Skin Care Takes Time to Work

Updated: May 16, 2018




Are you investing in new skin care products? Give them plenty of time to work. See the time frame for some common skin care products/ingredients below.


Ingredients What it Does Results In

Alpha Hydroxy Acids Exfoliates Right Away

Ceramides Moisturizes and Protects Within Minutes

Hyaluronic Acid Plumps Skin Within Minutes

Caffeine Depuffs Within a few hours

Salicylic Acid Treats Acne Within a few hours

Vitamin C Brightens dark spots 3 - 6 weeks

Retinol Smooths Wrinkles 8 - 12 weeks

Benzoyl Peroxide Treats Acne 12 weeks


Please note this list is an estimation.


The time that results can be seen can change depending on the environment in which you live, the lifestyle you maintain, your diet and the overall health of the skin. See an esthetician to achieve specific skin care goals.

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