Aesop Elemental Facial Barrier Cream, US$60
A rich moisturizer is vital when it comes to counteracting dry cabin air.
Not only is this luxurious cream intensely hydrating, it also contains ingredients such as ginger root and copper salts to protect against harmful irritants in the environment.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir, US$18
Providing much more than a simple spritz of moisture, Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir promises to boost radiance and tone the skin while also reducing the appearance of pores. It can also be used to set makeup.
Charlotte Tilbury Revolutionary Instant Facial Dry Sheet Mask, US$22
Applying a sheet mask is as close as it gets to an in-flight facial, as long as you don’t mind looking silly for 15 minutes.
This one by Charlotte Tilbury is ‘dry’, so it won’t drip or leave a sticky residue on your face. The mask can be used three times, making it perfect for a two-week vacation.
Simple Micellar Make-Up Remover Wipes, US$7.99
It’s always best to avoid wearing make-up when travelling, particularly if you’re on a long-haul flight.
Remove any traces of it with these easy-to-pack micellar cleansing wipes. Soap-free and extremely gentle, they won’t dry your skin.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick. US$22
Elizabeth Arden’s legendary Eight Hour Cream has long been a favorite among jetsetting beauty editors for its hydrating and soothing qualities.
In this handy – and hygienic – lipstick form it will protect delicate lips from drying and chapping.
Jao Refresher, US$10
As unpleasant as it is to think about, airplanes are covered in bacteria and grime that can cause sickness, as well as skin breakouts.
To keep germs at bay, use a hand sanitizer regularly, particularly before eating or touching your face. This one by Jao is less drying.
100% Pure Bright Eyes Mask, US$7
Like the sheet mask, this one might attract some stares from fellow passengers, but you’ll have the last laugh when you alight from the plane looking like you’ve had a great night’s sleep.
The cooling, jelly-like material moisturizes and de-puffs the eye area to reduce the jet-lagged look.
Text: AFP Relaxnews