8 Time-saving skincare products for the busy woman

Make your skincare routine so much simpler with these multitaskers - think moisturisers that double as masks and sunscreens that also work as primers

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For oily and combination skin

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Vichy Normaderm Night Detox, $33. The Body Shop Wonderblur, $42.90. Goodal Super Seed Oil Plus Skin Mist, $39.90. 

Vichy Normaderm Night Detox: Zap zits + hydrates
This lightweight night cream moisturises, heals blemishes with salicylic acid and soothes inflammation with eperuline (a tree bark extract), so you wake up the next morning with clear, glowy skin. 

The Body Shop Wonderblur: Treats + smooths + mattifies
This velvety gel-cream instantly reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores. It also has hydrating and anti-ageing benefits, thanks to the babassu oil and edelweiss stem cells in its formula. What we like best: its mattifying properties, which means it can be used both over and under makeup.

Goodal Super Seed Oil Plus Skin Mist: Tones + moisturisers + primes
Spray this mist all over your face in the mornings to tone and hydrate skin before applying makeup. It also helps foundation adhere better to skin and works as a great pick-me-up all day long. 

For all skin types

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This works In Transit Camera Close-up Mask, Moisturiser and Primer in One, $59. L'Oreal Paris Hydrafresh Hydration +Antiox Active Night Mask-in Jelly, $27.90. Soap & Glory The Fab Pore 2-in-1 Facial Mask & Peel, $42. 

This works In Transit Camera Close-up Mask, Moisturiser and Primer in One: Treats + Hydrates + Preps
Yes, this was created for use on planes, but we also like to use this all-in-one mask, moisturiser and primer on mornings when our skin needs that extra boost. The caffeine in this non-greasy cream helps to “wake up” tired skin, while argan and starfl ower oils hydrate and prep skin for makeup.

L'Oreal Paris Hydrafresh Hydration +Antiox Active Night Mask-in Jelly: Moisturises + Treats
Get a double dose of moisture with this leave-on gel mask and moisturiser. The gel absorbs quickly into skin for an instant boost of hydration and also acts as an overnight mask that protects skin from dehydration.

For mature skin

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The Face Shop The Therapy Oil-Drop Anti-aging Serum $39.90. Dermalogica Age Smart Skin Perfect Primer SPF30, $108.

The Face Shop The Therapy Oil-Drop Anti-aging Serum: Nourishes + Hydrates
No time to add a facial oil to your routine? Just apply this serum-and-facial-oil combination. It has Italian oat seeds, marigolds, bay leaves and olives to minimise the look of fine lines and lock in moisture. 

Dermalogica Age Smart Skinperfect Primer SPF30: Primes + Protects
This souped-up sunscreen also works as an anti-ageing treatment, courtesy of the white tea extract and peptides in its formula, and creates a smoother surface so makeup glides on easily.

View more time-saving skincare products to add to your routine here.

This story was first published in HerWorld Magazine April 2015.