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 utilising micro-vibration and ionic technology which will help to increase absorption, making your skincare products work harder and achieve even better results.
NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device – like a Barry’s Bootcamp class for your face, it tones and firms.
Sarah Chapman Facialift – this manual massaging roller is a dupe for an expert toning facial.
Kat Burki Micro-Firming Wand – vibrates to push your product deeper into the skin.
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 – not only do you get to look like Robocop, this futuristic device also boosts collagen production with 72 red LED lights.
Foreo Iris Illuminating Eye Massager – this cute pink silicone massager improves circulation and helps to deliver skincare more deeply to the delicate eye area.
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.
Clarisonic Mia 2 – a modern classic, this oscillating brush gives skin a deep but gentle cleanse and exfoliates too.
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.
Talika Free Skin Purifying Energy Booster – this magic wand uses both blue and red light to target existing spots and prevent new ones from forming.
Erborian Charcoal Konjac Sponge – a simple yet effective mattifying sponge, this charcoal-enriched gentle exfoliator leaves skin soft and smooth.