One of the best (and obviously frivolous) parts of being a beauty editor is being able to test tons of products on a daily basis, but when it comes to complex arenas like skin care (where full results can’t be seen seconds after trying an anti-aging cream like you can with a lipstick), even though the consistency, fragrance and initial impression of the product can be picked up on immediately, it can take some serious time to start seeing results. Needless to say, it’s not every day that a product crosses our desks that delivers jaw-dropping results in less than one day, so when one does, you stop everything and pay attention.

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Chuda Skincare’s Healing Hydrating Cream ($80-$150) is officially the newest miracle cream to set your sights on—in fact, “chuda” literally means “miracle” in Russian—and works to treat skin conditions ranging from scars, sunburns and bug bites to acne spots, post-procedure irritation, and, our favorite, signs of aging. The Remedea Compound, a centuries-old skin care secret made up of six key ingredients—male pine flower pollen, beeswax, propolis, olive oil, calcium carbonate and rose oil—is at the heart of the complex and makes every jar five times more effective than typical over-the-counter options. The second you apply it, thick balm-meets-cream blankets and comforts exasperated skin while delivering a hefty dose of vitamins, botanicals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and peptides to nurse and plump it back to life.

Not convinced? One look at the below before-and-after photos—be sure to take a look at the time elapsed on each—will make you a believer in how quickly and effectively this formula checks all of the boxes when it comes to healing skin and bringing it back to its best, healthiest and youngest-looking state.

Woman in her 30s; Time elapsed: 40 minutes


Woman in her 40s; Time elapsed: 40 minutes


Woman in her 50s; Time elapsed: 40 minutes


Woman in her 50s; Time elapsed: 40 minutes


Woman in her 40s; Time elapsed: 40 minutes