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Birchbox's Emerging Beauty Brand of the Moment: Air Repair

12/22/2011

Just in time for holiday travel season, Mollie Chen, the director of content at Birchbox who moonlights as our amazing beauty correspondent, shares her tip for avoiding nasty airplane skin.


My boyfriend lives in Los Angeles, so I spend a fair amount of time shuttling back forth across the country. While there are upsides to being bicoastal—palm trees, Meyer lemons—the flying is taking a toll on my skin. I’ve got the frequent-flyer trifecta: dehydration, dullness, and puffiness. Just in the nick of time, I discovered Air Repair, a skincare line designed especially for me (and, you know, other travelers). With just six products, the collection is mercifully streamlined and has everything my parched skin needs. All the formulas have powerhouse moisturizing ingredients, including hyaluronic acid (which famously holds 1000 times its weight in water), lavender, aloe vera, and vitamin E. I’ve put my face on a steady diet of their Complexion Quenching Facial Mist, Beauty Balm, and Super-Hydrating Eye Cream, and it seems to be working—no flakes! But the real lifesaver product is the Rescue Balm, an intensive salve that is slowly resuscitating my dried out hands and cuticles. I’ll be taking all these products (all TSA-compliant, naturally) on my next flight, which happens to be…next week. Happy holidays and safe travels! —mollie

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