How to supercharge your skincare results with beauty boosters

Body + Soul beauty editor Kelsey Ferencak explains why single-dose skincare actives could be the key to finally seeing results. From powerful active ingredients to concentrated concoctions, pair these with your regular routine to target fine lines, breakouts and dryness.

There’s never been a better time to give your skin a boost – there’s also never been more choice when it comes to solution-focused skincare that’s affordable and supercharges your existing routine (like the new era of prescription skincare).

Enter: boosters. These highly concentrated actives may look small but they pack a mighty punch, delivering top shelf ingredients – stat.

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Free from sometimes unnecessary ‘filler’ ingredients, you can add them to your skincare arsenal in the form of single dose ampoules and capsules or powerful serum treatments, like Trilogy’s natural alternative to retinol, bakuchiol, which targets lines and elasticity in a two week session.

Hylamide’s glow booster is sunshine in a serum, while Mesoestetic’s ampoules work to firm skin and fight fatigue. Each option is easy to use and promises speedy results. Here’s our top picks:

Babor Ampoule Hydra Concentrates, $59, at Babor

Trilogy Bakuchiol+ Booster Treatment, $39.95, at Trilogy

Hylamide Glow Radiance Booster, $28, at Deciem

Mesoestetic Anti-Ageing Flash Ampoules, $106, at Adore Beauty

Skin Doctors Potent Vit C Capsules, $41.99, at Priceline

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