So, you didn’t get an upgrade at check-in (despite your sparkling charm) and, worse still, you’ve been sandwiched in-between two complete strangers… for twelve hours.
(Cue awkward toilet dance).
Thank goodness, then, for those travel-sized luxuries that instantly upgrade your hand luggage and make your in-flight experience a little more First Class. Here are a few favourites…
A quick swipe of micellar water on a long haul flight gives skin a cleansing refresh without drying it out. More effective at make-up removal and less harsh than face wipes, Bioderma Sensibo H20 is the original. For years, this French pharmacy product was a favourite for beauty enthusiasts and make up artists alike, who’d stock up on trips to Paris. Now widely available in the UK, it is a daily essential but also comes in this handy luggage-friendly 100ml mini.
Recirculated air on a long flight is notoriously drying for skin. Humectant moisturisers – those than draw in moisture from the air – are ideal for combating any dryness. Clinique’s Moisture Surge Concentate moisturiser is a new launch in its Moisture Surge range and has a lightweight water-gel texture which is comfortable on the skin. It’s hero ingredient is glycerin which helps to form a protective barrier against moisture loss.
Don’t forget your lips! With fewer cellular layers than the rest of your skin, on a long flight lips can become dry and cracked. Another new launch, Clinique’s Pep-Start balm is a super rich, nourishing overnight night mask for lips that works hard to maintain moisture.
On the red eye? Spritz a little This Works Deep Sleep pillow spray on your neckline or blanket. This cult product contains lavender to help you drift off at 30,000ft. One to use throughout your travels if you also suffer with jet lag.
Kick off your shoes… A little touch of home, The White Company’s cashmere bed socks are the ultimate in softness and warmth.
Drown out the rumble of the plane engine (and crying baby, probably) and tune into the crisp sound of your own musical playlists. Both acoustics and super luxe leather finish of the Beoplay H6 headphones are nothing less than what you’d expect from Bang and Olufsen.
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