In every conversation with friends, the overriding theme is that we could all use a bit more time. Time to chill out, more hours in the day to get work and life admin done, time to spend with loved ones… the list goes on.
Without a doubt, this feeling extends to our beauty regimes. Exfoliation, face masks, hair masks, remove old nail varnish, apply new nail varnish, go to the salon – there’s so much to keep up with (and of course there’s always more we think we should be doing). Even if your style is more low-maintenance, we can all sometimes feel like we just can’t keep up.
Enter multi-tasking and hardworking formulas that give us back valuable seconds, and hero products that speed everything along simply by being that good – all useful to save those precious minutes. Here’s how much time they could save you.
If you're in a rush or need a one-product-does-all to squeeze into your carry on, this mask, moisturiser and primer in-one uses a blend of anti-oxidant plant oils,
hyaluronic acid and caffeine, to plump, protect, and hydrate your skin.
Time saved: 14 minutes, 35 seconds
Not only does this hero cleanser sweep away dirt and make-up gently (sensitive skin types can relax), you get both your cleansing and exfoliating in one - the formula cleans the skin's surface, while the muslin cloth gently sloughs away dead skin.
Time saved: 2 minutes
If you don't have time to line, fill and perfect a full lip look, these They're Real lipsticks from Benefit are the ticket. They act as a liner and lipstick in one, creating definition with the precise tip and filling in with a matching hue.
Time saved: 40 seconds
There's no need for separate steps - apply your SPF, UVA and UVB protection, colour-corrector, coverage and highlighter all at the same time.
Time saved: 3 minutes, 10 seconds
If you hate waiting for your nails to dry as much as we do, these drying drops will solve those first-world beauty problems (they make your nails touch-dry in 60 seconds). Imagine the joy when you don't smudge your nails five minutes after painting them...
Time saved: 9 minutes
If your hair is thick, long or holds onto water, Dyson's hairdryer will give you a big chunk of your mornings back. It cuts drying time in half, and has multiple attachments that save on styling too.
Time saved: 10 minutes (or half the time your hair usually takes to dry)
A cult find, this gel coat formula protects and reinforces your nails to create additional strength and help them grow longer. In addition, the pink tint brightens your nails to give them a freshly-manicured look. Absolutely no need for multiple coats and colours!
Time saved: 6 minutes