The $9 French Beauty Essential Amazon Shoppers Can’t Travel Without
One shopper said she loves to use it “before, during, and after” flying.
Having one beauty product you can always rely on to keep you refreshed and looking your best while you travel is a good idea. While it’s fun going to new places, sometimes the conditions it puts your skin through are not — long flights can be super drying, and intense sun exposure in tropical climates can cause redness and overheating. Unfortunately, you can’t always throw on a sheet mask for hydration or cleanse your face to freshen up while you’re on the go, which is why beauty lovers have turned to this French pharmacy favorite for quick travel touch-ups.
The Thermal Spring Water face mist from Avène is made with soothing spring water sourced from France that hydrates, reduces redness, and leaves skin calm and glowing after use. While it can be used for every skin type from oily to dry, it’s great for those with particularly sensitive skin and can also alleviate irritation caused by psoriasis, eczema, and rosacea. The spray comes in three sizes from 1.6 ounces to 10 ounces, and it’s beloved by Amazon shoppers who have left over 1,000 glowing four- to five-star reviews claiming it’s just plain “magical.” Users have incorporated the product in their daily skincare routines while also keeping it with them on the go.
To buy: amazon.com, from $9
“I have a travel bottle, I have a bottle for my purse, and I have the largest bottle that sits on my vanity. Whenever your face needs a pick-me-up, right before you apply foundation, when you're hot, when you're sad, when you have just eaten a gallon of ice cream and feel defeated, spray this on your face, you will feel better about yourself instantly,” one customer wrote. “I have told my friends about it and they don't believe me. Then I spray them with it, [and] they buy it. I'm telling you… fairy juice! It's worth every penny.”
Considered a miracle product by many, the thermal water mist is more than a beauty product: It can also relieve itchiness, rashes, and wounds — one shopper even claims it keeps her from getting sinus infections and colds after long flights.
“I bought this product when I went to Costa Rica and it saved me and my friends a few times when we were extremely hot due to intensity of the sun on that part of the equator. It's great for when you need to cool down. I also had a rash break out because I have very sensitive skin, and when I sprayed some of this water on it, it immediately felt better and cleared up,” another customer wrote. “I'm not saying it will do that for all rashes, but it 100 percent helped with my skin flare up, which happens to me a lot. I now keep this product in my purse and will be buying it frequently to help with my random skin flare ups and random allergic reactions.”
Whether you’re a frequent traveler or have an upcoming trip soon, you may want to consider throwing Avène’s Thermal Spring Water in your carry-on bag — its travel size is TSA-approved.