With our social calendars quickly filling up, it's a struggle (to say the least) to maintain our skin and look presentable every day. Save time, and enjoy those extra minutes in bed with the help of these effective and versatile products that do more than they're advertised for.
A Do-It-All Makeup Remover & Toner
Dermaclear Micro Water, Dr. Jart+ ($32). Sephora, 1714 Chestnut St.,215-563-6112
Featuring active hydrogen water, this micellar water is more than just your average cleanser. The formula uses powerful ingredients that can remove the toughest makeup residue and debris with just a few swipes. Plus, you won't even need to wash it off, so you can go right into your beauty routine (if you even have one that is).
There's not much fault we could find with this incredibly mobile and effective BB cushion from Laniege. This do-it-all cream offers protection from the sun, thanks to its strength of SPF 50. You'll also get the light and breathable coverage characteristic of BB creams, which is all accessible in the form of this compact mirror case that comes with an antibacterial sponge. Your skin will look brighter with a natural finish, but you'll also be doing your skin a favor. Pro tip: For those who struggle with oily skin during the warmer months, you'll fall in love with the pore control version of this BB cushion.
A No-Fuss Face Mask (That You Don't Need to Wipe Off)
Black Rose Cream Mask, Sisley Paris ($162). Nordstrom, Cherry Hill Mall, Cherry Hill, 856-773-5600
When you truly don’t have time to apply a sheet mask or wait 10 minutes to wipe off your clay mask, Sisley Paris' miracle black rose cream mask is the answer. Whether you're hoping to get that instant glow or reduce the signs of a night of poor sleep, apply this cream after you complete your skincare routine, or mix it in with your BB cream—your skin will look dewy and radiant all day.
A Two-in-One Lip Treatment Stick
New Dimension Plump + Fill Expert Lip Treatment, Estée Lauder ($42). esteelauder.com
The amount of care that goes into our lips is sometimes overwhelming, but with Estée Lauder’s plump and fill lip treatment, you won't have to carry multiple products at once. Thanks to its convenient packaging, this option comes with a plumper to help your pout look fuller on one end, while you keep it hydrated with the other end.
A Makeup Palette That Gets You Dolled Up in Under 10 Minutes
When you’ve snoozed to the point you really have to get out of bed, Charlotte Tilbury’s latest miracle worker is here to save you from your makeup woes. This seven-in-one palette has all the essentials anyone will ever need to look freshened up, including an eye brightener, enhancer, and smoker, face bronzer and highlighter, and a cheek swish and pop.
A Soothing Spritz That Actually Hydrates
Pure Rosewater, Chantecaille ($66). Nordstrom, Cherry Hill Mall, Cherry Hill, 856-773-5600
Here’s a face mist that does more than just feel refreshing—whether you’re applying makeup or moisturizing on-the-go, this rosewater-based mist will keep your skin free of redness, and reduce signs of fatigue and aging upon constant use.
If you're traveling and looking to limit the number of beauty products you're hauling to the airport, or looking for something to carry with you every day, try RMS Beauty's time and space saving lip shine. It not only hydrates your lips but gives it a kissable finish. Plus, you can quickly apply it on your cheeks for an equally radiant glow.