Finally, I’ve got the whole flying thing down to a T.  In my teen years, I use to be able to jump on and off planes and stay fresh as a daisy.  Now I’ve hit 30, not so much!  Over the last 18 months, I’ve established my travel bag must-haves to keep my skin, mind and body as fresh as possible, even on a long haul flight.

I always have a travel beauty bag prepped and primed, so I don’t have to worry about forgetting my essentials.  It makes packing so simple as I can quickly grab my travel bag, throw it into my carry-on and I’m good to go.



If you’re looking to compile a perfect travel beauty bag I highly recommend starting with the Bioderma Beauty Essentials Kit (shop it HERE).   Firstly, the clear makeup bag is ideal for getting through security without having to decant everything into one of those plastic sandwich bags.  Secondly, it’s a perfect size, neither too big or too small.



My biggest concern about flying is my skin dehydrating.  As soon as I get on the plane I follow a strict routine to prevent me breaking out.  Bioderma Micellar Water (shop it HERE) is an obvious must-have.  I use it from the second I’m on the plane.  As a side note, the great thing about the 100ml bottle in the Bioderma Beauty Essentials Kit is it’s refillable so once I’m back on UK soil I can just fill it back up.

Next, I slather myself in Bioderma’s Hydrabio Rich Moisturising Care face cream (shop it HERE) which is wonderfully thick and hydrating without making your skin excessively oily.  This is the only face cream I now travel with.

My final step is to put on a thick layer of Glamglow ThirstyMud (shop it HERE).  The humidity of a plane is similar to that of the desert, so the more moisture you can add to your skin the better.  The ThirstyMud mask is without a shadow of a doubt the most hydrating product I’ve ever tried.  I even put it on my lips, to prevent them getting chapped.  I’ll repeat this routine every couple of hours while I’m up in the air.



Your hands, elbows, cuticles, etc. are not immune from drying out either.  I suffer from very dry skin on my body, particularly around my arms and hands.  Rather than carry a full-blown body moisturiser I use the Bioderma Atoderm Ultra Repair Hand & Nail Cream (shop it HERE) from the Bioderma Essentials Kit which does the job.

In terms of hair care, I’m generally pretty low maintenance with my hair anyway.  However, as it’s really long at the moment I take my trusty Moroccan Oil (shop it HERE) to prevent it getting overly tangled and frazzled.

Deodorant is an obvious one which I use at the start and end of every flight and if it’s a long haul one, as and when I need it!  For some reason which I cannot explain, I prefer men’s deodorant to women’s.



My final must-haves are This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray (shop it HERE) and Rituals Relaxing Serum (shop it HERE) which aid me to sleep.  Falling asleep when flying can be tricky and this majorly helps me relax and release any tension.

It is worth noting I continue to use all these products throughout my trip regardless of whether I’m in the city or sunning myself on a beach.  I can honestly say these are all the best of the best when it comes to travel beauty bag must-haves.

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    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:52 am

      They are the best! I highly rate them all xx

    • thatnewd April 7, 2018 / 9:47 pm

      It’s such a great beauty brand! xx

    • thatnewd April 7, 2018 / 9:47 pm

      Thank you, you too hun xx

    • thatnewd April 7, 2018 / 9:47 pm

      Absolutely! It’s all about effective and great products when flying xx

    • thatnewd April 7, 2018 / 9:48 pm

      Thank you Agnese & Elisa xx

    • thatnewd April 7, 2018 / 9:48 pm

      Tell me about it! That dry air is horrendous! xx

  1. Ashley March 27, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    I have several cosmetic bags in my linen closet that are packed with travel-sized versions of my beauty regimen- it makes it SO easy to pack for trips!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • thatnewd April 7, 2018 / 9:49 pm

      Definitely! Travel sized products and samples are so useful for flying xx

    • thatnewd April 7, 2018 / 9:49 pm

      Thank you Mahi xx

  2. Noor (Clothes & Dreams) March 27, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    Such a good idea to have this travel bag always ready! Will keep this in mind when I’ll fly next time! 😀

    Xo Noor

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:20 am

      It saves so much time and stress when it’s all pre-prepared! xx

  3. Vika March 27, 2018 / 8:00 pm

    Looks so interesting! Thanks for sharing)

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:19 am

      Thank you hun, glad you enjoyed xx

    • thatnewd April 7, 2018 / 9:49 pm

      Thank you so much lovely xx

  4. Sophia Ton March 27, 2018 / 11:28 pm

    Rituals products are everything! I love them so much 🙂


    • thatnewd April 7, 2018 / 9:49 pm

      Me too! I discovered the brand quite late but now I’m obsessed xx

    • thatnewd May 8, 2018 / 2:36 pm

      Thank you so much doll xx

    • thatnewd April 7, 2018 / 9:50 pm

      Isn’t it so good?! And really affordable too! xx

    • thatnewd April 7, 2018 / 9:50 pm

      Totally agree hun xx

    • thatnewd April 7, 2018 / 9:51 pm

      You need to give it a go! Such a great drugstore brand! xx

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:21 am

      Bioderma is amazing and so affordable too! Win win xx

  5. wendee March 28, 2018 / 11:53 pm

    i love posts like these. help me know more about you.
    The Glossychic

    • thatnewd April 20, 2018 / 12:21 pm

      That’s great to hear hun xx

  6. Kinga K. March 28, 2018 / 11:56 pm

    Nice post,I like Bioderma cosmetics 🙂

    • thatnewd April 7, 2018 / 10:15 pm

      Me too hunny! xx

  7. Lorna March 29, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    I hate having to pack when I travel lol! I try to take the smaller beauty items.

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • thatnewd April 7, 2018 / 10:15 pm

      I agree, I hate packing so much! It’s the worst part about travelling xx

    • thatnewd April 7, 2018 / 10:16 pm

      The pillow spray is definitely worth a try, it really works! xx

    • thatnewd April 7, 2018 / 10:16 pm

      Thank you so much hun xx

    • thatnewd April 7, 2018 / 10:16 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it hunny xx

  8. Gil Zetbase March 30, 2018 / 9:34 pm

    Great post!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

    • thatnewd April 7, 2018 / 10:16 pm

      Thank you so much xx

  9. Tina March 30, 2018 / 11:24 pm

    Ohyes I love to glance into other bloggers (women’s) beauty bags – the moroccan oil sounds sooo good! definitely want to test it!

    xxx and happy easter holidays ♥


    • thatnewd April 7, 2018 / 10:17 pm

      You’ll love it! It’s the best for keeping your hair silky soft xx

    • thatnewd April 1, 2018 / 3:53 am

      Thank you Anya xx

    • thatnewd April 7, 2018 / 10:20 pm

      Thank you so much sweetie xx

  10. Jessica April 1, 2018 / 9:31 am

    Love your picks. Heard about Bioderma Micellar Water from a friend before. I’d love to try it myself. Thanks for sharing your travek bag must-haves!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • thatnewd April 7, 2018 / 10:19 pm

      You’ll love it! It one of my beauty faves! xx

  11. Jennifer April 2, 2018 / 10:01 pm

    I do love Bioderma!! I have not tried a couple of these products!! I haven’t flown in awhile but I’m itching to go on a trip!! I’ll keep this post in handy!!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • thatnewd April 7, 2018 / 11:14 pm

      If you like Bioderma, you’ll love all of these products so much! I highly rate the micellar water and face cream xx

  12. Susie April 8, 2018 / 8:36 am

    I love all the mini products! Moroccan oil is a must! I take it everywhere!


    • thatnewd April 20, 2018 / 2:01 pm

      It’s the best! I’m obsessed xx

  13. Julia July 23, 2018 / 12:13 pm

    I really love Bioderma as well it’s a staple for me, but I’ve never tried taking it on a plane before. My mum takes a mini bioderma bottle on long haul flights though and I know she loves it to refresh her face a little.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • thatnewd July 28, 2018 / 11:50 pm

      The minis are so ideal for flying! I love how refreshing it feels on the skin xx

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