One of the most remarkable inventions of the modern era, the airplane has blessed us with the ability to travel the globe in mere hours. The experiences we collect along the way nourish the garden of our soul and all too often at the expense of our skin. Cramped in the cabin, our skin is ravaged by the low humidity and artificial air pressure. Exposure to these elements for hours on end can dry out our skin and leave one feeling less than fabulous. If you’re interested in some quick and easy skin care tips for flying in style, check out the list below!

-Before embarking to the airport, take a luxurious shower for an extra clean feel. Exfoliate, shave, and use Soap Supérieure + Body Crème Supérieure for lasting hydration. Follow up with our soothing Masque Supérieure to prep your skin for the hours of Netflix, sleeping and reading that await.

-If you’re not in the mood to style your hair with heat, use a few drops of our Balm Supérieure at the ends of your strands to lock in moisture and style your hair in braids or a low bun. Once you let them out, you’ll have smooth, glossy waves that look effortlessly chic.

-After you’ve arrived at your gate or boarded your plane, take a moment to try an organic micellar water like the Inika Organic Rosewater Micellar Cleanser. This will remove airport dirt and impurities from the skin for a refreshing on-the-go cleanse.

-Keep our travel size Toner Supérieure and a bag of cotton pads in your bag for a quick pore refining and purifying treatment.

-Feeling daring? Try an organic sheet mask like the ones by Orgaid. Typically these are left on for 15-20 minutes but in such a dry environment, we recommend you leave it on for 30-45 min for added hydration.

-To brighten dull skin, use our Serum Supérieure and depending on how dehydrated your skin feels follow with the Ultra Sensitive Crème from our travel care.

-In the mood for a mist? Try the Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Mist or opt for a more earthy version like the Refresh Mist from Subtle Energies.

-If you’re taking a red eye and know you have trouble falling asleep, throw a few kava tea bags in your bag for an in flight sleep aid. (Please note that this tonic from the Pacific is a powerful medicinal herb so please refer to your medical professional before use.)

-Finally, make sure to have your favorite lip balm or two on hand and drink plenty of water. Although tempting, try to avoid caffeine and alcohol as they are exceptionally dehydrating and won’t give you a glow like an electrolyte filled option such as coconut water or watermelon juice.

With the help of these easy tips and green beauty treasures, you’ll arrive at your destination refreshed with glowing skin. Jet lag and dry skin be damned, bring on the sight seeing, local delicacies and cultural immersion. Happy traveling!

Let’s face it- packing for vacation can be overwhelming for a beauty junkie. It would be so much easier if we could just find a way to make everything fit into our luggage, but unless you’re Mary Poppins, it’s probably not going to happen.

Besides, isn’t one of the nicest parts of traveling embracing the simplicity of packing light? It’s liberating to be away from the daily responsibilities of home life but if you’re anything like me, the one habit you don’t want to sacrifice is your beauty routine. The key is finding a collection of products that work well, are multi-purpose and compliment one another. With summer upon us and vacations on the books, our founder Gaelle has put together a list of five beauty essentials she can’t leave home without so that you don’t have to either.

  1. The first item is our very own Soap Supérieure– there’s just no better daily cleanser that works for the both face and body. Rich in nourishing oils and botanical extracts, it leaves skin soft, cleansed and prepped for anything.
  2. Gaelle follows up by using the conveniently sized Travel Care Essentials Kit which includes our body creme, toner, exfoliant and ultra sensitive creme for face and neck. If there are any four products from our line you want to grab and go with it’s these.
  3. The Masque Supérieure is another standard in Gaelle’s travel kit. Packed with sea minerals, clays and botanicals, this rejuvenating beauty staple provides the skin with the perfect pick-me-up after a long day of exploring outside.
  4. Gaelle’s favorite all purpose hair brush is by Mason-Pearson. This cult classic brush dates all the way back to 1885 and is well worth the investment. It’s sleek design is gentle on hair, redistributes natural oils and comes in many versions to fit your unique hair type.
  5. After prepping the skin with her toner and creme, Gaelle swears by her Vapour Beauty Aura Multi Use Radiant Stick for just a touch of glamour. In addition to being a fellow Ecocert and green beauty creation, this product is a fabulous multi-tasking color that works for lips, cheeks and lids. Gaelle likes the color Whisper, a soft rose pink with a touch of golden highlight.

Of course there are some other cosmetics you may feel inclined to bring, but after treating the skin to so many luxurious products, Gaelle finds it best to let her natural glow do its job. We hope that this list of beauty essentials helps streamline your packing so that you can relax and enjoy the moment to moment nature of your journey.