“I don’t care if you make fun of me,” I said to my husband somewhere around the mid-marker of our 14 hour flight to Japan, “but by the time we step off of the plane, my skin is going to look amazing!” Indeed, I had no choice but to use the BioRepublic Lost Baggage Under Eye Emergency Repair Mask ($5) while in the air, since we would have been up for 30 hours by the time we arrived at our hotel, and when I see how tired I look, it always makes me feel WAY worse.
Sitting on a plane for an extensive period of time can certainly dehydrate the body, and the skin is no exception; I wash my hands and lotion them frequently, spritz mists onto my face, and “mask up” as much as possible to avoid dryness.
BioRepublic offers individually sold and sets of masks that are easy to pack and easy to wear as the ideal in-flight companion, drenched with creams and serums and formulated without parabens, sulfates, pthalates, or triclosan. Also being dermatologist tested means that they’ve been vetted and are safe for use for a variety of skin types, and since I skew on the sensitive side, it’s something I always keep on the look out for. Besides the brand’s eye mask option, you can shop plenty of all-over face sheet masks that range from the Green Tea Detox Purifying Mask and Pomegranate Crush Brightening Mask (both pictured) to the Cucumber Breeze Soothing Mask and No More Years Eternal Radiance Biocellulose Mask.
At a price range of $5-$10 per mask, it’s easy to get the hydration you need at a price that won’t cause you to balk. Shop at BioRepublic.com and see here for a list of retailers.