From those that deeply cleanse to those that smooth away fine lines, beauty tools are getting more advanced. We take a deep dive into some of the most intriguing devices, to find out how they work and what they can do for your skin.
Clear out your toolbox and make room! There’s a wealth of new tools available for those who are looking to smooth wrinkles and fine lines, de-puff, tone and boost definition. In a similar way to exercising the muscles of the body, microcurrent technology gives the muscles of the face a work out with small and painless electrical currents, which tone the face for a more lifted look. Massage tools meanwhile, are great for reducing puffiness as they aid lymphatic drainage, and by stimulating circulation can boost the supply of vital nutrients and oxygen to the face for a radiant glow. Look out for those utilizing micro-vibration and ionic technology which will help to increase absorption, making your skincare products work harder and achieve even better results.
The delicate eye area is one of the first places to show deeper lines and wrinkles, but the latest tools are designed to combat all that. For a long-term solution therapeutic red light can penetrate the dermis and stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen, so fine lines are actively plumped up. Modern life takes its toll on the skin and nowhere does it show as clearly as the eyes. Gentle sonic technology vibrations boost microcirculation bringing oxygen directly to the area for an instantly brightening effect. Massage also rids skin of puffiness by stimulating lymphatic drainage, so it’s ideal for tired eyes.
Dr Dennis Gross SpectraLite EyeCare Pro – not only do you get to look like Robocop, this futuristic device also boosts collagen production with 72 red LED lights.
Angela Caglia La Vie en Rose Oval Rose Quartz Facial Roller – a little heavy-lifting is required with this tool but it’s worth it. Use the cool-to-the-touch roller to lightly massage around the eye orbital area and drain away excess fluid.
Deeply cleansing skin sets it up for better absorption of further products, and the latest cleansing tools offer more than your hands ever could. Non-porous silicone is ultra-hygienic and gentle enough for sensitive skin, so when paired with sonic power, it provides an efficient clean. Massaging brushes also provide great benefits; exfoliating away dead skin cells and clearing pores.
Foreo Luna 2 Facial Cleansing Brush – a cleansing tool and facial massager in one, this double-sided silicone device cleanses, tones and boosts circulation.
Mila Moursi Complexion Brush – while it looks like a body buffing brush, this soft-bristled brush is actually for your face. Use it damp to work your cleanser into a lather and dislodge grime and dirt from your pores.
For those who suffer from breakouts and oily skin, the latest tools can be an incredible resource both as a long-term preventative measure and as on-the-spot-treatments. Blue and red light can help by targeting bacteria and regulating over-production of sebum, while simultaneously promoting skin regeneration so spots heal faster. Manual tools can also help to improve skin texture and tone by massaging and exfoliating.
Dr Dennis Gross SpotLite Acne Treatment Device – this magic wand uses bacteria-eliminating LED light to target existing spots and prevent new ones from forming.
Foreo ESPADA Blue Light Acne Treatment – this blue LED light targets acne-causing bacteria while its T-sonic pulsations help clear pores.