Welcome back to the second installment of Lotion Up for Landing, my three-part series on hydrating face creams that will quench your skin after a long flight. (Be sure to check out part I, too.) Not only are these creams luxuriously rich, but they're also less than 3 ounces, so you can toss them in your carry-on luggage without worry.
Hydra-Chrono Hydration Extreme Balm from Lierac ($47) is the perfect rich face balm for flights. It contains a moisturizing complex so divine that skin instantly looks hydrated and more supple. It also contains a technology called Aqua-pump, which acts like a hydraulic pump for your skin to reach the surface and the deep-down layers to help prevent wrinkles. To purchase, you can call 1-877-5-LIERAC or check the where to buy section.
For two more super-rich moisturizing lotions,
Apivita Aromatherapy Dream Skin Face Cream ($35) is another amazing product from the great Greek skincare company. This is actually a night cream — great for red-eye flights — that helps your cells regenerate and build collagen more quickly. The lavender scent might also help you relax, and in the morning, your skin will feel revived and fresh.
L'Occitane 24 Hours Ultra Rich Face Cream ($36) is a thick moisturizing lotion made from plant extracts, shea butter, chestnut extract, and wheat protein. The idea behind this cream is that it nourishes your skin enough for one application to last a full day. When I tried it, my skin felt really smooth right away, but I didn't put it through a 24-hour test, so if you have, let me know what you thought.