Technology has taken over our day to day lives and has extended to our home beauty routines with the beauty devices industry said to have reached a value of $47.4 billion in 2019 alone.
Clean beauty retailer Credo reported that sales of skincare tools more than doubled in percentage over the past year, showing consumers have a penchant for recreating beauty treatments at home. Throughout lockdown many of us have become our own beauty therapists and have propelled professional beauty gadgets into the mainstream.
As we continue to spend more time indoors, demand for beauty tools has risen and gadgets previously only found at the dermatologists office or in luxury spas are now available to use at home.
Whether you want to tackle blemishes, boost elasticity or rejuvenate dull skin, there are plenty of devices available that get the job done and are even easy enough to use whilst binge watching the latest series.
Everything we need to upgrade our beauty routine is right at our fingertips, so here are few of our top picks of gadgets and tools to try.
Thought you couldn’t give yourself a mini facelift at home? Think again. The Nuface Trinity microcurrent device stimulates tissue and circulation using a low level electrical current. It is not as scary as it sounds, the current is completely painless and after a five minute session facial contours appear visibly defined. Use daily to tackle the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and boost skin toning for enviably sharp cheekbones.
This petite device also helps stimulate collagen and elastin production to help you on your way to glowing and youthful looking skin.
It is no secret that our quest to look younger has never been more prevalent and the idea of prevention rather than cure is at the heart of this. Young people are turning to clinic based treatments far more frequently than ever before with reports showing that plastic surgeons have seen a 64% increase in cosmetics procedures in patients under 30. If intrusive procedures are not for you, Foreo’s Bear Toning Device offers a simple way to start your anti-ageing routine without the high cost or fear of invasive treatments. This compact device also harnesses microcurrent technology to sculpt and contour skin easily and effectively.
If breakouts and blackheads are your skincare woe, these deep cleansing tools may be your saviours.
The PMD Clean Pro works as a cleansing and anti-ageing device. With soft silicone bristles on one side and a 24k gold massager on the other, it is sure to bring some luxury to your cleansing routine. With 7000 vibrations per minute and 4 intensity options, this powerful device helps to remove all traces of dirt and makeup whilst sculpting, lifting and toning skin. Plus the head never needs replacing making it the most hassle free option out there.
For a more compact device that’s perfect for travelling, the HoMedics Pureté cleansing brush is perfect for sensitive skin. This clever little device will even alert the user after 20 seconds to instruct you to move onto another area of the face to avoid over-scrubbing and irritation. With a variety of attachments for cleansing and massaging this device is a great multi-use product.
It’s safe to say our cleansing routines have just stepped up a notch.
If skin has been looking dull and lacklustre, LED light therapy may be the way to go. A pre-red carpet favourite for A-listers, light therapy is used to treat a range of different skincare issues from fine-lines and wrinkles to acne flare-ups and inflammation.
Blue light helps to neutralize acne causing bacteria whilst red light boosts collagen and reduces hyperpigmentation.
The Dr. Dennis Gross SpectraLite FaceWare Pro combines the power of 100 red LED lights with 62 blue LED lights that work together to firm skin, smooth wrinkles and diminish acne for a clear, bright complexion. The mask may look like something from a sci-fi movie, but the hi-tech device targets the entire face in as little as 3 minutes, making it an incredibly swift and effective at home treatment.
Aiming to bring cutting edge technologies and professional results to homes, FAQ launched by Foreo offers a line of hybrid beauty devices with a combination of powerful heated radiofrequency waves to boost collagen production, deep penetrating LED light for skin rejuvenation and toning EMS for firm facial muscles. The super smart and high powered devices pride themselves on bringing true clinical power home, which must be used correctly. Therefore, the device pairs with an app that trains users on exactly how the device should be used and only then will you be able to unlock clinical-level intensities. If super-professional results are what you are after, these gadgets are for you.
Haircare royalty ghd, continue to solve our hair-related troubles bringing salon-quality styling tools to the hands of even the most tech-wary of stylers.
Offering unbeatable volume and lift, the Rise Volumising Hot Brush creates long lasting lift from root to tip for that just stepped out of the salon look. ghd’s clever ultrazone technology allows consistent heat distribution whilst the cool-touch bristles allow for close root contact. Perfect for creating waves, bounce and curl it is sure to give you a good hair day.
Another firm favourite is the Cloud Nine O-Pod Heated Roller Set. A welcomed update to the old-fashioned roller, this product gives a bouncy blow dried effect in an instant.
The O-Pod uses induction heat technology to heat rollers in just four seconds and with cool-touch technology the roller heats in the hair rather than in your hand making styling easier than ever.
If pore-purging is the newest addition to your beauty routine, these gadgets are sure to banish blackheads and improve skin texture. Dermaflash’s Ultrasonic Pore Extractor gently removes blackheads giving a professional facial-feel using its ‘Extract Mode’. Switch to ‘Infuse Mode’ to help work products deeper into the skin using tapping vibrations.
If you are missing a trip to the facialist and want to recreate a cult microneedling treatment, the Glo PRO Microneedling Regeneration tool is the perfect addition. The tiny needles glide effortlessly across skin promoting wound healing and stimulating skin cell turnover and collagen production, it also includes red light technology making it the perfect all rounder.
Late nights and hours in front of our computer screens often leaves our eyes looking tired and puffy. As the eyes are considered the windows to the soul, it’s about time we paid them a little more attention.
Enter skincare saviour Dr. Dennis Gross. The SpectraLite EyeCare Pro LED grants you rested and revived looking eyes in just three minutes a day. This next generation light therapy tool uses collagen-stimulating LED’s to reduce the appearance of fine lines and even skin tone, taking care of the delicate eye area.
With the eyes area being much thinner than the rest of your face, it’s all too easy to look fatigued and show early signs of ageing if not given the proper care. Nurse Jamie’s Eyeonix System is an innovative beauty tool specially designed for the delicate eye area. Used alongside the EGF Eye Complex, this unique tool gently massages the area around the eyes tightening the skin, de-puffing and diminishing those pesky dark circles. The perfect gadget to fake a full night’s sleep.