Reviewing The Inflight Beauty Sleep Set by Kiss The Moon

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.


Ear Plugs

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.


The Verdict

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. 

Jessica Ruth Gibson is the Founder and Editor of Travelista and an award-winning travel content creator of 10 years. She lives in York, UK with her son and has travelled to over 50 countries; her favourites being Italy, Canada and Vietnam.


  • A warm bath and slip into fresh crisp cotton linen sheets, with a window ajar for fresh air. No Tv or radio. Take five minutes to tense and relax each part of your body , toes, feet, legs , middle , hands and arms . Then count backwards from 50, 49, 48, 47 . … Zzzzzzzzzz

  • I have to wash my face before bed and take off the makeup, sweat, and grime of the day. I have sensitive dry skin so oil cleansers and face oils help me a lot. My boyfriend is a paraplegic and I enjoy helping him with his skincare to make him feel more confident and comfortable every day. I also have my phone set to be less bright in the evening, the blue light can keep my mind awake when my body’s exhausted .

  • Burning some indian incense sticks and Weleda Lavender oil does the trick for me 🙂

  • my favourite bed tip is a cup of chamomile tea and a good book 🙂

  • Frances Greening

    Earplugs definitely! Slept for 12 hours last night thanks to those babies 🙂

  • I like to keep a little notebook and a pen next to my bed. I write down all my to do list before I go to bed, so I can clear my mind and focus on my sleep. I also enjoy camomile tea couple of hours before bed:) x

  • Having a go to pair of comfy, ultra soft sweat pants, a really cold bedroom but lots of fluffy, cozy blankets to bundle up with… A back massage never hurts but that only happens if the husband feels like it 😉

  • I LOVE Kiss The Moon, I bought their Calm balm for a long haul flight last year as my boyfriend is such a bad flyer!

    As I have to be up at 4am for work every day, a good nights sleep is imperative! I always leave the window open for air to circulate, and I have an ever growing collection of aromatherapy oils to help me drift off 🙂

  • Katie skeoch

    I find that a bedtime routine helps me sleep. The TV gets turned off & I cleanse and moisturise. Nice fresh sheets always helps too

  • i listen to relaxation tapes

  • Hot chocolate & a book! x

  • I use some homemade lavendar/eucalyptus/citrus spray before bed!! On a flight, I always bring a little travel pillow and wear layers so I can get cozy and stay warm!

  • I try to ensure a good night sleep by relaxing my mind before I hit the hay .. this includes unplugging, so no phones, no TV etc for an hour or so before. I try to take my mind away from the day with a good book, which unfortunately, sometimes puts me to sleep (in a good way!)

  • My must do bedtime routine that works especially well if feeling a bit stressed!
    • warm (not hot) shower/bath
    •Clipper snore and peace tea (so yummy and has lavender in)
    • no mobile phone browsing once in bed
    • final top tip that seriously works…lie with eyes closed, picture a computer screen with a recycling bin in the corner. Make all your worries/thought into little desktop folders and gradually visualise dragging them to the recycling bin, empty the recycle bin and be finished thinking about them!! Truly is a sleep saver!!!
    Sleep kit looks awesome will have to buy ready for flight in January.

  • My favourite tips for a good night’s sleep are a long movie on Netflix, a takeaway, a hot bath and some pillow spray!

    Char xo ||

  • Kristel Ann Valino

    Before bedtime, I take a shower, drink a glass of water, dim the light, set up the ac for a cool temperature, and play my bedtime playlist on spotify for a good night’s sleep. <3

  • I always though ear plugs would be uncomfortable and keep me awake but I’ve been sleeping soundly ever since I started wearing themxx

  • Thai lemon grass pillow mist – wake up feeling like you’re on a Koh Samui beach – or not… 🙂

  • I love the winding down process at the end of the day; a hot shower, dim lights, lemon verbena tea and a chilled podcast like Desert Island Discs

  • Relaxing with a book and having lavender oil on my pillow always helps me sleep

  • Ana airy room with soft lighting fresh crisp cotton sheets and the subtle fragrance of lavender oil which i laways dab a spot or two behind my pillow X x x

  • Kristal Larkham

    If I want a good nights sleep I’ll get all cosied up and have some hot chocolate with a dash of cherry brandy in it – it’s like Black Forest gateaux in a mug! If I’m travelling I tend to stay awake for the flight in case I miss something and then go to bed at new time zone bedtime so I can adapt as quickly as possible!

  • Bloglovin helps me sleep…I put all the blogs I read in my Bloglovin feed (I have tons) and soon, I find myself dozing off

  • Very cliche, but I guess because it works…have a very active day but refrain from major activities about 3 hours before bed. drinking warm milk, having a bath and switching the phone off.

  • cheryl hadfield

    I find having a nice hot bath before bed helps me sleep better

  • sharon williams

    Eat some magnesium rich foods to help you sleep and have a gorgeous bath with lavender essential oils. Spraying oils on your pillow is a great way to help you relax.

  • I use lavender & peppermint essential oils in a diffuser at night! 🙂 So calming & relaxing!

  • I have to say a glass of red wine (or two…) usually does the trick! If I’m on the plane I’d 100% recommend earplugs and eyeshades, they make a world of difference! xx

  • Listening to soothing music, burning lavender-scented candles, a hot bath and a nice cup of tea help me a lot ease into sleep.

  • I drink a cup of tea with lemon before going to bed. It helps to relax. Another tip is to have window a little bit open so you can get fresh air while you sleep.

  • I love getting a good nights sleep and a facial or massage the day before to help me relax before a flight. I bring lavender oil on board with me, a silk eye mask and my comfy Moroccan pashmina

  • Fennie Gibbs

    A cup of Horlicks and a good book works a treat for me

  • Turning the TV off, lighting a relaxing candle and read a good book sets me up for a good night’s sleep.

  • What helps me to unwind is a lovely bubble bath, glass of vino (optional) and a scented candle.

  • Lucy Randall

    I always light a bath and body works candle half an hour before i go to bed so the room smells fresh. My favourites are: pure white cotton and fresh lavender ☺️

  • Emma Perkins

    If you really struggle to to sleep take a Piriton or other antihistamine tablet. It is sure to give you a great nights sleep.

  • Danielle Jackson

    Steam bath (without the kids coming in and out the bathroom), some light music, my kindle to read a good book, glass of dry white wine, some candles and nice clean crisp sheets to get into! Love Kiss the moon products and sadly for me my 9 year old daughter, Gisele does too!


    I find that going to sleep post 10pm I really struggle, pre 10pm and I’m out like a light! so early nights for me

  • i work different shifts but try to sleep around the same time every night ,a nice cosy ambience, nice warm drink ,warm bath, clean sheets and soft aroma …

  • Fresh bedding, lavender pillow mist & a great book helps me have a restful nights sleep 🙂

  • I always sleep with a fan on and the noise helps with other noises not waking me up like kids using the toilet or birds in the mornings x

    • That’s interesting Kim! Sounds like a personal preference as I prefer complete silence, but I don’t have kids! 🙂 xx

  • Lavender drops are my favourite along with a good herbal tea and hot salt bath.

    • Ooh I’ve never had a hot salt bath. Need to try this! Thanks for entering Chloe. X

  • Nicole Huggard

    I find a cup of sweet dreams green tea works a treat, a moisture of the body, and face with night cream. Always gets me feeling good and sleeping well 🙂

  • Lovely items! <§

    On my first flight only a few months ago to Bali I couldn`t sleep at all… I decided that I have to fly business class one day to get the full pleasure 😀

    What helps me falling asleep: Don`t watch tv in the evening 🙂 We quit watching the usual stuff some years ago and instead watch netflix. Negativity and scarcity is s big in the usual media, that it cralls into your mind and keeps you from sleeping.

  • A nice warm bath and snuggles with my dog always does the trick!

  • I always find reading helps me sleep at night and a nice cup of Ovaltine x

    • Reading is great before bed, I try and do this on flights too as it makes me sleepy. I’ve never tried Ovaltine! 🙂

  • Tammy Goodman

    I find that reading is a great way to get yourself ready for bed. Also spraying lavender scent is very relaxing and soothing!

  • A nice hot chocolate or some warm milk is a great way

  • Nicole Ackerman

    I make sure that the room is as dark as possible and wear ear plugs! I try to limit exposure to television/computer screens awhile before bed 🙂

  • Hannah Harding

    I have a magnesium spray that I use every night, and it’s great at helping me sleep well. I haven’t tried it while flying yet, but I certainly intend too (so far I’ve only flown during the daytime).

    • This is very interesting Hannah! Never used a magnesium spray, going to look into this 🙂

  • As I find it impossible to sleep on planes I think the best tip would be ..go 1st Class! (I wish!)

  • Melody Marilyn

    My favourite bedtime tips for a great night’s sleep is to drink a little alcohol such as Yomeishu.

    • I’ve never tried Yomeishu, where can you get this from? A nice glass of red wine does the trick for me 🙂

  • I read a not too exciting book – that usually helps me drop off

  • Claire Leach

    I always wear a scarf on a flight it helps keep the chill of the air con from going down your top/blanket (works in winter at home too). When I’m cosy I sleep.

    • Great tip! A scarf is so handy for a flight as there is nothing worse than being cold for the whole journey. Also makes for s comfy neck support. Thanks for entering Claire and good luck 🙂

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