Grooming: Fast-Acting Product

Categories Grooming

Whether your problem is oiliness and acne, tired eyes, a dull smile or skin as flaky as a croissant, these fast workers deliver on their promise. By Elisabeth King.

 La Roche-Posay  Serozinc

Men love products that solve problems with a touch of a button. Whether you suffer from acne, the odd zit or oiliness, this cult product boasts a triple action formula that slots into any anti-blemish or oil control routine. Containing zinc sulphate to refine pores and reduce excess oil, a quick spray mattifies the skin and soothes razor burn and irritated skin. Also good for outbreaks of acne or blemishes on the back caused by frequent exercise.


$23.95; pharmacies nationwide.


White Glo Diamond Series Extreme Whitening Pen

You haven’t followed the advice – no alcohol, coloured soft drinks, tea or coffee. Whether it’s a first date, an interview or a big event, your teeth need to look better now. Simply brush on this new whitening gel up to three times a day for an instantly brighter smile. Comes with a bonus seven whitening strips.


$19.99; supermarkets and pharmacies.

 La Mer The Lifting Eye Serum

Eyes are the first giveaway of age. Many eye creams simply hydrate, but this serum contains patented Stretch Matrix Complex. The eye area feels tighter on contact and regular use gives a more lifted, defined look. One drop per eye does the trick, so the bottle really lasts.



 The Body Shop Hemp Heavy-Duty Body Moisture Protector

Keeping fit or playing sport can take a heavy toll on your body. Cold winds, more showers and falling on the field wreaks havoc on your shins, knees, elbows and more. There’s no need to slather on body lotion every day, this “moisture with muscle” provides 96 hours – four days – of hydration for really dry and flaky skin.