Now that we’re just about able to hop on planes again, you may be gearing up for some much-needed holiday travel. Get ready to run a gauntlet of airport crowds, long lines and packed airplanes. Since you’ll likely be flying to your destination during a busy time of year, we have five airplane travel hacks to make the journey a little more pleasant for yourself and your skin. Ignore the snoring seatmates and crying babies, and focus on our best Eminence Organics travel beauty hacks for keeping your complexion fresh and hydrated.
Beauty Tip 1: Prep Your Skin Before Your Flight
The air on a flight is less humid than most environments that we’re used to, causing the skin on your face and body to feel very dry. Prepping the skin before long haul flights could save your skin from extreme dryness. Before boarding, treat your skin with the Strawberry Rhubarb Masque, followed by an application of our Facial Recovery Oil. The Strawberry Rhubarb Masque contains hyaluronic acid, which is deeply hydrating, giving the skin a plump appearance. It also contains BioComplex, a booster of antioxidants, coenzyme Q10, and alpha lipoic acid designed to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Our Facial Recovery Oil is made with Biodynamic® ingredients from Demeter International Certified Biodynamic® farms. One happy customer, Daisy, raves about this oil, saying: “If I were an oil, I would be this one! Talk about an oil that does everything! This is a staple in my skin care routine and I couldn't live without it. It deeply hydrates my skin, keeping my blackheads away, and I love the anti-aging properties too! It is a must have!”
Beauty Tip 2: Pack Multi-Tasking Skin Care
It’s worth noting that the current carry on restrictions limit your beauty products to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) or less per item. When luggage space is limited, one of your best bets for airplane skin care is a multi-product travel set like our Must Have Minis. A complete skin care routine of our best-selling products, our Must Have Minis Starter Set includes travel-sized versions of Eminence Organics favorites like Stone Crop Gel Wash and Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant in one convenient travel pouch.
Looking to reduce the look of wrinkles while on the go? Choose the travel-friendly Age Corrective Starter Set, a nourishing formulation of bamboo, monoi, coconut and neroli. Swiss Green Apples and a Natural Retinol Alternative improves the visible signs of aging like the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This skin care set includes five products all in appropriate miniature sizes suitable for air travel: the Monoi Age Corrective Exfoliating Cleanser (1oz / 30 ml tube), Bamboo Age Corrective Masque (0.5 oz / 15 ml jar), Bamboo Firming Fluid (0.33 oz / 10 ml pump), Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer (0.5 oz / 15 ml tube) and the Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum (0.27 oz / 8 ml pump). No need to hunt for a bigger travel case to accommodate your new skin care staples: They come in its own beautifully designed fabric cosmetic bag.
Beauty Tip 3: Relax With A Facial Treatment Mask
There’s no need for your skin to feel dirty on a long flight when you can bring the Stone Crop Gel Wash in your carry on. You will, however, need to transfer this into a smaller sized bottle in your travel skin care set. Or skip the hassle of washing up in a cramped airplane altogether, and opt for a simple spritz of the Stone Crop Hydrating Mist.
Dryness is not the only in-flight peril for your skin — the cold temperatures and recycled air can also cause lackluster skin. To avoid disembarking with a dull complexion, the Firm Skin Acai Exfoliating Peel provides gentle exfoliation that helps to restore firmer-looking skin, even mid flight.
Beauty Tip 4: Refresh & Hydrate Your Skin During The Flight
Not only do you want to keep your face clean and clear, it’s also essential to hydrate deeply to combat dry cabin air. For normal to dry skin types, we love to mask with our Linden Calendula Treatment while on board. Extracts from fresh linden and calendula plants deeply nourish the skin and herbal oils restore the look of youthfulness and elasticity. After touchdown, you can remove the treatment with a damp face cloth or, for additional moisture, just leave it on! You can also blend the Linden Calendula Treatment with a drop of the Rosehip Triple C+E Firming Oil for a rich and deeply moisturizing blend. For normal to oily skin, we recommend our Lotus Detoxifying Overnight Treatment for air travel. This lightweight gel cream defends against drying environmental stressors and also prevents water loss in the airplane cabin environment. Both these masks can be left on, even during long-haul flights. Your skin will feel deeply hydrated, despite the arid conditions of your average Airbus.
If you scrub off your mask mid flight, followup with moisturizers for your face, neck and hands. The Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream for Face & Neck will moisturize and soften the appearance of your skin on your neck and face thanks to argan oil, evening primrose oil, shea butter and jojoba oil ingredients. Defend your hands against dryness with the Mangosteen Replenishing Hand Cream for luxurious bliss!
What about cracked lips? The Rosehip & Lemongrass Lip Balm SPF 15 protects lips from becoming dry and chapped and provides SPF protection. If you have a window seat, bump up the sun care for your face too, with a sunscreen like the Lilikoi Daily Defense Moisturizer SPF 40 for blue light and SPF protection.
Beauty Tip 5: Post-Flight Skin Care
Post flight, Eminence Organics Product Support Team Lead Alicia Hawthorne suggests applying a spicy treatment that helps revive the skin: “The lower air pressure and higher altitude can cause the skin to look dull, so it would be a good pick me up!”
The Turmeric Energizing Treatment or Eight Greens Phyto Masque – Hot will bring a rosy blush to the skin, while the Snow Mushroom & Reishi Masque deflates post-flight puffiness around the delicate eye area.
Are you planning a long-haul flight for the holidays? Stock up on Eminence Organics travel essentials at your nearest Eminence Organics authorized Spa Partner. Let us know where you’re planning to spend your vacation in the comments below or join the conversation on social media.
This article was originally written in November 2017.