If You're Going Abroad, Shop There
Jolie says you can find fantastic products at your destination. "Often, popular beauty brands will have special offerings that either aren't available to the U.S. market or will be cheaper and more readily accessible. I just went to Japan and stocked up on DHC Cleansing Oil, which is like Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil, but a thousand times cheaper," she says. Katz says, "Take three-fourths of what you need, and buy the rest there. It's more fun and part of the cultural experience. Plus, it forces you to pantomime things like 'shampoo' in a country where English isn't spoken, so you get an authentic experience interacting with the locals even if you aren't fluent." Gianna says it's smart to bring extra zip-top bags for anything you buy on the road, but in a pinch, "use the complimentary plastic shoe bags in your hotel room to wrap your products. ... If you can't find a shoe bag, improvise and use a shower cap."