Fine lines and wrinkles happen due to an entire list of reasons: including surface dehydration, facial expressions, overexposure to UV rays and of course chronological ageing. While surface dehydration is easy to treat—you basically need to replenish skin with moisture to plump it, wrinkles that have formed over time due to the weakening of collagen fibres are trickier to target because it takes time for skin cells to synthesise collagen. So what if you need instant results? Thankfully, skincare companies are fully aware of the demand for instantly gratification in the form of fast-acting products. Here are the best products to fill, plump and treat wrinkles in just one use:
Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Ampoules, about $217 (7 x 2 ml), at Net-A-Porter
Perfect for use leading up to a big event, each of these ampoules are packed with short and long-chained hyaluronic acid. This means that the formula effectively penetrates the different skin layers for an immediate plumping effect to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as the long-term benefits of replenishing skin with moisture and nourishing the dermal layers. And just like all Dr. Barbara Sturm skincare products, powerful antioxidant Purslane helps keep cellular inflammation at bay for healthier skin.
111Skin Meso Infusion Overnight Micro Mask, $198 (4 pairs), at Robinsons Heeren
Use these innovative mask strips to soften the appearance of deep wrinkles between your brows or around your mouth. Inspired by in-clinic mesotherapy, which involves making tiny injections to to deliver vitamins deep into skin’s dermal layers and beyond, each of these masks contain tiny cones that are designed to dissolve when in contact with skin. Made with hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, expect an instant plumping effect as well as an improvement of skin firmness and clarity over time. Apply directly onto clean, dry skin and leave on for 60-90 minutes. Follow with your normal skincare routine once removed.
#3 IDS Prestige RC+ Rejuvenating Complex Plus, $417 (30 ml), at www.idsskincare.com
Expect nothing less than a potent concoction of firming and lifting ingredients like pepetides, adenosine, and hyaluronic acid in this concentrated anti-ageing salve. Not to mention the brand’s proprietary delivery system, which helps ensure ingredients are delivered optimally for maximum results. In addition, this formula is also fortified with unique ingredients that instantly relaxes facial muscles so wrinkles and expression lines are softened. All you have to do is apply a thin layer under makeup and watch as wrinkles disappear so makeup glides on like a dream.
#4 For Beloved One Advanced Anti-Aging Ceramide Squalane Bio-Cellulose Mask, $63 for 3 sheets
With one of the thickest bio-cellulose masks in the market, For Beloved One’s masks not only promise visible results, they are a pleasure to use as they do not slide and shift on your skin. This anti-ageing version is saturated with ceramide, squalane, peptides and sugars to firm, smooth and strengthen skin. Adhere onto cleansed skin and leave on for 20 minutes for bouncy, dewy skin.
#5 Chantecaille Gold Recovery Mask, $460, at Takashimaya
Formulated to target horizontal wrinkles (like crow’s feet and those across the forehead) as well as vertical wrinkles (like nasolabial and glabellar lines), this intensive mask regenerates skin for a plumper, brighter complexion in just 15 minutes. Once applied, this blend of 24-karat gold, silk extracts, probiotics, peptides and rose water hydrates, soothes, rebuilds, renews and plumps skin. Alternatively, you can leave it on as a sleeping mask for a restorative overnight treatment
#6 Chanel Le Lift Anti-Wrinkle Flash Eye Revitalize, $202 for 1 x 5ml roll-on and 10 pairs of eye patches
Ideal for relieving puffiness as well as smoothing wrinkles, this two-step involves a refreshing eye massage using the roll-on applicator. At the same time, the eye contour is treated to a age-reversing blend of vitamins and Chanel’s proprietary 3.5-DA, a uniquely formulated ingredient that tightens lax skin. Apply the hydrogel patches and leave them on for about 10 minutes as it amplifies product penetration while the cooling sensation revives tired eyes and drains puffiness for a well-rested appearance.
#7 Estée Lauder Perfectionist Pro Rapid Firm + Lift Treatment, $134 (30 ml)
Turn back the hands of time with this anti-gravity treatment. A combination of Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 and AHAs means this serum gently renews skin while accelerating collagen synthesis. The result? Instantly smoother, more refined skin texture where lines and pores look less prominent. Over time, expect skin elasticity to improve for a smoother, plumper mien.
#8 Shiseido Vital-Perfection Wrinklelift Mask, $115 (12 pairs)
Featuring a generous petal-like shape, these masks adhere closely over the eyes and cheeks where expression lines are most prone to forming. With a combination of glycerin and antioxidants, skin is instantly smoothed, strengthened and brightened. Pure retinol is also gradually delivered deep into skin layers to stimulate collagen synthesis to improve skin firmness over time. Apply onto cleansed skin after a softening lotion or a toner and leave on for ten minutes as its anti-wrinkle ingredients go to work.
#9 La Prairie Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster, $495 (50 ml)
Thanks to the brand’s revolutionary delivery system, firming peptides and skin renewing active ingredients are able to reach target areas when they are needed the most, quicker than ever. Upon application, wrinkles appear less visible and skin feels silky smooth. Within two weeks, expect a reduction in the appearance of deep lines as skin rejuvenation is accelerated and skin hydration is improved.
Text: Joyce Cheo / Additional reporting: Arissa Ha
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