7 In-Flight Beauty Essentials to Arrive Fresh-Faced and Glowing

From one time zone to the next, we've got you covered

Updated 07/26/17
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You will never look or feel more beautiful than on your wedding day. Beaming from the inside out, you've been professionally made up and coiffed, and everything is perfect. Then, as fast as you can say "I do," many brides wake up the next morning and head straight to a long flight (and jet lag) en route to their honeymoons. Fear not! Keep that beautiful bridal glow and arrive to your honeymoon fresh-faced and ready to embrace your first trip as Mr. and Mrs. by adding these travel-friendly (TSA-approved!) beauty products to your carry-on. Hello, gorgeous.

Before Take-Off

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Yes To Cucumbers Facial Towelettes

If your flight is on the earlier side, you could probably skip this step. But if you're set to jet later in the day, remove all of your makeup as soon as you board. It may seem counterproductive at first, but your face will thank you later. Thanks to low cabin humidity levels, the biggest skin change you'll notice is a lack of moisture. This paired with foundations and powders can wreak havoc on your skin, causing acne and breakouts. Even more so, certain foundations and powders can dry you out even more, resulting in flaky, dull, and gray-colored skin. Try Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes—packed with cucumbers, green tea, broccoli, and spinach, these little guys detoxify and give skin an instant refresh on the go. (Facial Towelettes, $4.29, Target)

In the Air

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Dr. Jart's Water Replenishment Sheet Mask

Now that you've settled in (hopefully you're enjoying the in-flight movie), it's time to get serious about skincare. A sheet mask is always best during travel (you don't want that mess), and Dr. Jart's Water Replenishment Cotton Sheet Mask is basically like a glass of water for your face. This light, insanely refreshing mask is loaded with a hydrating serum that visibly plumps and nourishes the skin, leaving you with a dewy complexion. (Replenishment Cotton Sheet Mask, $7.50 x1, Sephora)

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First Aid Beauty "Hello FAB" Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer

Add an extra layer of hydration to create a barrier between your face and recycled air with First Aid Beauty's Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer. Formulated with coconut water and other superfood ingredients that are rich in vital proteins, electrolytes, and minerals, this moisturizer instantly brightens, hydrates, and smooths in one simple step. (Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer, $24, Sephora)

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Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

Long flights are no match for this cult favorite. Infused with coffee beans, ginseng, magnolia extract, and other natural optic brighteners, this morning-after eye cream instantly removes dark circles while puffiness virtually disappears. Eyes are immediately restored and refreshed. (Refreshing Eye Cream, $31, Sephora)

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Before You Touch Down

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Kani Rose Tone Hydrating & Soothing Face Mist

Add some extra moisture to skin with a little spritz of Kani's Rose Tone Hydrating & Soothing Face Mist. A mix of rose and aloe hydrate, soothe, and purify—not to mention this little bottle is loaded with Vitamin C, a powerful anti-aging agent. (Rose Tone Face Mist, $21, Kani)

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Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream

It's hard to picture yourself applying a full face of makeup in an airplane bathroom, so it's best to stick with the basics. Apply a light tinted moisturizer to even skin's complexion, minus the heavy feeling of foundation. Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream gives a glowing, radiant complexion and natural coverage. Even better, this little multitasker is packed with hydrating skin benefits, too. (Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, $29.50, Sephora)

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Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil

Enhance your natural lip color with a light balm—we're currently loving the Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil from Clarins. This treatment oil plumps and smooths chapped lips while giving high-shine and a hint of color. (Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, $26, Sephora)

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