Ever tried fitting all of your favourite beauty products into a small sandwich bag? Welcome to the world of air travel.
I keep a little box of product samples at home, so I know I can have some of them with me on the plane, and when I land, just in case my luggage goes awol. Taking sample sachets also means I’ve got room to take other bigger, travel specific products onboard.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream: It’s a classic. And there’s a reason why it’s so popular. It has so many uses; lip balm, cuticle cream, hand and foot balm, added moisturiser for around the eye during flight or for an overnight treat, and a great rescue balm for sunburn too.
I tend to pat a little dab around my eye area on take off, to avoid that tight feeling when you land. It also comes in smaller travel sizes, so makes it perfect for your handbag.
Facial Spray: Dr Hauschka Facial Spray is my current favourite. This is one product that it’s definitely worth decanting into a little bottle for taking onboard. It helps keep your skin hydrated and refreshes you after sleeping, and/or on arrival.
Lavender Essential Oil: a natural antiseptic, and one of the most relaxing essential oil’s. Can be used to treat spots and cold sores too. Dab it on pulse points once on the plane for a restful sleep. And directly on the tingle at the first signs of a coldsore or spot.
Facial Moisturiser: Estee Lauder Time Zone Line and Wrinkle Reducing Creme SPF15. My choice du jour. Watch this space!
Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil: great for removing all traces of make up, and protecting the skin’s natural barrier.
Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Firm: a handy little silver tube of super silky goodness. Light, yet rich and great for both eye and lip areas.
Hand moisturiser: Kiehl’s Ultimate Hand Salve is really, really, really, rich and absorbs like a dream. Perfect for flights when the air really dries your skin out. Did I mention it’s quite rich?
That’s your lot really as far as space goes. I also usually pack a bronzing powder too, just in case I wake up / arrive looking like death. Seems to take the edge off my pastey pallor.