Stash your luggage in the cargo section, not under your eyes. These under-eye patches from Texan company Nerium are made from cooling seaweed and pea, and infused with aloe leaf juice and mushroom extract, which hydrate tired eyes. Hardened glamazons will think nothing of patting the patches on mid-flight and accessorising with a pair of headphones. Let’s face it, what else are you going to do with your time? So the bright eyes are sorted – the bushy tail is up to you. Eye-V Moisture Boost Hydrogel Patches (five sets per pack), $85. neriumaus.com.au
Save the day, and any skin scrapes with the new mini-tube of Saviour Balm, the signature offering from Kiwi skincare group Antipodes. The key ingredient is our own tea tree flower, which lends its properties to the anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-microbiological salve, making it suitable for the scrapes and bangs suffered during inflight wars for the armrest. As an aside, it also helps ease chapped lips, sunburnt skin and even holds rogue eyebrows in place. Saviour Balm Mini, $19.90. theantipodesnature.com
Join the adoring cult that follows State of Escape’s clever carryalls. Made from neoprene with soft, sturdy sailing rope handles, the new release Cityscape MII slips easily from poolside to sidewalk in three new, city-smart monochrome options – black with black rope handles, and black or white body with black-and-white rope handles. Chic and capacious, it carries 27 litres and will curl companionably at your feet, with all your inflight essentials. Designed and made in Australia, it’s dust and waterproof, with large side pockets so not all is lost inside, and happily handles washing machines for a post-travel spruce-up – $339. stateofescape.com
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