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    30 Travel Products That Are Already TSA-Approved (We Checked)

    You've been up since 5 a.m. The last thing you need is airport security drama.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A travel-sized wrinkle release spray that makes it easy to revive crumpled, fresh-out-of-the-suitcase clothing even when you don't have easy access to an iron. 

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    Promising review: "This is a great product I always keep in my house, car, and when traveling. Of course it doesn't take the place of an iron, but works well enough in a pinch. The scent is nice too." —lilacjr1

    Get it from Amazon for $8

    2. An AirFly Pro wireless transmitter so you (and a buddy) can actually use your Bluetooth earbuds to watch those free in-flight movies.

    Twelve South is a Charleston, South Carolina-based small biz that creates innovative tech accessories and is still run by the same husband-and-wife team that founded the brand in 2009. 

    Promising review: "Worked beautifully on a recent eight-hour flight from New York City to Frankfurt! Really easy to pair with my Bose noise-canceling earbuds and charges quickly. The sound quality was excellent. I'm so excited about this product that I'm going to buy one for each of my family members!" —emily p murray

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99 (also available in two other models).

    3. transparent toiletry bag to avoid getting stopped by TSA when you inevitably forget to put your skincare in a see-through bag. Plus, this bag is super durable and will give you relief from those intrusive "Gosh, I hope my serum doesn't leak all over my clothes" thoughts. 

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    a reviewer photo of all the toiletries packed into the bag

    Promising review: "I travel very frequently and had never heard of a liquid travel bag like this before. I was a little worried because the back is not see-through, so I brought a 1-quart plastic baggie as backup just in case. But everything I needed fit perfectly and I had no issues in TSA/China security. So far I have been through MSP, IAD, NKG, and PEK airports using this pack already and it's a life-changer! I will never again have to worry about having to scramble to buy baggies just for liquids, and it is much more durable." —Courtney Swanson

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 11 colors).

    4. A lightweight, water-resistant backpack for finally finding the perfect airline personal item with easy access to your laptop and plenty of space for chargers, books, a change of clothes, and more. Plus, cushy airflow panels to fight against the dreaded back sweat during your walking tour or as you run to catch your flight (we've all been there).

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    The bag has a separate compartment to hold up to a 15.6" laptop, a hidden anti-theft pocket on the back for valuables, a luggage strap, hanging clasps, and an external USB port to hook up to your own power bank.

    Promising review: "I just returned from a trip abroad and I used this backpack as my personal carry-on. It's roomy, fashionable, durable, and functional. The best feature in the backpack is the hidden zipper pocket where I was able to keep my passport and wallet and not worry that someone might pull it out. Everything was safe, had a place, and was easily accessible. It was a little bulky looking when I had it filled before my trip but that was to be expected. Overall, I was very happy with this backpack and would recommend it highly." —rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in two sizes and in eight colors).

    5. Some laundry soap sheets because you're never going to be able to fit two week's worth of clothing in a carry-on without doing some laundry. These incredibly compact sheets dissolve in water so you can wash your clothes in the hotel sink or wherever your trip takes you. 

    Promising review: "Perfect for your carry-on luggage without the risk of carrying packages of liquid that could get confiscated by TSA. Be careful not to use with wet hands or the small sheet will disintegrate quickly. I had to use a couple on my jeans when I brushed against some rocks on a trip. Worked perfectly. Great find." —The Professional

    Get a pack of 50 from Amazon for $5.27

    6. A travel-sized 2% BHA salicylic acid exfoliant if you're not about to let a silly thing like flying get between you and high-performance skincare. This famous formula helps to clear skin and unclog pores by gently sloughing away dead skin to reveal the texture-free glow hiding underneath.

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    Promising reviews: "I never write product reviews but I am OBSESSED with this product...I am so glad I decided to try something new. I've been using it for less than a week and my pores are smaller, skin tone is more even, breakouts are under control and fading at least twice as fast as usual, and my skin is GLOWING. I have very sensitive, acne-prone skin that is annoyingly combination. I haven't found this to be overly drying or irritating in any way. I would recommend this product to anyone." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11+ (available in three sizes).

    7. A Trtl neck pillow that'll actually support your neck while you try to catch some mid-flight z's. It's way less bulky than traditional travel pillows and will keep you from head bobbing onto your neighbor's shoulder.

    Promising review: "This pillow sustained me through a seven-hour plane journey: it’s plush, nice color (gray), TSA-approved, compact, and ample neck support." —J.A. 

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99 (available in three colors).

    8. Some all-natural toothpaste tablets so you can skip packing goopy tubes that can leak, and instead opt for a mess- and plastic-free alternative. Just pop a pre-portioned tablet in your mouth, wet your toothbrush, and scrub your way to a clean mouth.

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    Huppy, Huppy

    Huppy is an Asian-owned small biz creating plastic-free toothpaste tablets out of sustainably and ethically sourced ingredients. Everything is vegan, GMO- and cruelty-free. Best of all? Huppy donates 2% of revenue to fund sustainability initiatives!

    I love how zero-waste the process is with Huppy. You get a forever tin (pick from blue or blush) and then buy refills that come in compostable pouches. The whole chewing thing can be weird at first but both my partner and I got used to it quickly. With water, the tabs foam up pretty instantly, and after that it's just a normal teeth-brushing experience. In fact, I'm finding that not dealing with drippy toothpaste and tiny screw-on caps is actually pretty delightful. And they've been SO GREAT for travel. Easy to toss in any bag and have never had any issues with TSA. It's a cleaner process both in and out of my mouth.

    Get it from Huppy for $20 (available in four flavors and two tin colors; available in subscribe and save).

    9. A 3-in-1 travel razor equipped with a refillable spray bottle to wet skin, a shea butter moisturizing bar, and two triple-blade razor cartridges to quickly handle all your on-the-go shaving needs.

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    Promising review: "I recently traveled and had no problem with TSA. I like the moisturizer you can just rub in. If you have coarse hair, blades may dull sooner than later. I preferred to just wet my leg then spray the water. It seemed to get more of a lather for me. Super convenient!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14 (available in two colors). 

    10. A cute portable iPhone charger for supplying your phone with the juice it needs to get through those 12-hour travel days without needing to fight your terminal mates for the single available outlet. 

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    Promising reviews: "I purchased this item before I traveled to Greece for one week. I used to this multiple times at the airport, on the airplane, and during my day trips while exploring during my vacation. This has lasted multiple charges it has been very convenient since you are not attached to an outlet while you’re recharging your phone." —christine k.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in six colors). 

    11. A contoured sleep mask because the bright light of this random kid's iPad is making it *very* difficult to sleep through the flight. The concave shape effectively blocks out light, and the adjustable strap helps you get a comfy, customized fit.

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    Promising review: "This eye mask is perfect if you like to have total darkness when you sleep. It is so comfortable around my face and the mask even comes with adjustable straps so you don’t wake up with sleep lines. Included are cute ear plugs enclosed in their own case and a silk drawstring bag to carry your things in. To add, I was also impressed with how aesthetically pleasing the packaging was. I totally recommend." —Bill Curtis

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in five colors).

    12. A bottle of Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen if you're tired of regular sunscreens that leave you feeling greasy and looking like a ghost. This sweat-resistant formula goes on completely clear so you can avoid any pesky white cast, and doubles as a makeup primer so you can pack a little lighter. 

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    Promising review: "It's not often I get excited about sunscreen, but Supergoop! Unseen is quite different. The texture is not like any ordinary sunscreen...kind of dry and velvety. It applies surprisingly nicely, sets very quickly, and is perfect as a primer before applying makeup. And, the 30ml size is perfect for travel — TSA-approved for carry-on. This is my new favorite!" —De Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $17+ (available in two sizes). 

    13. A set of six magnetic travel containers with custom removable labels and wide openings that make traveling with TSA-compliant versions of your entire self-care routine a breeze. And, yes, they're totally leakproof and airtight. 

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    Cadence

    Cadence is an Asian woman-owned small biz creating the most stylish reusable travel containers you've ever seen. They're gentle on the planet and feature an intuitive, leak-proof design. 

    Check the product's description for a in-depth summary of how much of each type of product these containers hold. 

    BuzzFeed editor Abby Kass is upping her travel game with these containers: 

    "I used these on a six-day trip recently, and they were perfect. I customized the label so I knew which one was my shampoo vs. conditioner and did a general label for any other things I wanted to bring a long. They do hold a surprising amount, and were small enough to slip right into my toiletries bag and go through TSA with no problem. The container was easy to open in the shower (even with wet hands), and I had no leakage from them (like I did from my face wash bottle that will not be making the trip with me next time. SMH). These are an incredibly useful tool anyone who travels wants in their luggage." 

    Get a set of six from Cadence for $76 (available in seven colors).

    14. Or a pack of silicone travel bottles with a built-in labeling system to help you stop spending a small fortune on name-brand travel-sized products, and just make your own. These are totally leak-proof and can be washed and reused again, and again, and again.

    And it comes with a handy, clear zipper pouch!

    Promising review: "I love this product! Easy to travel with and didn’t leak. I travel for work and using these through TSA is so nice! I can put any liquid hygiene product in these and it works perfect! Happy about the purchase!!" —Kayla Young

    Get a set of four 3-oz. bottles from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in a variety of sizes and colors).

    15. An all-in-one universal wall adapter so you don't show up in a new country with no way to charge your phone — no matter where you go!

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    Promising review: "Probably the best $13 I've spent on anything. If you travel a lot, especially internationally, this is a must-have, because you have every kind of adapter on one plug and don’t have to worry about constantly buying a certain adapter every time you travel to a different country. This has it all." —Abby Santiago

    Get it from Amazon for $11.04 (available in four colors).

    16. A refillable travel perfume atomizer for a quick and easy way to transport your favorite scents so you don't have to spend your whole vacay not smelling like your best self. 

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    Using the atomizer is easy: Simply unscrew the cap to your perfume bottle, place the perfume nozzle into the hole at the bottom of the atomizer, and pump the perfume inside.

    Promising reviews: "These things are perfect! Easy to use. Great size for traveling! And didn’t change the smell of my perfumes!"—BMF722

    "This has saved me a ton of space in my toiletries bag! I’m able to bring more than one fragrance without the weight of the bottles!...Anyway, the TRICK is to pump out whatever air is or may be in the bottle BEFORE adding your perfume. I must have pumped about 20 times just to make sure there was no compressed air. To prevent from wasting, make sure the atomizer is held upright and not angled when pumping in the perfume. I haven’t had any leaks and have flown three times with these." —Amazon Junkie

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $7.64.

    17. A mini Olaplex essentials kit because your hair isn't exactly known for its cooperation on the road. This five-step kit includes everything you need to repair, cleanse, and hydrate hair in TSA-friendly sizes. 

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    BTW, this little set is actually a steal, as full-size bottles of each price at $30

    Promising reviews: "I love how it makes my hair look and feel. It's the perfect size to put in a bag or suitcase I love this purchase and I already made another."  —Katelynn

    "Obviously Olaplex is a great system in general — this kit is specific and is an AMAZING buy...I have shoulder-length curly 3b/3c African American hair and I got about three complete uses out of this kit! Can’t beat this for under $30 — you usually get only one full sized product for about that price. This is a great way to try the basic system without spending a lot. I wish it included some of their leave-in products."  —A

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    18. An adaptable hair diffuser if you're tired of lugging your blow dryer half-way across the world just so you won't have to be without your diffuser. This attachment adjusts in size to fit most any blow dryer so packing light and using the Airbnb dryer doesn't feel like a sacrifice. 

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    Promising review: "Purchased for a recent trip to UK, Croatia and Montenegro. Doesn’t disappoint. Great for curly hair. Lightweight, small enough and doesn’t take lots of room. Highly recommend for international hotel travel!" —Karen and Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in seven colors). 

    19. A super-cool garment bag duffel that'll keep your best clothes neat and wrinkle-free, while still having an empty bag's worth of space for all your other travel bits and bobs.  

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    Bonus — the bag is water-resistant and has two exterior zip pockets, two interior shoe pockets, and a padded handle wrap. 

    Promising review: "I purchased this in preparation for some day trips for work and it sure did the job. My suit stayed crisp and I was able to fit everything I needed. The bag feels very durable, which I can't say for some of my other bags that cost five times the amount. Although many bags have a separate compartment for shoes, be careful not to overlook the importance of this feature when shopping for luggage. The last thing you want is to wake up and get dressed, only to find that something on the bottom of your shoes found its way onto your clothes. The side pockets make it easy to get essentials out of your bag, including when it's in the overhead bin on a plane." —Ronald

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in five colors). 

    20. The 4-in-1 Alleyoop Pen Pal so you can pack an eyeliner, lip liner, brow pencil, and highlighter with a fraction of the usually required bag space.

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    Alleyoop, Alleyoop

    Promising review: "I love the ease of this product. It’s so perfect and the colors are great for all looks — casual, fancy, quarantine extra, everything! I love how effortless it is and how easy it is to use. I’m serious that as a makeup novice, these colors are impossible to mess up. I love it! " —Stephanie H.

    Get it from Alleyoop for $18.75 (originally $25; available in three shades).

    21. Some rejuvenating eye cream to tighten, brighten, and lift those tired eyes so only you can tell how sleep-deprived you are. 

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    a reviewer holding the travel sized bottle of eye cream

    Promising review: "I've used the LilyAna eye cream for at least six months and love it!! I put it on both day and night after my serums and find that it's very gentle and has softened the wrinkles around my eyes. It's a great, affordable anti-aging product! It's such a nice moisturizer that, if I'm traveling, I will just take this eye cream and use it in lieu of my regular moisturizer." —Claudia 

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three sizes).