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You may attract some stares wearing a Humidiflyer, but the benefits outweigh any public embarrassment. Capturing the moisture in your breath and continually recycling it, the device combats dehydration by humidifying that dry cabin air. Best suited for long-haul flights.
The Brush Guard Variety Pack
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Protect your cosmetic brushes with these durable guards. Slip the guards on to the handle end of the brush and maneuver down to cover the tip – bristles are kept in place and protected from damage during travel.
Dyson Supersonic hairdryer
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It’s an investment certainly, but this device will replace any need to seek out a salon blow-dry upon touchdown. Heating within seconds, this ultra-lightweight dryer won’t take up much of your baggage allowance, either. Available from dyson.com.au
Slip Silk Pillowcase
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Silk pillowcases have won fans among the beauty-obsessed thanks to the fabric’s slippery texture, which help keep hair smooth. Swap your hotel pillowcase for this silken version for an optimum morning-hair situation. As an added bonus, the fabric won’t pull at the skin when you move during your sleep to prevent awakening with sleep creases.
Sarah Chapman Professional Cleansing Mitts
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Even if you’ve done nothing but sit in a plane seat all day, there’s nothing like giving your face a really thorough clean after travel. Working to remove all traces of make-up, oil and dirt that build up over the course of a day in transit, these double-sided cleansing mitts are designed to gently exfoliate on one side while the other, more finely woven side is for removing eye make-up.
Clarisonic Smart Profile Uplift
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For a stimulating facial massage in the comfort of your hotel room, try Clarisonic’s Smart Uplift. The device, which also features the classic Clarisonic cleansing brush head, has a soft massage head that glides over the face and décolletage and promises to help reduce fine lines and firm sagging skin.
The Body Shop Inflatable Bath Pillow
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Take the hotel bath experience up a luxury level with this inflatable bath pillow from The Body Shop. It has suction caps to keep it in place, and it has a soft, washable cotton outer case. Plus, it deflates to complete flatness, barely taking up any room in your suitcase.
Chanel Miroir Double Facettes Duo
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It may be simpler than some of the other tools on this list, but never underestimate the necessity of a quality compact mirror. Sometimes, a smartphone camera just won’t do to check lippie/spinach-in-teeth/stray eyebrow hairs. This one has a regular mirror and a magnifying mirror – and it’s tres chic, too.
Oral-B Genius 9000 Toothbrush
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This gadget from Oral-B goes beyond simply cleaning your teeth. Housed in a sleek travel case, this brush tracks where in your mouth you have cleaned and any spots you may have missed via built-in sensors. The sensors relay this information to a smartphone app, which will advise the brusher on the effectiveness of the clean, the pressure applied and most importantly, if they’ve brushed for long enough.
Billion Dollar Brows kit
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Three handy brow tools in one on-the-go kit: this little tin of brow-perfection is made for the well-groomed traveller. Mini tweezers, brow brush and smudge brush keep brows in shape wherever you may be.
Talika Youth Energy Booster Device
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This anti-ageing device – small enough to slip into any travel case – uses light therapy on a small scale and promises to plump skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and even the skin-tone. And rather than having to hit a beauty spa, you can just use it for one minute twice a day – in bed if you like!
GHD Platinum Styler
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If you’re short on luggage space, this multi-purpose device from GHD could be the answer to your travel-hair dreams. It can both straighten hair and create soft waves. It heats up within seconds and also features a sleep mode and universal voltage, meaning you can use it (almost) anywhere in the world.
Aromatherapy Associates Polishing Body Brush
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Body-brushing can help circulation and keep your skin exfoliated – and both effects are a god-send to the long-haul traveller. This brush has natural cactus sisal bristles and a practical strap to keep it attached to your hand. Use the brush in circular motions, sweeping upwards from the feet towards the heart for the most benefit to circulation and the lymphatic system.
Zoeva Bon Voyage Set
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Rather than packing every cosmetic brush you own, try this edit of must-have brushes from Zoeva. It covers all the necessities, including a foundation brush, powder brush, small eyeshadow brush and an eyeshadow blending blush.