The Skincare Products to Pack for a Long-Haul Flight

Keep your skin fresh and happy with these carry-on friendly products.
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The second you step onto an airplane it’s as if the moisture in your skin has disappeared. That dry, circulated, artificial airplane air can wreak havoc on the skin you’ve worked so hard on with your nightly 24-step skincare routine. When flying, hydration is key, both for your body and your skin. Avoid those in-flight alcoholic beverages and apply your preferred products once in the air and before your long-haul snooze and you’ll land with the most picture perfect skin. Not sure what products work? Or need some in-flight recommendations? We’ve got you covered below -- all you have to do is click, buy, pack and enjoy that vacation.

The Ordinary “100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil” ($10): I apply this product every night whether on a flight or not. It is the most hydrating oil and it works wonders when faced with that harsh airplane air. This oil uses 100 percent pure rose hip seed oil, which is rich in linoleic acid, linolenic acid, and pro-vitamin A. The best part is it retails for under $10 and it works.

Photo courtesy of Sephora

Photo courtesy of Sephora

Evolve Organic Beauty “Hyaluronic Serum 200” ($46): I am a new convert into the world of natural, clean beauty and I will never go back. Once you use this serum, you won’t either. It is a moisture bomb for your face -- you can practically feel it working the second you put it on. Apply to a clean face and neck and follow up with an eye cream and moisturizer and you will de-plane with better skin than you took off with.

Photo courtesy of Credo Beauty

Photo courtesy of Credo Beauty

Drunk Elephant “C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream” ($64): I’ve been using this product for years. It was my first foray into the world of clean beauty and I understand why it has a cult following. Apply both morning and night and you will notice your eyes getting brighter and firmer. When mid-flight, pop on post serum, pre-snooze and also upon waking to ensure that under-eye bags do not make an appearance in all those vacation selfies you plan on taking.

Photo courtesy of Drunk Elephant

Photo courtesy of Drunk Elephant

Ursa Major “Golden Hour Recovery Cream” ($48): Apply this product post serum and say goodbye to that dry airplane skin for good. Margot Zamet recently introduced me to this product and I rotate between this and my Weleda moisturizer to achieve that perfect, glowy, hydrated skin. Apply a dime-sized amount to your face before you doze off on that red-eye and let the product work its magic. Just sit back, watch a movie and dream of the beach you will be laying on post flight.

Photo courtesy of Ursa Major

Photo courtesy of Ursa Major

Weleda “Skin Food Light” ($13): Looking for a more affordable moisturizer that is still clean and effective? Here it is. After doing hours of research I decided to order a bottle of this highly-rated cream and I do not regret it. This product is fast-absorbing and formulated with a blend of chamomile, calendula and pansy to hydrate the skin. Apply this moisturizer post serum, throw on your eye mask and catch some zzz’s.

Photo courtesy of Credo Beauty

Photo courtesy of Credo Beauty

TULA Skincares “Best Sellers Travel Kit” ($52): Want someone else to do the work for you and have all your in-flight products arrive in a ready-to-pack bag? Look no further than TULA Skincare. This clean skincare brand has perfectly curated your in-flight kit with a cleanser, scrub, cream and primer. All you need to do is purchase, pack and board that flight.

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