Single Shots

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 03 June, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 03 June, 2007, 12:00am

I recently witnessed an epic battle of wills: a beautifully groomed French woman berating airline security as they removed a stash of beauty products from her hand luggage. New security regulations are strict, limiting passengers to carrying liquids in measured containers of 100ml or less in their carry-on luggage. This means either relying on hotel products at your destination or decanting favourite lotions into regulation-sized containers.

A much easier solution is to stock up on Ciao Bella Travel's Single Shots: single servings of hair and skin-care products packaged in compact squeeze-pack containers. Each air-free sachet serves 10ml or less with a patented splatter-free controlled dispensing mechanism.

The range was created by two Australian sisters who wanted to travel light but not skimp on beauty products.

A weekend's supply of Shots still leaves enough liquid regulation space to pack a favourite perfume. The Shots are also convenient for a trip to the gym or to freshen up before a night out.

But it's not all about the packaging and convenience. Contents are formulated using herbs, Australian bush-flowers and aromatherapy ingredients blended into naturopathic combinations by a herbalist: the idea is to support the skin's self-repairing abilities and nutrient needs. The Single Shots range includes Almond and Jojoba Gentle Facial Cleanser, Rose Hydrating Facial Moisturiser, Orange and Banksia Revitalising Everyday Shampoo and Lime and Hibiscus Revitalising Everyday Conditioner.

The products can be purchased in single doses from A$1 (HK$6)each or in sets packaged in a bright red, reusable tin. A hair and face weekend set costs A$25.95. Products may be ordered directly from, which delivers to Hong Kong.