4 Beauty Essentials to Pack in your Carry-on Bag (Updated 2018)

It’s that time of year when we all start to think about packing for our summer holidays.  Everyone knows long plane journeys can wreak havoc on your skin and leave your face looking tired and dull. Keep your skin fresh and beautiful with these travel beauty must-haves. Bring them in your carry-on and go straight from the plane to your summer adventure.

1.      Hydration Spray
REVOLUTION Hyaluronic Fixing Spray 2

Hydration Sprays are the BEST product to bring with you on the plane. Not only do they refresh your skin with a light fragrance, but they also keep it hydrated in the dry cabin environment. My new go to hydration spray is Revolution’s hyaluronic fixing spray as it contains Sodium Hyaluronate, which has the ability to penetrate skin and hold onto water, resulting in hydrated and plump skin. I spritz throughout the day for an extra dose of hydration and the perfect pick me up! Another added bonus is they are flight friendly at 30ml.

2.     Hand Cream

I like to take ELIZABETH ARDEN Eight 8 Hour Intensive Moisturising Hand Cream on flights as again it is only 30ml and so is airport friendly.  This fast-absorbing gel cream for the hands moisturises for up to eight hours. Soothing emollients smooth and soften rough, weather-exposed skin. Signs of dryness and cracking are reversed so hands look and feel soft and touchable. What more can a girl ask for but to add instant moisture to tired hands,  especially at the end of a long flight?

3.     Moisturiser


Hand cream and moisturiser are a necessity on flights, especially medium to long haul. Cabin air is especially drying to your skin and as such I like to stay feeling moisturised throughout the flight. I currently love to use Garnier Moisture+ Nourish Moisturiser. It softens & comforts dry skin while providing protection against the harmful effects of the environment that can cause dryness and it also comes in a handy 50ml size and packs a moisture punch to any dry areas including your face, and body.

4.    Lip Balm

I love to use Nivea’s Soothe & Protect Lip Balm as not only does it help to prevent dryness and chapped lips with a combination of ingredients of panthenol, bisabolol, and vitamin E, but it also contains SPF 15 so that I can use this handy little balm on the flight to keep my lips hydrated, but also on the beach, by the pool and in the evening; and the balm is only 4.8g so well within flight regulations.

I hope that these four products help you enjoy your flight and look refreshed at the end.

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