I travel long-haul a lot, and with a huge 40-hour flight from Sydney to NYC coming up in the next few weeks, I wanted to tell you all about the top beauty products I take on flights with me. These products save my skin from that horrid recycled air that dries it out, and a couple of them are just dreamy for the end of a long flight when you’re home/in your hotel.
Bee Lovely Hand Cream
One of my favourite handcreams, Neal’s Yard Bee Lovely hand cream smells incredible and is super moisturizing without being oily and struggling to sink in. I find my hands dry out a lot more than usual when I’m on a plane, so I always make sure I take this with me in my hand luggage.
Soap & Glory Hand Maid Antibacterial Hand Gel
This is without a doubt my fave hand gel, it smells AMAZE. Like, so amaze. It has that lovely Soap & Glory scent to it that you just don’t get with other anti-bac gels due to their often clinical scent. Don’t travel without this one, especially as they don’t actually clean the planes properly – apparently the tray tables have more germs than a toilet!!
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Burts Bees Lip Balm
I’m a huge natural skincare lover, and I especially prefer using natural products on my lips. The only lip balms I use really are Burts Bees – not only do they taste delish, but they’re incredibly moisturizing and soothing. My faves are the Pomegranate, and the Coconut & Pear – you can get them both a a multi-pack on Feel Unique which is way cheaper than buying them individually!
Sephora Sheet Masks
Yes, you may look totally weird, but trust me, you won’t regret popping one of these onto your face mid-flight to give it a bit of a cooling, soothing, moisture hit.
Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S. Thirst Quenching Serum
When you’re on a long haul flight it’s SO important to ensure your skin stays hydrated throughout, and the Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S. Thirst Quenching Serum is perfect. I always carry it with me, as it’s so nourishing and hydrating but sinks straight into your skin rather than taking ages to soak in. It’s also a very light serum rather than a heavy moisturiser that just sits on your skin.
Ah Skincare Pro-Age Eye Cream
I always think eye creams are so important in a skincare routine, especially as I suffer from horrible eye eczema. When the air is dry my eczema gets particularly bad, so while on long flights I make sure to keep my eyes moisturised with the Ah Skincare Pro-Age Eye Cream, which is an organic product that contains green tea extract and vitamin e.
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An Inoffensive Perfume Mini
Hours stuck on a plane means you’ll need a little bit of a helping hand with smelling fresh through the journey. As well as deodorant, take a mini bottle of inoffensive perfume. It needs to be something that isn’t quite as strong as the likes of Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle (my evening perfume of choice). My favourite subtle perfumes are Jo Malone fragrances, but you can choose any subtle perfume that isn’t too ‘in your face’ and likely to disgruntle any sensitive noses around you while in such a confined space.
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
I don’t wear makeup on the plane as I like to moisturise my face so regularly on a flight, so I always carry a tube of Rimmel’s Wake Me Up concealer so I can add a touch under my eyes and on any blemishes when I land. I usually run into the bathrooms while I’m waiting for my luggage to come out and do a quick touch up to make me look a little more fresh 😉
Sephora Foot Masks
I adore using these when I arrive at my destination or when I’m in-transit! They feel so soothing and relaxing after having your feet stuck in shoes for so many hours – especially when my feet have swelled up on a particularly long flight!
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