Better Than Injectables: These 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.

111Skin Meso Infusion Micro Mask
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. 

Colbert MD Intensify Facial Discs
Colbert MD Intensify Facial Discs $70

These pads use microdermabrasion and enzymes to increase cell turnover and spur the skin’s natural repair process. They increase collagen production in your skin and instantly provide a fresh, radiant glow. 

Dr. Brandt Needles No More 3-D Filler Mask
Dr. Brandt Skincare Needles No More 3-D Filler Mask $95

This leave-on mask restores volume and youthful-looking contours while it smooths your skin. It’s a potent blend of hyaluronic acid and peptides—and it’ll make you look good.

Dr. Jart Liftra 3-Step Contour Set
Dr. Jart+ Liftra 3-Step Contour Set $100

In just three steps, this contouring set fills and firms your skin courtesy of lifting polymer and collagen fiber. The moisturizer and spray work together with the massaging tool to give you results in just minutes.

Erno Laszlo Transphuse Day Serum
Erno Laszlo Transphuse Day Serum $200

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 Exfoliating Instant Facial
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.

Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask
Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask $85

A mix of caffeine (to tighten), peridot (to energize), and 24K gold (to lock in moisture), this pampering mask will reverse the effects of stress and aging on your face. Plus, it feels fancy and smells amazing.

Silk Therapeutics Silk + C30 Film Fine line Diminshing Treatment
Silk Therapeutics Silk + C30 Film Fine line Diminshing Treatment $185

This highly concentrated anti-aging treatment uses 30% vitamin C and silk to immediately address ailments on your skin. It dissolves, firms, and renews in just one treatment.

Sonya Dakar Flash Facial
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?

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