Tick-tock transformations

If the New Year year is already racing ahead at breakneck speed, adopt a beauty regime to keep up with your whirlwind lifestyle.

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The average woman spends just 18 minutes beautifying on a typical day, according to a recent survey by nice'n easy. Those precious minutes are worth it, with 73% saying they feel much more confident after completing their regime.

But for crazy days when even two minutes feels like a stretch, invest in time-conscious beauty. These are products so confident about delivering results against the clock, they're flaunting a time check on their packaging.

Start the egg timer and indulge in a spot of power-pampering.

Spare minutes

Olay Regenerist 10 Minute Miracle Primer

Crystal Clear 10 Minute Glow

Decleor 3 Minute Flash Radiance Mask

Spare seconds

Lancome Visionnaire 1 Minute Blur

L'Occitane One Minute Hand Scrub

Rimmel 60 Seconds

Spare milliseconds

L'oreal Paris Skin Perfection 15 Second Miracle Cleansing Oil

Unite 7 Seconds Condition

Garnier 5 Second Perfect Blur Primer

Tried & tested

Hair deserves some extra TLC in the winter months. Our testers spend a little longer in the shower with these intensive conditioners:

Charles Worthington Strength & Repair Longer & Stronger Hair Masque, £5.99 (Boots)


L'Oreal Paris EverRiche Nourishing Intense Mask (for dry/very dry hair), £6.99 (Boots)


Pureology Precious Oil Softening Hair Masque (for brittle, dull, colour-treated hair), £24.65 (www.feelunique.com)


Buy it now

Bring some flair to your beauty haul. Marks & Spencer has collaborated with fashion illustrator Holly Sharpe for a limited edition cosmetics line. The 19-piece range includes make-up, fragrance and a wash bag featuring whimsical Exotic Girl illustration. M&S Limited Collection Holly Sharpe is available in stores and online now, from £5 (www.marksandspencer.com).

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