The words ‘multi-tasking’ and ‘multi-purpose’ have been thrown around too loosely in the beauty industry. Sometimes all such labels boil down to is a face cream that purports to hydrate, restore skin’s glow and prevent wrinkles. If that’s the case, it’s simply a good moisturiser, isn’t it?
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But don’t give up on finding truly value-for-money beauty multi-taskers just yet. Here are 5 of my personal faves with multiple benefits. They are on high rotation in my beauty stash because you can use each of them in at least three different ways.

the body shop tea tree

The Body Shop Tea Tree 3-in-1 Wash.Scrub.Mask, $29.90 for 125ml.

Spread this grainy paste in a thin layer on dry skin and leave for a couple of minutes to balance and de-grease oily T-zones. You can also lather it up with wet hands and it functions just like a facial wash. Finally, to exfoliate skin, dot the paste on your face, dampen hands and massage in circular motions then rinse for the softest, cleanest skin.

american crew 3-in-1

American Crew 3-in-1 Hair and Body Wash, $36 for 450ml.

This shampoo-conditioner-body wash was made for men but really anyone would love its all-in-one benefits too. It shampoos hair with added conditioning properties, and use it as a body wash too – Bonus: It leaves skin and hair soft and smelling oh-so fresh thanks to revitalising sage leaf extracts.

too faced 3-in-1 spray

Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Primer & Setting Spray, $49 for 120ml.

Infused with skin moisturising and refreshing coconut water, spritz this on pre-makeup to prep skin, after your makeup is done to set it, and literally any other time of the day to leave skin tingly cool and refreshed.

13rushes universal brush

13rushes Universal Do-It-All Face brush, $39.90.

This versatile brush was created in collaboration with makeup artist Larry Yeo and took two years to develop. It can be used to apply any face makeup evenly like blusher, highlighter, foundation, primer, and even to contour. And it can be used for both powder and cream or gel formulas too.

chanel les beiges healthy glow stick

Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sticks in N°22, $68.

The ultimate multi-tasking makeup sticks. The warm pink hue glides on the skin and blends easily to look like naturally radiant skin. Swipe it on the cheeks, pat onto the lips and even blend onto the eyelids for an all-over perfect, glowy flush that’s so flattering.