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Long Haul Flight Beauty Essentials

Long Haul Flight Beauty Essentials

Long Haul Flight Essentials: The Best Beauty Products

Air travel can be both exciting and a challenge. There’s an excitement to arrive at your destination but it’s also a long time to be away from your beauty supplies. For this reason, we’ve created a comprehensive guide to picking the best long haul flight essentials when it comes to beauty. If you follow our guide, you’ll make the most of the time and create your own skincare pamper session. You’ll feel refreshed and renewed by the time you reach your destination.

Daily Essentials

For the minimalist, it’s important to pack the products that you can’t be without. We recommend bringing an organic deodorant, a Tangle Teezer and a toothbrush.

Relaxing Remedies

There are certain beauty products that will help you feel more comfortable and relaxed on a flight. Adding a touch of luxury can make the experience more enjoyable. We’re packing silk socks, our favourite perfume, a pillow spray and the new Darphin lip oils. These lip oils are a nourishing treatment that hydrates and plumps the lips – a true long haul flight essential for those who experience dry chapped lips.

For those who experience anxiety during air travel, the Aesop Ginger Flight Therapy roll-on is an uplifting scent that helps to calm and relax the mind.

Facial Cleansing Quick-Fix

Whether you choose to wear makeup or not, it’s always a good idea to take makeup wipes to cleanse the skin. The First Aid Beauty Caffeine Matcha Wake up Face Wipes gently remove makeup and impurities without stripping the skin of moisture. It’s suitable for all skin types but shouldn’t be used on the delicate eye area. To remove eye makeup, opt for a sensitive face wipes or a micellar water.

Hydrating Heroes

As we all know, flights are a one of the main culprits when it comes to skin moisture loss. To make sure your skin is replenished with hydration, pack these skincare heroes that are full of skin-loving ingredients. The Omorovicza Magic Moisture Mist is a dual-phase moisturiser and facial mist, all in one beautiful bottle.

Another multipurpose product is the This Works In Transit Camera Close-up which is a mask, primer and moisturiser in one. For a more flight-friendly size, pick up the In Transit Commuter Skincare Gift Set.

Fatigue-fighting Eye Masks

As well as packing an eye mask to help you sleep, you can also pack a eye serum mask to hydrate the eye area and reduce puffiness. The Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks help to soothe irritation and mimic a good nights sleep, even if you haven’t had one.

To discover the Erno Laszlo iconic products, read our dedicated blog post.

Nourishing Sheet Masks

When you’ve watched enough of the in-flight entertainment, enjoy a rest and apply a hydrating sheet mask. We love the sheet masks from Korean beauty brand Seoulista because the serum sinks into the skin beautifully, offering intense hydration and nourishing skin benefits.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Collection

When your skin feels like its lacking moisture, some of the best hydrating skincare and body products are part of the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Collection. Designed to hydrate and protect your skin for eight hours, this is the perfect collection for long haul flights. The Starter Kit contains three travel sizes to save space in your carry-on.

Minimal Makeup

When it comes to long haul flight essentials, we recommend opting for makeup-skincare hybrids that hydrate and provide a sheer wash of colour. Concealer is one of the most important products to bring because it can act as a light layer of foundation when blended well.

Post-Flight Products

Once landed, you might want to top up your makeup before you leave the airport. We’re loving the new cosmetics collection from PUPA Beauty and the Eye and Lip palettes are ideal for travel because they combine everything you need in one compact.

We’re also making sure to take our anti-ageing supplements once back on the ground. With Imedeen, there are options for every age group,  Derma One for ages 25+, Time Perfection for ages 40+ and Prime Renewal for ages 50+.

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