I'll be the first to admit, any time I try a new product that says it will soften my skin, make it look more radiant, or help reduce the small crows feet around my eyes (thanks Sunshine State), I want to see immediate results. I know that's not actually how it works, but sometimes I think it should. If you tell me something is going to plump the lines on my face, I want to see them actually plump up. For most products, instant gratification just isn't going to happen. These top seven products, however—I swear to you—you will see and feel immediate results. Some of these products I've purchased multiple times and others I've literally only used a once use sample size (that's the true test).
One: Kiehl's Tumeric and Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque— I received one of those one-time use sample packs of this mask in my recent Kiehl's order, so I've only used this one time, but in that one time I saw immediate results upon washing the mask off my face. This mask aims to invigorate and brighten skin's appearance, and that's exactly what it did. I washed my face, then applied this mask for the recommended time. When I washed it off, I could see the brightness in my face because there was a distinct color difference in where the mask was and wasn't applied to my face. My cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin where bright and glowy looking, with a healthy pink flush in my cheeks. the cranberry seed helped exfoliate my skin as I washed it from my face, and I honestly felt like my skin looked like it had just been treated to an amazing facial. I'm definitely purchasing the full-size after seeing such immediate results from a one-use sample size.
Two: Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel—I talked about this 3-minute peel once before, so I won't go crazy in-depth here. As soon as you apply this peel to your face and start massaging it around your face, little pills of dead skin begins to form as you massage your skin. It's disgusting to read, but so rewarding. You can feel the immediate results, and as soon as you rinse your face, you can see the results. Skin is amazingly soft and fresh looking. The best thing is this peel isn't harsh; it doesn't burn or sting or cause redness.
Three: Simple Micellar Makeup Removing Wipes—I love micellar water to remove my makeup at the end of the day. It's especially good with waterproof eye makeup that isn't supposed to budge under any circumstance. These face wipes immediately take the makeup off my face without having to rub too hard or pull on the sensitive skin around my eyes. It's soft, gentle, and effective. I always have these in stock.
Four: Kiehl's Powerful Strength Line Reducing Eye Brightening Concentrate— Anything that shows immediate results around my eye area is a winner in my book. This stuff doesn't lie, I saw immediate results in brightening under my eyes. I can get puffy, darker rings around my eyes if I don't sleep well, and this concentrate seriously brightens my under eye. The brightening also helps camouflage any fine lines under my eyes as well. I cannot get enough of this stuff now.
Five: Bag Balm—I found out about this stuff years ago, and it works wonders on dry, chapped lips and skin in general. If I don't drink enough water or pay close enough attention, I can get the worst chapped lips. Bag balm is the only thing I can use and see immediate relief and repair. I try to put it on every night before bed—it doesn't always happen, but when I do it makes a huge difference.
Six: Origins Plantscription Hand Cream—I don't always think about the skin on my hands aging, I mean I'm 30 after all. Yet, when my mom brought home a sample for me, I immediately loved it. This is great hand cream for any season because it moisturizes instantly, there is no greasy, slimy, slick residue, and your hands just feel clean and moisturized. Plus, it's working to prevent aging.
Seven: Lancome Self-Tan Flash Bronzer for Face—Maybe it's because I've lived in Florida my entire life, but I honestly feel like I look healthier and glowy with a bit of a tan. The dead of winter, when I'm palest is not my favorite. So, I reach for self-tanner a lot. And as anyone who uses self-tanner knows, the face is a completely different area when it comes to self-tanning. When, Lancome sent me a sample of their flash bronzer for face, I tried immediately and swear by it now. I won't put any other self-tanner on my face. Immediately, my skin looks brighter and bronzed without looking fake or taking on an orange hue. It's a very natural shade and is an instant pick-me-up.