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All About Instant Results? Check Out These Fast-Working Skincare Products

You won’t have to wait weeks to see results with these wonder workers.

Unlike makeup, where you can pretty much see a change instantly, most skincare take about 28 days before you get visible results. However, while that might be the norm, there are exceptions. We’ve put together a list of speedy skincare products that can treat skin and reveal change, fast. And unlike fast food, they’re actually nourishing and good for you.

For Beloved One Flawless Brightening Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Bio-Cellulose Mask, $63 for a box of three For Beloved One Flawless Brightening Ethyl Ascorbic Acid Bio-Cellulose Mask, $63 for a box of three
What it does: This is specially designed for Asian skin that is prone to dark spots and sallowness. It has brightening ingredients to boost radiance, reduce the formation of melanin and reinforce skin health and suppleness. The results: Skin looked significantly more luminuous and even-toned. Pigmentation spots appeared lighter and it even prevented our complexion from tanning after a long day under the sun. How long it took to work: Instantly La Mer The Regenerating Serum, $580
What it does: Inflammation can damage skin’s collagen and elastin, leading to the formation of lines and wrinkles. This is made with concentrated plant stem-cell ingredients and the brand’s iconic Miracle Broth to boost collagen production, soothe inflammation and protect skin. The results: Skin felt almost pillow-y soft and plump, and looked healthier and fresher. How long it took to work: Three to four days Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel, $135
What it does: This two-step daily treatment is made with a dose of acids, antioxidants and vitamins to help get rid of dead skin cells, excess oil and impurities to improve skin tone and texture. The results: Skin felt softer, smoother and brighter. Small breakouts also seem to dry out, and our complexion appeared more balanced the day after. How long it took to work: Instantly Cle de Peau Beaute Vitality-Enhancing Eye Mask Supreme,$220 for a box of six Cle de Peau Beaute Vitality-Enhancing Eye Mask Supreme,$220 for a box of six
What it does: Infused with Iris Florentina, Averrhoa Carambola leaf and Crataegus Monogyna flower extracts, this luxe mask helps to soften laugh lines, reduce puffiness and refresh your eye area. The results: The skin around our eye area felt softer and more hydrated, dark circles appeared less obvious and we looked less tired. How long it took to work: Instantly Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate, $80
What it does: Made with 15 per cent plant-based glycerin and Shiso leaf extract, this drenches your skin with so much moisture that it plumps skin, softens fine lines and smooths out your complexion. The results: This is so hydrating that it helped to soften the dry, rough patches on our complexion, and left it feeling smoother and more supple. How long it took to work: 1 day Clarins Skin Beauty Repair Concentrate, $100
What it does: An SOS treatment to help treat sensitive or irritated skin, that has been triggered by aggressors like the sun, extreme cold or stress, this has a cocktail of healing essential oils and liquorice extract to calm the complexion, minimise redness and restore skin’s natural barrier function. The results: It helped to soothe our skin inflammation – caused by over-exfoliation – and treat the red patchiness around our face. It also lessened the dryness and tightness in our skin cause by irritation. How long it took to work: One to two days Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask, $72 for a box of 5
What it does: Each mask contains one-third a bottle of the Korean brand’s popular First Care Activating Serum EX to balance, nourish, soothe and hydrate skin. The results: This is a must-have if your complexion feels dry. It left our skin feeling soft and ultra hydrated. We did a skin hydration test before and after using the mask and it showed a 30 per cent increase in our moisture levels. How long it took to work: Instantly