Fun fact: the air on planes is three times drier than the Sahara Desert – three. To put that into context, our skin is happiest when humidity levels are between 40 to 70 percent. On a plane, they’re as low as 12, which explains why my face felt drier than a bone whenever I touched down on the tarmac. That is, until I discovered a beauty product that now goes into my carry-on before anything else: the Glow Recipe ‘Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask’.
Hailing from SoKo (obviously), it’s packed full of the most hydrating ingredients out there, including hyaluronic acid, watermelon, and pumpkin extracts. Not only does it lock in moisture, but it also soothes stressed skin, fights off free radical damage, and defends against whatever nasty particles are floating around the cabin. It even contains AHAs to gently buff away dry, dead cells, so that skin feels as smooth as a peach – and smells like watermelon-flavored Jolly Ranchers to boot.
Glow Recipe ‘Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask’
The mask’s gloopy, gel-like formula is totally pillow-proof, so it won’t rub off onto your seat or the person squeezed next to you. Oh, and it also goes on completely clear. Translation: no more people giving you the side-eye when you brave a sheet mask at 30,000 feet.
The ‘Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask’ is non-comedogenic, so it won’t block pores and suits people with oily or acne-prone skin. It’s tiny, travel-friendly, vegan, cruelty-free, and devoid of nasties. Even better: you don’t have to rinse it off – because have you ever attempted a skincare routine at one of those dinky little airplane sinks?