While there are a gazillion beauty products on the market, frequent flyers know it’s important to pick essentials that you trust—and that you can easily take anywhere.
Fortunately, Co-founder of Away Jen Rubio is a beauty enthusiast who’s done the field research for you. Recently, Jen had the opportunity to connect with fellow female travel pros, including KLM’s leading pilot Christa Kloosman, at the Here Magazine x KLM Women Who Get Away dinner in NYC, where she traded travel tips and gifted guests her curated, carry-on featured essentials.
These holy-grail products are featured below and have proven themselves time and again for travelers who want to keep up appearances on the go.
Unfortunately, traveling comes with a lot of germ-sharing. But you don’t have to settle for the chemical fragrance of Purell if you want to keep your hands sanitized. With musky notes of pink pepper and magnolia, the alcohol-based Rose Rinse Free Hand Wash will keep your hands feeling clean and fresh.
If most of the time you’re supposed to spend in bed is spent in an airplane seat, a sleep mask is your best friend. This mask from Slip gives you the feeling of being inside your own cocoon. A comfortable sleep mask that doesn’t crease your skin or smother your hair and eyelashes? It’s possible with the Slipsilk™ technology that’s been perfected over the course of ten years.
Getting rest while traveling is a huge priority. This pillow spray with calming Frankincense, lavender, and hops oils will help you drift off to a deeper night’s sleep.
If you’re a heavy-duty traveler, it’s likely that your skin has taken a desiccated beating. Enter the White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire—the holy grail of illuminators with a name that does not exaggerate. This product is more than moisturizing; it’s an absolute skin-saver.
The chicest noise-canceling, wireless headphones to help you set your own vibe wherever your travels may take you.
This day and night cleanser can go with you anywhere. It’s soap-free so it won’t strip your skin, which can get super dehydrated from traveling—no matter the skin-type.
When you want to have makeup on at the airport but off on the airplane, this mild make-up remover by RITUALS is your best friend. It has lotus flower and rice bran oil with vitamin extracts to leave your skin clean and soft (read: moisturized) in-flight and beyond. Pro tip: if you fly KLM business class you'll find RITUALS products in your in-flight amenities kit otherwise you can purchase this product in a TSA-friendly 30ML size.
Sometimes you just need to lean in to the natural dishevelment of travel. This sea salt spray will give your hair the right texture (and great smell) to make it all seem intentional.