skin through harnessing the power of herbal medicine and science.  A full size at 160ml (5.4 fl. oz.) of the cleansing oil is $25, which means every 6.4 ml costs $1.00.  Now, let’s compare to the mini size at 35 ml for $6.00 (35ml/$6= 5.83ml per $1.00).  It’s easy to see now that the value you get in the travel size is roughly the same in the full size. 

Secondly, it’s not an easy decision to commit to a full-size when you don’t know if the product will work for you or if you will even like the texture or smell.  Beauty products range from $15 and up, so when thinking about purchasing something new, if you’re like me, I’m hesitant to drop money on a full size if I haven’t tried it or done my research.  Therefore, miniature versions allow you to try out a product you might not normally buy so that you can decide whether you actually want more of it, with a minimal investment. 

Lastly, it’s about functionality.  Travel-sizes are not only super cute, but they are TSA-friendly and convenient for on-the-go lifestyles that solve a beauty dilemma.  They can be easily kept in your purse, on desk for touch ups or on-the-go application, and in your gym bag for a quick wash after a workout.  Instead of carrying around a bunch of sample packets and figuring out how to seal a half-used sample packet for a later use, or hauling around a full size, travel size product gives you a more pleasant experience without the worry of spill and space.      

The verdict is, it’s honestly a win-win. It’s no surprise miniature size beauty products are becoming increasingly popular because they are lower cost, travel-friendly, and trial-friendly. 

So, if you’re looking to try Japanese beauty products for the first time, a new product you've been eyeing or searching for a new routine, pick up your miniaturized beauty products on The Yoku Glow today with our pick 4 and receive 15% off, no code needed.  Either way, it’s a win-win for you and your skin, so why not try something new!

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