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In-Flight Beauty Products

In-Flight Essentials
January 28, 2014
By , Executive Editor

It’s one of life’s big contradictions: At the very moment you want to look your best – for a destination wedding, say, or a romantic getaway – airplanes take it upon themselves to ensure that you look as washed-up as possible. Sallow skin. Oily hair. Swollen ankles. The You who steps off a particularly cruel red-eye flight is simply not the same You who confidently addressed a boardroom of VPs last week.

While we may not be able to solve this problem as well as two days under the Tuscan sun, we do have some tricks up our sleeve beyond Airborne and copious amounts of water. Our in-flight essentials are guaranteed to make your next travel experience – check out our top 2014 destinations – a little less tragic and a little more indulgent. You can call us high maintenance, but we guarantee you’ll thank us later.

Galavante Recommendations

Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water

Let’s start with the basics. Even a few hours under harsh airport lights can leave an unpleasant sheen on your face – wipe it clean with Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water wipes. Unlike tap water, they won’t disrupt the pH balance of your skin, and they’ll prep it for the next steps of our in-flight ritual: toner and moisturizer.

Designer: Koh Gen Do
Koh Gen Do

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Decléor Cleansing Toner

Even if you don’t use a toner on a day-to-day basis (we’re not judging), this one will ensure that your moisturizer, the next and most crucial step in our in-flight regimen (OK, now we’re judging), absorbs to its maximum potential. You can also spray it throughout the flight to perk up your skin – it smells amazing.

Designer: Decléor

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Natura Bissé The Cure

As we said, moisturizer – lots of it – is the best way to prevent the ol’ aged-ten-years-in-ten-hours conundrum. It’s safe to say that we have tried a LOT of moisturizers in-flight. The Cure cream lives up to its name, detoxifying skin as it seals in moisture.

Designer: Natura Bissé

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Yu-be Moisturizing Skin Cream

Let’s not forget our hands. We fundamentally trust the Japanese with sashimi, selvedge denim and skincare. So we’re never without a tube of Yu-be Moisturizing Skin Cream, a Japanese bestseller for almost 60 years. It absorbs without being greasy, keeping iPads smudge-free – a total in-flight priority.

Designer: Yu-Be

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Aromatherapy Associates Support Breathe Essence

So now you’re in good shape on the outside, but sometimes it’s what’s happening on the inside that counts – and for these times, we turn to Aromatherapy Associates. The Support Breathe Essence helps when you’re going stir-crazy, and the lavender oil is just the thing for a crippling wave of claustrophobia.

Designer: Aromatherapy Associates

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Morihata Binchotan Eye Mask

So your skin is prepped, your Airborne has been popped and you’ve downed a couple bottles of water. The only other thing you must do to arrive on the other side looking well-rested is, well, rest. Easier said than done. We turn to the Binchotan charcoal eye mask, which blocks out light and emits infrared rays to promote circulation and ease pressure. So kick back and relax. Your vacation starts now.

Designer: Morihata