When traveling by plane , the percentage of humidity in the cabin is usually less than 10% –when the skin needs 50%–, so our main objective during the flight could be summed up in combating dehydration . However, in terms of well-being we are so ambitious that we do not give up landing at our destination with a better face than when we boarded , and this is only possible with the help of multifunctional cosmetics, formulas that rescue the skin and other cosmetics that make us feel good. . Tanned in dozens of press trips, transoceanic flights and idle trips, we reveal what beauty products we always have on hand in the cabin, in a selection as complete as that ofour favorite universal cosmetics , but adapted to the restrictions and needs that arise when traveling by plane. Bon voyage!
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#1 Moisturizing hydroalcoholic gel (with honey scent)
“Like most mortals, I didn’t start using hydroalcoholic gel until the health crisis broke out, and none of them convinced me: when I didn’t dislike the smell, I had a sticky feeling; or even worse, it dried my hands so much that it caused small eczema. Using it became an unpleasant trance until I found Guerlain’s Moisturizing Hand Hygiene and Softness Gel , which in addition to cleaning, hydrates, leaving hands slightly scented. It has become one of my basics at the airport and in the cabin, where it is not always easy to get up to go to the bathroom” ( Violeta Valdés , beauty editor).
#2 LIP mask, not facial
“Between my addiction to lip balm – I can’t bear to notice them cracked at the slightest – and the fact that they always dry out a lot on airplanes, cocoa is a basic that can never be missing from my travel bag. As I have a habit of applying it (I admit, almost compulsively) every so often, my lifesaver is the Laneige Lip Mask : it lasts for hours, is very moisturizing and creates a layer of protection on the lips, ideal for surviving a long flight” .
#3 Refillable and recyclable hand cream
“For both short and longer flights, carrying a hand cream in my bag is an absolute must for me. The dry environment we find on airplanes ends up dehydrating our skin and I especially notice it on the roughness of my hands, so I try to constantly pamper them throughout the flight with Haan’s hand cream . On the other hand, when I traveled to New York (my first long flight) I added a lip balm and a moisturizing cream to the list of essentials, two great allies to protect the skin and combat tightness”
#4 ‘Magic’ ointment
“I suffer from atopic dermatitis , and between the stress that usually comes with preparing for a long flight and its impact on the skin, it is very common for me to suffer from skin imbalances during the trip or when I arrive at my destination. If I had eczema on my face before the trip, one of the essential beauty products in my bag is the B-Calm SOS Intensive Care balm by Germaine de Capuccini, but I also prevent the skin on my body from reacting with the Repairing Ointment Aquaphore , from Eucerin. Because of its high density and fast effectiveness, it reminds me of those magical ointments from cartoons. Traveling by plane, I apply it when I see an irritated area or feel an itch, and the discomfort and its physical signs calm down instantly.”
#5 Refreshing face mist
“Although its presence is not as essential as that of the lipstick, my other basic is the facial mist . Since I have oily skin , it helps keep my skin fresh and feeling clean throughout the flight. As for my favourite, even though it wasn’t on a plane, La Roche Posay thermal water saved me from a train ride that wasn’t, shall we say, particularly well ventilated, and it’s been my must-have ever since. For an alternative with a bit of fragrance, Caudalie Beauty Water is also among my favorites” (Ana Gándara, beauty editor).