Whether you’re expecting or a new mother, streamlining your beauty regime is an easy way to gain more time in the morning or evening. We list our favourite beauty investments that’ll give you back those precious minutes.


A multi-purpose product, it’s both a moisturiser and base, which means you can simply apply in the morning and go. The hydrating gel is a hybrid between a CC, BB cream and a tinted moisturiser, with mineral-infused water that helps lock hydration in. It absorbs quickly and doesn’t contain oils or silicones. It also has SPF 30 and minerals such as calcium and magnesium to replenish the skin. Available in 10 shades, it’s the ultimate morning pick-me-up for your complexion.

Available from www.bareminerals.co.uk, £26


If you’re rushing to get ready for an evening event, try this dry body oil designed to give legs a glossy, high shine finish without the grease. The Evolve brand is the new go-to for green beauty – think hand-crafted products, made from natural superfoods, with organic Camellia seed, Bisabolo and Castor oils. It leaves your pins hydrated, with a touch of sparkle from minerals Mica and Titanium so you don’t have to use multiple lotions and potions to glow.

Available from www.evolvebeauty.co.uk, £20


When you don’t have time to wash and dry your hair, turn to this dry shampoo from Living Proof. This award-winning product is a revolution for your hair routine and free from parabens, sulfates and phthalates. Unlike other formulas that leave residue, it’s powered by a triple-action cleansing technology that not only soaks up excess oil, but removes it too with just a swipe of a hairbrush. With a fresh, time-release fragrance, your tresses will appear clean and soft all day long.

Available from www.spacenk.com, £22


Described as “8 hours sleep in 2 clicks”, this product has been raved about by beauty editors and mothers alike. Aiming to banish bags, dark circles and fine lines, it’s a two-in-one beauty staple. The eye contour is first moisturised, with hydrating hyaluronic acid and Acanthium which promotes cell repair. Secondly, it contains light-diffusing particles, inspired by Charlotte’s time spent with photographers, to brighten up the eye area. With fine mother-of-pearl, it leaves your eyes looking dewy and rested – it really is as miraculous as it sounds.

Available from www.charlottetilbury.co.uk, £29


With one of these balms being sold every minute, they are the beauty editor’s favourite ‘green’ lipbalm. We couldn’t resist adding it to our list, being a handbag staple and perfect for those in a rush. It’s certified organic and crammed full of Mediterranean ingredients, inspired by the founder’s Greek heritage. Packed with moisturising and healing properties, it gives a shiny, tinted finish and is made from Shea butter and rice wax, which softens your lips. Available in six different shades to suit your mood (our favourite is pomegranate,) it creates the perfect pout in seconds.

Available from www.lloydspharmacy.com, £8


Words by Katie Stalker