Discover the best beauty buys to keep you looking better than death warmed up when you arrive.

We don’t have to tell you that propelling yourself 35,000 feet into the air can wreak havoc on your skin, and as serial travellers, at least one member of the SUITCASE TEAM is in the air getting dehydrated at any given moment. It’s impossible to look perfect when you arrive, but to help you look better than the person sitting next to you with a polyester blanket stuck to their face, we’ve put together a few of our favourite in-flight beauty products that you can bring in your hand luggage.

1. Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energising Eye Masks, £40 These quick-fix eye masks hide tell-tale signs of an overnight flight in just 15 minutes, targeting dark circles and puffiness to brighten and hydrate tired eyes. Everything you need is in one handy travel-sized packet, so you can just pop it in your purse.

2. By Terry Light Expert Foundation, 17.5ml, £40 Antioxidant rich, anti-ageing, luxurious foundation + easy to apply brush = winning.

3. Dr. Paw Paw Original Balm, 25ml, £6.95 Paw paw – a.k.a. papaya fruit extract – has soothing, moisturising, exfoliating and skin-renewing properties. Combined with olive and aloe vera oil in this balm, it can be used to moisturise face and body, protect chapped lips, heal sore hands and even add gloss to hair.

4. Ren Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial, 75ml, £32 Water activated vitamin C neutralises pollution build up on the skin to refresh and rejuvenate city-bound complexions in 60 seconds.

5. Caudalie Beauty Elixir, 30ml, £11.50 Spraying something on your face is always easier than using your fingers – Caudalie Beauty Elixir, enriched with a host of powerful skincare extracts from orange blossom, grape, rose, mint and rosemary – will keep you looking fresh(er) when you land.

Words by Hayley Kadrou

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