Top Dermatologists Reveal Their Favorite Skin Care Products for Fast Results

by Brittany Fallon Finding the right skin care routine that actually works can be daunting. We all want amazing results, and we want to see them ASAP. However, topical products typically require several weeks of consistent use to prove their worth. But, that’s not to say there aren’t super potent formulas that make a noticeable difference in your skin’s appearance much quicker than their counterparts. Here are seven picks from top dermatologists.

“On its own, the Retinol Complex—it comes in three different strengths and is time-released for better absorption and less irritation—will change skin’s texture and tone, as well as diminish the appearance of fine lines and coarse wrinkles, and help minimize large pores. However, if I want my patient to see dramatic, rapid changes in their skin, I’ll recommend what I call the ‘dynamic duo,’ which pairs the retinol with SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum ($320), which is the highest concentration of nutrients available to treat lines and texture. The result is rapid-fire skin care correction.”

— Greenwich, CT, Dermatologist Mitchell J. Ross, MD