9 Beauty Products To Pack In Your Carry-on When You Travel
#1 Makeup Remover Wipes
Keep a pack of the Biore Cleansing Oil Cotton Facial Sheets, S$3.90, handy for when you need to remove your makeup at your seat without having to go to the toilet. If you don’t fancy washing your face in the lavatory sink, being some cotton pads and a small bottle of micellar water for rinse-free cleaning.
Just because you’re in the air doesn’t mean you’re safe from UV damage; you’re actually closer to the sun and there are less clouds to filter away the UV rays. Slather on some Shiseido Perfect UV Protector S SPF 50+ / PA++++,S$63, on your skin and body, especially if you chose the window seat.
#3 Sheet mask
Another no-rinse remedy to getting moisturised skin during your flight. Put on the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask (10 pieces), S$189, for 15 minutes and your skin will thank you for it. Take care not to leave it on for too long or it might end up drying your skin instead.
#4 Lip balm
You might be able to go about your day-to-day activities without having to put on lip balm, but cabin air is often drying and can cause your lips to peel. Apply some Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1, S$17, to keep your pucker moisturised.
#5 Face mist
Give your skin a spritz or two of the Skin Inc Pure Serum Mist, S$98, to instantly moisturise it before you land. Even if you didn’t catch a shut-eye during your long-haul, this facial mist infused with onsen water and hyaluronic acid will give your skin a much needed surge of hydration so you look fresh after you land.
#6 All-purpose cream
The Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Skin Protectant, $41, is a multi-purpose cream that can be used on the face, lips, hands, cuticles – basically anywhere which needs soothing from dryness. It has anti-inflammatory effect to calm skin irritation, and you can use it to protect skin against dry cabin air.
#7 Hair Oil
Dry cabin air can cause hair to dry and frizz up. Protect it from static and don’t let a bad hair day ruin your trip when you land. Just apply one to two pumps of the Percy & Reed No Oil Oil for Fine Hair, $14, to save it from dryness when you fly.
Forget about showering for the next 20 hours if you’re on a long haul flight, but the least you can do for your seat mates is to keep yourself smelling fresh with the Nivea Extra White Serum Spray, $10.90. You can also spray these on your feet if it’s prone to sweating or if you want to mask embarrassing foot odour when you just take off your socks.
#9 Eye cream
Whether it’s uncomfortable seats, or a baby that refuses to stop crying, there’s no guarantee that you’ll get some shut-eye during your flight. In case that happens, use the First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy, $67, to brighten and de-puff eyes so that you’ll be ready to take on the day.