The Business Class Grooming Routine
Pack a spray that will give your hair extra texture and swap perfume for a luxe deodorant.
When you booked your red-eye flight from LA to New York City—so you'd arrive just in time for that important meeting—it felt like a great idea. But even though you were able to get a couple hours of sleep in your business class seat, it's just not the same as a night in your luxe bed at home. What's more, cabin temps can dry out the skin and leave your hair limp.
To counter all of this, pack these products in your carry-on to touch up before the captain turns on the fasten seatbelts light. Either way, you’ll stroll into that meeting, or wherever you're headed, feeling confident and refreshed.
For oily hair:
This grease-absorbing dry spray from Oribe adds volume and definition. Unlike dry shampoo, it won’t leave chalky residue.
For puffy eyes:
Caffeine and vitamin B3 in this Kiehl's formula reduce swelling and brighten the skin around the eyes, eliminating dark circles and making you look alert.
For clean, well-hydrated skin:
Use this face tonic from Ursa Major before applying moisturizer; it cleanses pores, dissolves dead skin cells, calms irritation, and nourishes the skin. The orange and lavender extracts provide an invigorating effect upon landing.
For a glowing complexion:
Pack a tinted moisturizer that masks pores, mattifies the brow, and gives you an even skin tone, without the appearance of makeup. For women, try this version from Dr. Jart, made with peptides that fight free radicals. Men can opt for this lightweight cream from Lab Series.
For dry body parts:
Marine Salve's balm is made with shea butter and beeswax to help resuscitate parched lips, elbows, and hands. Bonus: It can also be used to tame and nourish beards and unruly hair.
For fresh breath:
Upon landing, chew on a piece of Confadent gum: It features FDA-approved cetylpyridinium chloride, which fights the bacteria that causes gingivitis, plaque, and bad breath. It also contains baking soda and pineapple enzyme, both of which are said to help keep teeth white.