In collaboration with SKII
PHOTOGRAPHED BY DAPHNE NGUYEN
I’m not much of an expert when it comes to packing, no matter how many interstate and International flights I manage throughout the year -- the extra kg’s always sneak in on me, and it’s always the cosmetics!
But, in-flight essentials?
Nothing gets me more excited than boarding a long haul flight, knowing that I’ll be face deep in a very, very gelatinous and moisturising mask — mid movie marathon. Not to mention, invisible. There’s no better place or time, than in the air, especially if you're on a 15hr+ flight. I’ve pretty much trialled a handful of the internet’s most hyped in-flight essentials, in real time.
These are my favourites; fuss free, customs friendly, and trust me. You’ll be waking up in Paris with skin more hydrated than you did before you boarded.
HYDRATION STATION, HERE WE GO!
There’s nothing worse than rushing and getting on an international flight in a hurry — I always make sure to exercise and shower before and after. I very much want to be as fresh and as zen as possible.. haha. The SKII RNA Milky lotion helps with keeping the skin already moisturised, and I never go through customs without the Aesop Ginger roll-on oil in my purse. Relaxo, rancho.
As important are pre-flight safety demonstration’s, so are vitamins. No one wants to be in recycled cabin air and, sick on the other side. So, if there’s anything that can prevent a potential flu, I always take my BEAR Vitamin C tablets. “EXPLORE” is made for frequent flyers.
Oh, and never travel without hand sanitiser. A personal favourite is the Dr Bronner; reapply regularly, comes in Lavender, and DON’T PANIC, it’s organic.
THE SEATBELT SIGN IS OFF.
SKII OVERNIGHT MIRACLE MASK.
And miracle, it is.
Oh, SKII. Where do I begin…
For those who are familiar with SK-II Sheet Masks, popularly existed (and still exists) in my suitcase, girl’s nights, Sunday recovery nights, and occasionally also seen on several boyfriend’s faces (Nathan is guilty). The SK-II sheet masks is pretty much the solution for any sign of skin fatigue. But when it comes to flying, the new Miracle Mask, does just that - but with extra moisture intensity, with less fuss, half the size and still using their miracle ingredient; PITERA.
Instead of a sheet mask, these babies come in compact capsules, with a generous amount of thick, gel-like substance, which you can apply, and reapply with your fingers. Note* the gel is completely see through, so you can wear in or off your flight, and experience just as much moisture, wherever you are.
A soothing sensation is felt when applied, and I recommend doing so, before you press play on whatever marathon you’re about to tuck into. And, if you’re not much of a in-flight sleeper, thank goodness this one’s made for all nighter’s.
I recommend using this for in flight occasions, morning after’s, or if you’re time-poor and in need of an instant glow and hydration.
And.. for those who manage to squeeze in a few hours or so of eyeball rest (important!), this Eye Mask by SLIP is the perfect combination for a semi-decent rest. Blocks out any distracting light, soft like clouds on the skin, and most importantly is created using only the highest quality of silk, with non-toxic dye.