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Quick-fix beauty products recommended by the Lifestyle team


These are the things we actually spend money on (Picture: Daniel Day)

Often you have to commit to a routine in order to see results from a beauty product.

Usually, it’s recommended to stick to a skincare product for three months before being able to truly say how effective it is.

But sometimes you need a quick fix – and there are products out there that deliver, across skin, body and hair.

Especially at this time of year, when we’re time-strapped and in need of a quick pep-up after boozy late nights – these kinds of products are a lifesaver.

The Lifestyle team selected their top choices for this – so here’s what you should add to your order, for when you need a quick overhaul.

Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel

Wake up to radiant skin (Picture: SpaceNK)

Get it for £19 from SpaceNK.

Tanyel Mustafa, Lifestyle Reporter, says: ‘I use this every once in a while before bed and wake up to genuinely radiant and smooth skin – every single time.

‘Once I even had someone comment on how glowy I looked the day after using it.

‘For a quick fix there’s nothing quite so good, but I do hate how it’s a single use product – they need to bottle this.’

REN Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream

Banish dark circles (Picture: REN)

Get it for £35.60 from Lookfantastic.

Lizzie Thomson, Lifestyle Reporter, says: ‘This is probably one of the only eye creams I’ve used where I can see the results instantly.

‘I pop it on before bed and then in the morning my eyes are de-puffed and just generally look a lot more refreshed and hydrated. It seems like an expensive product considering how small the tube is, but honestly it goes such a long way, as you only need a tiny pump.

‘A few of my friends also have this and feel the same, and we are constantly recommending it to people.’

No.1 Illume 100% Silk Exfoliating Body Glove

Scrub the grime away (Picture: No.1 Illume)

Get it for £15.99 from No.1 Illume.

Jessica Lindsay, Lifestyle Reporter, says: ‘I’ve tried every body scrub, exfoliating cloth, and loofah on the market, and nothing comes close to this glove. It uses raw silk to slough off flakes without any other products, and you’ll actually be shocked how much gunk comes off even the cleanest skin.

‘From fake tan prep to when I need a good scour, it gets used more than anything else in my bathroom cabinet.’

Dr Miracle’s Deep Conditioner

Designed with Afro hair in mind (Picture: Black Haircare)

Get it for £2.17 from Amazon.

Natalie Morris, Deputy Lifestyle Editor, says: ‘I use this conditioner every other time I wash my hair, and I love it.

‘I make sure to leave it on for a good 15-minutes before rinsing, and it is incredible for detangling and leaving my curls feeling soft, silky and looking really defined and nourished. It also smells amazing.’

Acnecide Face Gel Spot Treatment Benzoyl Peroxid

Keep spots at bay (Picture: Boots)

Aidan Milan, Lifestyle Reporter, says: ‘I noticed an improvement almost instantly.

‘The difference is honestly astounding – I’ve gone through the same periods of having not great skin – as pretty much everyone else. But bouncing back and forth between different contraception methods put me in a bit of an annoying spot, where I wasn’t sure what was hormones and what was just me.

‘After I went off the pill, I tried Acnecide again (I used to use it as a teen) and it’s literally like magic for me. It clears my skin so fast, and if I do break out around my period, it lasts half the time it usually might.’

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