For some, active ingredients can make a noticeable difference in skin clarity and smoothness quickly. Short-term results look like better hydration (including a plumping effect), skin calmness and exfoliation of dry skin.
But if your skin is clear and well-conditioned today, think of active ingredients as your best tool for prevention. You may not notice a difference immediately but your skin will be more resilient against aging. For you, what matters if finding skincare with proven active ingredients that feel good on your skin, so you’ll keep up the regimen.
More significant changes in texture, pigment and smoothness take longer. New skin is revealed about every 30 days and it can take six months or more to affect deeper layers of skin.