There are some days when you don’t mind primping and preening in front of the mirror for hours. We call those days Saturday and Sunday. The rest of the time, it can be challenging just finding the hairbrush – but we still want to look like we’ve tried. These speedy beauty solutions deliver in just sixty seconds…so you can hit that snooze button again without stressing. We won’t tell if you won’t!
REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial, €37.95
The secret weapon in our beauty arsenal? This exfoliating Vitamin C treatment: massage in to your face, add water, leave for a moment, then rinse. The results? Brighter, dewier and healthier looking skin: think your teenage self, minus the spots, bad perm and worse ‘tude. What, just us?
Color Wow One Minute Transformation Miracle Styling Cream, €22
Best known for its ingenious root cover-up powder, this niche brand (find it in Space NK or salons) also offers a full range of problem-solving haircare. We love this lightweight hydrator; just rub between your hands and slick through dry hair, for a silky and high gloss finish.
L’Occitane One Minute Hand Scrub, €18.50
This product should come with a warning label: you’ll be tempted to stroke random strangers, just to show off your super-soft hands. It couldn’t be easier: just scoop, scrub and rinse, and let the sugars and shea butter take care of the rest.
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm €36
More than 30 years’ old, there’s a reason this is still so popular: it really works. Smooth over the skin before makeup (one thin layer – and don’t rub!), for a brighter, tighter and more radiant complexion. A pre (or post!) party must-have, this can also be used as a face mask – so you’re getting more bang for your buck.
Lancôme Visionnaire 1 Minute Blur, €47.00
Is it cosmetic? Is it skincare? Is it magic? We don’t really care, as long as it works – and this takes a two prong approach. Anti-aging ingredients can improve skin with time, while silicones and light-reflecting optics immediately disguise fine lines, imperfections and pores. Gratification doesn’t get much more instant than this.
Emma Henderson @fluffyblog