High-tech beauty tools used to be found only in the dermatologist’s office, but over the past few years, face and body devices have become more accessible and a larger part of at-home treatments.
A well-chosen beauty gadget woven into your skincare routine can streamline your morning, help you get the results you’d expect only from a salon or clinic, and help speed up your journey to a better complexion.
Whether you want to alleviate puffiness, boost your complexion or heal a spot quicker, there’s a gadget for it. But not all gadgets are born equal.
Here are some weird and wonderful beauty gadgets that the rich and famous swear by.
1. Microneedling tool
Microneedling has been around for a while. The facial treatment involves rolling a strip of tiny needles across your face in order to pierce the top layer of skin. The idea is that it causes slight injury to the area, encouraging cellular turnover and the production of collagen, which in turn reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
At-home microneedling tools have become all the more popular while salons have closed their doors during lockdowns, and celebrities like Huda Kattan and Kourtney Kardashian have been sharing the cult hand-held devices they use to help achieve a flawless complexion.
2. LED face mask
Light therapy masks are all the rage right now. The futuristic-looking beauty gadgets have been popping up all over Instagram as the skincare saviour of the moment. The masks don’t just make for a great selfie though, they use integrated infrared lights to penetrate the skin, which some dermatologists say can treat acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and dull skin issues.
Some of the most popular devices include the Déesse pro mask ($3094), and CurrentBody’s Skin LED mask ($643), which has been spotted on everyone from Suki Waterhouse to Adwoa Aboa.
Jennifer Aniston is said to swear by NuFace’s toning device ($308), a handheld gadget with two distinctive rollerballs that run along the face to lift jowls, contour jawlines, reduce folds and wrinkles and smooth your complexion.
The device, which uses microcurrent technology to stimulate muscles and tighten skin, has glowing reviews online with users comparing it to a five-minute home facelift.
4. Sarah Chapman’s The Facialift
Facial massage tools have become a popular way to mimic the luxurious feel of a facial while staying at home during lockdown. The unusual looking Facialift device has been designed to replicate the movements used in Sarah Chapman’s signature Skinesis facial, which is said to be a favourite of Victoria Beckham.
You simply push the massager from the chin to the ears, allowing the rotating massagers to sink into the skin and deliver some seriously feel-good sensations. Ms Chapman also says that the tool can drain toxins, reduce puffiness and fight breakouts.
5. Foreo Luna 3
Jessica Alba recently shared her love for the Foreo Luna 3 ($311), a vibrating facial brush that gently clears the skin of excess dirt, oil and bacteria. The egg-shaped device, which is covered in hundreds of tiny silicone bristles, deeply cleanses your pores in a way that a traditional washcloth can’t.
The Hollywood actress showed fans how she likes to use a cleanser from her Honest Beauty brand with the Foreo device, saying that it gives her a real ‘deep-clean’ as it helps remove dirt, sebum, excess oil and leftover make-up.
The HiMirror is like having a celebrity dermatologist in your home – it can analyse your complexion, prescribe you a skin regime and even let you virtually try on new make-up looks.
Rather cleverly, this high-tech mirror also comes with LED lights to simulate five different lighting scenarios: sunset view, outside on a sunny day, brightly lit office, shopping mall or supermarket, and restaurant or party venue.
These different lighting options help you to apply your make-up appropriately for the occasion and location, so you’ll never leave the house with an obvious foundation line again.
Do you swear by any beauty gadgets? Share your favourite in the comments section below.
– With PA
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