Sonya DakarFlash FacialThe A-list’s secret weapon, Flash Facial grants plumper, smoother, younger-looking skin within just 60 seconds. Sufficiently gentle for everyday use, this cocktail of exfoliating lactic acid, hydrating hylasome (5 times more moisturising than typical hyaluronic acid) and antioxidant-rich resveratrol tackles all common signs of skin ageing; refining texture, dispelling dullness, diminishing fine lines and protecting from the everyday environmental onslaught. Recommended for all skin types, it’s perfect when you need a quick, pre-party pick-me-up – as well as to wage war on wrinkles and persistent sun spots. If it's good enough for ever-glowing Gwyneth...DAK01008515550022434 stars, based on13 reviews72.00Cult BeautyNew
Sonya Dakar’s Flash Facial looks innocent enough – a clear, fairly thick gel – but it’s guilty of serious efficacy. Tingly upon application, just wait for a minute (or two if you’re patient) before removing to reveal ‘new’ skin; glowy, fresh and astoundingly smooth – any roughness will literally vanish. It’s genie-us in a bottle. Beverly Hills-based Sonya Dakar is the secret behind Gwyneth's gorgeous glow, as well as being the A-list's go-to guru – tasked with transforming their skin to guarantee they're constantly Red Carpet-ready.
The A-list’s secret weapon, Flash Facial grants plumper, smoother, younger-looking skin within just 60 seconds. Sufficiently gentle for everyday use, this cocktail of exfoliating lactic acid, hydrating hylasome (5 times more moisturising than typical hyaluronic acid) and antioxidant-rich resveratrol tackles all common signs of skin ageing; refining texture, dispelling dullness, diminishing fine lines and protecting from the everyday environmental onslaught. Recommended for all skin types, it’s perfect when you need a quick, pre-party pick-me-up – as well as to wage war on wrinkles and persistent sun spots. If it's good enough for ever-glowing Gwyneth...
How to use
Apply daily. Massage a thin layer onto clean, dry skin and leave for 1 minute before gently rubbing off in circular motions. Use a dampened cloth to wipe away the 'pills', then splash your face with luke warm water and follow with appropriate Sonya Dakar treatment product.
I had an empty sample bottle waiting to remind me that I really want to buy it. Yes, it smells of alcohol and it's a little messy to take off but the results are amazing!!!
Got this as a free sample from Cult and was excited to use it felt good when the pills came off when you rubbed the mask but didn’t notice any difference at all.
Not as expected
I waited to review this after using it a number of times first and every time it was just as disappointing as before. The overwhelming smell of alcohol is the first point. It is absolutely overpriced and I could recommend a list of products from Korean skincare companies which are a fraction of the price and with much better ingredients. Apart from the above, this product did nothing for me and dried my skin out (I never have dry skin).
Wouldn't buy the full size
Skin type: Combination/Dehydrated
Got this in the summer goody bag and would not pay £72 for something that felt like pure alcohol on my skin. The smell of alcohol was so strong in it that it made my eyes water. Although it did make my skin look smoother it felt so tight and dry after. Had to put extra moisturiser on as my skin drank up the first lot I put on afterwards. I've got better results from similar products that aren't so alcohol heavy and cost a third of the price.
Worth buying it!
Like many other users here, I received this with Cult Beauty Summer Goody bag. It's the kind of mask that gives you noticeable and immediate results. My skin looked like I had put a blur filter over it...smaller pores and brighter complexion...maybe smaller wrinkles but I don't have that many so I can't be certain about the last one. the results were so shocking that I went really close to the mirror as I couldn't really believe my eyes. Of course in order for the effects to last you need to keep using it, but if you have a good skincare regime it's good for and instant boost whenever needed.
Maybe good but not for me
Don't want to score low this product, but seems not to be suitable for me. Tried it 2 times but do not see any difference on my skin.
I got this in Cult Beauty's recent goody bag and I'm addicted after one use.
It's like adding an instagram filter to my face, it brightens my 40 year old skin and leaves it plump and clean. I barely had to put on any make up afterwards. And it only takes 1 minute to rub on and flannel off.
The only thing I'm not so keen about is the initial smell when you are rubbing it on. It's a bit alcohol-y. But with the results nothing will deter me from buying the full size one right away :) In fact damn you Cult Beauty, I see what you've done here....
Really excited to try this, but I really wish I could return it. An overpowering smell of alcohol, almost bleach-like smell. The product is thick and hard to massage in. Once dry it does rub and peel off as per the video/instructions but in my opinion, it's just the product your removing, not dead skin. It felt no different after use; other than more dry and dehydrated, it wasn't smoother or refreshed.
What kind of mask is this? It is just alcohol. This product isn't worth the money at all and it doesn't improve your skin. It left my skin feeling worse.
This really works
I got this in my summer goody bag, the first time I used it the smell was so strong and it kinda irritated my skin a bit, so I stopped. Recently I started to use it again and I now love it. It really does remove dead skin cells in one minute! It's like magic. Afterwards I wash my face and apply healing facial oil and I love it.. It's rather expensive so I'm going ot have to save up to buy the full size.
Gives the glow...
Got this as part of the Summer goody bag... actually only used it for the first time last night. Didn't notice much of a difference immediately in the skin however I did notice my products afterwards absorbed beautifully. And today - oh my goodness the glow!!! Will definitely be buying a full size once my other exfoliating products are finished.
I got this in Cult Beauty's Summer Goody Bag, and thought I would give it a go not expecting much... Wow how wrong was I, I rinsed it off applied toner serum etc and didn't look in the mirror then went back an hour later and was blown away, my skin looked clearer smoother and just flawless to be honest. I will be buying more.
Alexia Inge - Co-founder Cult Beauty
My new skin secret
Flash Facial wins the 'Most Satisfying Product to Use' award. It's well named, you apply this clear gel to dry skin, it doesn't work that well on top of damp skin.
Once applied, leave for 20 seconds and then gently rub off, it collects into little pills taking surface grime away in grey/brown bits and falls into your sink leaving an obviously brighter, clearer complexion behind. It's so satisfying!
You don't wash it off, just add your toner/serum/moisturiser on top. It's a facial, in a flash...see what they did there :)
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