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Pack premium in-flight beauty essentials

Flying can often leave us feeling jet-lagged and dehydrated, with the combination of cabin pressure, recycled desert-dry air and low humidity also playing havoc with complexions. But a few simple skincare steps will help even the most experienced globetrotter feel refreshed, whatever the time zone. To get that plumped, glowy, ‘I’ve just had eight hours’ sleep’ skin on touchdown, moisturization is vital, and you need to lock hydration in before and during (not after) the flight.

For deep moisture, go for a serum like Dr. Barbara Sturm’s The Better B Niacinamide Serum, or layer on Noble Panacea’s The Elemental Hydrating Preparation Essence as the first step to tackling dryness, dullness and dehydration in one hit. Follow with a hydrating cream mask that will give that extra bit of protection against in-flight dehydration. Sisley’s excellent Black Rose Cream Mask and Augustinus Bader’s The Face Cream Mask both come in a cosseting gel-cream texture that is wonderfully nourishing without being heavy. Or, if you prefer a sheet mask, a sachet from Joanna Czech’s The Face Mask Set is perfect for travel. Finally, while sleep may not be guaranteed on an overnight flight, rested eyes can be: RéVive’s Instant De-Puffing Gel Eye Mask helps to soothe delicate skin and tackle under-eye puffiness – all while you watch the latest blockbuster.