Long term, hardworking beauty products, like eye creams or serums that take six weeks of nightly application before you see an affect, are all well and good. Alas, I hear you bellow from the depths of your frustration (and possibly your bed) “I haven’t GOT six weeks. I’m riddled with problems NOW!” Well, join the queue.
While you’re at it, allow me to share with you the knowledge I have garnered over years of being both a beauty writer and lazy professionally. I don’t want products that will gaze at me dolefully from the shelf, intoning “You’d look fine by now if you had used me yesterday, or maybe since January”. No. I want products that will enable the worst sides of my indulgent nature, by eradicating the consequences of my poor choices. Luckily for us all, I’ve found plenty of them.
The Instant Night’s Sleep – Vichy Slow âge Night Cream & Mask (€28.80 at feelunique.com)
Look, nothing is really the same as a night’s sleep, and I don’t recommend you deprive yourself of sleep and try to hide that crime against self care with a jar of goo. However, we have all gotten a splendid night’s sleep and still woken up looking like we have in fact been dredged from some terrible underworld, or from a frogspawn infested pond. In those instances, a spoon fresh from the freezer applied to puffiness, some water and a good product are all the hail mary available to us. Applied for ten minutes pre-special occasion or night out, this will brighten and plump the skin very nicely. Applied overnight, it will ensure you awake, having slept well, actually looking like you have.