We show you how to save time and money on skin­care

Here’s how to cut down on the steps, not the ben­e­fits

Women's Weekly (Malaysia) - - Contents - BY ARISSA HA

It was just two decades ago that we were led to be­lieve that just three skin­care steps – cleanse, tone, mois­turise – would suf­fice in main­tain­ing healthy skin. Fast for­ward to 2018, and no one would bat an eye at a 12step Korean skin­care regime.

In fact, ac­cord­ing to a re­cent sur­vey con­ducted on 3,000 women, we use an av­er­age of 16 prod­ucts on our skin daily. So if we can “Marie Kondo” our lives and scale down our num­ber of pos­ses­sions, like the author of The Life-Chang­ing Magic Of Tidy­ing Up sug­gests, shouldn’t we be able to do the same for our skin­care? Stream­line your beauty rou­tine with prod­ucts that of­fer mul­ti­ple ben­e­fits so that your skin gets what it needs – while you save time and money, too.

1 For­mu­lated specif­i­cally for Asian skin, the Eau Ther­male Avène Hy­drance Op­ti­male Aqua cream-in-gel, (50ml), comes in a gel-tex­ture that is quickly ab­sorbed into skin with­out any un­com­fort­able, greasy af­ter-feel. Key in­gre­di­ents pro­vide long-last­ing hy­dra­tion up to six hours, while keep­ing skin look­ing matte and re­freshed. In ad­di­tion, the light­weight gel also com­bats skin dull­ness and helps pro­tect against free rad­i­cal dam­age.

2 The Cau­dalie Vine [Ac­tiv] 3-in-1 Mois­tur­izer, RM195 (40ml), is a threein-one mois­turiser that packs in pow­er­ful in­gre­di­ents like grape­seed polyphe­nol, spruce ex­tract, along with vi­ta­mins C and E. This triple-func­tion mois­turiser helps to main­tain skin ra­di­ance, boost col­la­gen and bal­ance melanin pro­duc­tion while pro­tect­ing your skin from ox­ida­tive stress, as well as de­liver up to eight hours of anti-pol­lu­tion pro­tec­tion. Bonus: it also forms a nat­u­ral veil on the skin upon ap­pli­ca­tion with its soft-fo­cus mat­ti­fy­ing pow­ders.

3 The Dr Ci:Labo Aqua-Col­la­gen-Gel Su­per Mois­ture EX, RM183 (120g), has a blend of ce­ramide, amino acids, col­la­gen and hyaluronic acid, which de­liv­ers hy­dra­tion deep into skin. This iconic all-in-one gel also re­places prod­ucts like toner, lo­tion, mois­turiser and makeup base, al­low­ing you to cut down on the time needed to get ready. All you need is a pearl-sized amount on the face af­ter cleans­ing, some sun­screen, and you’re good to go.

4 Skin­care min­i­mal­ists will love the Hada Labo KoiGoku­jyun Per­fect Gel, RM100 (80g). It’s a fuss-free mois­turiser that dou­bles as a sleep­ing mask when you ap­ply a gen­er­ous layer be­fore you go to bed. Packed with hyaluronic acids of dif­fer­ent molec­u­lar weights, these mois­tur­is­ing in­gre­di­ents pen­e­trate dif­fer­ent lay­ers of skin to de­liver hy­dra­tion where it’s needed. Ce­ramide pro­motes healthy skin bar­rier func­tions, while col­la­gen keeps skin bouncy and plump.

5 Act­ing as both a clar­i­fy­ing mask and a cleanser, the Al­lies of Skin Fresh Slate Pu­ri­fy­ing Cleanser + Masque, RM117 (50ml), is a dou­ble­duty prod­uct with clay, Manuka honey, hemp seed oil, sal­i­cylic acid, col­loidal sil­ver, hyaluronic acid and pro­bi­otics to pu­rify skin and un­clog pores. While some clay masks can make skin feel parched as they dry, this one con­tains hy­drat­ing ca­cao, leav­ing you with clar­i­fied pores sans the dry­ness.

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