Beauty terms like cryotherapy, ultrasound, micro- and even nano-currents have long taken over from jade rollers and gua sha tools when it comes to at-home skincare products. The kind of portable beauty tech available today has elevated domestic beauty routines to a new level on par with salon treatments.
So how can we make the most of these beauty accessories? Read on to discover our wishlist of the greatest finds and how to use them.
Mon Ami Acupressure Tool
This magic wand of a device is a great facial tool to momentarily reduce any signs of fatigue or stress. Based on traditional Chinese acupressure methods, it aims to relax the muscles and release tension. Its mechanical impact on the various energy points offers a much-needed release for the mind and body. No wonder that the outcome of this all-around balancing procedure is noticeably radiant skin and glow.
This golden stick is made using the most cutting-edge science. Its end is encrusted with 30 pieces of germanium, a semi-metallic element known for its healing properties. By radiating negatively charged electrons, it neutralises the negative influence of HEV light (aka blue light). A gentle 3-minute massage can help address dull skin and tone after a long working day by your computer. The smooth end of the stick is great at reducing puffiness after a sleepless night.
These chill wands truly bring the at-home beauty routine to a new level, both in terms of how effective they are and how enjoyable they are to use. It is all about the non-freezing liquid inside the silver spheres. Cool them in the fridge and you get massage tools, which promote detoxification, increase cell turnover and fortify the skin. Warm them up by wrapping them in a warm damp towel and you get brilliant tools for use over serums and face masks to increase product penetration into the skin.
Dermascrape Ultrasonic Tool
A multi-functional device, which is perfect if you are after a minimalist beauty routine. Dermascrape is great at exfoliating, cleansing and accelerating the movement of nutrients to the skin cells. The “Extract” mode removes surface impurities, “Cleanse” increases the effectiveness of cleaning products by using ultrasound and “Enhance” provides a wholesome alternative to peeling treatments.
Rose Quartz Eye Mask
Who does not love a rose quartz beauty accessory? They are so pretty to look at, but there is more to their popularity than meets the eye. It is all about this gemstone’s ability to deliver that much-sought cooling effect, reduce puffiness, increase blood circulation and calm sensitive skin. It was only a matter of time until an eye pink quartz mask would enter the scene. Indeed, the gentle action of this crystal is perfect for the delicate eye area. For the most high-quality and ethically produced product, we recommend opting for a premium brand like Angela Caglia, a specialist in rose quartz products sourced from Brazil.
Mini Facial Toning Device
Microcurrents are taking the skincare industry by storm. Studies show that regular microcurrent therapy reduces the number of wrinkles (particularly in the forehead and eye area), removes puffiness and increases the skin’s elasticity. And the best thing about NuFACE’s products for at-home use is that they are as effective as their salon counterparts. Despite a steep price point, the device will make it worth your investment after just a couple of weeks of regular use. The reviews speak for themselves. NuFACE mini kit includes a gel primer but it can also be used with any water-based serums in your beauty cabinet.
Pro Hydro-Mist Steamer
Sarah Chapman has made a name for herself in premium skincare. Her loyal fans include Meghan Markle, Victoria Beckham, Liv Tyler and Rosie Huntington-Whitley, women who take their beauty routines seriously. This portable ultrasound steamer will help transform your bathroom into a celebrity treatment room. With its modern ion technology, steam particles deeply penetrate the skin, warming up and opening the pores for a deep clean, filling the cells with moisture and increasing the effectiveness of any products that follow.
Skin Perfecting Silicone Mask
A genius and simple solution to solving skin dryness. All you need is a moisturising product of your choice and 20 minutes of your time. Apply a serum or a cream and cover it with this mask to literally feel your skin becoming saturated with moisture. The result is a fresh, smooth, soft and more youthful complexion.
Luna Mini 3 Dual-Sided Face Brush
A great solution for cleansing and gently exfoliating the skin by Swedish brand Foreo, which specialises in smart beauty gadgets. Simply apply your usual cleansing product on the brush made of ultrasoft antimicrobial silicone and spread the product in light massaging strokes. Half a minute will do to help Luna remove 99,5% of impurities and restore the skin’s radiant and fresh complexion. It can give a new lease of life even to the most basic cleansing product.
Ziip Device + Golden Conductive Gel Duo
And here come the big guns! A product that fights all the key signs of ageing such as pigmentation, fine lines, loss of elasticity and tone. The gadget uses electric impulses such as nano-currents, which stimulate the production of ATP, a substance which is responsible for the synthesis of elastin, collagen and moisture retaining polysaccharides. In 2019, Forbes paid its dues to ZIIP’s creative mastermind Melanie Simon by referring to her as the Nikola Tesla of facials. According to Melanie, the currents imitate the body’s own neurological impulses, prompting the cells to function at their optimal level. The kit features a futuristic UFO-shaped design and includes an organic priming gel and smartphone app.