After a long day of travel, it's not unusual to look in the mirror and see dull, oily, tired-looking skin staring back at you. So if you're wondering how models like Martha Hunt, Miranda Kerr, and Olivia Culpo manage to look amazing even after long transatlantic flights, well, same. Somehow they emerge with glowy, clear skin after more than 10 hours spent in the air, it's almost unnatural.
We're always on the hunt for new in-flight beauty essentials to add to our routines, so we decided to do some digging. And who better to turn to than some of our favorite jet-setting models who are pretty much perpetually stunning? We read up on some of their travel must-haves, and as expected, they don't disappoint. From an ultra-hydrating lip balm to a radiance-boosting serum, here are the beauty products these models always travel with.
Polish model Anna Jagodzinska told Byrdie Australia she always applies this radiance-boosting serum a few hours into long flights. Its white rose stem cells work to smooth, hydrate, and brighten the skin.
20-year-old model Estelle Chen told Into the Gloss that this Kiehl's toner is one of her favorites to travel with. "It's good for when you get blackheads, and it cleanses and shrinks your pores. I always have a travel-size one with me" she explained. The formula contains calendula to gently soothe and great burdock, a natural ingredient ideal for parched skin.
In an interview with Coveteur, Victoria's Secret model Sanne Vloet divulged that she loves using these sheet masks during long flights. The cooling masks are drenched in Saccharomyces ferment, watermelon extract, and aloe leaf extract to hydrate and nourish the skin.
Supermodel Winnie Harlow told British Vogue this affordable lip balm is one of her travel essentials. "Recently I went to Jamaica and I took my Burt's Bees Coconut and Pear Lip Balm with me, which is really nice to use as it smells amazing," she raved. Beeswax and shea butter come together in this all-natural balm to leave your lips feeling ultra-soft and hydrated even after a long day of traveling.
Victoria's Secret model Dilone told Vogue that this moisturizing cream is one of her travel must-haves. "My face needs extra hydration [while] traveling so this [is] perfect for the 16-hour journey to China," she explained. A cult-favorite, this moisturizer contains aloe vera and shea butter to deeply nourish and revitalize your skin.
Model Zuri Tibby raved to Vogue that this facial cleanser keeps her runway-ready. A bonus? It's the size of a macaroon, so you have no excuse not to pack it for your next vacation.
Olivia Culpo recently revealed her love for this lip balm in a conversation with Travel and Leisure. "It's so important to have a really great lip balm," she emphasized. This Tatcha one contains camellia oil, which is rich in vitamins A, B, D, and E and nourishing omegas 3, 6, and 9.
Miranda Kerr revealed to Vogue Australia that this is one of her travel beauty hacks. She said to beat jet lag, she avoids alcohol on the plane and uses a silk sleep mask like this one. It's made with the highest-grade mulberry silk for a luxurious, soothing experience.
Victoria's Secret Angel Martha Hunt told us she can't travel without this cream. It contains a top-secret mixture of patented anti-aging, hydrating, and youth-promoting ingredients to rejuvenate and hydrate the skin. The brand explains that "it's ideal for anyone with tired, thirsty, or lackluster skin." And during travel, we likely have all three.
In a conversation with Well + Good, supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio named this Kiehl's facial mist as one of her beauty VIPs. "I always travel with it and have it in my bag for when I need to freshen up or wake up a little," she said. With cactus flower, Tibetan ginseng, and essential oils, this cooling mist will leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed.
Model and fitness expert Hannah Bronfman cites these Come Clean Wipes as one of her in-flight beauty essentials. They're 100% natural bamboo cleansing cloths, which contain grape-seed extract, chamomile, and ginseng to leave the skin feeling soft, supple, and best of all, replenished.
Iskra Lawrence recently told Women's Health that she doesn't travel without her signature scent. The model and body-positivity advocate designed the fragrance, explaining: "I bring my fragrance everywhere. It smells like orange flower and vanilla and makes me happy. It's the best when someone compliments it."