With summer upon us, it’s likely that there’s a flight or two on your itinerary—and since air travel can do a number on your skin, it’s important to carry on a few in-flight beauty essentials for extra hydration (and relaxation). Not only will these product picks mitigate the effects of dry air (and germs!), they’ll have you looking rested and refreshed upon arrival at your destination. Consider these the celebrity secrets to glowing skin—even after taking a red-eye.
With a surge of moisture, free-radical protection and the anti-aging benefits of peptides in every spritz, don’t leave home without this multitasking mist! Its blend of botanical extracts and nourishing oils gives skin a protective in-flight pick-me-up and leaves skin with a dewy finish on arrival. Use it often for maximum hydration (WWE sensation Nikki Bella does!) and it’s available in a one-ounce travel size so there won’t be an issue at security. And for the record, Mindy Kaling and Laura Dern rely on Dermalogica’s other products for their screen-ready skin.
Eye gels are as essential for air travel as a boarding pass (unless you fly private)—and these revitalizing patches serve up a cooling sensation along with a bevy of beauty benefits. They firm, tone, brighten, de-puff and smooth the appearance of crow’s feet in less than 10 minutes which is why we’re fairly certain Skyn Iceland fans like Selena Gomez, Kristen Bell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Kristen Bell have a set or two in their carry-ons.
With thinner skin and a lack of oil glands, the lips are especially prone to in-flight dehydration. This luxe balm does more than moisturize—it soothes and smoothes while leaving lips with a non-sticky shine and lovely rosebud scent. Its blend of nourishing ingredients includes rose flower essential wax, pastel oil, shea butter, ceramides and plumping spheres, which apparently Rosie Huntington-Whiteley can’t get enough of.
The first-class version of Purell, this non-drying gel effectively cleanses without the need for water. Featuring mandarin rind, rosemary leaf and cedar atlas in a germ-obliterating alcohol base, we hear Gwyneth Paltrow is a devotee—and its TSA-approved size is perfect for wherever your travels may take you. (You can also put some on a tissue to disinfect your armrests and tray table.) P.S. Catherine Deneuve and the late Yves Saint Laurent are amongst this Australian brand’s high-profile fans.
Once your hands are all clean, it’s time to drench them in moisture, and this rich, delicately-scented all-natural cream is the way to do it. Also available in jasmine, citrus and lavender, the antioxidant-rich formula provides long-lasting hydration that leaves skin so soft and supple. Featuring biodynamic ingredients grown on the company’s organic Australian farm, it’s no wonder eco-conscious celebs like Scarlett Johansson, Ashley Greene, Adele and Claire Danes all have a Jurlique favorite.