Self-Care While Traveling

As you book your next trip, it's more important than ever to take your in-flight skincare routine seriously. The dry, circulated air in planes can wreak havoc on your body and leave you with tired skin, so it’s important to incorporate products that help attract and retain moisture, as well as protect your skin barrier. 

For this, you’ll need two key ingredients: Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid. Niacinamide, one of the two major forms of Vitamin B3, can soothe irritated and inflamed skin, protect against cancer and other skin diseases, and minimize the appearance of wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Hyaluronic Acid helps to bind water to collagen, making your skin appear plumper, bouncier, dewier, and more hydrated. In fact, Hyaluronic Acid can hold over 6,000 times its weight in water, making it a powerful humectant (something that reduces the loss of moisture) in skincare.

Here’s how to keep your skin hydrated on a plane.

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Enter, Jet Lag Mask

Marianna and Lauren created our aptly-named hero product to combat dry, tired-looking skin after a long flight. It works triple duty as a daily moisturizer, eye cream, and 10-minute mask, making it the perfect multitasking travel companion — no matter how long your trip is. 

Jet Lag Mask is packed full of skin-loving ingredients to combat the effects of traveling. Niacinamide helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores, to help brighten skin, and even its tone and texture. Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin work together to not only attract moisture, but to also retain it, giving your skin a plump and youthful glow. Put these all together with our Skin-Soothing Blend which includes Allantoin, Bisabolol, Panthenol and Cucumber Extract to soothe stressed skin and simultaneously pump it full of hydration. 

While in-flight you can use it as a mask-moisturizer. Apply a thicker layer that will last the duration of your flight (just not so thick that you need to rinse it off). You’ll land at your destination with soothed bouncy, dewy skin.

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How To Brighten Skin Post-Flight

After you get off the plane, you’re going to want to maintain your skin’s moisture retention as much as possible, so it’s important to follow up Jet Lag Mask with other nourishing treatments. 

Apply one to two pumps of a protective product like CC Me Serum, which combines Niacinamide with two types of Vitamin C to attract and retain moisture while targeting dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects skin against free radicals and other environmental stressors; the inclusion of Squalane in the formulation also helps boost these properties. The signature Peptide Complex in CC Me helps promote youthful looking skin and gives you that instant glow that you crave. And finally, the Botanical Cocktail in the serum soothes, awakens and protects your skin against environmental stressors and other irritants.

Follow up with Cloud Dew Oil-Free Gel Cream, which is an ultra lightweight moisturizer that infuses thirsty skin with three types of Hyaluronic Acid for non-stop, skin-plumping hydration. Its oil-free formula is also packed with Ceramides, Minerals, and Amino Acids to help boost your skin’s moisture barrier — plus super-potent Antioxidants and brightening Pineapple Enzymes help to visibly improve skin tone and texture.

Don’t forget to end your morning routine with our new ShadeDrops Mineral Milk Sunscreen to provide the ultimate layer of protection. And voila! Your skin is radiant — and protected — and ready for your next adventure.