Style & Beauty

The “9-5” Skincare Products You Need For Summer

February 20, 2021

Words by Ashlee Trout Image Credit Cindy Mello

Often, we leave those life admin tasks which didn’t get done today for tomorrow without too much thought. Missed a session at the gym? We’ll make it up tomorrow. Forget to pick up the dry-cleaning? It can wait until tomorrow. A lot of things can be put off, with little disruption or effect on today, but our skincare isn’t one of them.

Let’s look at some of the best 9-5 Skin Care Products

Most of us start our workday in the early hours of the morning. Whether we are leaving for the office, heading to work outside, or dragging ourselves off to our home office or starting the day by hitting the snooze button one too many times. This is almost certainly followed by scrolling our Insta feed while filling our water bottle and grabbing our towel for our Pilates session before work. Chances are we don’t always have enough time to give our skin the attention it needs to stay healthy and hydrated. And now, with the weather warming up, we need to step-up our skincare regime.

To Cleanse or Not to Cleanse?

Cleanse with a cult following, IS Clinical Cleaning Complex lives up to its Hollywood hype. Loved by Rosie Huntington Whitley, Suki Waterhouse, Anine Bing, Victoria Beckham and celebrity Esthetician Shani Darden, this low lather power-cleanser is gentle enough for AM use and ideal for dry, combination, acne-prone, sensitive, normal and oily skin types. With hero ingredients including Vitamin CHerbal ExtractsVitamin AVitamin ESalicylic Acid and  Antioxidants it’s also paraben-freeDermatologist approvedsulphate-Freephthalate-free.


This watery product helps add another layer of hydration to our skin and who doesn’t want that? When skin is hydrated, it can better support the direct benefits of serum’s and moisturiser’s. We like SKII Treatment EssenceBlack Tea Kombucha Antioxidant Essence, Albion Skin Conditioner, Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence, or The Giving Essence by Then I Met You.

Say No to Shine

Shiny surfaces are great on glossy lids; not so much on our T-Zone. The go-to solution has been a powder, but no longer. Off to an important business lunch with your best client? Put your powder away. IS Clinical Active serum, a miracle in a bottle, leaving you shine free all day long.


Work in an office? Air-conditioning is known to zap moisture from your skin. If your work has you spending time outside, wind and sun are also dehydrating your skin. That’s where Medik8’s Hydr8 B5 helps. Providing intense hydration and long-lasting moisture up to 1,000x its own weight in water; with hyaluronic acid and  vitamin B5 to improve your skins water retention, this super serum is fast-absorbing, silky-smooth and softens fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you with noticeably hydrated skin.

Moisture Lock

What did we do before Dr Dennis Gross came into our lives? Combining the latest scientific research with natural ingredients the Dr Dennis Hyaluronic Marine Oil-free Moisture Cushion 

is a cruelty-free, oil-free,  gel-cream moisturiser that provides time-released hydration for younger-looking skin. We also like Clinique’s Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly. A lightweight, water-jelly that delivers 24-hour hydration providing pollution protection.


In many parts of Australia, we have the good fortunate of almost all-year-around sunny weather, however the downside is sun damage. Not only is it number one cause of aging, Australia has some of the highest rates per capita of skin cancer in the world.

As a rule, sunscreen is the first skincare product that you should consider purchasing. If you do nothing else to start your skincare morning routine, make this the one rule you do not break.

We like To Save Face Superscreen SPF 50 by MECCASun Drops SPF50 by DR. Barbara SturmEveryday Sunscreen SPF50 by Supergoop! and Ultra-Light Fluid Sunscreen SPF50+ by La Roche-Posay.

Get in the habit of applying each morning before leaving the house. Your future self will thank you!

Now spring clean your shelfie and glow!

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