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    If You Hate Being On A Plane, These 23 Products Just Might Help

    What I need is for a teleportation device to exist because, frankly, turbulence is not ok.

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    1. A cotton sleep mask to block out the light that your seatmate has so rudely decided to turn on, even though this is an overnight flight and you're clearly trying to get some sort of sleep. Like, your book cannot be that good. Put it away. Read it on the return flight.

    Promising review: "As a professional in the field of marketing and sales, I am constantly on a plane or train, and in most cases they're long haul flights of six hours or more. This sleep mask is perfect for anyone who is looking for softness, black-out technology, and flexibility when it comes to catching some much-needed Zzz's whilst traveling. The mask has a bonus when it comes to fit in that it also covers your nose, which helps keep the mask in place in case you toss and turn plus it blocks out that bit of extra light many masks let leak in. It's also foldable, washable, and the elastic band doesn't pull or snag your hair." —Ian K.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98 (available in two colors).

    2. A memory foam foot rest because maybe they have foot rests in first class, but that’s a luxury not extended to economy. This little sling allows you to truly ~kick your feet up~ and relax, promoting circulation and helping you feel less cramped than in your tiny seat.


    The best part? Installation is a breeze. Just hang the sling over your tray table and adjustable the straps to make it the perfect length.

    Promising review: "Do you get twitchy on long flights? Restless leg syndrome? Cold feet? No budget for first class with fancy footrests or beds?! We flew from California to Ireland last week and this little wonder was a lifesaver. To be honest, there's not enough room in coach to recline like their photo indicates, but slide it onto the tray table, adjust the footrest to enable your feet to be cradled in it. (I brought slipper socks.) It keeps pressure off the backs of your thighs, improves circulation and makes feet comfy and warm. Ahhhh...I won't travel without it again. Bliss!" —Beachcombers Studio

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    3. An essential oil roll-on stick packed with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender essential oils. When you feel a travel migraine coming on, just apply this to your temples, forehead, and the back of your neck for a blast of cool relief. Not only will this lessen that pesky headache, but it also smells divine.

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    Promising review: "My wife has chronic migraines, nearly every day. This migraine headache stick roll-on is the first thing she grabs when her migraines strike her. She has found it to be one of the most effective relievers she has and relies on it almost daily. I am reordering now because she literally doesn't want to be without it. Only this time I'm purchasing two of them so that she can have one at home and one in her purse. If you have headaches and need relief, you should give it a try." —Denny L.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review of this migraine stick.

    4. A travel wallet because the only thing worse than being on a being on a plane and thinking you've lost a connecting boarding pass. Is it underneath your seat? In the carry-on you stored in the overhead compartment? DID YOU DROP IT EN ROUTE TO THE PLANE? *panic ensues*


    This is designed with a passport slot and five card slots, a removable wristlet, a cellphone pouch, AND a pen holder — all while remaining slim enough to store in your tiny carry-on purse.

    Promising review: "Honestly, this is the perfect travel wallet. It fits both of my passports, my phone, a pen, and some cash. I bought it in a bright red color that meant I could find it right away, and the strap is also useful." —Suman S.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 24 colors).

    5. A neck pillow with chin support designed to help your head remain upright. This'll prevent your noggin from falling down whenever you begin to snooze, which means no neck pain/sudden waking up whenever your head droops to low.


    Promising review: "Awesome travel pillow! I normally have a very hard time dozing off on planes (especially as someone who prefers the aisle seat), and my head almost always drops forward when I do finally manage to sleep, ensuring I have neck pain when I wake up. This pillow totally prevented that from happening! t's also small, compact, and lightweight compared to other neck pillows I've tried in the past, which helped me pack light for a backpacking trip in Southeast Asia!" —Nola

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97 (available in seven colors).

    This is our pick for the best mid-priced travel pillow on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    6. A Mario Badescu facial spray with an impressive blend of aloe, herbs, and rosewater that can do everything from set and refresh makeup, give your complexion a dewy appearance, and wake up tired skin. It'll also help your face feel clean...even though you're sitting in an economy seat with a person coughing next to you and you're already beginning to feel the pimples start to form. / Via @mariobadescu

    Psst, this facial spray comes in a set of two! One with four fluid ounces, the other with two fluid ounces (AKA travel-sized).

    Promising review: ""The redness on my cheeks has gone way down and I have a much more even complexion after just four days. I've been lightly spraying this on my face after cleansing with the Mario Badescu Rice Milk Carnation Cleanser and again first thing upon waking. It smells very nice and magically fixes skin problems — even my acne has cleared up! I'm very impressed." —Terryoke

    Get it from Amazon for $7+.

    7. An Energizer clip-on light that can be easily slipped on over that engrossing thriller paperback you're reading. Rather than turning on the overhead light (which will make your seatmates want to murder you), this allows you to continue reading without disturbing anyone's beauty sleep.

    Psst, two Energizer batteries are included!

    Promising review: "I bought this for travel and dim hotels. Perfect solution! It's not too large, the clip works easily, and I've used it for about 15 hours and the battery is still going strong!" —Patricia

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    8. A collapsible Nomader water bottle you can roll up and stow away when not in use. Just fill it up before your flight in case the drink carts take forever to come around, that way you're not slowly dying of both dehydration and a hatred of turbulence.

    Promising review: "I got this for my upcoming hiking trip and love the quality and ease with which this can be collapsed and stored. I'm also excited to bring this on my next trip to the airport, as it will save me $7 (the average cost of a water bottle at the airport)! It's easy to fill at a water fountain by the gate. Love this whole concept!" —Laurie Cook

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95 (available in seven colors).

    9. A Béis seatback organizer you can attach directly to the back-seat pocket under your tablet-sized TV. This keeps everything (passports, phones, chapsticks, earbuds) neatly tucked away but within reach at all times. Another very important bonus? Long gone will be the days of forgetting anything on the back of an airplane chair.


    Get it from Béis Travel for $34 (available in seven colors).

    10. A fleece zip-up hoodie I strongly recommend in lieu of a pullover. Feeling cold? Zip this on. Feeling hot? Zip this off. Unlike your classic pullover, this sweater style doesn't require that you contort your body (and potentially elbow your neighbor in the face) while trying to accommodate to your body temperature.


    Promising review: "Dammmnnn, this is a good hoody. It's thick, soft, warm, and comfy, and much better than hoodies at a much higher price point. A thousand times yes!" —Lana

    Get it from Amazon for $19+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 22 colors).

    11. A lipstick-sized portable charger so that your phone DOES NOT DIE in the middle of that Law & Order: SVU season you downloaded SPECIFICALLY for this flight. And while "fancy" airlines offer a USB port on each chair, we booked the budget -friendly kind. No USB ports. No complimentary checked bag. It's fine. We're fine.


    Promising review: "I've been using this charger for a while now on road trips and music festivals, and it works absolutely great. I'm able to get at least one full charge of my iPhone out of it and usually more (depending on how much I'm using my phone at the time). Plus, it's small and I can usually find somewhere to keep it safe while I'm carrying it around." —Joey L.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in five colors)

    12. A mini cushioned Ostrich Pillow you can slip on over your hand for deep sleep that feels genuinely restful (no small feat on a turbulence-ridden plane). Prop open your tray table, rest your hand, then rest your head. *falls asleep immediately*


    Promising review: "It is so hard to get comfortable in an airplane, or waiting room chair and this pillow just works for me. There are so many ways to hold it, thanks to the many slots to slide your hand or fingers into it. Try it and you'll be glad you did." —L. Phillips

    Get it from Amazon for $35.

    13. A paraben-free Bioderma moisturizing lipstick for long-lasting hydration that even the recycled air aboard the aeroplane won't be able to ruin. Long gone will be the days of you fishing through your overstuffed backpack because of your need to reapply.


    Promising review: "I am addicted to lip balms, and this is the first kind I have found that actually moisturizes my lips without drying them out more. I only have to apply this once in the morning and once at night (and with other lip balms, I usually have to reapply every hour or so)." —grelmcmu

    Get it from Amazon for $4.90.

    14. Silicone sleeves you can slip on over the arms of your glasses. This will help prevent all headache-inducing discomfort that comes from your frames digging into your head, which is not something you'll want to battle while *trying* to enjoy that in-flight movie.

    I prefer contacts to glasses, but always try to wear my glasses during long flights. The frames always tend to dig into the side of my head after a while, which is so painful — but these silicone sleeves are here to help.

    Promising review: "Finally, the solution to my issue! My eyeglasses would always dig into the back of my ear on one side, not to mention they would silp down my nose from time to time. I purchased these and my glasses have never fit better, and oftentimes I forget to take them off because they're so comfortable! Best purchase EVER." —Andrea Lincoln

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two colors).

    15. A portable stand that transforms your plane tray table into a personal movie theatre. Download some movies onto your phone or tablet, prop 'em on this thing, and BAM! Just break out some popcorn (or the complimentary pretzels) and the discomfort of flying will be completely forgotten.


    This is compatible with pretty much any device — iPhones, iPads, tablets, E-readers, Samsung Galaxies, and so on.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in seven colors).

    16. An Invisibobble you’ll want to start carrying around on your wrist whilst traveling. This genius accessory will keep your mane out of your face without causing any dents, plus the gentle design won't pull or tug on your hair. An uncomfortably tight pony = the bane of my existence.

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    With this, you’ll be able to take your hair out of your pony and BAM! It won’t look as if you had it in an updo for several hours.

    Promising review: "I am a hairdresser and I feel like this should be explained better. This is not made to hold your ponytail while you go for a jog. It is strong enough that you could use it to secure a braid. The beauty of this product is that the coils prevent your hair from getting a band mark. Want your hair to have lots of volume in the morning with no bed head? Gather your hair onto the top of your head and loosely secure it. In the morning, take out the Invisibobble and voila!" —Annadj

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $7.88 (available in four colors).

    Read one BuzzFeeder's take on the Invisibobble (#1).

    17. Disposable silicone earplugs that'll help you bid adieu to flying discomfort. Ear pain during air travel is REAL (babies are crying for a reason), but these nifty little things are the perfect way to help curb harsh noises and my-ears-are-popping altitudes.


    Promising review: "I love this product! Every couple of trips, no matter what tricks I try, I cannot clear my ears. The ear pain is immense at takeoff (I completely understand why those babies and toddlers wail!), and then I'm hard of hearing for days. With these, that has never happened. A few other people near me had ear pain and I did not, so I was very grateful I'd bought this product." —Amy Clark

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $14.25.

    18. A TONYMOLY hydrating sheet mask for the brave musketeer who has absolutely no problem looking like a movie monster while sitting in economy. Not only will this mask moisturize tired skin, but it’s also infused with lavender — the kind of aroma that could lull you to sleep despite alarmingly bad turbulence.


    Promising review: "My skin is really sensitive and acne-prone, and I've has some bad experiences with sheet masks in the past. I tried this sheet mask last night after washing, exfoliating, and toning. It was really nice! The lavender smell wasn't too strong, and the mask left my skin feeling really soft and hydrated. It tingled a little bit but not in a burning way, and there was no irritation when I took the mask off after the recommended 30 minutes." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $3 (available in 27 scents).

    19. Eye masks that will de-puff, moisturize, and brighten even the darkest of eye circles. Traveling may wreak havoc on both your sleep schedule and your complexion, but pop these on whilst enjoying your in-flight pretzels to look as if you got a full eight hours of restful sleep.,

    These vegan and cruelty-free masks are plant collagen to reduce the appearance of fine lines, as well!

    Promising review: "I was honestly surprised at how well these worked and I saw a visible difference. I purchased these with the intention of wearing them during a twelve hour red-eye flight. I brought them on a plane with me, scanned through TSA with no problems, and popped them on about 30 minutes before we landed. I definitely got some weird looks, but the end result was very very worth it. Definitely will be repurchasing!" —Denise Lloyd

    Get a pack of 15 patches from Amazon for $12.99.

    20. A waterproof Kindle Paperwhite with a built-in adjustable light that makes reading easy wherever you go, whether it's sunlit beaches or an overnight flight in which you can't turn on the overhead light for fear of being hated by your aisle mates. Plus, a single battery charge lasts for weeks.


    Promising review: "I couldn't imagine ever finding something better than my beloved Kindle PaperWhite but I did... this new version. I only bought an updated version because, after four years of excessive use (at least 20-30 hours per week), a couple of pixels have died out on my original and it's just slowing down. So, Merry Christmas to me, a replacement PaperWhite. This one is slightly slimmer and a bit lighter, and the flush front is well worth the upgrade, All of this just makes for even more comfortable reading. I also enjoy the free cellular connectivity. Overall, an improvement on what was pretty darn perfect to begin with!" —Missouri Shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

    21. A jade roller said to promote circulation, tighten skin, and help with lymphatic drainage. You know how your feet get gloriously swollen while flying? The same thing kind of happens to your face. Use this handy tool to help remain de-puffed and feel like you're getting a soothing facial massage at the same 👏 damn 👏 time 👏.

    Promising review: "I used this product for the first time with my face oil and it’s safe to say that I am obsessed! I put it in the freezer for a couple of hours before using and it was so refreshing. I currently have a head cold and this jade roller really helped relieve some of the pressure in my sinus areas. I suffer sever migraines and am looking forward to seeing if the roller can help relieve some of that pressure as well! My favorite part is the smaller side — I love to use it under my eyes and on my temples." —Karlie Velvick

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

    22. A four-wheel underseater small enough to not feel like a *total* nuisance at the airport, but large enough to store all your in-flight essentials. Headphones! Tablets! Contact solution! This pretty BB can hold it all and can be stored right under the seat in front of you.

    Promising review: "This is just perfect! I usually carry a large tote over my shoulder when traveling, but that gets heavy and things often get disheveled in a larger bag. Don't let the size of this fool you! The well-appointed storage pockets are great for organizing all your in-air needs. It will hold a tablet easily along with all the travel items we like to have at arms reach while flying, including a change of clothes! It even has a pocket for your ID documents so they are readily at hand when checking in. Very smart-looking, lightweight, and will fit easily under the seat in front of you. Plus, it has spinner wheels!" —Sam

    Get it from Amazon for $68.94 (available in three colors and two sizes).

    23. A Summer Fridays cream face mask created to give tired, dull, stressed-from-flying skin some serious pampering. This cult-favorite mask is packed with vitamins, ceramides, antioxidants, and gently exfoliating extracts to give you a dewy complexion that every ~no makeup makeup~ guru would envy. Plus, it has a minty scent that will feel like aromatherapy on your long flight. / Via @summerfridays

    Reviewers have used this as an eye mask, a moisturizer, an overnight mask, and as a primer for makeup in the AM!

    Promising review: "This has been the most amazing face mask I have ever tried, and I suspect that it will replace all other masks in my collection. It is amazing for my sensitive skin! I love how it leaves my skin feeling so hydrated, and it even seems to gently exfoliate my skin when I wipe it off. I have been taking this everywhere with me and I've been using it on an almost daily basis. This is a holy grail product!" —rayla311

    Get it from Sephora for $25+.

    Me, sitting and suffering in economy:

    Comedy Central

    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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