Let’s take a look at Selena Gomez’s preflight skincare routine and see if it truly preps the skin for going on a flight!
Selena’s Facial Mists Choices
Mario Badescu Facial Spray Aloe, Herbs, Rosewater - $12
This is the first product that Selena uses, and it’s basically just water and fragrance. She uses it for hydration before a flight.This is a spray-on hydrator or serum, and Selena puts it on before she cleanses. But normally, you want facial sprays to remain on your face so they can penetrate and hydrate.
As for Mario Badescu,a lot of people, including Hyram, are fond of Mario Badescu, and it’s not that Cassandra dislikes Mario Badescu, it’s just not something she loves. The spray is okay, but in Cassandra’s opinion, the spray is too expensive for what it is. But, depending on how your skin reacts to fragrance it can be a relaxing experience even though its benefits are questionable.
Rare Beauty Always an Optimist 4-In-1 Mist -$27
The night before her flight, she also sprays this on her face.
Cassandra’s facial mist choices
Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner - $43
Cassandra loves this one so much more than the Mario Badescu and Rare Beauty sprays. And although it’s more expensive, to Cassandra, it’s very much worth it. The thing about Dermalogica is that they can sometimes be hit or miss. For one, Dermalogica is not the cheapest. However, the brand does tend to work well for acne. If you’re looking for inexpensive skincare sprays, here is one from K Beauty that Cassandra loves as well.
This is a body spray that Cassandra uses on her face, and it tends to work well for breakouts.
Selena’s Eye Patch Choices
Rare beauty under eye patches
Selena Gomez uses the Rare Beauty Eye Patches. These patches are out of stock, but they are being sold 8 for $25 which is not bad from a price point perspective. The primary ingredients are water, glycerin, dipropylene glycol, acetyl hexapeptide 9, and auger. This product also contains caprylic glucoside, adenosine, auger, and a lot of hydrating ingredients. As for ingredients that mighr treat the undereye area, there’s caffeine, adenosine, and centella.
However, these ingredients didn’t work fantastically within this formula. Although these patches are hydrating, Cassandra doesn’t think they’ll work for fine lines. At the same time though, they could be great for puffiness or dark circles. The mechanical pressure of the patches and the hydration could definitely lead to results. But, Cassandra has other eyepatches like the Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks that she likes and is going to stick with.
Cassandra’s Eye Patch Choices
Wander Beauty Baggage Claim™️ Eye Masks -$26
For example, these are Cassandra’s favorites. They’re from Wander Beauty, and they actually have a serum in them that’s fantastic for the under eyes and the rest of the skin. The little patch adds mechanical pressure, and it acts like a push-up bra for the under eyes. So, if you have bags and puffiness, you can put these in the fridge, and then, put them on your face in the morning. These are fantastic for pre-makeup applications. There aren’t a lot of ingredients in these eye masks that would leave an oily residue on the skin or interact with foundation or concealer.
Selena’s Serum Choices
Dermalogica Smart Response Serum - $145
Let’s look at these ingredients. There’s Japanese Cornelia cherry in here that’s supposed to help soothe and reduce the appearance of redness. Then, there’s the mano-6 phosphate which is supposed to have a firming effect. There’s also hydrolyzed wheat flour that brightens and helps reduce the appearance of dark spots.
The main ingredients within this serum are water, glycerin, and coco caprylate which are super inexpensive ingredients. There’s olive oil as well which Cassandra feels like they could do without. There’s niacinamide too, but Cassandra feels like you could get niacinamide at a much less expensive price. There’s also orange peel oil and Bergamot, and if you love citrus, you will like this product. But, if your skin is sensitive like Cassandra's, these ingredients will not be helpful. Additionally, there’s great ingredients lactic acid, squalane, and tocopherol, but still, these ingredients don’t justify the price.
Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Retinol Serum -$92
Selena uses this encapsulated retinol. The serum is a bright yellow which is the natural color of vitamin A. Unless there’s color added, if you see retinol that’s a bright yellow, you know the stuff is potent. And even though encapsulated retinol is supposed to be more gentle, this is actually a very intense formula.
When Cassandra tested this product, she tested it on her chest where she was getting sebaceous filaments, and this product did wonders for them. This was potent, and she knows it might be a little too intense. And while she does love this product, why is $92? Cassandra feels like she could get more affordable products from The Ordinary or The Inkey List’s super solution retinol. These are less expensive, and they work very well.
If you’re okay with spending $92, use this serum sparingly and patch test. Could you use it for a flight? Well, it’s a potent retinoid complex with squalene. So, the oil in here will help lock it into the skin. But, retinoids are generally photosensitive. And if you’re going to be on a plane, you’re actually closer to UV rays which means you might want to wear sunscreen and refrain from photosensitive products
When you are on a plane, you are so much closer to the sun. Effects of UVA and UVB rays like hyperpigmentation from acne have the potential to become worse in this situation. So, we need SPF. A lot of people don’t realize that you need sunscreen on planes, and it's best to get a really hydrating moisturizer with an SPF 30 or 45 too.
Rare Beauty Positive Light Under Eye Brightener - $24
Selena uses this product under her undereye patches. Cassandra normally doesn’t like eye creams because she feels like they are overpriced moisturizers. But, if you want to use an eye cream because you want it to be a different texture than your moisturizer, or if you’re worried about it creasing under makeup that is when you would want to use an eye cream.
DRMTLGY Universal Tinted Moisturizer SPF 46 -$28
When you fly on planes, you do need a hydrating moisturizer. On planes, they recycle the air to make more, and the humidity on the plane is drastically decreased. One time, Cassandra took a barometer on the plane to read the humidity, and it dropped below 10%, and so, the barometer couldn’t even read it! When Cassandra realized this, she was like, “Wow, no wonder my skin always looks as tight and dry after getting off of a plane!"
So, wear a moisturizer on flights. Even better, wear a moisturizer with sunscreen. You’ll be able to lock in hydrating skincare sprays and under-eye serums while protecting your skin from the sun.
Here’s another choice that Cassandra loves.