These products are swiftly absorbed, or do double duty, or give you perfect skin in one swipe – ideal for busy careerists who need to look good in a flash.
HYDRATE FATIGUED SKIN
The moisturising formula gets absorbed quickly and gives you a fresh, nongreasy complexion. From top: Laneige Water Bank Essence_EX, $60, Laneige Water Sleeping Mask, $42, and Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream, $52.
LIFT AND FIRM
Tightens skin over time with a synthetic form of snake venom extract, said to be an alternative to Botox. Estetica Est.lab Vitalift A+ Miracle Lift Serum, $280.
FACIALS IN A BOTTLE
Just like a regular peel at the dermatologist’s, this boosts skin-cell renewal and improves dullness while refining the skin’s texture overnight. Top right: Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Nightly Refining Micropeel Concentrate, $99. Powered with a whopping 10.5% vitamin C, this serum is as potent as retinol without causing skin sensitivity, and improves skin texture and radiance, plus, it reduces the look of lines and wrinkles. Bottom right: Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Powerful-strength Linereducing Concentrate, $98.
CLEAR SKIN MULTI-TASKERS
This innovative gel formula transforms into oil to effectively clean and gently exfoliate the skin. Bottom left: L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime 2 in 1 Perfecting Scrub, $48. Tones, hydrates and refreshes skin. It even sets makeup. Bottom right: L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime Skin Perfecting Mist, $28.
A LUXURIOUS BUT EASY ROUTINE
Both products contain 24K gold flecks, but it isn’t a gimmick – gold supposedly reduces inflammation, and in turn prevents acne and hyper pigmentation. From left: Orogold 24K Deep Day Moisturizer Cream, $159, and Orogold 24K Vitamin C Facial Booster Serum, $300.
UP YOUR BROW GAME
Have sparse brows? These can either soften dark arches or enhance and define lighter ones in a swipe. Clockwise from far left: Benefit Cosmetics Precisely, My Brow Pencil, $42, Benefit Cosmetics Ka-brow! Eyebrow Creamgel Color, $42, and Benefit Cosmetics 3D Browtones Eyebrow Enhancer, $42.
COLOUR AND CARE
This fragrancefree, allergy-tested lippie provides exceptionally vibrant colour, and contains amino acids and ceramides to moisturise lips. Available in 10 shades. ORBIS Pure Rouge Rich, $22.
That’s right, you don’t have to wash your face after using this cleanser. It’s hydrating too! Missha Super Aqua No Wash Deep Cleansing Water, $19.90.
Smell sublime on a day date or at your workplace with French brand Yves Rocher’s light, refreshing fragrances – concocted by famed perfumer Francis Kurkdjian. Left: Yves Rocher Un Matin Au Jardin Fresh Rose EDT, $30. Below: Yves Rocher Un Matin Au Jardin Cherry Bloom EDT, $30.
DECADENT TREATS FOR YOUR BOD
Coconut oil and shea butter help keep those wrinkles at bay. Helps rescue dry or damaged nail cuticles too. Aesop Reverence Aromatique Hand Balm, $135.
This sinks into parched skin without leaving a sticky film on your body. Aesop Rind Concentrate Body Balm, $137.
This lightweight gel soothes and minimises UV damage after sun exposure; its zingy grapefruit and lemon scent perks you right up too. Aesop Petitgrain Reviving Body Gel, $53.