EXPRESS YOURSELF 25TH JUNE
Everyone is in a rush nowadays so we love anything that saves us time beauty-wise, especially if it also delivers instant results. In fact, a survey by beauty brand Imedeen revealed that more than half of British women will buy the latest quick-fix products, but wait only a month to see a difference before trying something new. However, one reader recently contacted us to say that she didn’t even have the time for any kind of anti ageing regime when she thought of everything else she had to do and wanted to know if there were any instant fixes to transform her We understand. But often the smallest thing, something that takes almost no time at all, like using a facial scrub once a week or a great facial mask can make a big difference in how you look and feel. In fact, the beauty industry who used to encourage clients to put aside ‘me time’, are currently devising ways to fulfil the demands of the ‘want it now ‘ generation who only have an hour (or less) to indulge including looking after themselves. Most department stores now have express beauty bars where you can pop and get a ten minute makeover -check out the new Clarins express beauty bars at branches of John Lewis – and even clinical skincare is getting the pop-in treatment offering non invasive treatments which can be slotted in a lunch hour with time to spare.
Here, the best built-for-speed options to try which also deliver instant results but remember quick fixes are no substitute for sitting down with an expert who will address your specific needs so always have a consultation before undergoing any treatments
60 Minute Fast fat burner
Treatment IV Infusion – Fast Hike
Taking vitamin supplements can certainly be beneficial. However, few people realize that when you swallow a vitamin pill or a multi-vitamin, the body’s natural absorption process can render up to 85% of that vitamin useless. In other words, when you ingest vitamins by mouth, only 15% of the active nutrients may eventually find their way into your bloodstream. When you receive an “IV” Vitamindrip the nutrients enter your bloodstream directly and you get much higher concentrations of nutrients delivered directly to your body’s cells. The Fast Hike infusion contains nutrients to help speed up a sluggish metabolism to help you burn calories much faster – making exercise more effective. One a month recommended but one treatment will rev up your metabolism straightaway. IV treatments should only be given in reputable medical facilities, in the hands of skilled practitioners, and the dosage is safe and right for you. From £200
30-Minute Face Lift
Treatment Silhouette Soft Suture Lift
This non-invasive procedure can lift sagging cheeks jowls and brows without pain and hardly any downtime. Using local anaesthetic, tiny incisions are made near the hairline and soft sutures are inserted to lift sagging skin back into place. There may be a little bruising which can be covered with make up. Instant results From £999 Results last up to one year.
Twenty-Minute High Speed Hand Lift
Treatment Restylane injections
A favourite with brides to be, wrinkled hands can be plumped up instantly using filler injections in the backs of the hands. A topical anaesthetic is applied for ten minutes and then multiple injections are used to disguise veins, and wrinkled skin, making the hands look instantly younger. From £450
Twenty Minute Liquid Lift and wrinkle softener
Treatment Sprinkles / Dermal Fillers
Microinjections of a muscle relaxant are given all over the complexion. This will freshen the skin and give the face a gentle lift as well as softening lines without any dangers of looking mask like. You’ll see the results in a day or two and results will last for up to six months. From £300 F
For sunken cheeks and hollow tear troughs, a liquid lift using hyaluronic filler, can be used to instantly plump and restore. From £799
Twenty-Minute Eye Tightener
Treatment – Pelleve
Pelleveis the ideal skin smoother for the delicate skin under the eyes. It uses radio frequency waves to stimulate collagen production to smooth and tighten sagging skin The treatment is pain free and the results are excellent, and there’s no downtime. One treatment gives instant results from £250 per treatment
Twenty-Minute Neckline Revamp
Treatment Microtox Lift
Similar to Sprinkles, muscle relaxing injections are give in the lower face and neck to rejuvenate, lift and tighten the neckline and give a subtle lift to sagging jowls.
Results last up to six months from £499
The Fifteen-Minute Skin Glow
Jourdan Dunn, Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian, Jessica Biel, Miranda Kerr, Sienna Miller & Madonna all swear by oxygen facials to achieve a youthful, dewy appearance before any red carpet event – and now Elizabeth Arden counters are offering a quick and easy Oxygen blast as a pop in treatment on their counters and within store beauty rooms. The fifteen minute Oxygen Blast Facial treatment uses a special air pump to deliver a shot of oxygen deep into the cellular layers of the skin to revive and refresh the complexion with results lasting up to five days.And don’t worry , it can be carried out over make up so there’s no need to go bare faced afterwards. Nationwide from July it costs £15 for 15 minutes, redeemable against any Elizabeth Arden purchase.
WHEN YOU HAVE NO TIME AT ALL – OUR PICK OF THE FAST BEAUTY FIXES.
The Instant Tan
A fake tan is the quickest way to get a healthy glow, disguise cellulite and make you look slimmer. Tanning expert Moiya Saint bronzes the bodies of many celebrities including Paris Hilton and (firstname.lastname@example.org) customises her own blend to suit you. She recommends wash off tans for an instant fix. ‘They have improved considerably in the past few years and are great if you don’t want the commitment. They’re also a good option for sensitive skin because they don’t contain any DHA (the ingredient that causes the dark colour – and often the horrid smell. “
Try Sunkissed Instant Tanning Gel which comes in two variants one for cool skin tones one for warm £14.99 sunkissedbronzing.co.uk
A Facelift at Home
Liquilift (£90 cultbeauty.co.uk), This miraculous mask contains powerful active botanicals and cutting-edge, lab-derived skin strengtheners to give the face immediate firming and lifting effects and reduce the appearance of fine lines and deeper wrinkles. It’s ideal to use before a big night out and takes around forty minutes to work its magic
Designed as an alternative to electrical facial salon treatments, the mask has been developed by an expert cosmeceutical chemist who has a background formulating medical only dermatological ranges, including a line that has proven a successful alternative to Accutane for the treatment of acne in children.
No Needle Wrinkle Smoother
Blur creams can help on fine to medium lines by acting like a soft focus filler, creating a temporary illusion of wrinkle free skin. They work by using silicones and polymers to alter the way light reflects off the skin. Try Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield SPF30 £55(Murad.co.uk) which also contains a high SPF. An invisible gel, it also doubles as a make up primer and helps trap moisture on the skin’s surface giving an instant younger, brighter and tighter effect.