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'I just flew to France. Here are 5 non-negotiable beauty products I used on the plane.'

It’s officially the season of ‘seeing everyone travel to Europe for the Summer’ on Instagram, and all I can say is what a wonderful thing it is that we can *finally* travel again

I was one of the lucky ones who was able to experience a Euro getaway last month. I travelled to Paris for a few days and it was très magnifique.

Now I could ramble on about the delicious food, beautiful architecture, perfect weather and just how stunning the people in Paris are, but today we aren’t here for that… we’re here to talk about beauty. 

Specifically, the five non-negotiable beauty products I used on the plane to keep my skin happy and hydrated.

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The unglamorous side of travelling is the undesirable effects it has on your skin. It’s no secret that the air from the aeroplane isn’t the purest and can leave your skin feeling dry and irritated. In my case, it often causes breakouts. Not exactly the way I like to start my holiday. 

That’s why I have an in-flight beauty routine – just a few products to get me through the flight, keep my skin nourished and give me something to do on a long-haul flight

Honestly, I get excited about flying now so I can pamper myself with a little plane spa moment. 

1. Byredo Hand Cream in the scent Mojave Ghost, $60.

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To nourish the hands, I love Byredo Hand Cream in the scent Mojave Ghost. A smooth and luxurious hand cream that absorbs well and leaves no residue – not to mention, it smells absolutely divine! 

This bad boy seriously saved my super dry hands and cuticles on the flight while feeling totally weightless and nourishing. Definitely a splurge-worthy hand cream, in my humble opinion. 

2. Avene Eau Thermal Spring Water Spray, $12.99.

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Something I seem to always purchase before I travel is the Avene Eau Thermal Spring Water Spray (in 50ml of course – to abide by the carry-on regulations). It’s perfect for a little pick me up whilst travelling. 

Whenever I felt tired, run-down or hot during the trip, I would spray a bit of this over my face and voilà: I was suddenly refreshed. 

Not sure how I feel about paying $12.99 for what is essentially water in a spray can, but I do consider it a travel essential.

3. Petitfee Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch, $3. 

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If you asked me to choose only one beauty product to take on a plane (please don’t though), it would be eye patches. I always seem to gravitate towards K-beauty when it comes to these. 

For this trip I went with the Petitfee Gold Hydrogel Eye Patch. 

These are soaked with 24k gold (she boujee), ginseng, swallow’s nest, collagen and rose flower water to nourish and firm the under eyes. 

They also provide an instant cooling relief and are so easy to use (also a little less terrifying for the other passengers to see someone with eye patches over a full-on sheet mask). 

4. Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, $10.

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For protection and hydration, I always come back to the Laneige Water Sleeping Mask. It instantly soothes my skin and adds a light layer of hydration.

I pop it on as the last step in my skincare routine, and after my flight, I notice a huge difference in the hydration and plumpness of my skin. 

This product ensures I step off the plane with the happiest and most hydrated skin possible. It’s wonderfully relaxing and helps to keep my skin protected throughout the flight. 

5. Byredo Gypsy Water Eau De Parfum, $245 (for 50ml).

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And lastly, I finish off with a spritz of perfume. For this flight, I had a sample of the Byredo Gypsy Water Eau De Parfum and it smells absolutely divine. 

Not only does spraying this bring pleasure to myself, but also to the passengers around me. I can’t imagine I’d be smelling like roses after over 20 hours of travelling… 

And there we have it! My five non-negotiable beauty products for travel. Now take me back to Paris, please. 

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What are your non-negotiable beauty products to bring with you on a flight? Share with us in the comment section below.

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