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We obsess over travel-size products, so naturally we were fast friends with the founders of, a online resource that carries luxury products exclusively in TSA-approved sizes. We sat down with one of the co-founders, Kate Duff, to chat about her booming business as well as her best jet-setting secrets. 

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Birchbox: What’s the backstory behind

Kate Duff: The idea for came to Alexi Mintz, my co-founder, and I when we were working at Archipelago Botanicals in Los Angeles and traveling a lot. After a few business trips together, we quickly realized that we had very different traveling styles. Alexi would forgo her beauty regimen while she was traveling and show up with a small carry-on while I, on the other hand, would travel with two huge suitcases so I could look my best while on the road. We soon realized that there was no easy way to get all the beauty products we use regularly in convenient travel-sizes. The idea for was born. 

BB: What are a few of your favorite products?

KD:It’s always so hard for me to pick favorites as it changes based on the season, but here are a few of my current faves:

  • Supergoop! Self-Tanning Sunscreen Mousse: I just started using this product  and I’m already obsessed. I’m fair skinned and this is giving me a nice glow without any streaking. I also love that I am getting shielded from the sun with broad spectrum SPF 20 while I tan, and unlike most self-tanners, the fragrance is really clean and fresh. 
  • Serge Normant Meta Silk Shampoo+Mela Valour Conditioner: I have never found a more luxurious shampoo and conditioner. My hair definitely feels hydrated and silky, but it still has amazing volume and smells incredible. This combo is a celebrity fave and is completely safe for colored hair. 
  • Ole Ultimate Eye Lift Gel: I will go out on the ledge right now and say that this is one of the best products on the market for immediate results. I keep the gel in the fridge so it is nice and cold and apply before I go to sleep. I have yet to wake up with the puffiness I was known for since I started using it. The gel is sticky so it can take some getting used to, but I promise you it is worth it.

What’s the most exciting part of your job? 

KD: Since the launch of, my life has been a big blur. I have never worked so hard, but I have never loved anything more. I get so excited every time we are on a blog I love or in a magazine, and don’t even get me started about the day we were on The View! I love that every day we are working to help make it convenient for people to look and feel good, even with a hectic schedule and while traveling. 


Our secret to looking gorgeous on the go? This Amika travel set!

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