One-Minute Beauty Treatments: Our Favourite 60 Second Products (Because Who Really Has The Time?)

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  • Let’s face it, most of us barely have time to get dressed let alone do a ‘cleanse, tone and beautify’. Luckily those considerate beauty boffins have stepped in with a plethora of products to snatch back some precious morning-time (set that alarm clock to snooze now). Here are our top ten...

    Clarins Eclat Minute Instant Light, £26

    We’ve seen the light thanks to this nifty little tube that combines make-up and skincare benefits such as the radiance-enhancing ‘High-Lumitec’ cocktail and a skin-soothing anti-pollution complex for a luminous glow.

    L’Occitane Shea Butter One Minute Hand Scrub, £13
    Get your paws on this nourishing scrub which combines brown sugar to gently exfoliate with shea, sweet almond and grapeseed oils to soften.

    Charles Worthington Salon at Home 60 Second Colour Boosting Masque, £14.99
    Make sure your crowning glory remains the main attraction with this sumptuous mask for all hair colours. Infused with argan oil, vitamins, sunscreen and a SmartTone technology, it ensures your colour stays vibrant for longer.

    Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish, £2.99
    There’s nothing more tedious than watching paint dry so skip the flapping/blowing/waving and go for this fast-drying polish which includes a ‘Pro-cision’ brush for flawless, ultra-speedy coverage.

    Ren V-Cense Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial, £30
    As much as we’d love to languish in a spa with a face full of goo (or even in our own bathrooms), life tends to get in the way, so do away with the wait and go for the super-speedy solution. Formulated with brightening, water-activated vitamin C as well as Boswellic acid and magnesium, this transforming gel-rinse banishes blackheads and reduces wrinkles.

    Givenchy Hydra Sparkling One-Minute Glow Powder, £29.50
    Sadly not launching until March, but this innovative little beauty is well worth the wait. With a texture as light as angels’ breath, this micro-peeling cleansing powder transforms into a foam on contact with water to provide a gentle chemical exfoliation as well as a micro-peeling action.

    Lancome Visionnaire 1 Minute Blur, £40
    Finally, Photoshop in a bottle (well almost), thanks to a unique ‘Photo Smooth Technology’ to blur the appearance of imperfections and pores in a jiffy for a velvety-smooth, perfected finish.

    Dove Hair Express One Minute Conditioner, £3.99
    Make your conditioner work a little harder for it’s money with this super-speedy colour-enhancing cocktail which seals the cuticle to keep colour vibrant for up to 10 washes.

    Xen Tan Ins-Tan-Taneous One Minute Tan, £26.99
    Forget paper knickers and the enduring smell of biscuits, get your glow on with this instant, transfer-resistant bathroom hero dubbed as ‘the tan you don’t need to plan’. Simply spray and go.

    M&S Formula Advanced Illumin-ATP Radiance 1 Minute facial, £15
    Transform dull-looking skin in a jiffy with this exfoliating, moisture-boosting mask which contains a blend of energy-giving ATP to give your skin cells a much needed boost.

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