Summer is upon us meaning travel season is here! Get excited for the lists of lists of things to pack, overweight luggage, crowded airports and long-haul flights.
To make your life a little easier I listed below the skincare I am taking with me on flights. It’s all under 100ml and fits in a ziplock bag!
Cleanser – Bioderma Sensibio 100ml
I always pack 4 cotton pads and a small bottle of Bioderma Sensibio micellar water. I have been using it for 8 years now (I am French) and it is the best. Wiping my face with it is the first step of my in-flight beauty routine. Note that my bottle on the picture is called ‘Crealine’, this is because I bought it in France, Sensibio is the name used outside of France.
I don’t have dry skin but when flying it can get quite dehydrated, so I make sure to always apply one of my two favourite hydrating face masks on clean skin.
Avene Instant Soothing Moisture Mask 50ml is the perfect light hydrating mask that sinks into the skin immediately – ideal for short/medium haul flights. If you are packing for a long haul or you need something a little bit heavier, ESPA Overnight Hydration Therapy should do the job, the one I have is a travel size perfect for that ziplock bag!
Face mist – Caudalie Beauty Elixir 30ml
Caudalie Beauty Elixir is a little bit of a ‘princess product’ but very soothing and pleasant to use on a busy flight. It helps refresh the face and the smell is just lovely. It won’t transform your skin but it will make you forget the plane’s food smell for a few seconds.
It doesn’t get much better than this. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream hydrates, protects and can even be used as a hydrating eye mask!
Hand sanitizer – Carex Aloe Vera Refreshing Hand Gel Antibacterial 50ml
Carex hand gel is a classic and it is excellent value for money! I always use it after boarding, before eating or washing my face.
Hand cream – Yes Nurse Protect Your Lovely Hands 50ml
I HATE sticky hand creams, and Yes Nurse hand cream isn’t! It sinks in almost instantly, has a very subtle smell and does an excellent job hydrating my little hands. I have it in my handbag all year round!
Face cream tester
About 30 minutes to landing? Now is a good time to wipe your face mask off with the trusty Bioderma Sensibio 100ml. I then use the flight as an excuse to try a new face cream and finally use one of the testers that sits at the bottom of my bathroom drawer. No favourite here, just have fun, be bold and try something you never have before!
Fragrance tester – Givenchy Very Irresistible Sensual or Le Labo Santal 33
About to leave the plane and potentially interact with other human beings? Now is a good time to spray a nice fragrance on to hide the ‘plane smell’ until your next opportunity to shower (no one’s judging here!). I always pack a tester of my favourite fragrances which are either Givenchy Very Irresistible Sensual or Le Labo Santal 33.
Here you go! Eight products that should make your flight a little more pleasant and your face a little more glowy!