Can these miracle workers make your life easier?
Multitaskers can be life-changing. They come in handy more often than not because they cut back on your precious time, energy and coin. Unfortunately, not all 2-in-1 products actually work. Moreover, these types of products rarely work for everybody. Different skin types, habits and preferences often lead to different results. However, we went above and beyond to find these 5 multi-tasking holy grail products that blew everyone away. Get ready for healthy skin all summer long!
LUNA 3: facial cleansing + firming massages
We won’t beat around the bush. A good cleanse is essential, whether you’re just a skincare enthusiast or a proper skintellectual. If you’re in it to win it, you have to make sure you get rid of all the nasty stuff lurking on your skin. Your hands alone can’t get all the dirt, bacteria, dead skin cells and gunk off your face. But transdermal soundwaves can! When these waves are directed into your skin, they extend deep into your pores to gently shake loose dirt and make-up residue that washcloths and non-sonic face brushes can’t reach. Sonic waves also increase circulation, exfoliate the skin without pulling on it and improve detoxification by stimulating your skin at the cellular level.
LUNA 3 sends 8,000 T-Sonic pulsations per minute into your pores to clean your face better than pretty much anything else on the planet. And the best part is that this extraordinary device packs a variety of anti-aging treatments as well. Eyes on the Prize, Nothing but Neck, Contour Crazy and Mouth Magic are among the popular two to four minutes anti-aging treatments which you can access through the FOREO For You App. After you cleanse your face properly, indulge in a little anti-aging massage and keep your skin in top-notch shape for years to come!
MISSHA Time Revolution Clear Toner: Toning + Prepping
Toner has been through it all. It was all the rage when first introduced into the skincare world. As a matter of fact, it was a crucial part of the then-popular 3-step skincare routine (you know — cleanse, tone, moisturize). Unfortunately, it fell out of grace pretty soon. Back in the day most toners were focused on combating excess oil and acne. Therefore they contained high amounts of alcohol and other drying ingredients which tend to dry out most skin types. However, Korean skincare didn’t just focus on oily or acne-prone skin. The main purpose of K-Beauty toners is to rebalance your skin pH levels and prep it for the next steps in your routine. In other words, a great toner boosts the effectiveness of all the products you apply afterwards.
And if you’re looking for a toner that does the most, look no further than the K-Beauty staple MISSHA Time Revolution Clear Toner. Fermented yeast, AHA and BHA acids, glycerin and sodium hyaluronate — this toner packs a punch! It will keep your skin clean, increase its cell turnover rate, gently exfoliate and boost your glow. All without drying your skin out. Trust me when I tell you that the secret weapon for radiant skin are K-toners!
Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe Vera, Herbs & Rosewater
Facial mists and sprays are often met with skepticism, but not from anyone who tried them. Especially during the hot summer days. For most, they turn out to be life-changing. Not only do they provide a much-needed hydration boost, they can set your makeup and keep your oil production under control. And if you find one with anti-inflammatory ingredients and healing properties, never let it go.
That’s why we’re living for Mario Badescu’s facial spray with aloe vera, herbs & rosewater. It’s a summer must-have with an entire array of benefits. Quenched skin? Instant hydration boost! Stayed too long in the sun? Aloe vera will soothe sun damage and help your skin heal. Skin getting sweaty and makeup cakey? Set it with a spritz! And don’t get us started on those rosewater benefits.We know a miracle worker when we see one.
Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor: Moisturizer + SPF
It’s an age-old story of success — anything Rihanna does, she does it superbly. No wonder the launch of her new skincare line “Fenty Skin” rocked the skincare world. Rihanna simplified things for herself and everyone else with just three starting products that work for everyone. Even though all three products are multi-tasking, the one we believe most people would benefit from is the Hydra Vizor.
This 2-in-1 sunscreen and moisturizer is lightweight, oil free, vegan and coral reef friendly. It’s also refillable (extra points for protecting the environment) and noncomedogenic (won’t clog pores). It’s aimed at all skin types and makes a great base for makeup. It’s also filled with nourishing ingredients: kalahari melon rich in antioxidants, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera and baobab. We still think the best part is the broad-spectrum sun protection. Yep, we’ll never stop preaching about the importance of sunscreen in any self-respecting skincare routine!
A bathroom cabinet cult-classic for a good reason! Vaseline is extremely simple yet extremely versatile. It’s just petroleum jelly — an easy spreadable mixture of minerals and waxes. Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not a good moisturizer on its own. However, it seals moisture like nothing else. It’s an occlusive ingredient which means it forms a barrier or seal when it’s applied. Therefore its strength lies in protecting irritated or injured skin. Moreover, it’s safe to use on your face or body. Try it as a makeup remover or step 1 when you double cleanse. Use it to heal any minor cuts or scrapes. It helps dry and chapped lips as well as heels. Just remember, vaseline will seal everything in – including dirt or bacteria – so make sure your skin is clean before you start applying it.
What are your summer skincare essentials? Do you have any favourite multi-tasking products? Have you tried any of the products we mentioned? Share your experiences in the comments! Keep sparkling all summer long!