Daily Dose of Design: In-Flight Beauty Bag Must Haves

Monday, October 22, 2018

In-Flight Beauty Bag Must Haves


I'm willing to bet that everyone can agree that no matter how long a flight is, it feels like all of the moisture is just sucked out of your skin the second a plane leaves the ground. I hate mostly everything about flying and although I don't let it keep me back from traveling, my skin wishes it would sometimes! Between the massive, rapid switch of temperature and the cabin pressure and circulating air for however many hours... It's not fun. For quite a while I always thought it was just something we all had to deal with and there wasn't much to do to fix it but then I realized - who really cares what anyone looks like on an airplane?! I remember flying to Italy one summer a few years ago and shamelessly putting a sheet mask on on my red eye flight. It may not be foolproof to combat the awfully dry air 40,000+ feet above the clouds but it sure did make a difference!

Ever since then I have, again, shamelessly done a full skincare routine on nearly every flight I've been on since and have no plans of stopping anytime soon, hah! On shorter flights I don't go all out (promise I'm not that crazy! ;) but I will wear minimal makeup and use a moisturizer, blotting sheets, etc. to maintain my sanity. I HATE that dry skin feeling and clearly will do anything to stay far, far away from it! Here's my tried-and-true must haves for your beauty bag - that'll also clear TSA - that you need for every flight from here on out:

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Best moisturizers to use in-flight:


Yes, I bring multiple moisturizers. Guilty as charged and proud of it. ;) They're products I'd normally bring on a trip with me anyway so I like to keep my options opened on the plane! But more than that, I wanted to share all of the ones I've used and loved so that you all can pick and choose which you try based on your skin's individual needs.


Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream: I've been using this moisturizer after my skincare routine at night lately because the air is starting to get dry and cold and with hardly any humidity, my skin is feeling soo dry. I tried this out on a plane ride for the first time recently and loved it - it doesn't make your skin feel heavy or oily but still hydrates so it's perfect for a plane ride! It's super light and a little bit goes a very long way - it's the best because you can't tell at ALL that it's on, which is great for the plane, even if it's a short flight.

Clinique Moisture Surge: how many times can I possibly rave about this stuff?! Hah! I buy jars at a time because it's my saving grace. It's top five best beauty products I've ever owned/used and of course it's in my makeup bag on a flight with me! It's especially great for dryness and gives your skin that extra little boost it needs. It's especially great for longer/overnight flights where you need something to refresh your skin after sleeping.

Origins Ginzing Energy Boosting Gel Moisturizer: during the Ulta 21 Days of Beauty sale most recently, I purchased an Origins skincare set to try out; it ended up being one of the best purchases and the products are now some of my favorites *ever*. This gel moisturizer is one of the products from the kit and since, I've bought multiple travel sized tubes and the larger jar and I am obsessed! It's perfect for a morning moisturizer and it may sound kind of silly, but it quite literally wakes me up after washing my face and it smells like orange zest - it's amazing!! I've been using it for almost two months now and I can already see a huge difference in my skin just by using it once a day. SO perfect for a red-eye flight!

Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel: this travel sized jar came as a sample in one of my Sephora orders a while ago and when I took it with me on a trip, I tried using it when I got onto the plane and while it was a fairly short flight, I noticed that my skin didn't get nearly as dry or tight as it would of without it.

First Aid Beauty Coconut Water Cream: my favorite part about this moisturizer is how quickly it absorbs! It's very cooling and soothing and it's the perfect consistency/weight to wear under your makeup - I also love that it doesn't leave you looking oily at all but feels like it's constantly working to keep you moisturized and not dry.




Hydrating skin products for your flight:


When it comes to keeping your hands from completely drying out on the plane, my go-tos are Aquaphor and Lano Hand Cream. I lather my lips in Aquaphor and apply the Lano Hand Cream multiple times throughout a flight! I'm never a fan of planes (like I mentioned, what, 97 times already?) but I'm really not a fan of how it makes my skin feel. I honestly will apply as many products as I need to combat the dry, dry, DRY in-cabin air! I use Aquaphor daily on my lips and any dry spots on my face/hands/skin and it's basically a miracle worker - I don't go anywhere without it!



Other in-flight beauty bag must haves:



Oil Blotting Papers: I use more than these than I'd ever like to admit on a flight... On top of that dry/tight feeling, there's the never ending oil production. I us one right before applying my in-flight moisturizer and throughout also.

Invisibobble Hair Ties: I have thick, curly hair and even I love these! If you have thicker hair and have yet to try these, just know that you'll probably only be able to put your hair through it once - but once is enough. It holds your hair in place and is so easy to remove, making it perfect to use on your flight and take your hair down once you land. Another problem I (and I know it isn't just me!) face during a flight is the STATIC. Ugh, the static and frizz. I always opt to tie my hair back in hopes of preventing that from happening as much as possible!

Mario Badescu Facial Spray: one spray onto your face and you will feel sooo refreshed! This is like a miracle worker, basically. It comes everywhere with me - be sure to get the travel sized one, I made that mistake once!

Detox Dry Shampoo: unpopular opinion coming in 3..2... I am not at ALL a fan of dry shampoo. I know for many it's the greatest thing that the beauty industry has ever come up with, but I'm just not a fan. I wash my hair a lot and love to style my hair so it's never been my thing. But if you have a red-eye flight and need to freshen up before getting off the plane, this is the best dry shampoo ever. I LOVE that it comes in this little travel size - I don't ever use it unless I'm taking a red-eye flight so it's the perfect size to fit in my makeup bag!



XOXO -A

40 comments:

  1. You posted this so I could buy more stuff for my flights didn't you? LOL I love this list EXCEPT that you don't do dry shampoo!? That's my jam, but you gave good reasoning as to why you don't use it. I can forgive you. Do the invsibobble actually hold your hair? I haven't tried, I feel like it won't hold! Love youuuuu <3

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  2. These would be soo good to carry on a flight... Such new products for me ... This is agreat list..

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  3. I have the Khiel's one and love it! Origins also has an awesome one called Night-A-Mins I swear by.

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  4. What a great idea for a post! It's definitely important to re-hydrate the skin after flying. I personally love using sheet masks too.

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  5. I have some holiday travels this year and I was just thinking that I need to pick up some skincare sample sizes from Sephora - anything TSA approved ;)

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  6. I'm so glad to see I'm not the only one guilty of packing multiple moisturizers. One is never enough! Love, love, love the monogrammed bag.

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  7. LOVE a ton of these products!! And that cute bag is just darling!

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  8. Thank you for sharing this routine! I just got back from a trip yesterday but will totally be trying this out next time!

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  9. I LOVE that monogrammed mag! It's so cute and I've been obsessed with monogrammed things, lately. Love these must haves! I'll have to check some of these out!

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  10. Great products for traveling! I don't travel much and I wish I did, but this a great list for those who do! Or don't really!
    xoxo Carolyn @ www.mychicobsession.com

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  11. A good moisturizer is always with me when traveling! I don't know what it is but my skin always gets dry when I travel!

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  12. You go prepared!! I always have moisturizer -- usually of whatever sample size I had on hand. And I bring a mask on long flights!! I could definitely benefit from adding a facial mist. Great list!!

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  13. I have the aquaphor in my purse and need that all the time. Its a must-have when it comes to hand creams.

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  14. These products all sound amazing! I'm hoping to study abroad this summer so I will definitely be keeping these in mind! I love your makeup bag too!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com 

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  15. I need to get the Aquaphor and put it in my purse for travels. I need to get a new moisturizer, it seem like you have so many different selections!

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  16. The Clinque moisture surge is my fav!!! I use it daily.

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  17. I love when I see people using Mario Badescu products! He's a local, haha.

    I love Kiehl's products! They are really good. Ultra facial is not exactly for my skin type, but I love most of their products.

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  18. All of these products sound amazing and I definitely need to pick some of these up asap!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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  19. I love all these products! So perfect for a flight!

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  20. I love a great moisturizers! Thanks for sharing these - I'd use them both for traveling and daily use. These all need to be in my makeup bag.

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  21. I'll be flying to the other side of the world with my longest flight being 16 hours, and this post couldn't have come at a better time - thank you!! I love my Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream so I'm probably going to bring that. I didn't even think of hand cream for some reason!

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  22. That monogram bag is so cute! I use the invi bobbles every day and they are seriously the best.

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  23. I love the embroidered towel. I think that would make a lovely Holiday gift!

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  24. This post came at the perfect time! I am going to South Korea in a week and that's a 15 hour flight! I always find my skin gets so dehydrated on flights so the moisturizers will be perfect!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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  25. When we took our long flight this summer a hydrating sheet mask, a refreshing facial spray and an awesome brush were totally essential!

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  26. I don't think I go on enough long flights, because I've never had this drying sensation everyone seems to talk about haha! But I know in the future I hope to travel more so I'll probably need to refer back to this!

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  27. Ooooh I use lano for my lips. I didn't know they had a hand cream too.

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  28. Yes to Clinique Moisture surge! It's so great for flights. I love the corresponding face mist too, but unfortunately the bottle size isn't TSA-friendly.

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  29. These are all amazing brands!! I need a bag like that for my next trip.

    XO
    Candace
    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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  30. I haven't tried a lot of these products, but I do love having nice moisturized skin so I may have to try some out as part of my skin care routine.

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  31. So many great products here! I love Clinique Moisture Surge and I use a Murad cream at night. Also, Aquaphor is a lifesaver for seriously dry skin (and healing tattoos lol).

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  32. SO glad there's someone else in this world who isn't a fan of dry shampoo! haha I've just never understood the hype. But I carry very similar products when I travel. Anything that allows me to freshen up and feel clean after a long day in the car or a long flight.

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  33. I always load up on moisturizer! my face, my arms, my legs! I hate that dry feeling on planes!
    -Nicholle
    www.nichollesophia.com

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  34. Yes!! As someone who travels constantly, I can totally agree! Love these picks.

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  35. Great suggestions! That Lano hand cream is great!

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  36. Such great ideas for flying! My skin doesn't get super dry but still always good to rehydrate it and freshen up!

    xoxo, Paige

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  37. omg i love this list! Kiehl's is my go to!

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  38. I love the Kiehl’s face cream too! And the moisture surge by Clinique is great as well. Love your flight choices. Xo, Suzanne

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