I have always made a point not to have checked luggage when I air travel for work since I’m generally only going to be away for no more than 2 days and I want to avoid having my stuff lost in transit. For this reason, I prefer bringing as little bulky items as possible.
Most people decant their products into smaller travel-friendly containers but I personally find the whole process unhygienic and too troublesome. One thing that I bring with me is Fancl Washing Powder (II Moisture). It’s a white loose powder that turns into a cleansing foam when you mix with water.
It normally comes packaged in a 50g bottle but I only buy the individual packets that comes in a set of 50. Even though this works out to be more expensive than the bottle, the packets are a lot more convenient. Also, little bag of white powder (if I bag my own) can look rather suspicious, don’t you think?
What I love about it (other than the amount of space I save) is that the powder creates a rich, dense foam and it leaves skin feeling soft. I find the washing powder can actually soothe and calm irritated skin quite well. It is quite mild and gentle… so mild that it cannot remove water/sebum-resistant sunscreen or long-wearing makeup well on its own. That is not an issue for me though… in fact, it’s welcoming since my skin tends to act up when I’m travelling.
I don’t really use this at home because facial cleansing powders take more effort to use and I’m not limited to the size or type of products I can use.
Each packet is intended for single use but I can actually get 2 usages out of one. It really takes packing light into a whole new level when I only need to bring 2–3 packets (and that’s with extra) and they take about as much space as a business card!!!