In-Flight Beauty Essentials

This cold Winter weather has us dreaming of tropical island holidays, so we’ve put together a list of in-flight travel beauty essentials to suit all budgets!

Hand Santiser

This is a given; having a tiny bottle of hand sanitiser makes on-the-go cleaning a breeze and ensures you’ll be prepared no matter what.

Hand Cream

We all know how dry the air is on a plane; choose a light yet hydrating formula in a travel size, like L’Occitane’s Shea Butter Hand Cream.


Nothing makes you feel more yourself after a long flight than minty freshness! Try popping this Colgate Travel Pack in your carry-on; with a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and mouthwash, you can continue using this pack throughout your holiday.

Micellar water or gentle cleansing cloths

Use your time on the flight to grab some much needed hydration! Start by cleansing with either gentle micellar water or make-up wipes for sensitive skin (to avoid any skin flare-ups); some great travel size options include ESSANO Rosehip Gentle Facial Cleansing Micellar Water 100 mL and Burt’s Bees Natural Sensitive Skin Facial Wipes.

Sheet Mask

Ok, so you might look a bit odd with this on in public, but sheet masks do wonders for thirsty skin, and come packed with ingredients to address different skin concerns, such as dullness, dehydration or signs of ageing. Apply to freshly cleansed skin and leave on for 15-45 mins; gently peel off and press the residue into the skin.

Our faves include;

MAGICSTRIPES Hyaluronic Facial Treatment Mask

KARUNA Hydrating Face Mask

MECCA COSMETICA Lit From Within Mask 4 Pack

Moisturiser/ Hydrating Serum

After your mask, add a serum (or use the residue from the sheet mask) and follow up with a rich moisturiser for maximum hydration.

TACB’s top picks:

Avene Rich Skin Recovery Crème

GOODNESS Every Evening Cream

JOSIE MARAN COSMETICS Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter

Paw Paw Ointment

Great for lips, cuticles, dry rough spots like elbows or heels, taming flyaways and unruly brows, paw paw is truly an all-purpose product. Try an organic one like SUVANA Certified Organic Paw Paw and Honey Balm.

Extra travel tips:

Remember the 100ml product size limit for carry-on luggage and ensure your products are clearly labelled.

All carry-on product should fit into a clear 1litre bag (you can always opt for one like this *hyperlink to * which is more durable than the sandwich bag variety.

Depending on which airline you’re flying with (some airlines provide these), an eye mask and a neck pillow can be a life-saver for long-haul flights! Peter Alexander does a really cute range, while Typo often has cute matching travel accessories (like neck pillows,luggage tags and travel wallets).


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