The Best Skin Care Products for Flying

Whether you’re hopping a quick flight or spending significantly more time in the air, you want to put your best face forward and stay fresh from takeoff to touchdown. These nine in-flight skin care products will pass the TSA test and have you sitting (and jetting) pretty.

1. Verso Deep Hydration Mask

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Hydration mask | Verso

Dry airplane air is no joke. Even a short flight can immediately affect your face. Plan ahead before you hop on board with the Verso Deep Hydration Mask. The moisturizing hydrogel facial mask delivers deep hydration with a prolonged effect that will carry you from gate to gate, no matter how many layovers you’re facing. The formula contains the patented Artificial Moisturizing Factor (AMF) that supports the skin’s ability to retain moisture. Plus, there are no sulfates, synthetic dyes, phthalates, GMOs, or triclosan in the mix. Verso is Latin for “reverse,” and if you ask us, there’s no better way to start a trip than by reversing any negative side effects of that jetset lifestyle.

2. Karuna Hydrating+ Face Mask

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Face mask | Karuna

For those with enough gusto to give an in-flight face mask a go, the Karuna Hydrating+ Face Mask is what you’ll want to pack in your purse. The comforting mask is made from 100% natural wood-pulp fiber, allowing dull, dehydrated skin to fully absorb essential nutrients and nourishing ingredients. In fact, clinical testing has proven the mask to increase facial hydration by 40% after just one use. It’s the right cocktail you need while you’re traveling, with its refreshing, oil-free formula of hyaluronic acid and peptides to renew plus aloe vera and chamomile to hydrate, and Chinese licorice and vitamin B to detoxify.

3. Plant Re:Fresh Organic Toning Face Mist

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Facial mist | PLANT Apothecary

Do you sometimes experience the urge to wash your face or hop in the shower, especially while on a particularly crowded or long flight? Capture that refreshing feeling with Re: Fresh Organic Toning Face Mist from the Brooklyn, New York-based PLANT Apothecary. The product will virtually transport you to the spa with soothing cucumber, rosewater, and aloe vera. Spray it on whenever you need a little pick-me-up on the plane. Not only does the botanical spritz hydrate and nourish skin, it also tones with witch hazel and antibacterial lemongrass. And, at only 2 ounces, it’s an easy carry-on to fit right in your handbag.

4. Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant Vanilla Summer Mini

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The Healthy Deodorant | Lavanila

If a last-minute gate change or security line has you breaking a sweat, swipe on Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant Pure Vanilla once you get on board. It’s the perfect size for on-the-go application. Soothing essential oils blend with powerful antioxidants and beta glucan technology for all the wetness and odor-fighting power you need — sans aluminum, parabens, or harsh chemicals. Did we mention it smells like a lovely combination of freesia and vanilla?

5. SU:M37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick

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Cleansing Stick | Soko Glam

You’ve likely heard about the health benefits of fermented foods, but what about the beauty benefits? Korean-based brand SU:M37 is specializing in just that with a range of naturally fermented skin care. But it’s the Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick that caught our eye for the next weekend getaway. The solid balm in a twist-up tube is perfectly portable and makes it possible to actually wash your face while you’re flying high. Just massage it into your skin and rinse or wipe off. It leaves no residue and the fermented damask rose extract has a lovely natural floral scent.

6. La Prairie Anti-Aging Eye and Lip Perfection A Porter

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Anti-aging eye and lip product | La Prairie

Twofers are always a good idea when it comes to packing smartly. La Prairie Anti-Aging Eye and Lip Perfection A Porter is a two-in-one that will treat both your eyes and lips right. The compact features two separate compartments — one with an eye cream-gel and the other with a lip balm to plump your pout. The product will reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles while diffusing light to disguise imperfections for a wide awake, refreshed look — even if you feel more like a zombie.

7. Fresh Seaberry Nourishing Hand Cream

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Hand cream | Fresh

Don’t let dry, chapped hands have the upper hand, especially not while you’re on board. The travel-size-friendly Fresh Seaberry Nourishing Hand Cream is a buttery potion that provides a luxurious skin-soothing experience that still absorbs quickly. The hero ingredient, seaberry oil, is a powerful antioxidant rich in moisturizing omegas 3, 6, 7, and 9 that help revitalize, protect, and soften the skin.

8. Fig + Yarrow Complexion Water

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Complexion Water | Fig + Yarrow

With reparative, balancing, and toning properties, Fig + Yarrow Complexion Waters are everything you want (and need) to stay looking and feeling your best in the sky. Made with certified organic floral distillates and pure essential oils, the hydrating mists are not only moisturizing for face, hair, and skin. But they also have the dual benefit of being incredibly aromatherapeutic. So, whenever the stale smell of airplane air or leftover coffee gets you down, you can escape with the seductive, floral-tinged scent of either rose, sandalwood, and neroli or the exotic herbal spiciness of yarrow, immortelle, and rockrose. The travel sizes of the spritzes are only 1 ounce each, so you could (and should) indulge in both.

9. Soul Sunday Aromatherapy Rollers

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Aromatherapy Rollers | Soul Sunday

Because you may need multiple aromatherapy moments to maintain your Zen on an international flight, we have another set of scent selections in Soul Sunday’s Aromatherapy Rollers. Not only is the roller-ball application easy and effortless for travel, the fragrances are nothing short of enchanting. Plus, they promise to instill calm, energy, and harmony. Take all four of the aroma options with you — you’ll want the variety, based on your mood. If your flight is delayed, roll on Even Keel, which is a blend of soft lavender oils for peace and balance to relax nervous tension and quiet the mind. No Worries is a combo of citrus essential oils that encourage creativity while All-Nighter is tailor-made for long travel days with a scent that stimulates and refreshes while warding off migraines. Unicorn Oil might be the best, though, with a mysterious blend of cooling oils that work plenty of magic to restore your well-being in no time flat.

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