Beauty in a Single Serving

By AM Northwest Staff

From lip glosses to skin care, beauty companies have jumped on the single dose band wagon to provide us with incredibly easy to use one-time products.

We had beauty expert Dorothy Ryan show us how they work!


28 single-use daily applicator pods that provide a targeted treatment for discoloration and age spots

Cargo ColorCards ($24;

Crest Glide Deep Clean Floss To Go ($3.99; drugstores):

L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Towelettes for Body ($10; drugstores):

MD Skincare Powerful Protection SPF 30 - Sunscreen Pads ($42;

Zicam Cold Remedy Swabs ($12.49; drugstores) –

Additional Tips:



  • Single-use beauty products are convenient and dole out exactly the amount of product needed at each time
  • Products in packages designed for one-time use are more hygienic than standard-sized products because they aren’t regularly exposed to bacteria and other contaminants
  • 28 single-use eye shadows in six jewel tones that are embossed onto super flat cards and tucked safely into a reusable tin





    Products discussed on the show:

    Discoloration Reversal-Pod ($70;

    20 medicated nasal swabs inside disposable sleeves that help shorten the duration of the common cold and reduce the severity of cold symptoms 60 individually-packaged pads with UVA/UVB broad-spectrum SPF 30 protection that absorbs quickly, with no stickiness or residue6 individually-wrapped wipes that provide exactly the right amount of sunless tanner for a single application30 single-use sachets each containing 18 inches of floss with a cool mint flavor that helps clean and freshen the mouth on-the-go


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