One of the biggest problems with long-haul travel is the lack of sleep. Whether it’s from the jet lag or an uncomfortable night flight, travel to exotic lands can often leave you feeling sleep deprived. As a travel blogger, this is a feeling I know all too well. I’m always willing to try anything that might help me beat the jet lag, and guess what? I think I might have found the magic formula.
Reviewing the In-Flight Beauty Sleep Set by Kiss the Moon
I only ever feature products on my blog that I have tried and love, so I took the Inflight Beauty Sleep Set for a test drive on my latest trip to Mauritius. My outbound and inbound flights were both night flights of 11 ½ hours each, so it was the perfect opportunity to give the set a try.
Calm After Dark Face Oil
A couple of hours in to my night flight I began my ‘bedtime routine’. I reached for my face wipes and nipped to the bathroom to brush my teeth and get into my comfy clothes. I find that mentally, doing this routine really helps me to fall asleep. Instead of using my usual moisturiser, I used the After Dark Face Oil. You only need a few drops of oil from the pipette on your palms. The scents of jasmine and and ylang ylang instantly relaxed me and reminded me of an exotic Balinese spa. The face oil was extra moisturising and is great to use during and post flight.
Calm After Dark Balm
Next I reached for the Calm After Dark Balm, which is in a round pot with a twist lid. As instructed in the set, I rubbed the balm onto all of my pulse points (my temples, behind my ears and on my wrists). This little ritual made it feel like a real pamper session. Once on my pulse points for a few minutes, I really began to smell the sandalwood within the balm, as the soothing shea butter melted into my skin.
I’ve never really used earplugs on a flight before, but after trying these out I couldn’t believe how much of a difference they make. I’ve definitely been missing a trick until now and probably will never travel long haul without them again.
Silk Face Mask
The silk facemask feels very luxurious and is definitely fit for any diva in transit. Even in broad daylight, they give a perfect blackout, which is super handy for when the cabin lights are abruptly turned on mid flight. Light levels are the biggest single factor that controls our ability to sleep, so this accessory massively helped me to fall asleep (and more importantly stay asleep) on my flight.
Although I was flying economy, taking the Sleep Set with me added a little touch of luxury to my flight. Whether it was the psychology behind a bedtime routine or the deeply soothing properties of the products, I managed to get 7 hours sleep the way out and an amazing 9 hours sleep on the way back. I know that sleeping on planes is much easier for some than others, but I would never normally be able to sleep this long on a night flight.
What helps you to get to sleep at night?
This post has been sponsored by Kiss the Moon. Kiss the Moon is a company based in the English countryside, driven by a passion to help people have a beautiful night’s sleep and wake up looking gorgeous. All their beauty & wellness products are 100% natural and based on their four signature aromatherapy blends to help soothe your soul and treat your skin at bedtime.