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.
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.
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!