I’m on a plane almost weekly, and there are a few essential products that I always bring with me. On long haul trips to Europe or Asia, I don’t wear any makeup. Why clog your pores when the people around you are probably sleeping anyway? In spite of its deceptively appropriate shape, the aisle in a plane is not a runway. So instead of dolling up, I slather on moisturizer and SPF (yes, you can get sun damage on a plane, especially if you sit in a window seat, which I never do purely for that reason). One of the most hydrating creams out there is from none other than Kiehl’s (trust me – I’ve tried a lot!). Their Rosa Arctica youth regenerating cream (at Neiman Marcus for $60) is only 1.7 ounces, so I take it on the plane with me. I also bring a mask on 12-hour flights for a mid-trip jolt of extra moisture. I like the ones from SK-II (at Sephora for $125), but any hydrating mask will do. My Fresh Ancienne eye cream (at Neiman Marcus for $95) is also a must – it’s the only thing that keeps my crow’s feet at bay! Also bring By Terry’s rose balm (at Barneys New York for $60) to keep lips and nails soft and protected.
I drink 6-8 ounces of water per hour of flight. It’s the best way to prevent jetlag. On my flight from Italy last week, I drank 96 ounces of water! And I know it’s hard, but stay away from champagne when you’re up in the air. It may be a nice way to relax and begin unwinding for a vaca, but nothing will age you faster. I only indulge in bubbly or wine on flights under 3 hours. Then, an hour before landing, I apply a few drops of Le Metier de Beaute‘s Peau Vierge (at Neiman Marcus for $125). It’s the most amazing, life changing tinted foundation, as I’ve been saying for years! A swipe of By Terry Light Expert (at Barneys New York for $63) around the eyes (it’s like botox but better!), and your flawless skin is ready for landing and greeting friendly faces. Safe travels, Snobs!