Who wants to spend hours on a beauty routine when instead you could be lunching in the garden, reading your book at the beach or sipping chilled rosé with friends? Exactly. The must-have multi-tasking beauty products to save time and suitcase space? Read now, shop now – thank us later!

Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging Primer Serum SPF 30

Summer skincare can be a bit counter-intuitive. As you layer up SPF, serum, primer, it can all start to feel a little heavy – not what you want during warm weather. Paula’s Choice has perfected the art of combining SPF with serums, moisturisers and even primers – and the Resist Anti-Aging Primer Serum SPF 30 has become a go-to for many a beauty editor. Primer AND serum AND SPF? Triple win. Better still, it’s ridiculously lightweight – even with three products in one. The antioxidant-rich blend tackles fine lines and wrinkles, while imperfections and uneven tone are blurred – as any decent primer would, plus you’ve got sun protection too. One step instead of three? No brainer.

WUNDERBROW Extra Long-Lasting Eyebrow Gel

Forget getting your brows tinted or spending on products that won’t last through heat and humidity, make WUNDERBROW’s super long-lasting eyebrow gel a daily staple. This clever gel is even fully waterproof, making it ideal for summer holidays, swimming and even extra-sweaty workouts. In five colours, the tinted gel is infused with fibers which fill out and sculpt brows for a natural look which adapts to your own brows whether you like them fine or full. Their incredibly-long-lasting mascaras come highly recommended too.

Om Mindful Traveller

Finally travel skincare that doesn’t involve flimsy plastic pots? We’re IN! OM Skincare’s brand new Mindful Traveller is what you’ve been waiting for. The luxe refillable packaging includes both award-winning Pure Glow Cleanser and the brand’s wonderfully light, anti-ageing Daily Radiance Moisturiser. Obviously the slick dual-opening tube-style packaging is pretty, but the WIN here is that this is basically a grab-and-go item perfect for nights away. As well as removing makeup, this acts as a deep-cleansing treatment, while the moisturiser not only nourishes skin, but adds anti-ageing, tone-refining benefits into the equation. The result? Fresh, glowy, even skin – and NO checked luggage. That half an hour waiting by the baggage carousel? No more!

NKD SKN Pre Shower Tan

Yep, we know fake tanning is much better than sitting oven-roasting yourself in the sun. But the pitfalls – streaky legs, stained sheets, orange tones – can outweigh the benefits. Plus all the time faffing about. Non merci. NKD SKN’s Pre-Shower Organic Tanning Lotion is one of the products that really seems FAR too good to be true. 100% natural, this has to be the most foolproof fake tan we’ve ever met. Apply like a moisturiser, wait ten minutes (or more for a more intense effect) and then shower. The colour ten develops over the next four to eight hours, leaving you looking naturally glowing and tanned. Apply another time or two depending on how dark you like your tan, but this stuff WORKS. Magic, dark arts, sorcery – but you WILL be gorgeously glowy…

Jillian Dempsey Cheek Tints

Beauty products don’t get much prettier than this, do they? But beyond the pale pink packaging, Jillian Dempsey’s Cheek Tints work beautifully as a rather clever multi-use product – giving a flush to cheeks and lending a hint of colour to lips too. The texture is velvety soft, and the cream finish ensures they blend brilliantly, allowing you to build pretty, natural colour. Just a touch of Scarlet works perfectly on English Roses, while darker complexions can amp up the intensity – and it’s a bright, statement red on lips whatever your skintone. The pink and peach tones of Poppy and Coral are our current summery go-tos – one swipe and lips and cheeks are done!

Beauty Pie Superactive Capsules

Things we don’t love: decanting skincare into fiddly travel pots. BORING. The ever-innovative Beauty Pie has created the perfect solution: single-shot skincare capsules. Vitamin C + Vitamin E works to brighten, smooth and banish fine lines, while anti-ageing Hyaluronic Acid + Biopeptides plump and deeply hydrate. Just twist, squeeze and apply – Superactive Capsules are not only clever, they also SAVE SPACE in your luggage, meaning more books and shoes.

ESPA Invigorating Body Reviver

As a general rule, we skip grainy exfoliators in favour of loofahs and the like – which tend to be twice as effective and half the price too. However, ESPA’s Invigorating Body Reviver is an in-shower treat that’s proved to be an exception to our rules. Not only does this effective treatment exfoliate deeply, it also cleanses gently with coconut extract and moringa seed. Think of this as a spa treatment chez toi, with refreshing extracts of lemongrass and lime resulting in a scented shower to rejuvenate, invigorate and uplift.

Delune Paris Facial Mists

On the beach, at our desk, on the tube – we LOVE a facial spritz. It’s the instant refresher, cooling down skin when everything’s feeling a bit sticky and hot. But sometimes it does feel a little like we’re just spritzing with plain old water – and overpriced water at that. New beauty brand Delune specialises in handcrafted facial mists, made with vegan, organic and fairtrade ingredients. Choose super-hydrating Rose + Coconut, glow-boosting Bitter Neroli + Orange or soothing, calming Jasmine + Green Tea. If you’re going to spray your face, choose something which will not only refresh, but also benefit your complexion. Extra points for pretty packaging and delicious scents too, Delune!


WHO has the time (or cash) to be getting facials every week? Exactly. But there’s no doubt that a simple sheet mask can’t begin to compare with a facial with all the bells and whistles of a dermatologist’s advanced skincare tech… Enter FOREO’s UFO: an at-home device using hyper-infusion, LED light therapy and t-sonic pulsations to give you the experience you’d get at a salon – in the comfort of your very own bathroom. And in less than 90 seconds. This smart little device uses red, green and blue LEDs to rejuvenate your skin, while sonic waves replicate that relaxing facial massage effect. A Cryo-Therapy mode is fantastic at banishing puffiness and minimising pores, while Thermo-Therapy mode relaxes and soothes. UFO works with a selection of bespoke miniature sheet masks, each producing a specific effect, with targeted ingredients to tackle skincare concerns such as fine lines, dullness, hydration and even pollution.

Erborian BB Crème Nude

Leave heavy foundation behind and switch things up with a BB Cream – and Erborian specialises in these ultra-natural complexion perfectors to leave skin smooth, even and glowing. Made with a blend of herbs with anti-ageing benefits, the BB Creme combines skincare benefits too helping to hydrate and nourish daily. Initially applied the texture is a little heavy and appears a bizarre grey colour – but those Koreans know their skincare, and once blended, this really does give a ‘baby skin’ effect, while evening tone and concealing imperfections. Best of all, this feels light and leaves skin fresh and velvety soft – like you’re not wearing anything. Combine with Erborian’s ultra-natural Copper Glow bronzer, add a swipe of mascara and you’re good to go. Want to try before you buy? The mini 15ml size is ideal for travelling too.