As a beauty writer and longtime skincare fanatic, I’ve subscribed to various multi-step routines. Fast forward to having a baby and the general day-to-day life upheaval that comes along with it, and my definition of a worthwhile personal beauty regimen has changed a bit. While I still enjoy trying new products and learning about innovations in the beauty space, I find myself with less time (and patience) for the more laborious treatments and layering routines, and more interest in noticeable efficacy and multitasking capabilities.
The most effective skincare products and tools are great for paring down your routine—and also … [+]
And whether you’re a busy mom or simply short on “me time” these days (who isn’t?), there are a myriad of tried-and-true products that get the job done without requiring a ton of effort on your part. From Heraux’s next-level anti-inflammaging serum to NuFace’s skin-smoothing device, these standout skincare products and tools are ideal for a results-driven regimen that’s effective enough to knock a few steps off your routine—and save you some precious minutes in your day.
A Powerhouse Botanical Serum
Since its launch seven years ago, this antioxidant-rich hydrating facial oil has remained a cult favorite for anyone who wants an instant glow, with the added benefit of skin soothing, balancing and repair. Infused with 22 active botanical and essential oils, the lightweight yet potent treatment can help with everything from acne to sun damage. And when applied using founder April Gargiulo’s signature push-press technique, it feels like a simple yet luxurious way to start and end the day.
An Instant Facial Pick-Me-Up
Like the brand’s Trinity device, the NuFace Fix uses microcurrent technology at a gentler level to help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles on the more delicate areas of the face: on the forehead, between brows and around the eyes and lips (filler-free plumping, anyone?). Its sleek, compact shape combined with ease of use makes it a no-brainer for skin smoothing results …….