Tried & Tested: La Prairie at 37,000ft

Last week I left the house at 3:35am to make the 1hr 40 minute plane journey from London Stansted to Turin, Italy. Having had just two hours sleep, I gasped at my dull and tired looking face in the toilets just before boarding. Today I was testing out the La Prairie Eye & Lip Contour Cream and Anti-Stress Face Cream – could they really make my skin smoother and my lips less chapped in such a dry environment?

Apparently, the air inside the cabin of a plane has the humidity level of 10 – 20%, much lower than a normal indoor humidity level of 30-65%. This can make your skin itchy and flaky and I always suffer from dry skin on planes.

First, I try out the Eye & Lip Contour Cream, which instantly smoothes out under the eyes and hydrates my lips. It doesn’t feel like your normal lip balm because it’s a cream, but it feels lusciously soft and plumping.

contour cream

Next up is the Stress Cream, perfect for when your skin is in an unnatural environment. The cream is soft and fluffy and as I apply it in circular motions, it sets quickly and doesn’t leave my fingers oily. It lasts throughout the journey and restores my skin’s colour.

plane la prairie

I’d recommend these travel-size creams for any length of journey. They easily fit into hand luggage and the tray table, so you can grab them anytime you need to.

Lauren Carbran

I’m Lauren, Online Editorial Assistant for Beauty & Kidswear at HoF. By night I’m an ice skater, so I’ve been training a few times a week for the last 15 years. As you can guess this meant I grew up around a lot of hairspray and glitter, hence my love for all things beauty (Urban Decay and M.A.C are my saviours!). The rest of my time is either spent devouring feta, beetroot and quinoa salads, watching The Millionaire Matchmaker or getting broody over super cute kids’ clothes.

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