My Travel Essentials!

Your skin and airplanes is just a relationship that isn’t meant to be. Many things can happen to your skin when you’re thousands of feet up in the air, let alone if you’re in a long flight, or if you’re flying first class. Being in a compressed air environment with a lot of people is just never fun, so why not make it better for you AND your skin!

Over the years, I have gone on one too many flights and have since compiled the most simple yet effective array of cosmetics to bring with me on flight so that my skin isn’t a mess when I arrive (and for the week after). As I usually go on long flights, I tend to opt for the make up-free route and just rely on minimal products in order to keep my skin (and myself) as moisturised, relaxed, and fresh as possible.

Furthermore, here is my list of my travel essentials!

MY TRAVEL BEAUTY

•TEA TREE OIL

travel essentials tea tree oil mini beauty

This is actually a holy grail of mine and I use all the time whether I’m traveling or not. Prior to flying I always seem to stress a little and I am never surprised to find a small pimple the day of, so I take this with me. I dab a bit of it on them and it tends to calm them down and soothe them, and it also smells amazing!

The one I have is from Boots and you can find it here:

Boots: Tea Tree Oil – £7.99

•VASELINE

Travel essentials vaseline lip therapy beauty

The air in a cabin is very dry, and your skin isn’t the only one that suffers, your lips too! Combat dry lips with another well-known and trustworthy product, Vaseline! I like to keep two with me as one has a bit of a rosy tint, so I can pop that on if I feel like I want a bit of colour!

Vaseline: Lip Therapy Original – £1.95

Vaseline: Lip Therapy Rosy Lips – £1.95

•DEODORANT

travel essentials dove deodorant beauty

I always try to bring my deodorant with me as I feel like when you’ve been on a plane for a while you get a distinctive “plane smell”. Regardrless, I hope you’re always using deodorant when you’re going anywhere!

Dove is always the brand that I seem to always go back to as it’s very subtle, gentle on my skin and its an anti-perspirant.

Dove: Invisible Dry Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Stick – £1.50

•PERFUME

travel essentials perfume travel size mini beauty

This leads to perfume, I got this as a gift and found it so perfect as I can just bring it with me anywhere and it smells very fresh! I can’t find the link to this but there’s several body sprays and perfumes that I’m sure will do the trick for you!

•MASCARA

Travel essentials mascara dior beauty travel size no7

As I mentioned before, I don’t like wearing any make up but occasionally I’ll put on a subtle water-proof mascara that will make me look more awake yet looks very natural. These are my two favourites and I love taking them on holiday with me as they’re the perfect beach day mascaras!

Dior: Iconic Waterproof Mascara – £25

No7: Extreme Length Waterproof Mascara – £13.50

•SPF 

travel essentials travel size sun protector spf beauty

I try to put sunscreen on daily as good practice, but this comes into more effect when you’re on an airplane. Many people might find the initial thought of this silly, but being a lot closer to the sun puts you at a higher risk from UV rays and from damage caused by the sun. I got this at a small store at the airport and always find it very handy not only to protect my skin but also to moisturise!

Soltan: Protect and Moisturise Face Cream – £4.50

•MOISTURISER

Travel essentials cocoa butter travel size beauty

Another one of my all-time favourites. Cocoa butter is really rich and a great moisturiser and I love having a little one to grab to moisturise my arms and my hands, plus it smells just like chocolate!

Cocoa Butter: Cocoa Butter Formula £1.50 (link leads to a normal sized one rather than travel size!)


•AFTER-THOUGHTS: SCRUB

travel essentials origins scrub cleanser travel size sample size beauty

After my journey is over and I’ve arrived at my destination, I tend to wash my face with a cleanser or a scrub. Before my flight I do like to get samples from duty free so I can try new products and this way its easy for me to carry! This cleanser is super refreshing!

Origins: GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser £15 (link and price relates to the 150ml product).


So there’s a look into my travel beauty bag! These are all my favourites that I’ve collected over the years and I have really found what works really well for me and my skin!

My Travel Essentials Blog Cover beauty pinterest

Do you have any products you can’t travel without?

Traveling soon? Why not check out my Rome Guide or my day at the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi!

35 thoughts on “My Travel Essentials!

  1. I also like to take a contact lens case (or two) in which I put different eye cream or moisturizers that I only need a little bit, to save room. They do a wonderful job and fit in easily. Enjoying your travel posts (I’m late to this one!)…

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  2. Love learning more about beauty! I love tea tree oil as well! I used to use it the way you described, but now I used a diluted version as a tea tree oil serum. It’s amazing and you should definitely try it out if you like tea tree oil!

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