Beauty devices have come a long way since they first surfaced. Beyond ergonomically designed spatulas and nifty massage tools, the latest beauty devices also feature several technology in one to target multiple skin concerns at once. Best part, these technology include those that used to only be available at clinics or salons, but thanks to these new devices, you can incorporate these results-oriented technology into your daily routine. From LED light therapy that kills acne-causing bacteria, T-sonic pulsations that optimises product penetration into the skin, micro needling that speeds up collagen production to even infra red technology that rejuvenates skin from inside out, it has never been easier to get professional-like results in the comfort of your own home. Here, five of the latest, most high-tech tools you need for the ultimate DIY anti-ageing facial.
1 / 6 You don't need to splurge on anti-ageing facials with these beauty tools. Have your very own self-pampering session in the comfort of your home.Read more
2 / 6 Dr Dennis Gross Skincare SpectraLite EyeCare Pro (about $283, at Net-A-Porter)Read more
Bringing at-home devices to a whole new level, this eye treatment not only makes you look like a sci-fi character, it also features SpectraLite, an FDA-approved treatment to rejuvenate the eye area. With 72 LEDs throughout the device, it enables you to have professional-grade light therapy right at home. In just three minutes a day, the red LED light works effectively to target collagen at your skin’s dermis layer, improving skin density and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time.
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3 / 6 Foreo UFO ($408)Read more
Featuring six treatments in one handy UFO-shaped device, this device is designed to be used with the brand’s UFO Activated Masks, and only takes three minutes daily to give you healthier skin. With a wide range of pre-set modes that you can select either via the device or via the phone app, your skin will be treated to a combination of the six skin treatments, depending on which one you choose. For starters, the Heating Treatment softens the skin to help boost its absorption of mask essences, the Cooling Treatment calms inflammation and tightens pores, while T-sonic Pulsations further improve product penetration while giving facial muscles a soothing massage. In addition, the UFO also emits red, green and blue LED lights, which stimulates collagen production, evens out skin tone and kills acne-causing bacteria respectively.
4 / 6 MDNA Skin The Onyx Black ($490)Read more
Not your regular face roller device, this one from Madonna’s skincare brand is designed with ridges to effectively stimulate micro-circulation and lymphatic drainage simultaneously, This alleviates puffiness while improving your skin’s rosy glow. Another noteworthy quality is that this is made of carbon, which means that it emits far infrared rays. When used on skin, these far infrared rays penetrate the skin to generate heat energy within skin tissues deep beneath the surface. This in turn stimulates collagen production for a firming and lifting effect over time.
5 / 6 Nurse Jamie Beauty Stamp (about $71, at Net-A-Porter)Read more
If you want the skin-rejuvenating benefits of micro-needling but are freaked out at the thought of having a facialist puncture tiny holes all over your face, try this out. As its name suggests, all you have to do is literally stamp your face all over as its tiny needles make micro-impressions along the top dermal layer. These minute “wounds” send a signal to your skin to regenerate and heal itself, which accelerates collagen production to improve skin texture, tone and firmness. For best results, use with Nurse Jamie’s EGF Stem Cell Complex which infuses skin with Epidermal Growth Factor, plant stem cells, peptides and hyaluronic acid to accelerate cellular repair and plump skin.
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6 / 6 ReFa ACTIVE WF ($520)Read more
One of the most popular brands for facial rollers, ReFa’s latest device now features flexible handles, making it more suitable for use all over your body. These handles now allow you to change the space between the rollers so you can customise the grip when you’re using it on the face or say, your thighs. Its Double Drainage Rollers have a diamond-like grooves to enable it to firmly yet gently knead at the skin to muscle tissue to improve micro-circulation and lymphatic drainage. That’s not all, it also has two built-in solar panels which convert light energy to micro-current to energise and tone the skin.
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