Hand Luggage: In-Flight Beauty Essentials

I’ve been traveling a lot lately, and as summer is a time when most of us travel a lot I thought I’d publish a post I wrote last last summer. When I travel I always make sure to bring my in-flight beauty essentials, especially on long haul flights. Here is what I usually keep in my hand luggage onboard.

As you can only bring beauty products less than 100 ml and all of them fitting inside a plastic bag you have to downsize your beauty essentials. Samples and travel sizes will make you able to bring more products.

❤ One of my must-have in-flight beauty essentials is a facial spritzer and one of my favorites is the Eau de Beaute from Caudalie. I love the cool “wake me up” feeling it gives as well as it is hydrating my skin.

❤ The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream is also great to keep with me onboard as it’s a multi purpose product – I use it on my lips, cuticles and dry patches. Lately I have discovered a good natural alternative, the Weleda Skin Food cream for rough, dry skin.

❤ Traveling can be stressful so to stay fresh I always bring a deodorant with me. A small sample of my favorite perfume, Chanel Mademoiselle, is always is my hand luggage as well. I don’t spritz on board as it might bother other passengers but I always put on a little bit right before leaving the plane.

❤ A moisturizing hand cream is a must-have in onboard as the air is super dry, I love the Ecorganic Hand Cream from Estelle & Thild.

❤ On long haul flights I always remove my makeup after take-off and the mini Bioderma Crealine H2O is perfect to keep in my hand luggage.

❤ The Lierac Diopti Calm Anti-Fatigue Balm and Mask Eye Cream is cooling, soothing, calming, it contains a high percentage of refreshing floral waters and can be used to treat sensitive or irritable eyelids.

❤ A travel sized tooth paste helps me feeling fresh at any time and it’s always with me when I’m traveling.

I usually bring a moisturizer or a moisturizing mask as well, but only on long haul flights. A facial spritzer is enough for shorter flights.

What about you guys? What are your in-flight beauty essentials? :)

Hanne Sagstuen

Norwegian New Yorker Hanne Sagstuen a fashion model, art director and editor in chief. Beautylovin is the website where she shares her take on life, travel, beauty and everything in between.

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  1. WY

    Great post, I love the caudalie spray as well! Am dying to get the Bioderma once I arrive in Paris coming Monday:-) the Lierac eye mask sounds intriguing! Is it also sold in the French pharmacies? X

  2. Zuzanna

    This looks very reasonable! I always take facial/baby wipes with me, I just find them so versatile. I also take other products, but the wipes are essential.

  3. Nadiyah

    I like to pop in a mascara and blush. I feel like it can instantly wake me up, especially if I have to go somewhere right after.

  4. Pamela

    Great post! I have family in the USA so I tend to travel long-haul and love hearing about what skin care products other people take on flights. Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream is an essential item for me too – it’s always in my hand luggage when I fly!

  5. Vicki

    I love putting together my inflight beauty / skincare bits. Its nice to feel fresh when your travelling and most things come in a travel size these days so its so handy.
    The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream is such a great thing to take – so many uses its fab. I always take my Avene facial mist too. Its so refreshing & hydrating.
    Great post :o)

  6. Emma B

    Great post ! I love the brand Caudalie, all my products are Caudalie and Avène, it’s perfect for my sensitive skin ! My perfume is Chanel Coco Mademoiselle too, I love the smell of it !

    xoxo :)

  7. beth

    this has helped me so much for what to take on the plane
    now thanks!! im new at blogging and would appreciate if people were
    to read it and tell me what they think

  8. Marianna

    Hello Hanne! I saw that you went to Brazil and was wondering if there are any good products that you always buy when you go there, any brands or unusual things? I will be visiting and haven’t been there in years and would love to know your opinion on that! by the way, love the blog :)

  9. Hillary

    I have the worst time with this!! I always just end up checking a bag, cause I’m afraid I won’t have enough of a particular product–so I end up bringing full sized everything!!

  10. Mums Lounge

    I have travelled a aot in my lifetime and i must admit having my favourite brand of toothpaste on hand is always good. My must have when travelling has to be make up wipes. I don’t take the whole package I just take out a few the day of the flight and place them in a zip-lock bag. They just make my skin feel so clean and refreshed, especially for an overnight flight. They are also good just as a pick me up. Another favourite of mine is the mini hair brushes that collapse in on themselves. I hate how my hair has a mind of it’s own sometimes. Thanks for sharing your products of choice.

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