Better Than Injectables: These Anti-Aging Products Give Instant Results
I love instant gratification—who doesn’t? So, yes, I’ll post an Instagram and expect immediate accolade (in the form of likes, likes, and more likes) or hastily order something I can’t afford from Everlane or Net-a-Porter because they deliver in an hour.
The problem is, skincare doesn’t work like that. Most products say you’ll see results in six to eight weeks—or even longer, in some cases. It doesn’t mean they don’t work, it just means you’ll have to patiently (or not so patiently, in my case) wait to see the effects show up on your face. Which is why many women turn to cosmetic procedures. Injectables work instantly and feed our need to see developments happening right before our very eyes.
But, if you’re like me and not ready to take the needle plunge just yet, there are new options and innovations happening in skincare that allow for immediate results.
Keep scrolling for our favorite anti-aging products that have a super quick turn-around time.
111SKIN Meso Infusion Micro Mask ($160)
This self-dissolving mask is infused with 95.5% hyaluronic acid and 4.5% pure vitamin C, which are absorbed deep into the dermis. The design allows for the special attention to four common problem areas (crow's feet, under-eyes, frown lines, and mouth lines), as well as visible improvement after the very first application.
Erno Laszlo Transphuse Day Serum ($190)
Erno Laszlo's quick-fix dermal filler was recommended to me by our beauty director, Deven. And guess what? It dramatically improves the skin’s plumpness and reduces stubborn expression lines. The formula relaxes tense facial muscles and gets your skin glowing at the same time. Just apply it in the morning after toning, and you’re good to go.
Goop by Juice Beauty Exfoliating Instant Facial ($125)
Natural alpha and beta hydroxy acids gently sweep away any dead skin cells, and plant-based cellulose beads release vitamin B5 to leave your face softer and more supple than ever before. And it’s recommended by Gwyneth Paltrow, so yeah, it’s amazing.
Sonya Dakar Flash Facial ($95)
This exfoliating gel serum delivers softer, plumper, and younger-looking skin literally just 60 seconds. How's that for instant gratification?
Looking for another anti-aging trick? Peep this strange-looking tool that contours your face, no makeup required.