The Face Mists That Save Our Skin During Long Flights

Updated 05/04/19

Don't get me wrong: Being a frequent jet-setter is fun and all until you walk off of your flight with dry skin and chapped lips. Other than the circulation of air provided by the plane, flights are completely moisture-free, which means your skin cells are overly thirsty. In turn, the moisture-free air is pulling air from wherever's available—including your skin. Our skin cells need hydration to look and feel alive. So this is exactly why if you have dry skin, it will feel drier on a flight, and if you have oily skin it will feel even oilier.

A lot of other weird things happen to our skin when it's experiencing the humidity of a dessert on a plane: breakouts, dullness, post-flight puffiness, and more. To salvage your stressed-out skin when you're thousands of feet up in the air, you should keep a beauty bag of key essentials. As beauty editors, we have a lot of opinions about what you should pack on a flight, one of those being face mists. Keep your in-flight beauty routine lit with refreshing mists that'll give your skin a moist glow-up in seconds.

Ditch the dryness and opt for spritzing your skin with a moisturizing mist that'll do two things: mentally transport your cramped body to a different place with calming scents and, most importantly, offer suppler, dewier, more hydrated skin. Confirmed: These are the 15 best face mists for flying.

Beauty Elixir 3.4 oz/ 100 mL
Caudalie Beauty Elixir $18
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A few spritzes of this "spa in a bottle" will pamper and deeply nourish your skin with its luxurious blend of rosemary, essential oils, and mint.

Camu Brightening Mist
Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Mist $32
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Plump, prime, and give your skin a pick-me-up with this brightening mist full of antioxidants, vitamin C, and rose water.

Radiance Face Mist 1.6 oz/ 48 mL
Eve Lom Radiance Face Mist $45
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Made specifically to save dry skin, this powerful mist will restore 80 percent of moisture back to your complexion. Dryness, begone!

Susanne Kaufmann Moisturizing Spray $48
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This spray is equally as hydrating as it is heavenly scented. I keep this at my desk and on flights because its soothings scent calms my nerves and mentally takes me to the beach (for a few seconds).

Whamisa Organic Flowers Olive Leaf Mist $38
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Loved by Byrdie's editorial director, Faith Xue, this Korean-beauty infused mist is something she never travels without. It's fragrance-free and full of botanical ingredients that'll instantly restore your skin.

Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater Facial Spray/4 oz.
Mario Badescu Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater Facial Spray $7
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If you're wondering what all the craze is about this facial spray, it's because it works. Infused with gentle herbs like aloe and rose water, it'll give your skin a shot of hydration.

Sdot Beauty Everlasting Neroli + Helichrysum Face Mist $22
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This daily refresher mist is packed with a punch of hardworking ingredients like hyaluronic acid, neroli, and lavender water to tone and cloak your skin in a veil of moisture.

SweatWellth Refreshing Facial Mist $20
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Literally, drench your skin in moisture with this cooling mist that'll make you look like you got your full eight hours of sleep. Believe me, I keep it at my desk.

Jasmine Glowing Hydration Body Oil 4 oz/ 118 mL
Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist $32
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Made with pure plant and active ingredients like rose hibiscus, this mist will feel satisfyingly refreshing and soothing.

Lumion Skin Oxygen Mist With HOCL $28
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I swear by this stuff because it's made of oxygen water and balances the natural oils already living in your skin cells. Essentially, it efficiently restores hydration in the most natural way possible.

Emma Hardie Pump & Glow Hydrating Facial Mist $49
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Your skin will feel rested and restored in no time with this plumping glow mist that offers an extra kick of hydration.

Oriental Plants Essence in Beauty: NA.
Koh Gen Do Oriental Plants Essence $89
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Made with over 36 earth-friendly ingredients, this facial mist is seriously a "cool sip of water" like the brand says and is loved by Byrdie's features editor, Amanda Montell.

Luminous Dewy Skin Mist 0.4 oz/ 12 mL
Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist $20
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Byrdie's senior editor, Hallie Gould, loves this dewy skin mist. I've seen her use this to prep her skin for a radiant makeup application many times. It's a fine-mist moisturizing spray that promises a luminous finish.

Rosewater Balancing Mist 3.3 oz
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist $35
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An all-time favorite of mine, this balancing mist will literally cover your face with a bed of roses. Okay, maybe not, but it smells like it and has an instant cooling effect that de-stresses my skin.

Cap Beauty The Captivator Energy Mist $46
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This gluten-free and vegan mist will douse your skin with an energetic mist packed with delicious scents like sandalwood, neroli, and clary sage.

Now that you have all these options to choose from, your next flight will be kosher when it comes your skin's hydration level. Mist on.

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