A new category of skincare has hit the market claiming to take years off your appearance in an instant. Seems too good to be true, right? Well, I have some good news: believe the hype. As long as you have realistic expectations, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by these instant skin perfectors.
Most of these products contain ingredients that diffuse light, softening the look of fine lines, age spots, and other imperfections, as well as mattifiers that give skin a velvety-soft appearance. It’s like a photo filter in a tube! In my research, I found that some reviewers were a bit put off by the thick consistency of some of these products, but the texture serves to fill in lines and pores for a smooth, even finish. Once applied, the formulas that I have tried feel weightless.
Several other reviewers were introduced to these “blurring” creams the same way I was. I tried a sample and immediately purchased the product. That says a lot, especially because I routinely receive skincare products for free as a beauty blogger. The sample I tried was L’Oreal RevitaLift Miracle Blur. I love it because it eliminates the shine in my T-zone that intensifies in the summer, has an ample SPF of 30, and really, truly softens the look of my fine lines and wrinkles. I don’t always have time to apply makeup so it’s huge that in one step, I can hide imperfections, moisturize, and protect my skin from the sun. When I do wear makeup, this product creates a smooth and even base, eliminating the need for makeup primer.
It’s hard to detect the subtle differences in a photo but if you look closely you can see that the fine lines and even the veins on my right hand are not as noticeable as they are on my left hand.
Skin perfecting creams can be worn alone, under makeup, or on top of makeup. They are available at a wide variety of price points and many include extra benefits like tint, sun protection, and anti-aging ingredients to treat problem areas while instantly blurring them.
Click through the slideshow below for 12 instant skin perfectors worth the hype.
12 Instant Skin Perfectors Worth the Hype
L’Oreal Paris RevitaLift Miracle Blur
The product that got me hooked on instant skin perfectors! This SPF 30 cream can be layered over moisturizer, but it’s moisturizing enough to be worn alone. Available at Drugstore $24.99
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
With or without makeup, pores and fine lines are minimized with this blurring cream. Available at Target $5.99
Garnier Skin Renew 5 Second Blur Instant Smoother
Blur the signs of aging in seconds with this velvety-textured cream. Found on Drugstore $16.99
Miracle Skin Transformer Vanish Instant Correction Perfector
Try this multitasking serum that includes anti-aging ingredients ergothionine and vitamin C to both treat and blur imperfections. Available at DermStore $58
Lancome Visionnaire 1-Minute Blur
Layer this lightweight formula over moisturizer and reap the added treatment benefits of vitamin CG, retinyl palmitate, and LHA. Pick it up at Sephora $55
CoverGirl TruMagic Mini Skin Perfector
The clear, lightweight formula has an instant matte, soft appearance and the packaging is great for taking on-the-go for touch-ups throughout the day. Found on Drugstore $6.49
Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Instant Skin Perfector
Give your skin a youthful glow with this stick formula that immediately brightens and evens skin tone. Found at Spirit Beauty Lounge $48
Good Skin Labs BB10 Instant Skin Perfector
If you would like a little tint in your perfecting cream, try this mattifying product with SPF 35.Found at Kohl’s $29.50
Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner
A cult-favorite, this primer creates an invisible barrier to prevent makeup from clogging pores, blurs fines lines, and helps makeup last longer. Available at Sephora $45
Olay Regenerist Instant Fix Wrinkle Revolution Complex Primer Plus
This multipurpose concoction includes bio-peptides and B3 complex to fight the signs of aging over time, as well as offer an immediate blurring effect. Found at Target $17.49
Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch
This weightless primer contains micro-pearls to fill in fine lines and wrinkles as well as pink pearl pigments to deflect light and soften features. Available at Sephora $35
Indeed Laboratories NanoBlur
This fragrance- and paraben-free cream immediately corrects problem areas for a soft, smooth finish. Pick it up at Walgreens $19.99