(TLDR: We’re almost 75% done with 2019 and positively hella done with work. Btw, we also look like zombies now. So here are five nifty skincare products for busy women, guaranteed to boost your skin and efficiency!)

It’s that time of the year again for working adults.

As the final quarter of 2019 looms, it’s time for a frenzied sprint to close the third quarter. Hopefully it hasn’t been all late nights and early mornings slogging away at the office, or at home. Or perhaps even falling asleep on your couch and waking up at 2 A.M. in sheer panic. Also wait, where did the weekends go? 

Although, if your life lately has seriously been work-eat-knock-out-repeat and your skin has tragically taken the brunt, here are five nifty skincare products to pop in your routine for an express vitality boost. These gems are simple, convenient and packed with the goodness your stressed, tired skin needs (as well as the efficiency you want). 

1. Clinique Pep-Start™ Double Bubble Purifying Mask

Purify, refresh, energize.

Clinique’s entire Pep-Start™ range is filled with nimble multi-taskers for the young and mobile working woman. The Double Bubble Purifying Mask is a 2-minute bubbling wonder that gently, but effectively clarifies and revitalises your skin. Perfect before makeup in the morning, the mask bubbles in seconds to lift away all that dirt and gunk accumulated from city pollution and late nights. To remove, add water to transform the fluffy mask into a deep-cleansing lather and massage-rinse away. The result? Reinvigorated, bright and freshly prepped skin. Hello, sunshine!

2. Antipodes Joyous Protein-Rich Night Replenish Serum

Repair, firm, rejuvenate.

This silky, oil-based night serum is a restorative potion for weary skin — especially if workplace tensions have begun manifesting in fine lines and sagging skin (gasp). Featuring a robust blend of skin-boosting super-fruits like blackcurrant and Himalayan goji berry, the Joyous Protein-Rich night serum has been scientifically shown to stimulate elastin production by an incredible 60%! Slip this elixir into your nighttime beauty ritual for rejuvenated skin and a lucent complexion, even at your busiest.

3. Origins Drink Up™ Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask With Avocado & Glacier Water

Nourish, hydrate, smooth.

Can’t spare time to lie around for a 20-minute sheet mask? Just go to sleep with one! Packed with glacier water, hyaluronic acid and avocado butter, the Drink Up™ overnight mask will douse your skin in moisture so intense it will stay well-hydrated and nourished for 72-hours. An effortless fix for parched, fatigued skin, massage this overnight marvel into your face before bed and wake up with healthy, soft and recharged skin. Now that’s how to start the morning right! 

4. Lancôme Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturising Cream-Gel

Soothe, comfort, hydrate.

This lightweight moisturiser sinks in like a dream to instantly relief and enliven skin that has been irritated/dehydrated by external stressors. An essential remedy for extended city commutes and cold, dry office air, the Hydra Zen Anti-Stress moisturiser is a quickie for radiant and supple skin. While fantastic for all-day use, the delicate and refreshing formula that leaves no residue is simply divine as a morning moisturiser before makeup. Time to seize the glow and the day! 

5. Thann Time To Refresh™ Moisturising and Aromatherapy Balm

Refresh, calm, uplift. 

Nothing quite beats a good aromatherapy session for some deep relaxation and gentle healing of your frenzied nerves. Unfortunately, if you can’t chill-out without being buried alive the next minute by work, then this Thann Moisturising and Aromatherapy Balm is probably the second-best alternative. An alchemy of therapeutic herbal extracts, the balm is a rich blend of invigorating and moisturising ingredients like eucalyptus essential oil and organic shea butter. Slip this dainty tube into your purse and massage onto pressure points like the wrists, temples or back of the neck for timely stress-relief and a quick midday repose. No better way to take a breather!

And there you have it. Bump the efficiency of your skincare routine when busy times roll so you can give your skin TLC when it needs it the most. While making sure work life can’t dim your glow won’t miraculously clear that hectic schedule, it sure feels like a good start to conquering it. Good luck!

And take care,

Melisa Goh

Melisa Goh

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