Updated: Sep 5, 2019
As can be seen by the information below, taken from the internet, the problem of leaking products during flight is not uncommon, yet can be prevented to a certain degree by using these tips regarding packing of consumables when flying. Obviously, we cannot be held responsible, nor other cosmetic houses, for any loss or damage due to the over pressurization of containers during flights, as it is outside the environmental parameters of normal usage. If one is carrying any creamy or liquid like products on an aircraft, especially as ‘carry on’ baggage, it would be prudent to safe guard all cosmetic products by double or even triple wrapping them in resealable bags so that in the event there is any leakage this will be contained.
Top Packing Tips From Frequent Flying Travel Bloggers
FREQUENT FLYING TRAVEL BLOGGERS From Around the World Share their Expert Advice. For those who travel, you have most likely experienced your beauty products exploding inside your luggage, getting all over your clothes and other packed items. It’s the last thing that anyone wants to deal with when they arrive at their destination. Whether it is for the long-haul international flights, or even domestic, the differences in air pressure can be dramatic, particularly if the weather is bad and the flight is bumpy. Preventative precautions should always be taken.
Determine what will be packed versus carried on
If you are carrying on it is a good idea to let out the air. Extra air trapped in bottles from products that have been opened previously can cause plastic containers to explode when air pressure changes due to elevation. Open the cap, squeeze out almost all the excess air, and quickly replace the cap. Cover bottle openings with plastic wrap. For extra insurance before you replace the cap, place a plastic wrap over the opening of each bottle and then screw the cap back on. This gives an extra layer of protection in the event a cap comes loose during travel.
Put each product in its own resealable bag
Even with all these tips, it is still possible that products can leak, so the best tip of all is to put each bottle in its own individual resealable bag, that way if it does leak, at least you can be sure it won’t get all over your belongings. These tips can help ensure a leak-proof trip, allowing you to arrive at your destination with all your beauty products intact.
How to Expertly Pack Beauty Products for a Flight
Deciding what clothes to pack for a trip can be stressful enough, but adding to that all the beauty products—from tinted moisturizers to lip stains and everything in-between? Ugh. The Beauty Products a Top Travel Blogger Never Leaves Home Without - We’ve all experienced horror stories of arriving at a destination with exploded foundation all over our favourite printed dress, or moisturiser now lining the entire interior of our makeup bag. Avoid any and all future travel disasters with this handy guide on how to pack all your various beauty products so they don’t explode, shatter, or worse.
Before Anything, Organize Your Products
First of all, no, you don’t need to take everything with you. Wherever possible, opt for travel-size containers of things like shampoo and perfume, and, once you have everything together, separate out the items that are fragile (glassware, powder compacts) or at risk of leakage (foundation, moisturizer). Keep Like Items Together - Don’t mix your makeup with your toothbrush, or your moisturizer with your shampoo. Invest in Small, Refillable Plastic Bottles
Put Your Daily Essentials in Your hand luggage
Remember, you’re allowed to take that one resealable bag with you on the plane, so take the products you use on the regular— mascara, moisturizer, lip balm, gloss and put those in a resealable bag in your hand luggage. That way, you’ve got your go-to products handy if you want to freshen up when you get off the plane or—worst case scenario—your bag gets lost.
Get the Excess Air Out of Your Bottles
You know how your ears pop on a plane because of the pressure? Well, air pressure changes can really wreak havoc on sealed bottles with air trapped inside of them, too. To avoid explosion risks, give your bottles a little extra squeeze to get any excess air out before you pack them—then seal them up tight. Store Fragile Bottles Inside Your trainers or wrap each fragile item inside a pair of rolled socks.
Double-Seal Your Bottles
Of course, you should make sure that any and all caps are screwed on tightly, but as an added layer of protection, try wrapping your products in a plastic cling wrap—paying special attention to the cap area—before packing it up. Looking to be extra-extra safe? Try duct tape around any pop-top openings or bottle caps.
Pay extra attention to products like foundation, tinted moisturizer, and self-tanner that have a higher chance of staining your clothing.
Embrace Resealable Bags
Next time you hit the grocery store, stock up on those sandwich bags so that you’re not left packing in a hurry and grabbing some rink-a-dink plastic grocery bag that you stuff all your products into. Resealable bags are the rear guard of your army of beauty product protection: If the worst happens and something spills, at least these bags will keep it from getting on any of your clothing.
Pack Everything in the Middle of Your Suitcase
We know it’s easy to forget about your cosmetics until the end of your packing, but make sure to plan ahead and put those resealable bags of well-wrapped beauty products in the middle of your suitcase. If possible, surround them with items like tees and sweatshirts—items that are nice and cushioned. Never put something that you’d be devastated to see stained right next to your beauty products.
Due to air pressure one must open all containers very slowly and carefully following a flight. Gently allow air out of the top of a container by either unscrewing or releasing a cap very slowly.