We’re not denying the benefits of using different products to address different needs, but it doesn’t hurt to have one that comes with multiple functions without any adverse effects. Here, 10 of the best multitasking face skin products that are high on our list – and should be on yours too.
Sisley Ecological Compound 2021 Limited Edition
You know what they say: if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. In a dreamy bottle designed artist Elzbieta Radziwill, the carefully balanced formula of this multi-purpose skincare remains very much the same as the original 1980 concoction. With a wonderful mix of plants, such as ginseng, rosemary, horsetail, hops and centella asiatica, at the heart, it hydrates and restores the skin to a more toned condition.
SK-II R.N.A Power Radical New Age
Instead of one (or two), this cream tackles 10 common signs of skin ageing, like fine lines and wrinkles, dullness and lack of tone, to keep your complexion youthful. It is enriched with the revolutionary Pitera X R.N.A. (Radical New Age) Complex that works on every layer of the skin to encourage healthy synthesis of protein like collagen and elastin.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
Lightweight and ridiculously hydrating, this moisturiser leaves skin firmer and more radiant. Combining a Mediterranean brown algae called padina pavonica (its hero ingredient) with and gingko biloba for protection against free radicals, it’s suitable for most ages and skin types (this is what you call a democratic beauty product). We love how the cream melts into the skin making it feel smooth on contact but without a weighty, sticky feeling.
Dermalogica Smart Response Serum
Do you see redness, lines and spots? If the answer is yes, your skin may be damaged. And this is where the Smart Response Serum comes in. In a nutshell, it micromanages your skin’s needs and smartly addresses concerns before signs of distress are even noticeable. Using SmartResponse Technology to give skin what it needs, when and where it needs it, the serum hydrates, brightens, soothes and reduces the appearance of premature skin ageing.
Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate
Using a unique double formula, this powerhouse of a multi-tasking serum does it all. It’s jam-packed with active anti-ageing goodies, including skin-loving botanical extracts like organic wild chervil and turmeric known for their anti-ageing properties, to not only hydrate but also leave skin smooth, plump and firm. And if your skin is affected by environmental factors, then this is absolutely for you. You can now treat your eye area with the same TLC with the newly released Double Serum Eye.
Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream
Thanks for its multi-functional formula, the Super Multi-Corrective Cream is hailed as one of the hardest working skincares on the market – and with good reasons. Super-charged with proxylane, chaga mushroom and phytomimetic vitamin A, it gently exfoliates the skin to minimise the appearance of fine lines while offering at least seven-in-one skin-maintenance benefits.
Caudalie Vinosource-Hydra Grape Water Gel Moisturizer
This lightweight moisturising gel-cream comforts the skin and repairs damage caused by external stressors. Powered with organic grape water, naturally rich in soothing trace elements, antioxidant polyphenols and hydrating sugars, that provides prebiotic action to balance the skin microbiome, another secret weapon of the product comes in the form of organic aloe vera which hydrates and calms the skin.
Grown Alchemist Age-Repair Moisturiser
This moisturiser sinks into the skin sans the greasy feeling. Formulated with bio-active phyto-peptides which nourish skin in order to reduce the appearance and depth of wrinkles, it also formulated with cranberry and white tea extract to leave complexion looking more radiant, and hyaluronic acid to restore skin’s natural moisturising mechanism.
Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Re-Cover Cream SPF40/PA++
This all-in-one solution soothes sensitivity caused by environmental stressors and conceals blemishes while shielding the skin with SPF 40/PA++. It is formulated with Centella Rx to calm and protect, Cicabond to repair and Jartbiome to strengthen the skin’s defences against irritation. Skin appears instantly revitalised.
Supergoop Superscreen Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 40 PA +++
Talk about two great benefits in one easy step. This ultra-lightweight moisturiser is built to provide a good level of protection against UVA and UVB rays. Boosted with antioxidant-rich safflower oil to enhance skin’s texture and tone, deeply moisturising glycerin to reduce the appearance of fine line from dehydration and blue green algae extract to revive skin, it also offers plenty of skin-loving nourishments