October 2, 2015

Time waits for no man, so we need skincare solutions that don’t waste our precious time. So here’s a roundup of products that promise to show results, fast.

Clarisonic Smart Profile, $330


We already know and love Clarisonic cleansing systems for how efficiently they clean the skin, but the new Smart Profile takes things to a new level with its SMART technology that allows the device to detect the two different brush heads (one for the face, one for the body) and adjust the cleansing power accordingly. If you didn’t already know, a Clarisonic cleanses your skin 11 times better than your hands can.

Algenist Power Advanced Wrinkle Fighter Moisturiser, $139

Algenist Power Advanced Wrinkle Fighter Moisturizer, $139


The key ingredient here is an algae protein that plumps up the skin and fills fine lines and wrinkles, fast. Think of it as a super-algae: it has a high concentration of amino acids including the potent alguronic acid, which is what enables it to work fast (it promises results in 10 days).

Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Fast-Acting Serum, $238


This serum boldly promises to smooth over wrinkles in a mere 3 days – we believe it, as it’s formulated with snails, which we know are a powerful anti-aging ingredient, as icky as the idea might be. This contains the Snail Venom Conopeptide, which is a muscle relaxant. Actual diamond dust also helps add a “soft focus” effect to the skin. Fancy.

GlamGlow FLASHMUD Brightening Treatment, $92


If a few hours too long in the sun has left you with unsightly uneven patches of skin, this is a brightening treatment that will save the day. The botanical blend in this mask is called the WhiteEnergy blend, with white wild rose flower, white lily bulb, and white peony root (you can see why they would have whitening properties). White quartz microspheres, niacinamide and diamond photoluminescence make the skin look more translucent and luminous, while the potent white birch leaf helps to colour-balance the skintone.

Arcona Advanced “A” Serum, $116

Arcona Advanced A Serum, $116

This serum promises to work its magic overnight with retinaldehyde, which is a stable form of Vitamin A that promises to take care of everything from skin discolouration, photo damage, fine lines and wrinkles, to enlarged pores. A peptide blend boosts overall skintone, clarity and firmness.

Caudalie Resveratrol Lift Firming Serum, $120


The key ingredient in this is resveratrol, which is actually obtained from the same grapevines that make quality wine. It’s a naturally-occuring molecule that target specific enzymes in the body in charge of lengthening cell life (talk about going deep). Together with micro hyaluronic acid, resveratrol helps boost skin volume and firmness.


All available at Sephora stores.