Beauty – in a flash

Beauty – in a flash

Get some instant summer fabulousness with these fast-acting beauty products

Lazy summer days are not quite at an end, so make the most of late summer with fast-acting beauty products that allow you to focus your time and energy on recreation and relaxation.

We’ve rounded up the hottest flash treatments right now – take your pick…

Dermalogica’s most advanced formula, Age Smart Phyto Nature Firming Serum works in flash, doubling skin luminosity and reducing the appearance of fine lines. An advanced, dual phase serum, with biomimetic peptides and highly active botanicals, it helps your skin return to a younger state – giving you up to five years back!

From Dermalogica’s Clear Start range, Flashfoliant delivers an instant glow. A daily foam that exfoliates skin to reduce and prevent breakouts, refine pores, and even skin tone, Flashfoliant works without using water, so there’s no rinse required. A leave-on, flash-foaming exfoliant, it helps to clear breakouts, with tangerine peel extract to brighten dull skin, and grape extract – a potent source of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) – to exfoliate dead skin cells and help to even the skin tone.

An innovative mask designed to specifically target deep facial wrinkles, Decleor’s fast-acting Prolagene Lift Lifting Flash Mask helps skin to reconnect with its firmness and elasticity. Facial contours are lifted, wrinkles are smoothed and the skin radiates an intense glow – and its ‘sculpting clay’ texture, inspired by professional products, is perfect to massage in for an in-depth remodelling of the skin.

With flash-firming properties to improve skin texture, fight damaging free radicals and intensely hydrate skin, Dermalogica’s Age Smart Antioxidant Hydramist creates a refreshing mist that can be spritzed on face throughout the day. Providing an active antioxidant shield to fight damaging ROS, its instant firming action lifts and tightens skin, helping to prevent the signs of ageing and hydrating skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines associated with dryness.

To add instant radiance to the skin, Decleor’s Flash Radiance Mask  is an intense, express treatment that revives the complexion and hides skin imperfections. With essential oils to help promote microcirculation, to purify and to cleanse, after just three minutes the skin’s original radiance is immediately restored, leaving a smooth and even complexion.


Urban pollutants can take a toll on skin. Ren Skincare Flash Defence Anti Pollution Mist instantly shields and protects the skin from the ageing effects of harmful free radicals and environmental pollution. Helping to strengthen natural defences against oxidative stress, it boosts the skin’s ability to detoxify, neutralising a telltale ‘urban grey’ complexion and combating any signs of fatigue on the skin.

Balance Me’s Flash Cleanse Micellar Water is a chamomile-infused cleansing water that features a cutting-edge natural peptide complex to boost hydration and radiance of even the most sensitive skin. With the sweep of a cotton pad, it quickly removes make-up and dirt without the need to rinse your face. Key ingredients include blackberry leaf extract, a powerful antioxidant that helps to boost skin’s collagen production, protecting against premature ageing and environmental damage.

With its innovative gel texture, rich in micro gold and bronze pearl particles, Avant’s Instant Radiance and Anti-Ageing Gel Charmer Gold & Bronze can be used all year round to give skin a healthy and lightly coloured glow. With light reflecting minerals, this product is rich in anti-ageing and hydrating properties, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while intensively nourishing skin and adding a glow of colour to promote all-season radiance – beautiful!

And if you’ve worked on the perfect summer tan, add a flash of luminosity with St Tropez Instant Tan Gloss. Providing an instant touch of bronze and a gorgeous luminous glow, this lightweight gloss delivers a beautiful, golden colour and a healthy glow to skin. You can use it to add instant colour, or build on an existing tan.