Your Long-Haul Flight Survival Kit…
Travelling alone can be tiresome for you and your skin and it is super important to make sure it has the balance and hydration that it needs. Any flight, for any length of time can have its negative affects on your skin but the conditions we find in a long-haul flight are even worse! Pressurised, recycled air can be extremely drying on the skin, puffiness on our face and under our eyes can be an inevitable result of immobilisation (not to mention the salty treats we indulge in on-board) and, of course we are surrounded by far more bacteria than usual! That being said, we’ve compiled our top 10 products to use throughout your flight to give you and your skin the attention that it needs! Don’t B.A Virgin to the products that will save your skin! Too corny? Sorry…
1. In Transit No Traces 60 cleansing pads – This Works
Before you begin any kind of skin routine, it’s always important to make sure your skin is clean and refreshed. These cleansing pads are a really easy and compact alternative to a wash-off cleanser. Infused with Rosewater and Water Mint to cleanse, brighten and support the skin, they are a convenience must-have!
2. Glycolic Peel – Caudalíe
Practically radiance in a bottle, this mask is perfect for dull and tired skin which can sadly be an easy result of a long-haul flight. This non-irritating, exfoliating mask activates cellular renewal for fresh, bright and even skin. Simply apply a thin-to-generous layer and leave on for a minimum of 10 minutes before removing.
3. Micellar Cleansing Water – Caudalíe
Containing lots of micelles, which trap impurities (such as sebum, pollution, oil & traces of make-up) in the skin to make removing make-up and dirt incredibly easy!For a gentle and easy cleanse, simply apply the micellar water to a cotton pad and wipe your face, neck and eyes. Moisturising and soothing, this cleanser will leave your skin clean, soft and comfortable.
4. Moisturising Mask – Caudalíe
I understand that applying a mask surrounded by fellow passengers can be a bit awkward, but this product is a tip-top-must-have-favourite for the biggest culprit of airplane skin – dehydration and dryness! This Moisturizing Mask from Caudalíe is the answer to your skin’s prayers. Providing intense moisture and relief for dehydrated skin, this mask can be left on for as long as you want and will continue to nourish and treat the skin the whole time, long before it has disappeared. Alternatively, leave on for no less than 15 minutes and remove any residue with the Micellar Cleansing Water (no. 3) or In Transit No Traces Cleansing Pads (no.1)
5. Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser – Jane Iredale
Once you are ready to de-board the plane, it’s important to look refreshed, revived and ready for whatever awaits you at your destination. The Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser by Jane Iredale is formulated with lightweight minerals that not only hydrate and provide sheer-to-medium coverage, but also help to retain natural moisture within the skin to give you a natural glow. Available in 6 shades.
6. Deep Sleep Pillow Spray – This Works
This brilliant pillow spray is your new best friend for easy and fulfilling sleep. We’ve all experienced the frustration of a busy head, noise or distraction that prevents us from nodding off and This Works may have just created the answer. Containing vetiver, lavender and chamomile (TOP essential oils for relaxation), one spritz of this on a pillow will help you relax, de-stress and fall asleep. Wake up feeling more rested and energised too!
*Also available in a Sleep+ edition, containing micro-bubble technology to help keep you asleep throughout the night
7. Noix de Tubéreuse – Miller Harris
A sensual, bold and glamorous fragrance and in a perfect mini size too! Top notes of wild green clover, mimosa and violet animate this mysteriously exotic fragrance while tonka bean, orris and amber provide its sensual foundation. This gorgeous eau de parfum is the perfect fragrance to feel refreshed and confident after your long flight!
8. Skin Defender – Advanced Nutrition Programme
On a plane for a long duration of time, we are inevitably sharing a very small space with every other passenger on-board. Germs that cause illness and breakouts can be passed on very easily and quickly and it’s important to make sure our immune system is at its best. Formulated with vitamins E and C, along with selenium and zinc which are all antioxidants, this capsules will help protect your skin from the inside out. Not only will it help your body to fight free radicals, but these nutrients also contain ingredients to protect your skin from UV damage!*
*These capsules should not replace an SPF sun cream
9. Hand Serum – Margaret Dabbs
Whilst it’s important to nourish and hydrate our face during a long haul flight, it’s equally important not to neglect our hands too! As the queen of hands and feet in our eyes, this award-winning Margaret Dabbs Hand Serum will give your hands the treatment it needs. It’s fast-absorbing, gently scented with geranium and mandarin, and enriched with Lupinus Albus Seed Extract to improve skin elasticity and firmness, leaving hands visibly silky, smooth and replenished!
10. Mango Lip Balm – Burt’s Bees
Last, but not least… no one wants chapped and dry lips during or after a long-haul flight and this hydrating Lip Balm from Burt’s Bees is easy to apply and even easier to transport with you. Their miraculous formula will leave your lips nourished, soft and perky! We’ve even chosen a delicious mango flavour to feel extra exotic and refreshed!