By The Ethical Consumerista

Even if you’re in a rush, you don't have to leave the house looking like an extra from “The Walking Dead.” Here’s a quick list of products that are your go-to basics when you’re in a hurry but still want to look well-put together. The products below also have the added benefit of being manufactured by companies that treat their workers well.



Facial Cleanser
If you wouldn’t dream of leaving home without brushing your teeth, and you should feel the same about washing your face. A gentle, everyday scrub like L’OREAL Paris’ GO 360° CLEAN Deep Facial Cleanser will give you a deeper cleanse and make your skin smoother and radiant.

Cleansers tend to strip the skin of all its natural oils, and no one wants to go around with dry skin. A facial cream that works for day and night like L’OREAL Paris’ IDEAL MOISTURE is your new best friend. Not only will it hydrate your skin with vitamin C, but it will even out your skin tone after a few weeks of use.

Sunscreen is not just for the beach. Ideally, you should apply some sort of protection to your face every day. Most foundations and BB creams contain a bit of SPF, but if you want more protection or your products don’t have it, block those UV rays from damaging your face with Coppertone’s Sensitive Skin FACES sunscreen lotion. It won’t clog your pores or cause breakouts, which a lot of sunscreens do.

BB Cream
Some of us feel more comfortable than others rocking a bare face. But if you feel like you must conceal blemishes or redness and are running low on time, a BB Cream is a better option for you over foundation. The Revlon Photoready BB Cream, for example, is a moisturizer, primer, sunscreen, and concealer in one. If time is a constraint but you still don’t want to compromise your look, BB Cream is perfect for you.

So your face is hydrated and has a bit of tinted coverage, but your lips are chapped? No look is complete without a color pop on the lips. And since we’re all about convenience, the Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor collection is your go to. These lipsticks will hydrate your lips and give them a sheen finish. Even without every other makeup product, a good lip color will bring together even the messiest of looks.

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