It is no secret that a lengthy flight can exact on your complexion, from the recycled air to the change in altitude, the skin is subject to a barrage of challenges.
Before you step aboard your next flight, you need to know the steps to keeping your skin in the best condition. Starting with hydrating cleansers, through to rejuvenating mists, we unveil our curated selection of products that promise to be your wingmen on your next long haul journey.
Here is our curated selection of pre-flight elixirs, in-flight defences, and touch-down rejuvenators that will elevate your long haul experience.
Pre-flight: lay the foundation for airborne radiance
Zo Skin Health Hydrating Cleanser
In the realm of skincare, Zo Skin Health’s Hydrating Cleanser stands as a testament to the fusion of luxury and efficacy. This isn’t just a cleanser; it’s an invitation to indulge in a cleansing ritual that transforms your daily skincare routine. Drawing upon a symphony of skin-loving ingredients, the Hydrating Cleanser is formulated to envelop your skin in a cocoon of hydration, setting the stage for an indulgent cleanse that soothes, replenishes, and elevates your complexion.
£45, visit Zo Skin Health
Dior Homme Dermo System
Dior Homme has unveiled a masterstroke with the Dermo System Age Control Firming Care – a testament to the harmonious fusion of luxury and innovation. This opulent elixir defies gravity as it graces your skin with a feather-light touch. This wonder serum visibly takes on the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while championing the cause of skin firmness. Apply morning and night, one dose for the entire face – or two if your skin craves an extra layer of opulence.
£69, visit DIOR
La Roche-Posay Anthelios UVMUNE 400 Invisible Fluid SPF50
This sun guardian is not just a shield; it’s a symphony of protection that envelops your skin in a cocoon of defence, allowing you to bask in the sun’s glow without compromising your skin’s sensibilities. Designed with the utmost sensitivity in mind, this cream has a formula meticulously crafted for sensitive skin, it boasts a formidable PPD 46, SPF 50+ rating that surpasses even the strict European recommendations. This isn’t just sunscreen; it’s a guardian that stands unwavering against UVA rays, thanks to its Mexoplex® patented filtering system, fortified with the soothing embrace of La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water.
£19.90, visit La Roche-Posay
During Flight: nurturing skin care at 30,000 feet
Zitsticka Press Refresh Deep Exfoliating Hydrogel Mask
The Press Refresh Deep Exfoliating Hydrogel Mask is a jelly-like marvel that is poised to transform your skincare ritual. This is not just a sheet mask; it’s an opulent embrace for acne-prone skin, a soothing haven for redness and a portal to unclogged, revitalised pores. Perfect when spots are a common occurrence after a flight. As it delicately enfolds your skin, its 2-piece structure ensures a snug, slip-proof fit, embracing every contour of your visage with a promise of transformative rejuvenation.
£30, visit Zitsticka
111 Skin Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask
Dr. Yannis’ creation stands ready to reshape the narrative of tired-looking eyes, delivering a sensation that transcends mere rejuvenation. Say goodbye to fatigued, discoloured shadows, and fine lines with this eye mask. Whether you’re a light sleeper, a frequent flyer, or a night owl, this is your new ally. It’s a hydrating elixir, a plumping muse, and a revitalising journey.
£14, visit 111 Skin
Augustinus Bader The Eye Cream Nomad
The Eye Cream Nomad isn’t just a potion – it’s a manifesto of benefits that redefine what an eye cream can achieve. Prepare to embark on a voyage where the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is gently erased, under-eye puffiness vanishes like a morning mist, and the shadows of dark circles are replaced by the radiance of healthier-looking skin. As this cream delicately blankets your skin, hydration flows, revitalising your complexion with a vitality that’s unmistakable. As it sinks in, it forms an armour against the assaults of environmental stressors.
£170, visit Augustinus Bader
Zelens Shiso Hydrating Gel Cream
This Acqua Shiso cream is a luminous addition to the world of moisturisers, delivering an instant burst of hydration. At its heart lies the secret of green Shiso leaves, their fermented extract richly imbued within the cream. This botanical virtuoso, paired with the elegance of low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid and a complex of plant-derived sugars, forms a barrier against water loss, a guardian that ensures your skin remains hydrated throughout the day.
£65, visit Zelens
Byredo Rinse Free Hand Cleanser
The Rinse Free Hand Cleanser gently caresses your skin and doesn’t just cleanse but envelops you in a fragrance that’s unmistakably Byredo. At its heart lies a 59% alcohol formulation, a guardian that brings instant refreshment and a sensation of hydration. And what could be more fitting than the Blanche fragrance? A timeless icon in the Byredo collection, Blanche is an olfactory exploration of texture, skin, and intimacy.
£28, visit Byredo
Touch Down: secrets to a post-flight radiance
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Skin Rescue & Immediate Revival Kit
Charlotte Tilbury has created a treasure trove that promises to bestow your skin with the touch of magic: the Magic Skin Rescue & Immediate Revival Kit. This skincare trio provides hydration and a cascade of luminosity for your skin. The all-new Magic Hydrator Mist is an oxygenating oasis that gives an instant dewy glow while acting as a shield against the urban elements. The journey continues with a travel-sized Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir, which is an absolute gem. And what would this magical trio be without the iconic Magic Cream moisturiser? Originally created to grace the skin of runway models before fashion shows, this award-winning moisturiser has become an icon in its own right.
£83, visit Charlotte Tilbury