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Fabulous at 30,000 Feet: Eleven Travel Beauty Essentials

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Fabulous at 30,000 Feet: Eleven Travel Beauty Essentials

 Stow the following secret weapons in your carry-on. (But make sure they're 3.4 ounces or less and fit in a zip-top bag.) By the time you land, you'll be fresh, dewy, and ready to enter vacation mode—pictures and all.


Kiehl’s Ultra Moisturizer



The most important potion to tote on board is an über-hydrating facial cream to lock in moisture. And because you’re thirty thousand feet closer to the sun, the cream you pack should also provide sun protection. The lightweight formula of Kiehl’s Ultra Moisturizer with SPF 15 absorbs easily (no greasy-face look) while hydrating, improving overall texture (none of that in-flight flakiness), and protecting your skin from the rays coming through the windows. ($19, Kiehl’s)


Olay Regenerist Recovery Moisturizing Treatment



Flying at night? Forget the SPF and put your skin to work while you snooze with a regenerating moisturizer. Olay’s Regenerist is formulated with an amino-peptide complex, meaning it not only moisturizes but also firms and smoothes overnight. You’ll be soft and supple when the coffee cart rolls through in the morning. ($16.99, Amazon)


Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Mask



Fifteen minutes with Bliss’s fast-acting eye mask will reduce any crow’s feet and dark circles caused by dehydration. The kit includes a de-puffing cucumber extract and pads that infuse under-eye areas with oxygen and antioxidants. ($54, Sephora)


Coconut Milk Eye Anti-Puff Cream



Give the delicate under-eye skin some extra love with a separate cream, massaging it around the entire eye—lid and all. Feeling ambitious (or bored)? Ask the flight attendant for some ice cubes and put the gel in them for a few minutes before applying for extra soothing power. ($14.99, Amazon)


Earth Therapeutics Fire and Ice Eye Compress



Spending some quality time with a travel eye compress can decrease puffiness under the eyes as well. This bright, gel-based mask syncs with the body’s natural temperature fluctuations to soothe, relax, and invigorate tired eyes. ($3.79, Amazon)


Shea Terra Organics Moroccan Rose Water



Splashing a little rosewater on skin helps maintain moisture and keeps you looking fresh. This spray bottle’s all-natural ingredients feel silky when applied, leaving a fresh and dewy glow—unlike plain water, which can strip skin of moisture. ($17.49, Amazon)


Ole Henriksen Fresh Lips



This wonder balm will likely remain in your handbag long after the flight is over. With all organic ingredients and protective SPF 15, it nourishes dry, chapped lips as it plumps them. ($15, Ole Henriksen)


GoSmile Jet Set Kit



Brush that overnight, watered-down coffee–induced grimy feeling away, and enter the airport with a fresh mouth and pearly whites. ($12, GoSmile)


Rohto V Arctic Eye Drops



Eyedrops are a must-have for anyone suffering from sensitive or dry eyes. Emerge from the plane with bright whites by squeezing in a few drops as needed. ($6.99, Rohto)


Benefit Boo Boo Zap



You’re just sitting there, so you might as well put your skin to work zapping away blemishes. This daytime zapper blends salicylic acid and camphor, which sabotage breakouts fast. All it takes is a little dab every few hours, then … let the disappearing begin. ($16, Benefit)


Bobble Filtered Water Bottle



That’s right, agua is the most important beauty accessory of all—and it’s available for free out of the nearest fountain. Come prepared, stylish, and green with a reusable, filter-equipped bottle. It’s extremely light, and all you have to do is fill up after clearing security to start hydrating. ($10, Let’s Go Green)