This is the Most Brilliant Beauty Travel Tool

So smart!

ByCaitlin M.

In a world where each beauty product is more unicorn-filled, glittery, and extra than the next, sometimes it's the simplest ideas that prove to be the best. And although we do love a crazy innovation, sometimes all we need is something that's effective and easy-to-use. Enter our newest obsession for holiday travel—a case to keep our favorite beauty sponge clean and shapely.

Real Techniques created the genius Miracle Complexion Sponge Travel Sponge Case to keep your beloved beauty sponge protected while on the go. The kit contains the tried-and-true Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (a.k.a. the #1 beauty sponge on Influenster) as well as a custom hard-cover case to protect it. The case itself is formed in the shape of the sponge to ensure a perfect fit. And with a hard case, you won't have to worry about the sponge getting crushed or torn or falling victim to an accidental leak from your toiletries kit.

And not to mention, the travel case helps keep your sponge sanitary and free from potential acne-causing bacteria. (Take it from this editor who just traveled with her sponge sans case for seven days—your toiletries kit is nowhere near as clean as you thought it was!) Although we all know we should replace our sponges every few months, let's be honest, we don't always do this. So, although there are no frills or bells and whistles here, this simple case is a great way to prolong the life of your sponge.

And here's the best part: the sponge and the case are only $6.99 at Ulta. Pair this with your three-year supply of sponges and we venture your sponge life is set for quite some time

What do you think of this case? Share your thoughts and favorite Real Techniques product below!