15 Skincare Products To Use On An Aeroplane Because Flights Can Be The Worst For Your Face

Beat the breakouts and tight skin with these hand luggage-friendly products.

Best beauty products for aeroplane, best beauty products to take on a long haul flight

You've found an amazing deal through Air BnB, and been shopping for a whole new holiday wardrobe (yup, guilty), so you'd be forgiven for not giving a single thought about protecting your skin once you board your flight.

But here's the rubbish news: cabin pressure, re-cycled air and a lack of oxygen inside the artificial plane environment can wreak havoc on your otherwise crystal clear complexion, making it prone to dehydration, increased sensitivity, a lack of radiance - and before you even know it - dreaded breakouts.

Counteracting the damage is easy, though. So, if you pack anything in your hand luggage, make sure it's a handful of these plane-proofing skincare products.

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Kate Somerville Goat Milk De-Puffing Eye Balm
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Kate Somerville Goat Milk De-Puffing Eye Balm - £32

When puffy plane eyes get out of hand, turn to the A-list's go-to facialist Kate Somerville for the ultimate soothing balm. Formulated with goat's milk and manuka honey, one pump of this helps cool the eye area and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

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Aesop Elemental Facial Barrier Cream Glory Product To Use On An Aeroplane
Aesop Elemental Facial Barrier Cream - £39


Skin subjected to plane cabins and ultra-drying hotel air-con needs Aesop's Barrier Cream for sure. The soothing ginger root and copper salts work like a shield to stop environmental aggressors from ravaging your complexion and it's amazing at protecting against moisture loss. It's thick, velvety and luxurious - but totally not suffocating.

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Alpha-H Moisture Boosting Facial Mist Glory Product To Use On An Aeroplane
Alpha-H Moisture Boosting Facial Mist - £13


Alpha-H's mist does exactly what it says on the bottle. The zingy, citrus spritz cuts through artificial cabin air to provide parched skin with a veil of much needed moisture which banishes that tight and uncomfortable feeling instantly. The added lavender soothes both the skin and the senses. And relax...

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Oh K! Gold Dust Under Eye Mask
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Oh K! Gold Dust Under Eye Mask - £4.50

The best thing about under eye sheet masks? They don't count towards your liquid limit, which means you can pack as many as you like! Whack on Oh K!'s gold-infused brightening version halfway through your flight for seriously bright eyes on arrival.

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Chanel Hydra Glory Micro Serum Glory Product To Use On An Aeroplane
Chanel Hydra Glory Micro Serum - £70


Chanel's hydrating potion boasts clever micro-droplets that disperse on the skin to quench dry patches, and the featherweight texture means it sinks in faster than you can knock back a prosecco in the airport lounge. If we were you, we'd stock up on a second bottle in Duty Free...

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Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfector Glory Product To Use On An Aeroplane
Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfector - £18.50


Lip balms can be hit and miss. To make the cut, they should protect, hydrate and lend your pout a subtle wash of colour - which is exactly why we're pretty obsessed with this one. It isn't oily or sticky and it smells like vanilla fudge. We'll take one in every shade, please.

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de Mamiel Altitude Oil Glory Product To Use On An Aeroplane
de Mamiel Altitude Oil - £28


This isn't a skincare product as such, but promise us you won't board a long-haul flight without it. A dream team of plant oils work wonders to zip through lightheadedness, providing you with a calm and grounded feel. Dot a little under each nostril and breathe deeply to restore balance to your mind.

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Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum Glory Product To Use On An Aeroplane
Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum - £39


Skin in need of an intense hit of hydration? Simply twist the top of one of these clever capsules, dispense the serum into the palm of your hand and smooth it over your cheeks, chin and forehead. Ceramides plump up cells and help them to retain moisture, so skin looks pillowy and energised and feels incredibly soft.

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Gallinee Hand Cream Glory Product To Use On An Aeroplane
Gallinée Hand Cream - £11.90


Thanks to the prebiotics, probiotics and lactic acid, a little of Gallinee's divine smelling hand cream goes a long way to hydrate dry hands. The gel-like texture absorbs in seconds so it won't leave greasy paw prints all over your iPad.

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This Works In Transit No Traces Cleansing Pads  Glory Product To Use On An Aeroplane
This Works In Transit No Traces Cleansing Pads - £17


These cleansing pads are drenched in skin-soothing rosewater and infused with invigorating mint, but the best part is that they don't count as liquid, so you can pack them in your hand-luggage without running into any trouble at security. Give your skin a once-over mid flight for a refreshing and reviving hit.

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La Roche-Posay Cicaplast B5 Soothing Repairing Balm SPF50 Glory Product To Use On An Aeroplane
La Roche-Posay Cicaplast B5 Soothing Repairing Balm SPF50 - £7.50


Chapped and easily irritated skin will welcome a generous slathering of La Roche-Posay's ultra-creamy but matte balm. It contains B5 which attracts water to improve hydration. This strengthen's the skin's barrier, making it perfect if you're sitting under moisture-sapping A/C.

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Neal's Yard Wild Rose Glory Balm Glory Product To Use On An Aeroplane
Neal's Yard Wild Rose Glory Balm - £40


You can use this multipurpose balm to eliminate chapped lips or to moisturise peeling cuticles, but whatever you do, be sure to put a bit in each side of your nose before a flight. Yep, it sounds weird, but it's the best way to stop your nose from drying out - trust us!

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Rodial Dragon's Blood Lip Masks Glory Product To Use On An Aeroplane
Rodial Dragon's Blood Lip Masks - £39


Air-con can cause lips to crack or become sore, so take plane pampering to new heights and pop one of these on. Each mouth-hugging mask boasts allantoin for skin healing and glyceryl to make lips feel baby soft.

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SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Glory Product To Use On An Aeroplane
SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic - £135


One of the mightiest antioxidant products out there, this SkinCeuticals offering is filled to bursting with l-absorbic acid to kick-start cell renewal and ferulic acid to ward away environmental aggressors, including bacteria and pollution. It's a must-have for everyone, especially frequent travellers.

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Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask Glory Product To Use On An Aeroplane
Charlotte Tilbury Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask - £18


If you don't mind looking silly for a 15 minutes, whip out one of Charlotte Tilbury's sheet masks. Unlike others, it won't drip everywhere or leave any slimy residue on your face. What it will do, is deliver intense nourishment to the areas which need it the most - and we swear our cheekbones lift a little higher every time we use one.

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