From Bluetooth to multiple browser tabs, we live in a world where we feel inadequate if we aren’t doing several things at once. Ah, the art of multitasking.
And while the jury is still out on whether we’re actually more productive when we, say, conduct a conference call while simultaneously updating our Facebook status, when it comes to clinical skincare that multitasks, it’s a no-brainer. An emerging trend you may have noticed, clinical skincare products are advancing to meet the time and budget constraints of the modern customer with single formulas that serve multiple purposes. The result? Highly effective “super products” that can significantly cut down the cost of and minutes spent on a daily skincare regimen and bathroom counter clutter.
Here are a few of our favorite Control Corrective overachievers:
Acne Treatment Cream
Clear skin can come from a moisturizing cream! Acne treatments and over-dry skin typically go hand-in-hand, but this blemish-busting multi-tasker not only reduces breakouts and scars, but also acts as a hydrating medicated moisturizer.
Retinol C Serum
Anti-aging cream, acne treatment and skin brightener in one? Yes, please! A serum built on simultaneous results, this powerful formula packs a one-two punch to minimize fine lines and wrinkles and reduce breakouts, while also hydrating and brightening the skin. Made with multitasking actives Retinol and Vitamin C, the serum is calibrated to calm complexions that are aging, experiencing acne and the uneven pigmentation caused by both.
Fending off stubborn adult or hormonal acne can be tricky if you have combination skin, let alone finding a treatment that won’t dehydrate or irritate. This oxygen-fueled, fast-penetrating lotion kills acne bacteria, and doubles as a moisturizer for normal/oily skin types where persistent breakouts occur.
Salicylic Wash 2%
This deep-cleaning wash sweeps away dead skin buildup that offers a haven for breakouts, reducing whitehead and blackhead formation on the face, back and chest. But its excellent exfoliating capabilities don’t stop there – it can also act as a as a pre-shampoo scalp treatment that helps loosen dandruff and other seborrheic conditions.
Skin Nourishing Balm
Enter the cream of countless capabilities. This nourishing and revitalizing botanical-based balm promises a beautiful wakeup call when used overnight on the face and neck, but works overtime as an eczema treatment, cuticle softener and deep conditioner for other parts of the body suffering from serious dryness.
Intensive Skin Lightening Cream SPF 30
Does your moisturizer provide sun protection and help erase past sun mistakes? This multi-tasker does. Not only does this hydrating cream offer full spectrum sunscreen protection from both UVA and UVB, it also helps erase age spots and brighten blotchy skin caused by sun damage.