Back to school shopping is so much more than pens, notebooks, and highlighters. While you may have a solid list of school supplies, do you have a running set of beauty essentials you to need to have on hand? Our pro tip: Stick with time-saving picks and essentials that will solve any mid-day or after-school extracurricular activity beauty emergency. Here, we have what you should stock up on this fall for each and every grade level.
Elementary: Honest Company Hand Sanitizer Spray Sweet Orange Vanilla
Talk about a one-two punch. This easy-to-use, chemical-free hand sanitizer spray not only kills 99% of germs, it's also packed with moisturizing essential oils. Stash the travel-sized bottle in their bag so they keep clean throughout the school day. We guarantee the spray's sweet scent will actually make them want to wash up.
Honest Beauty | $3
Elementary: Band-Aid Oh Joy! Adhesive Bandages
A set of bandages in a kalidescope of patterns will guarantee every injury will be treated in style.
Elementary: Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Defense SPF 30
Precious recess minutes don't have to be waisted applying sunscreen. This lighweight formula by Drunk Elephant quickly absorbs into skin without leaving behind any grease or residue. Even better: It's completely cruetly and chemical free with zinc oxide as its UV-blocking ingredient.
Drunk Elephant | $38
Elementary: Lush Refreshing Shower Jelly
Bath time=fun time. Crush or rub on Lush's all-natural gooey shower product into a rich lather that refreshes and smooths skin after a long school day.
Lush | $12
Elementary: Briogeo Be Gentle Be Kind Avocado + Quinoa Co-Wash
Here's a bath time shortcut that doesn't skimp on any steps.This co-wash cleans, nourishes, and detangles strands, just work through hair and rinse—no shampoo required.
Briogeo | $32
Middle School: Formula X Neon Pop! Neon Nail Polish Set
Neon nail art is a guaranteed A+. This set includes four shades to mix-and-match, plus base and top coats so manis will last throughout playing the strings in music class to volleyball in phys ed.
Formula X | $27
Middle School: SoCozy Detangler + :Leave-In Conditioner
Get through the school year with no kinks and knots. This detangling spray is packed with keratin and fruit extracts so it doubles as a powerful leave-in conditioner that strengthens and smooths strands.
Middle School: Ban Total Refresh Body Cooling Cloths
The cure to a five minute break between gym and next period? Consider Ban's cleansing cloths a conventient cool-down. These thick cloths are soaked with cooling formula that wipes away sweat, dirt, and oil, they also leave behind a fresh citrus scent.
Middle School: Too Cool For School Max In Pocket Lip Balm
A soft tinted balm can be slathered on whenver lips are in need of a moisture. The cute cat compact complete with a mirror guarantees a purrfect application every single time.
Too Cool for School | $12
Middle School: L. Erikson Hair Emergency Kit
The only thing more frustrating than a pop quiz? A hair emergency that occurs as the clock is ticking. This cute pouch is packed with everything needed to give a style that's failing to make the grade a tutoring session.
High School: Pacifica
When you've slept through your alarm after staying up late to cram for a test, a bronzer or eyeliner mishap is bound to happen. Take a pre-soaked makeup wipe to your blunder for a quick-fix that will still get you to first period on-time. Even better: these gentle, all-natural wipes are loaded with hydrating coconut that will keep your complexion cool, calm, and collected throughout the semester.
Pacifica | $6
High School: The Body Shop Tea Tree Targeted Gel
When nightmares become a reality and you've woken up with a major breakout the day before a big presentation, zap blemishes by dabbing on this gel spot treatment. The natural acne-fighting ingredient tea tree oil, makes it a foolproof choice that won't further dry out or irritate skin.
The Body Shop | $10
High School: CoverGirl Smoothers SPF Tinted Moisturizer
Is there anything this BB cream can't do? When you're strapped for time in the morning, this cream will be the one product you reach for. It evens out your skin tone, hydrates, and boasts UV/UVA protection.
CoverGirl | $8
High School: Milk Makeup It's All A Blur Set
Mini but mighty: this kit from Milk is loaded with travel-sized versions all of your everyday essentials including a makup wipe for a post-gym clean-up or an after lunch lipstick touch-up. Bonus: the holographic pouch doubles as the coolest clutch we've ever seen.
Milk Makeup | $48
High School: Clariol Hair Food Sulfate Free Kiwi Dry Shampoo
Wether washing your hair means you'l lbe late for first period or you need a mid-day volume boost, a few spritzes of this lightweight dry shampoo will revive oily, limp second day hair.