18 Sep Next-Gen Tools Taking Over Our Beauty Routines
Hi-tech, space-age, state-of-the-art; however you choose to describe them, beauty-tech is taking over our bathroom cabinets and at-home routines. These clever little pieces of technology allow the everyday gal to create a facial experience from the comfort of her pyjamas and treat skin concerns without costly or timely trips to a clinic.
Not only are these tools easy to use, they’ve been designed to work alongside existing products in your routine better facilitating them to do their job. And they come with big promises too. Whether it’s light, heat, movement or even microcurrent technology, these tools pledge to tone, tighten, plump and hydrate your skin. I even recently read an article about a tool that works like a literal vacuum sucking up the contents of your pores.
With beauty-tech booming, it pays to watch out for the products that actually benefit your skin and learn to tell them from the ones that are more of a gimmick. There’s a few brands doing beauty-tech better than any other…
You’ve probably tried the brands skincare but a host of recent releases has taken Dr Dennis Gross’s range to the next level. The SpectraLite Eyecare Pro LED Device uses smart LED technology to stimulate the natural production of collagen around your eyes. It takes just three minutes a day to reduce the look of fine lines and dark circles around your eyes, plump the skin and prevent further signs of ageing. If you want something a little more full-on, the brand recently released a full-face version, the SpectraLite Faceware Pro, that not only works on the signs of aging but also targets acne.
Foreo’s stable of tools range from cleansing tools to light treatments and even includes a next-gen toothbrush. One of their latest launches, the UFO, uses your skins natural reactions to heat, cold and vibrations to deliver the benefits of masks deeper into the layers of your skin. The clever little device works in just 90secs using heat technology to open your pores, sonic pulsation to help penetrate product into your skin and cryotherapy to seal the active ingredients into your skin. It includes a range of LED light therapy treatments to offer three photofacials, including anti-aging (red LED), brightening (green LED) and anti-acne (blue LED) and works alongside an app on your phone to control the intensity of the treatment.
Anyone suffering with acne has probably given light therapy treatments a go and now, for less than the price of your typical in-clinic option, you can have the benefits of LED light technologies from the comfort of home. The Light Therapy Acne Mask uses blue and red light to kill acne causing bacteria and reduce inflammation. In just ten minutes a day you can see a clearer more even complexion. For a more targeted approach, Neutrogena have also just released the Visibly Clear Light Therapy Spot Treatment that uses the same LED technology in a sleek pen form for you to use on the go.
The Nuface Trinity Toning System is well-loved and receives rave reviews from beauty editors and influencers the world over. The device works to lift and tone your skin by delivering microcurrents of electricity into your skin. Combined with the massaging effect of the tool, it improves facial contour, elasticity and radiance reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles as you go. While the device and it’s many attachments may seem a bit pricey, they’ve got nothing on the cost of a surgical face lift or even in-clinic treatments that promise similar results. Besides, how much would you pay for eternal youth?