With the new year comes the craving to go one step further with our beauty regimes – to find the next big thing that will instantly soothe problem skin, sort out fine lines and wrinkles and tame wayward locks for good. Luckily, The Glossary’s Beauty Director has tracked them down for you, and rounded up the most innovative beauty gadgets to add to your kit. From clinic-grade lasers to LED face masks and micro current toning devices, this is Alex Steinherr’s pick of the at-home beauty tech and tools to invest in now.
Best Beauty Tech Tools
I’m a huge believer in beauty tech. Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen so many more high-technology devices for the face and body because we have spent so much more time at home. Of course, some products work better than others. But the bottom line about these tools I have chosen is that they make a true difference – they really do. They’re simultaneously preventative and restorative, working towards achieving your best skin and hair ever.
However, in order to get maximum efficacy, you have to be consistent. It’s my eternal analogy, but it is like going to the gym. You aren’t going to see a change unless you stick to it. Try a beauty device once and it won’t work – this isn’t about instant results, it’s all about the long-term. From an intensive LED light mask and a microcurrent skin-toning device to a breakthrough clinic-grade laser, this is my edit of the high-tech skincare tools for at-home use.
Facial Sculpting Wand, £430
A first-of-its-kind facial-sculpting wand formulated by Hollywood-based aesthetician Shani Darden. Based around Shani’s signature vibration therapy, the device harnesses high-performance soundwave technology. For best results, watch Shani’s facial-sculpting routines on her website, before gliding the device over your face for 10 minutes daily. This enables acoustic sound waves to penetrate the skin’s outer layers and stimulate the muscles, boosting circulation and optimising oxygen uptake, leaving you with a firmer, tighter and noticeably smoother complexion.
Spa Gold Luxurious Skincare & Haircare Treatment Device, £279
This is a very forward-thinking, futuristic piece of beauty tech. It’s a completely new delivery system that helps skin and hair absorb treatments deeper and faster – it utilises magnetic misting technology to push the actives where you need them, delivering 100% coverage. You buy the pods you want – whether a hydro boost for skin or colour protection for hair – and it delivers, with zero wastage.
The Lyma Laser, £1,999
The Lyma Laser is a first for at-home beauty – a cold laser light, which works on a cellular level, with zero damage. It penetrates deep into the skin, muscle and fat, making it effective on fine lines, pigmentation, acne, rosacea, scars and thread veins, and it can even improve bruising. This is definitely an investment, but you get a clinic-grade performance for everyday home use.
Nano Current Device, £425
Essentially what this facial device does is emit tiny, painless electric currents – nano and microcurrents – which kick-start your skin’s cellular renewal. What’s clever is that you link your device to an app on your phone, and you can select guided programmes to target specific issues, including pigmentation, dullness or breakouts. Use it every day for tone, definition and a glowing boost.
Medi Lift Eye Rejuvenating EMS Eye Mask, £350
This mask is specifically designed to strengthen the eye area, using painless electrical muscle stimulation (EMS). Put it on for 10 minutes, during which time the mask sends electrical impulses to the orbital muscles, causing them to involuntarily contract, giving you an instantly lifted appearance – though it’s obviously not long-term. It comes with a collagen infusion serum, which helps the rejuvenation.
THE LIGHT SALON
Boost LED Face Mask, £395
LED light therapy is one of the best things you can do for your skin and overall health. The red and near-infrared wavelengths emitted in this face mask regenerate the skin’s cells and accelerate repair, tackling acne to wrinkles, but they are also a real mood-booster. Plus, it is so convenient to use – wear it for 15 minutes
a day, while you get on with something else.
Nubody Skin Toning Device, £383
This microcurrent body device works by emitting low-level electrical currents that mirror the body’s own natural impulses. The gentle, non-painful flow stimulates the production of collagen and elastin and strengthens muscles, toning and tightening them, leading to a more lifted look over time. Use daily – with slow movements and medium pressure – over target treatment areas such as cellulite or sagging skin.