Confusion Still Reigns With Airport Liquid Restrictions

Confusion Still Reigns With Airport Liquid Restrictions

Introduced in 2006 after a worldwide response to safety and security (foiling a terrorist plot), restrictions were imposed and subsequently put in place for liquid items in carry-on luggage going through security checks.

The rules were at one-point to be scrapped and was tabled for end of 2022 as a result of a new technological upgrade of airport scanners. However, the Pandemic seemed to have slowed down the roll-out of the scanners and no new date as yet has been announced. 

Would the introductions of the new scanners signal an end for The Karry set? Absolutely not! This is because The Karry is not just a convenient way to take your skincare products within the liquid guidelines, but an organised travel system which saves space in your luggage, allowing you to take more of your beauty products without the weight and bulk. It is better on your purse and the environment too as you won’t need to buy single-use plastic minis, or use plastic containers; hurrah. For myself and travellers I have encountered we have come to treasure the benefits of travelling light and of being able to pack more of your skincare and beauty products and still have space for all your other essentials and sneaky non-essentials!

So where does the confusion lie? In our experience there is still uncertainty in what constitutes a liquid. Questions also arise as to how best to carry your liquids; can you put them all in The Karry? Here we tackle some of those questions relating to skincare and beauty for you. Click the link for our helpful downloadable and printable guide for future reference.

What Counts As Liquids

Items which have to be within the 100ml rules if you want to take them in your carry-on hand luggage:

  • Creams
  • Oils
  • Lotions
  • Perfumes
  • Mascara
  • Lip Gloss
  • Gels
  • Any other solutions of similar consistency to the above.

The Guidelines

  • Items must be 100ml or less. 100ml relates to the bottle size ( bottle / jar / container / vessel )
  • Containers must be in a single, transparent, resealable plastic bag, which holds no more than a litre and measures approximately 20cm x 20cm

The Karry’s measurements are 17cm x 11.5cm. The TPU window is transparent. The zip is resealable. Tip: The Karry set fits inside the airport plastic  bag. You can also transfer the contents of The Karry into the airport plastic bags and carry The Karry pouch separately.

  • Contents must fit comfortably inside the bag so it can be sealed 

The Karry pouch has a zip to seal the contents.

  • Part-filled items of over 100ml are not acceptable
  • The bag must not be knotted or tied at the top
  • Limit of 1 plastic bag per person

1 Karry set/pouch per person 

  • You must show the bag at the airport security point
  • Liquids purchased after security checks (e.g. purchased at Duty Free) are acceptable. This means if you were to buy a liquid exceeding 100ml at Duty Free you would be able to take that with you without any restrictions. 


Further information:

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Blog posts


Meet the Expert