10 Beauty Products So Effective You Can Literally See Them Working

Waiting for results is so overrated. 

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Waiting for results is so overrated. 

<p>Can Inula flower extract and prickly pear seed oil make you go "I can't believe that's my hair?" You best believe it. </p><p>Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Prickly Pear Seed Oil, $71, <a href="http://bit.ly/1Ke7KJ6">saksfifthavenue.com</a>.</p>
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Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Prickly Pear Seed Oil

Can Inula flower extract and prickly pear seed oil make you go "I can't believe that's my hair?" You best believe it.

Christophe Robin Regenerating Mask with Prickly Pear Seed Oil, $71, saksfifthavenue.com.

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<p>Your skin right now = a raisin. Your skin after drinking in Clinique's cream-gel = a raisin that's had a good soak in some rum. </p><p>$39, <a href="http://bit.ly/1KInK6a">clinique.com</a>.</p>
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Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin-Fortifying Hydrator

Your skin right now = a raisin. Your skin after drinking in Clinique's cream-gel = a raisin that's had a good soak in some rum.

$39, clinique.com.

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<p>A one-two punch of exfoliating and balancing ingredients that refresh and resurface skin with a few tiny "wax on, wax off" motions.</p><p> Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel, $16, <a href="http://bit.ly/1PPJwFq">sephora.com</a>.</p>
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Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel

A one-two punch of exfoliating and balancing ingredients that refresh and resurface skin with a few tiny "wax on, wax off" motions.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Peel Extra Strength Daily Peel, $16, sephora.com.

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<p>Six drops of the antioxidant-rich formula later, and your skin tightens as if Isabella Bellis just had her fingers inside your mouth. FOR A FACIAL, guys, please. </p><p>Philosophy When Hope Is Not Enough Facial Firming Serum, $45, <a href="http://bit.ly/1V6p1Ew">qvc.com</a>.</p>
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Philosophy When Hope Is Not Enough Facial Firming Serum

Six drops of the antioxidant-rich formula later, and your skin tightens as if Isabella Bellis just had her fingers inside your mouth. FOR A FACIAL, guys, please.

Philosophy When Hope Is Not Enough Facial Firming Serum, $45, qvc.com.

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<p>Smells like your hands after you peel a clementine, brightens your complexion like you've been getting enough REM sleep. </p><p>REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial, $48, <a href="http://bit.ly/1KIkVlE">sephora.com</a>.</p>
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REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial

Smells like your hands after you peel a clementine, brightens your complexion like you've been getting enough REM sleep.

REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial, $48, sephora.com.

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<p>Technically, you'll be asleep when all the vitamin-fueled magic happens, but upon, waking, your face will be ridiculously glowy and plump. </p><p>Shiseido Ibuki Beauty Sleeping Mask, $40, <a href="http://bit.ly/1XlNpn4">sephora.com</a>.</p>
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Shiseido Ibuki Beauty Sleeping Mask

Technically, you'll be asleep when all the vitamin-fueled magic happens, but upon, waking, your face will be ridiculously glowy and plump.

Shiseido Ibuki Beauty Sleeping Mask, $40, sephora.com.

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<p>Third-day hair on the first day (and every day after). </p><p>Hairstory Undressed Texturizing Spray, $38, <a href="http://www.shophairstory.com/www/product/869693000137">shophairstory.com</a>.</p>
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Hairstory Undressed Texturizing Spray

Third-day hair on the first day (and every day after).

Hairstory Undressed Texturizing Spray, $38, shophairstory.com.

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<p>Double the product, double the trompe l'oeil (heh) effect. On one end, you've got a cream that plumps like ::tries to snap fingers::. On the other, you've got a brightening concealer that erases any evidence of last night. 😉</p><p>Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand, $45, <a href="http://bit.ly/1XlN1oP">charlottetilbury.com</a>.</p>
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Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand

Double the product, double the trompe l'oeil (heh) effect. On one end, you've got a cream that plumps like ::tries to snap fingers::. On the other, you've got a brightening concealer that erases any evidence of last night. 😉

Charlotte Tilbury Mini Miracle Eye Wand, $45, charlottetilbury.com.

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<p>After a certain <em>MC</em> editor reported that this acid-dense treatment sucked out all the impurities in her skin (as she watched!), the rest of us were sold. You know how it's disgustingly satisfying to look at a just-unblocked pore that hasn't contracted yet?  This is that times 9,384. </p><p>GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment Mask,  $69, <a href="http://bit.ly/1V6CQD2">nordstrom.com</a>.</p>
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GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment Mask

After a certain MC editor reported that this acid-dense treatment sucked out all the impurities in her skin (as she watched!), the rest of us were sold. You know how it's disgustingly satisfying to look at a just-unblocked pore that hasn't contracted yet? This is that times 9,384.

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment Mask, $69, nordstrom.com.

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<p>Yeah, there are definitely similar products on the market, but can they promise zero streaking and even, I-got-this-sunning-on-a-mega-yacht color after just one use? Didn't think so. </p><p>La Mer Face and Body Gradual Tan, $95, <a href="http://bit.ly/1KIkUOA">saksfifthavenue.com</a>.</p>
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La Mer Face and Body Gradual Tan

Yeah, there are definitely similar products on the market, but can they promise zero streaking and even, I-got-this-sunning-on-a-mega-yacht color after just one use? Didn't think so.

La Mer Face and Body Gradual Tan, $95, saksfifthavenue.com.

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