Mile High Heroes

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Whether it’s a short trip or a long-haul flight, flying can wreak havoc on our skin. With summer holidays fast approaching, it’s time to consider your in-flight skincare!

Katherine Daniels Co-Founder and Skin Specialist, Kirsti Shuba says:

“When cruising at 30,000 feet, your skin is exposed to recycled air, increased air pressure and decreased humidity. Plus, you’re never going to be closer to the sun than you are on a plane. All these factors can be a skin recipe for disaster - think dull, dehydrated, puffy, parched, lined complexions. These mile high heroes will tackle the three key in-flight skin saboteurs to ensure you arrive at your destination with a fresh, healthy, hydrated complexion.”

1. Air Pressure = Puffiness

Low cabin pressure, along with a reduction in your circulation from inactivity and lack of muscle movement will cause puffiness – you’ll notice this in your feet, fingers, ankles and especially around the eyes. Apply our Katherine Daniels Instant Effect Eye Masks (£65 / 4 treatments) and leave on for at least 20 minutes! You’ll arrive looking like you’ve had a good 8-hour sleep. Plus, the handy packaging means you can take a single pack on board and activate it when you need to!

Active ingredients:

  • Sea Kelp – a mega hydrator and antioxidant, packed with a mineral complex to stimulate your skin to act more youthfully.
  • Mineral Complex (Calcium and Sodium) – awaken the moisture channels in your skin to hydrate, increase cell energy and cell regeneration. Skin will become visibly denser, firmer, and plumper.
  • Hyaluronic Acid - hydrates the upper layers of your skin and maintains optimal moisture levels.
2. Low humidity = Dehydration

The amount of moisture present in air cabins is around 20% - in the UK it’s around 40-60%. Lack of humidity draws moisture out of your skin, leading to dehydration, which causes skin to appear dull, parched, lined and even greasy if you have an oilier skin type. Say goodbye to dehydration by applying a thick layer of our Katherine Daniels Rehydrating Cream (£49 / 50ml) and leave it to sink into your skin. After 10 minutes massage in any remaining cream.

Active ingredients:

  • Intelligent Aqua Bio Complex – reduces water loss and improves distribution of hydration within the skin. Fortifies the skin’s natural barrier to maintain plumpness and improve skin density.
  • Turbo Moisturising Complex – to give your skin an advanced, rapid hit of hydration.
  • Hydranov - faster and 3x more efficient than Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate and restructure the skin.
  • Seaweed Extract (Rhodella Viollacea Complex) - a fast-acting, long-term hydrator to oxygenate your skin and restore radiance.  
3. UV rays = Premature Ageing

You’ll need your SPF when you arrive, but you also need it in-flight… Plane windows are designed to block out UVB (burning rays), but they don’t block out UVA (ageing rays), which are the main cause of premature ageing. After you’ve massaged in your Rehydrating Cream apply a thin layer of our Katherine Daniels Daily DNA Defence SPF30 (£55 / 50ml) to protect your skin from UVA rays and blue light pollution.

Active ingredients:

  • UVA & UVB Filters – both physical and chemical broad-spectrum SPF 30 to protect skin from UV rays.
  • Active DNA Defence and Repair Enzymes (from Micro Algae and Plankton).
  • These powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-free radical enzymes block cell damage, protect against and repair DNA damage from UV, blue light, and pollution exposure.
  • Chamomile Extract - calms and soothes the skin.

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