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.
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.