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Luxury Travel Accessories & Essentials

Travelling is one of the most rewarding things you can do, for some it is a time to relax and unwind, for others it may be anything from a business trip to an adventure-packed experience. However, frequent and long distance travel can present some temporary negative effects on our health and wellbeing. 

Luckily, there are some ways to help combat the nuisances of travelling, making your journey significantly more enjoyable and allowing you to feel refreshed and rejuvenated, ready for your next adventure. By investing in some luxury silk travel essentials, you can start to reap the natural benefits of the material, which not only help to provide supportive comfort but also offer a refined and elegant style on your voyage. Join us as we discuss how travel can affect how you look and feel, as well as share some ways that you can effortlessly manage and reduce these effects.

How does travel affect your body? 

Travelling, whether it be by plane, boat, train, or car can have a huge impact on your body and wellbeing. Long journeys can be stressful, leave us feeling tired, jet lagged, or a little bit under the weather. However, there are many other physical effects that can happen when travelling, especially when using an aeroplane as your preferred method of travel. The most common problem is caused by dry air which circulates around the cabin. The humidity of the air in a cabin usually sits at around 20%, and can drop to a percentage even lower than this, but human skin is much more comfortable at a humidity level of 40-70%. This change in humidity can cause dry and dull skin, as well as dry eyes, nose, and mouth, and can also bring on headaches.

Additionally, the change in pressure can cause several issues including gastrointestinal problems, such as bloating and stomach aches, and motion sickness by increasing stress on your ears. This pressure can also reduce blood flow to your skin, resulting in a duller, tired looking complexion.

Whilst passengers can’t do much about the change in pressure or humidity of the cabin, there are a few ways to help reduce the effects. For example, drinking plenty of water before and during your journey, as well as investing in some travel accessories to help alleviate stress on the skin caused by travelling. 

Of course, it isn’t just the journey itself that can have adverse effects on the body. But a change in climate may also lead to skin and hair damage, as well as a compromised quality of sleep whilst your body adjusts to the temperature change.

What travel accessories should you use?

There are numerous accessories we’d recommend carrying with you on your journey. Of course, you’ll need basics such as a reusable water bottle and some snacks for long journeys. You might also wish to bring earplugs or headphones, as well as disinfectant wipes and a toiletry bag. But above all, you should try to make your journey as comfortable as possible by using items such as travel pillows, blankets, and eye masks. 

Luxury travel accessories

Our range of travel accessories is designed to enhance your journey, helping you to feel more invigorated and comfortable during travel, as well as offering numerous benefits to the skin. The range boasts two attractive colourways, perfect for his & hers travel, or for solo travellers who want a sleek and beautiful collection of luxury travel accessories.

silk travel pillow pink silk travel pillow navy

Silk Travel Neck Pillow £65.00

A good neck travel pillow should be able to provide you with enough support and a comfortable fit. Our range of luxury travel pillows have taken this a step further, to help hydrate and protect the skin during periods of extensive travel. Made from 100% mulberry silk, with a memory foam filling, our opulent travel pillows help to retain the moisture in your skin. Silk has a very low absorption rate and so doesn’t take the natural oils that your skin needs. This means that your skin doesn’t have to work hard to produce more, a process which often results in excess moisture through forced over-production. Additionally, silk is naturally antibacterial, which makes it ideal for journeys using public transport as air and germs are often circulated. Our silk travel pillows offer an extra layer of protection, as well as providing unmatched comfort. 

pink sleep mask navy silk sleep mask

Silk eye mask £40.00

Eye masks are essential for helping you to sleep better when travelling, blocking out unwanted light and improving your comfort. As mentioned earlier, travelling by plane can also cause dry and tired eyes due to the humidity dropping inside the cabin. A silk eye mask will not only help to block out the light, but protect your eyes from any airborne irritants and dry plane air. Silk also has the benefit of reducing any indents or creases caused by the position you’re sleeping in, or tight fitting bands used to secure the mask. Our luxury travel masks also come with a matching pouch for easy storage and protection when packed into your luggage. 


Silk travel pillow £95.00

To truly optimise your comfort during travel, you may also wish to take a silk travel pillow. Whilst this won’t be at the top of everyone’s packing list, as generally most travellers tend to prioritise accessories that will aid the journey and not the destination. However, whilst this travel pillow can be used in place of the neck pillow during your journey, it can also replace the pillow at your destination if you don’t want to give up the benefits that sleeping on silk presents for your hair, skin, and sleep quality.

The pillow is compact enough that it can be stored away in a matching silk laundry drawstring bag, so that it can neatly fit into your luggage and remain protected when you travel. Depending on your preference, you can store the pillow in your checked luggage, or attach it to your carry-on bag by using the drawstring. We highly recommend bringing a silk travel pillow with you, especially if you are travelling to a hot climate. Silk has natural properties that help the body regulate your temperature, and can help to protect both your hair and skin, both of which generally suffer damage and dryness from heat and sun exposure. The reduced friction of the material also helps to prevent hair breakages, frizz, and skin irritations, whilst the low absorption rate can prevent acne or breakouts by ensuring your skin stays optimally hydrated, avoiding excess oil production.

Discover luxury travel accessories with Gingerlily

Opting for luxury products made of the finest grade silk and high-quality fillings can help to reduce the stresses associated with travel, and help you to feel your best the moment you step off the plane. 

Boasting two sought after colourways, creating the perfect travel accessories for women and men alike, our products allow you to travel anywhere with the utmost comfort and effortless style. When all three pieces in the set are purchased together, you can also claim your free matching laundry bag (worth £50) to keep your luxury pieces together as you travel.

Wherever you go, bring luxury with you with the Gingerlily silk travel collection.