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Minimal Beauty: The Multi-Taskers That Every Girl Needs

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Minimal Beauty: The Multi-Taskers That Every Girl Needs

Minimalism is huge right now. The whole less is more thing is changing people’s lives. Far from a fad, minimalism is a practical way of simplifying your life. Give it a go and you’ll soon reap the rewards. Especially when it comes to beauty. Loading your skin and face and hair with a thousand products that promise different things isn’t always the best route forward. Instead, try chucking out those products that are gathering dust in your cupboards and re-energise your beauty regime by swapping quantity for quality.

I’ve been obsessed with discovering effective multi-taskers for a while.

Not only do they give better value, they also mean your cupboards are clearer and you actually know what works for you. I’ve reinvented my makeup routine and skincare routine by using products that do more than one thing well. Introducing my pick of the best multi tasking beauty must haves.

Dr Broners Magic Soap

There really isn’t much that Dr Bronners Magic Soap ($16.19) can’t do. The so-called 18-uses-in-one Liquid Soaps are pretty incredible. Made from coconut oil and vegetable oils the castile soap can be used to wash your face, hands, hair and even your clothes and teeth. I use it to remove makeup and cleanse my face. I also use it as a body wash and shaving foam for my legs. It comes in lots of different fragrances, but the old lady in me can’t help but love the Rose fragrance the most.

Dr Bronners Magic Soap – $16.19
Dr Bronners Magic Soap – $16.19
Dr. Levy 3DEEP Cell Renewal Micro-Resurfacing Cleanser

Dr. Levy is one of those aesthetic skin care brands that deliver incredible results. Fresh from Swiss laboratories, all their formulas have been scrutinized for maximum efficacy. Their new 3DEEP Cell Renewal Micro-Resurfacing Cleanser ($45.00) is incredible because of its ability to not only cleanse skin, remove makeup and clear impurities, it can also be used as a fast acting mask; leave it on for five minutes and the cell renewing AHA will leave your skin looking and feeling brighter and more toned. Pores appear smaller too – which is always a major win. This one is a hard worker and comes highly recommended.

Dr. Levy 3DEEP Cell Renewal Micro-Resurfacing Cleanser – $45
Dr. Levy 3DEEP Cell Renewal Micro-Resurfacing Cleanser – $45
Dr. PAWPAW Tinted Peach Pink Balm

Dr. PawPaw’s Balm is another one of those cult products that are so simple they can’t help but be brilliant. Made from pawpaw, which is considered to be a magic ingredient, you can use Dr. PawPaw balm to soften lips, hydrate cuticles, tame flyaway hairs and nourish dry or cracked skin. It’s a handbag must have! The celebs love it too – Emma Watson is a major fan. I love the tinted Peach Pink Balm ($10.00) best which doubles up as a cheek and lip tint.

Dr. PAWPAW Tinted Peach Pink Balm – $10
Dr. PAWPAW Tinted Peach Pink Balm – $10
BioDerma Photoderm AR SPF50+ Tinted Moisturizer

With primer, moisturizer, SPF and foundation to load onto your face each day, it’s no wonder your pores can start to feel the strain. I switched from my usual routine to simply applying this magic little multi-tasker from BioDerma. Their Photoderm AR SPF50+ Tinted Moisturizer ($21.96)not only hydrates, it also protects your skin from UVA and UVB damage and gives skin an even tone with a touch of tint. I love the lightweight feeling of this cream and the fact it soothes redness too. It’s a definite must have.

BioDerma Photoderm AR SPF50+ Tinted Moisturizer – $21.96
BioDerma Photoderm AR SPF50+ Tinted Moisturizer – $21.96
Living Proof Healthy Hair 5-in-1 Styling Treatment

Forget all those other products on your shelf and get used to the magic formula that is Healthy Hair 5-in-1 Styling Treatment ($15-27)which effortlessly lifts roots, smoothes frizz and gives you a bouncy, glossy mane to throw about your shoulders. It makes hair stronger too, reducing breakage by up to 78%. Simply smooth through damp hair and style, as usual, you’ll soon be fooling everyone that you’ve had a professional blow out.

Living Proof Healthy Hair 5-in-1 Styling Treatment – $15-27
Living Proof Healthy Hair 5-in-1 Styling Treatment – $15-27
1 Box Lancome Absolu Voyage Complete Expert Make-up Palette Travel Makeup Kit

Do away with the mayhem of your makeup bag and swap with a one-box-does-all palette from Lancome ($53.90). With everything you need for a full face of knock out makeup, from eye shadow, highlighter, and concealer, to blush and beyond, this box even contains a mini mascara, kohl pencil, lip contour pencil and finishing powder. Sure, it was made with vacations in mind, but with minimalism as your goal, this really is the perfect palette.

1 Box LANCOME Absolu Voyage Complete Expert Make-up Palette Travel Makeup Kit – $53.90
1 Box LANCOME Absolu Voyage Complete Expert Make-up Palette Travel Makeup Kit – $53.90

—Ursula Brunetti

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  • kaarie gillis

    The travel make-up kit sounds excellent. Really want (:

    • Ursula Rose Brunetti

      It is amazing!

  • Kathleen

    I’ve heard many great comments on Living Proof products. Most likely I’ll give ’em a try!

  • thepittsmn

    Dr Broners Magic Soap sounds interesting.

  • PattiAnn Green

    Simplifying my life and less is more is right up my alley. But I think it’s the opposite when I want to try EVERYTHING you recommend. LOL

  • tpoage

    Everybody could use a time saver.

  • chava zewicky

    Great picks!

  • Susan West

    I need to try the Dr.Broners Magic Soap. With all the uses that can be had from it is amazing. I’m sure there are even more uses for the magic soap.

  • thepittsmn

    I really need some Magic Soap for my face.

  • Audrey

    Lots of great products

  • Leebear

    I love multiple uses for one product.

  • Kaylin Bruce

    Mascara is the only makeup I always wear.

  • Audrey

    Would love to try the magic soap

  • Tanya Nayler

    nice products will have to try a few

  • tpoage

    I would like to try the BioDerma Photoderm AR SPF50+ Tinted Moisturizer. Haven’t heard of a lot of these products.

  • thepittsmn

    Interesting products.

  • Kaylin Bruce

    I’d love to try the Dr. Levy 3DEEP Cell Renewal Micro-Resurfacing Cleanser.

  • Audrey

    Lots of great things to try

  • Kaylin Bruce

    I’d love to try the Living Proof Healthy Hair 5-in-1 Styling Treatment. It’s hard to keep curly hair under control in the humid summer weather.

  • Ana Soares

    Love the Dr. PAWPAW Tinted Balm too! Perfect for summer 🙂

  • Judy Song

    I love the paw paw ointment that’s in a red tube, but I got mine from Australia awhile ago so when I ran out I was so sad. Stumbled onto this article with a link to dr paw paw? is this what dreams are made of?

  • Kaylin Bruce

    Multi-taskers are a God send!

  • Jennifer Nichole Richmond

    I’ve been minimizing the amount of products I use on my face. I work outdoors so it’s nearly impossible to wear makeup as the heat just melts it right off. Plus, that’s ok with me. Less product on my face has helped heal my skin for the better. I love makeup artists and all their artistry that they create but it’s not for me.

  • Juily Vasandani

    has anyone tried the BioDerma tinted moisturizer? looking for a great lightweight foundation!!

  • Chrystal Tran

    I love finding new products to use. Might purchase some of these!

  • Looove this! I have 3 kids but I still like to take care of myself but omg am I so tired sometimes I half ass it I love the multiple uses instead of going all over my products!

  • deni s

    love this

  • Monalisa Pardosi

    Wow didn’t know the 18 in 1 soap existed, that’s cool!

  • LilyBiscuit

    I’m going to try the Living Proof product. Thanks!

  • Cameron Peterson

    I love Living Proof products. Swear by it!

  • doodle712

    That castle soap is a life saver

  • Bethel Biru

    i love anything related to skinscare so def trying these!

  • So many awesome recommendations! I’m especially interested in the Dr. Levy 3DEEP Cell Renewal Micro-Resurfacing Cleanser. It sounds great!

  • Talia Corona

    I need to try the living proof hair treatment

  • inkchick

    Dr. Bronner’s soap is amazing. Definitely belongs on any list of must-have multi-taskers!

  • shy_shoujo

    would definitely recommend the Dr. PAWPAW balm! i particularly love the one in red packaging.

  • E Camille

    I don’t really like lancome’s eyeshadow, but that set is very convenient

  • Rosalee Jacklin

    So many people swear by the living proof hair treatment! I want to try that so bad. Thank you for sharing your tips.

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