‘Skip-Care’ Is the Lazy Skin-Care Trend of Our Dreams

Lazy beauty lovers, listen up: You're no doubt overwhelmed by the rise of 12-step skin regimens. So you'll be relieved to know that the Marie Kondo effect has finally made it to your medicine cabinet. Say hello to skip-care: the latest k-beauty trend that says five steps are as good as 12 when you choose products that do double the work. Here, a few of our favorite multi-functional formulas to help whittle down your routine.


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Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil

Removing makeup and cleansing are two steps we’re happy to combine. That’s why we look to this single-ingredient cleanser to melt away makeup and impurities all in one go. And camellia oil strikes the perfect balance: It retains your skin’s natural moisture without leaving an oily residue.

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Skinceuticals Ce Ferulic

Vitamin C’s brightening properties give dull skin a much-needed boost, especially when combined with free-radical-fighting vitamin E and ferulic acid. So if tackling sun damage, dark spots and unevenness are a concern, this daytime antioxidant blend is your new BFF.

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Drunk Elephant

Drunk Elephant T.l.c. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum

This night treatment does double duty with both AHAs and BHAs to exfoliate your skin (without any hard scrubs). Glycolic acid works to smooth your skin’s surface, while salicylic acid controls pesky breakouts.

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Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer

Squalane is the natural beauty ingredient of the moment, and for good reason: The plant-derived oil locks in moisture and works to strengthen your skin’s protective barrier, making it perfect for parched winter skin. And while this gel formula is lightweight, it delivers the same heavy-duty hydration as rich night cream.

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Eltamd Uv Clear Facial Sunscreen Broad-spectrum Spf 46

This celeb favorite is fragrance- and paraben-free and won’t make you break out (our biggest gripe with most sunscreens). Vitamin B3 and skin-plumping hyaluronic acid also star in this natural formula (you know, in case you needed some more moisture).

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Senior Social Strategy & Trends Editor

From 2017-2023 Michaela Magliochetti held the role of Senior Social Strategy & Trends Editor covering wellness, horoscopes, trends and more.