The Best Products to Use When You’re Short on Time
By Danielle Fontana , Associate Editor |
Products made to quickly solve your beauty problems as soon as they pop up are nothing short of life-savers. Here are eight favorites that keep such problems at a minimum by caring for your beauty needs both now and later—all available inside the latest TestTube. Don’t miss out; subscribe now!
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dpHue ACV Hair Rinse ($35)
This in-shower vinegar rinse works in place of your shampoo and conditioner to quickly rid your scalp of product buildup and restore your hair back to its ideal pH balance. Use it once a week—it’s nonstripping, safe for colored hair and easy to use—for squeaky-clean, bouncy strands that look like they just came back from the salon.
Dermarché Labs Roloxin Lift Instant Wrinkle Smoothing Mask ($45 for five)
An absolute must before a night out or special event, this fast-acting treatment instantly tightens, brightens and smooths skin for visibly diminished lines and pores for up to 24 hours. Even better, it’s quick to use (seven minutes is all you need) and also acts as a makeup primer to let your products better anchor onto your skin for longer wear.
Light-correcting pigments soften the look of imperfections (read: brittle fingernails) in this vegan, petal-pink polish. Aside from the versatile shade—it literally goes with everything—you’ll notice a visible difference in your nail’s health the more you wear it, too.
When your strands are looking a little lifeless, a few spritzes of this gold-infused multitasking spray does the trick. It adds shine, provides thermal protection and improves manageability in seconds. Plus, you can use it on damp or dry hair to give hair some TLC whenever it needs it most.
A plumper pout can make anyone feel sexier in a flash, but the stinging that comes from many lip plumpers can make it feel like more of a chore than anything else. This creamy, long-lasting liquid lipstick not only delivers a picture-perfect semi-matte finish, but adds volume to your lips without any pain—all while hydrating them for hours on end with help from hyaluronic acid.
Sometimes there’s no other option for seriously damaged hair than to trim off the split ends that are hogging all of the attention—until now. Slip on this deep-conditioning hair wrap (there are two sizes, so it’ll work even for long-haired beauties) that’s formulated with professional steam technology and natural oils to repair damage, soften roughness and add gleam in just 15 minutes.
Hyperpigmentation, sunspots and fine lines can take a while to get rid of, but this heavy-hitting trio of high-tech products—an age-defying moisturizer, blurring cream and a tinted day cream—protect skin from harmful UV rays while instantly covering up the damage done with a lightweight, non-chalky feel.
NUTRAFOL for Women ($88)
Volumizing sprays and thickening tonics can only do so much to bulk up thin, lifeless locks. This tried-and-true supplement addresses the secret culprit behind thinning hair—an unhealthy scalp—for results you can SEE. As the body’s levels of the hormone cortisol is decreased, it won’t take long before you notice a significant boost of thicker, more luscious-looking hair.