Love List | In-Flight Necessities

January 27, 2017
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Greetings from Kyoto everyone! For those who follow on IG, you may already know we’re in Japan and currently on the second leg of our trip. It’s been incredibly hectic since we arrived, having to adjust quickly to jetlag and bearing the unexpected cold while sightseeing. Thankfully nothing makes me feel more at home and relaxed like having my favorite beauty products with me!

One of the things I hate most about traveling is having to endure the dry, airplane cabin air. It’s awful for the skin and hair, and unless you’re flying first class with your full makeup and beauty kit on board, it’s nearly impossible to look good after long flights. Thankfully, these in-flight necessities helped me stay comfortable and look great even after flying for 15 hours – now that’s saying something.

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Kiehl’s Products:

I’ve always raved about Kiehl’s for their great products, and it’s no exception this time. To prep the skin for the flight, I like to wash my face with the Calendula Deep Cleaning Face Wash. It’s perfect for feeling squeaky clean (it even removes makeup perfectly), and it keeps breakouts at bay despite the heavy climate fluctuations. During the flight itself, I keep my lips moisturized with the Eucalyptus Lip Relief, which has an amazing mint scent and stays on your lips forever. I also like to de-puff my eyes with a magical little thing called the Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer, which you can pat around the orbital bone for an amazing cooling effect. In fact, the hubby loved this so much that he asked for multiple applications! Finally, I keep my hands and body moisturized using the signature Creme de Corps for a buttery softness.

Drybar To Go:

I’ve long been a fan of Drybar (the many locations, amazing service, and straight up anybody I meet there is so darn nice!), and I’m thrilled to have tried their “Let It Blow, It’s Drybar to Go” kit lately. This all in one kit has dry shampoo, dry conditioner, hair clips, brush, and travel dryer with an adorable pouch to hold it all. Unfortunately Japan is the only place in the world that uses 100V electricity so I couldn’t bring the dual voltage dryer along (only 120/240V settings as most other travel dryers), however I definitely made sure to carry most everything else with me onto the plane. The dry shampoo and conditioner have a subtly sweet scent that was perfect for freshening up after being in-flight for such a long time, and the brush was perfect for combing it all out.

Joanna Vargas & Avene: 

Skincare is my number one concern when traveling. Fluctuating temperatures, changes in the climate, stress and exertion – all of these take a heavy toll on the skin. Luckily, Joanna Vargas’s Euphoria Face Mask instantly revitalizes dull skin to impart a dewy afterglow, and just as the name implies, leaves your pores in a state of euphoria. Likewise the Bright Eye Firming Mask is perfect for adding lift to tired eyes and smoothing wrinkles with a heavy dose of hydration. To seal it all in, I mist with Avene Mineral Water – a cult classic and one of the best facial mists for on-the-go use with a compact design and a non-scented, refreshing formula.

Wander Beauty:

I discovered a new brand called Wander Beauty as I was perusing the shelves at Sephora last month. So many of their products are meant to multitask and fit compactly for those on the go. Add to that some gorgeous packaging and some seriously creamy formulas, and you’ve got a winner. The dual-ended On-the-Glow stick is perfect as it takes care of blush and highlighter in one go, meanwhile the Mini Carry-On Kit of four lip tints is perfect for a great assortment of pigmented yet hydrating colors without much bulk. In fact, I carry one or two of these anywhere I go!

White & Warren Travel Wrap:

I never go far without my White & Warren cashmere travel wrap, because it is such a multi-tasker! It can function as a wrap, scarf, pillow, blanket, literally anything else you can think of. It’s a must have not only for all of my travels  but also for any type of cold weather. The cashmere quality is unparalleled and unlike any other cashmere product I have as well.  One of the best investments you can make, I guarantee it. In fact, I have it in three colors – now that says it all.

Travelling can be daunting when you’re out of your comfort zone and away from all of the products you’re normally used to. However these various in-flight necessities I listed above will surely make your next trip just a little less painful. Even better: travel size products are one of the best ways to experiment with new brands at a low-commitment cost, so there’s no harm in trying something new. I hope you’ll give all of the above a go!

As always, thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed!

Signature xo Soo

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  • Reply wanderlustts January 27, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Babe!! I hope you’re having fun in Japan, your hotel pictures look absolutely amazing!
    Ahh I know what you mean, the worse part about flying is definitely the dryness of my skin after the flight! I actually haven’t flown for the last 15 years (except my most recent trip in OCT) and i was sooo surprise about how drying it was – i was so unprepared haha. This list has got me feeling so lucky that I now have some sort of guideline to follow by! Also need to pick up that dry bar to go – i’ m always so intrigued by dry shampoo hehe.

    Hope you have a safe flight back babe! <3

  • Reply Diana January 27, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    The travel wrap looks so useful! Since I fly and travel a lot, I definitely need to get one for myself. I totally know what you mean about no way to look amazing why traveling on long distance, I think even on short distance, it can be bad for skin. I try to not wear any make up when I fly, because it feels always disgusting as soon you leave a plane. Thanks for sharing some of beauty products, because I seriously know nothing about brands that I can trust after living in Asia.
  • Reply Jennifer Lee Quattrucci January 27, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Dear Soo,
    Such a remarkable post!! First of all I am so glad you are having this marvelous experience in Kyoto. I hope you are not still suffering from the cold and that right now you are completely comfortable and having the time of your life. The Kiehls Calendula Deep Cleaning Face Wash and Facial Fuel Eye Depuffer sound like items I could surely use even when I’m not traveling. I also would really love to try the Joanna Vargas Euphoria Face Mask and the Drybar kit. However, I am completely obsessed with the White & Warren cashmere wrap, scarf, pillow, blanket. I want one in 3 colors too !!
  • Reply Maggie January 28, 2017 at 3:02 am

    I really hate traveling because of the long flights. It really dries out my skin and it takes days for not only my body, but also my mind to recover from the flight. Bleh. But, lately, I’ve learned to put on a face mask and that totally minimizes the terrible skin issue. I’ve never tried Khiel’s, but I’ve been wanting to. Maybe once I finish my moisturizer, I can give it a go. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a lovely time in Tokyo! I love Japan!

    Maggie S.
  • Reply Amanda January 30, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Such a wonderful post! Most all of these products are my daily must-haves and are really perfect for travel too! They all work so great. I love Avene but haven’t tried this before! Looking forward to trying it!

    Manda |
  • Reply Christine Kong January 30, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Oh I love all these suggestions! Traveling always makes my skin so dry, especially on international flights. I adore Kiehl’s products and use them often but I haven’t used many of the ones you listed above. The dry bar products sound amazing not only for airplane rides but for travel in general. I definitely over hydrate when I go on the plane too so I like the idea of the mask. And I am always so cold on the plane and need this cashmere wrap. Sounds so heavenly! I hope you are enjoying your amazing trip so far as I am loving your photos! xoxo, Christine
  • Reply Lily Rose January 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    oh my, I totally get what you’re saying. The air on air planes is the worst! So dry, so damaging. I need all these necessities here for my next trip. Plus, I’ve been wanting to try the Dry Bar for so long, i’ve heard many good things. Thanks so much for sharing!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose
  • Reply shalini January 30, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Great travel essential post! Soo, I have every item you own from dry bar. That detangle brush is my favorite! I couldn’t agree more with you on the cashmere shawl. I have never left my house without my cashmere wrap when traveling because I am always cold and I love wrapping myself in softness. It is the best thing you can have in handy with you. Your photos are amazing as well. xx shalini
  • Reply Jacqueline January 30, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Dear god that is a long time to be flying! I love that you have all these little mini essentials! I definitely need to get my hands on the DryBar stuff. And Kiehl’s has always been a a personal fave 🙂
  • Reply Tania January 31, 2017 at 12:18 am

    Flying is the worst! It really is just about impossible to look good after getting off a long flight. The dry skin is an obvious problem but my hair tends to get really staticky and then look really greasy afterwards–I think it tries to overcompensate for the dryness on the flight. Dry shampoo is a definite must getting off a flight, but I had no idea that dry conditioner existed! I really need to check that out!

    xx freshfizzle
  • Reply Charissa January 31, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    What an amazing essentials! I totally get you. Whenever I travel by airplane, my hair and skin feel awful. So I’ll definitely keep these products in mind. XO Charissa –
  • Reply Rachel Holliday January 31, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    I hope you are having the best time in Japan lovely 🙂 I agree- airplanes are the absolute worst for our skin and hair, but it really sounds like you’ve found products that can help. The mini lip kit sounds good- I find that just a little color on the lips can make all the difference.

    Rachel xx
  • Reply Maryam February 1, 2017 at 12:27 am

    I know what you mean, the air on the plane is terrible. All these products you’ve listed are things I use daily so it would be great to have them with me on a flight specially when it’s long.

    xo, Maryam
  • Reply Eva February 1, 2017 at 3:31 am

    Hello, Soo!!!
    Nice post, I can’t live without my skincare products. I’m using too Kiehl’s for my face and Avene for my body .
    The Kiehls eye de pufffer is so nice when you have tired ? eyes make to feel you fresh 🙂
    Kisses from Italy and have a great fly!
  • Reply Open Kloset February 1, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    Hey Darling,
    So Beautiful Post, Love these Products, Our Skin is so Important:) Loved how You tooked the Photos, very Nice 🙂
    Kisses Karina
    Have a Beautiful Day
  • Reply Tandya February 1, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Thank you for sharing! I never really know what products to use on a long flight. My face usually gets very dry, which causes my face to overproduce oil and in turn break out! I will definitely have to try this on my next flight! Thank you!
  • Reply Katya Bychkova February 1, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    That’s such a great post! Personally I always struggle with packing my travel beauty items as I’m always oberpacking! But I love those ideas about Kiehls and Dry Bar miniatures – I love some of these products too!
  • Reply Hadasah Love February 2, 2017 at 12:28 am

    This is such an insightful post dear. Every single product looks great…they’re definitely on my wish list now!!!
    btw, seriously loving the beautiful photos! 🙂
  • Reply Sarah Atiq February 2, 2017 at 5:55 am

    Thank you so much for sharing all of the products you use on the flight. I am always looking for new products to use in-flight and I will definitely be using some of your suggestions. I have always loved using Kiehls as well, but I need to try the eye de-puffer. It would be so useful to use on the flight. All of the products you have mentioned sound amazing, I am bookmarking this page for when I travel next :).


  • Reply Darlene February 2, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Looks like amazing products to bring along when Travelling. I love seeing your Instagram post and I can’t wait to see it here on your blog and read all about it.

  • Reply Kayla February 2, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    These are some great travel picks! I am a huge fan of Kiehl’s and Dry Bar, but have yet to try Wander Beauty, will have to check them out. And I was just recently introduced Joanna Vargus, love their products too!

  • Reply WARREN PASI February 2, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    A great post all definitely essentials have you tried the face mist from Khiels I can’t fly without it so useful on long flights. Thansk for sharing your must-have essentials facial fuel eye de puffer is something I think I will need to buy.
  • Reply Jessie February 3, 2017 at 3:50 am

    I love all your top picks babe! I’m such a big fan of drybqr as well! I love their travel packages and I travel them to everywhere 😉

    Hello from the Austrian Alps … ;P

    Xx, Jessie
  • Reply Thomas Falkenstedt February 4, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Not only did I learn a lot of great travel beauty tips, but I actually got a great tip (well, it’s not a great fact, but you know what I mean) regarding the electric sockets in Japan. I had no idea they have 110W so I’ll need an adapter for that. 🙂 I seriously cannot wait to go to Tokyo ASAP!! 🙂 My dream trip for sure and my nr 1 on my bucket list. Thanks for all the lovely tips!
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  • Reply MUN Skin Care March 27, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Great travel arsenal, Soo! It’s so important to stay hydrated on flight since the humidity goes down to a whopping 3-5%, and you need to protect your skin from that. Our favorites are layering with oils as a barrier. xo MŪN
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