5 French Beauty Products for Perfect Skin While You Fly

Stay très hydrated at 30,000 feet.

By: Meg Gegler

Hear me out: I know the French-girl beauty phenomenon has been going on for quite some time (but will we ever not be curious about the hairstyle inspired by a banana that they’re obsessed with?). I get it—French women are amazing style icons that the internet seems to eat up every day. I’m guilty of it too because more often than not we’re looking to them for style and beauty inspiration.

Before I boarded a La Compagnie flight from New York to Paris, I spoke with experts at beloved French beauty brand Caudalie who gave me a whole new beauty routine that’s meant for pre-flight. When flying, she explained, your skin becomes dehydrated and therefore needs proper TLC. Ahead are each of the products she recommended to plump your skin before an exhausting eight-hour haul. (Editor’s note: Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir may be the best-smelling product I’ve ever had the pleasure of smelling.)


Oh My Cream Skincare Baume Démaquillant: The very first thing to do before any flight is to remove all of your makeup to set a clear foundation and to let your skin breathe. This makeup-removing balm from Oh My Cream (France's cutest indie beauty boutique) is the perfect thing to break down makeup, even product still built up from the day before.

Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Eye Lifting Balm: Nothing reveals how tired (and jet-lagged) you are more than your eyes. Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Eye Lifting Balm helps to lift the area under your eyes to prevent in-flight puffiness.

Sisley Paris Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream: Before stepping off the plane, it’s best to re-plump your skin with something hydrating, something that will make your skin radiate and glow.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir: *This* is the Caudalie cult product and I totally believe it. Use it after cleansing and also to set your face after your routine is finished—it tones, seals, and hydrates.

Dior Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm: At least for me, my lips are what get the most chapped and dry when I travel. This cult -favorite Dior lip balm has the best formula for delivering all-day moisture, both in and out of flight.