You best believe we're jumping for joy that travel overseas is a reality once again! After two years of not being able to hop on a plane, we can safely assume that all of us are just desperate to go on a foreign vacation once again! The excitement of planning, packing for a trip, actually being on a plane, and arriving in an unfamiliar city just gives us the right kind of energy. As some of us are still in the process of finally booking that plane ticket, we've got our eyes peeled for those who have gone on foreign travels ahead of us, such as celebrities and friends. Seeing their snaps just gets us into the mood!
Just recently, a group of Star Magic artists flew to the United States for their 30th anniversary tour, with the likes of Belle Mariano, Donny Pangilinan, Kim Chiu, Maymay Entrata, and Alexa Ilacad flaunting their shots on Insta for all of us to see. One particular post that caught our eye is that of Alexa Ilacad, where she shows off her bare-faced goodness, glowing in her own skin, sans heavy makeup!
Alexa Ilacad on a plane to the US for the Star Magic 30th US Tour | @alexailacad
The actress sure knows it's best to travel with no makeup on, for there's the risk of clogging pores and drying out her skin! We all know that traveling on a plane, especially if it's a long-haul flight, can dehydrate skin, as the air on the plane is re-circulated. If you don't want to arrive at your destination looking haggard, you've got to treat your skin right with the right products in your carry-on bag! Apart from avoiding alcoholic drinks and getting enough shuteye, hydrating with the right products is key. You've also got to pack some R&R essentials like aromatherapy oils, dry shampoo, cleansers, and patches while you're at it!
While the 100 ml rule for liquids in carry-on baggage may prove to be a challenge, you can always take advantage of travel-sized picks, or refillable containers that allow you to leave the full-sized product at home, and just bring with you the necessary amount. In the gallery below, we've gathered our top airplane beauty picks, so you too can start stocking up for your upcoming flight. Bon voyage, and happy shopping!
Airplane Beauty Picks
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Pili Ani Essential Oil Blends Travel Kit
We're big believers of essential oils, and they're a great companion for travel. This special travel kit contains blends infused with Pili and Elemi oils, especially created for common concerns like energizing, relieving discomfort and congestion, insect repelling, de-stressing, and inducing deep sleep. A must for every flight indeed!
Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo Travel
Washing your hair is basically not an option for flights, unless you booked an uber first class ticket that comes with a shower. For most of us, a dry shampoo comes in handy, to help remove excess oils and residue, to help your hair look refreshed for touchdown!
For beauty products that exceed the 100 ml limit, we recommend putting them in re-usable containers like these. They're travel-friendly and can minimize your luggage weight, too! We like silicone containers for their easy squeeze feature.
Drinking water during your flight is crucial to avoid bodily dehydration, and so is quenching your skin's thirst. Do it with a wonder gel-based moisturizer like Sunnies Face's Dream Cream, an inexpensive skincare product we cannot live without.
Inflamed, irritated skin during your flight? Stock up on Happy Skin's Overnight Calming Cream which contains hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, ceramide, cica, and calendula—a winning combo of ingredients that help moisturize, calm, and soothe angry skin. We love its immediate calming relief, and we can imagine this would be a great in-flight pick!
The days leading to a flight can be pretty stressful, and breakouts could appear out of nowhere. Pack some invisible pimple patches to help treat the zits quickly, without further exposing it to germs and whatnot! We never leave home without these!
If you absolutely have to wear makeup to a flight, but decide to take it off, we're recommending hardworking cleansing wipes that don't just remove makeup, dirt, and grime, but treat the skin well too. This one by blk Cosmetics has niacinamide, and is able to soothe and brighten while you clean up!
No one likes tight, dehydrated skin. That's why we're packing our favorite cream moisturizer of the moment, homegrown brand Pure Culture's Wild Algae Quenching Crème. It contains cica and niacinamide, and is a probiotic face lotion that doesn't just hydrate; it improves skin's vitality and promotes a radiant glow. Plus points for Lactobacillus (good bacteria) to balance the skin's microbiome.
No to dry skin, and no to dry lips either! Hydrate parched lips with Issy & Co's newest offering—the Solar Balm which boasts of SPF 30 protection while giving lips a hint of color! You don't have to look dull during your flight, right? We highly reco the Bloom shade in Glow finish, as it makes lips look effortlessly healthy!
Already on your 4th hour in the plane and skin is looking pretty dry even after applying moisturizer just a few hours before? We love doing a face mist break, using picks like this one, which hydrates and revitalizes skin and combats skin fatigue. Plus points for its non-sticky finish! A travel must-have!