Remember the days when Biore pore strips seemed like a miraculous advanced beauty treatment? Well, as fun a pastime as digging out blackheads can be, there's a new crop of devices far more technologically magical than white tacky strips, and these inventions are ready to take the beauty world by storm. From LED light treatments, to facial toning microcurrent massagers, here are the beauty tools to try today for a prettier future ahead.
While this device may sound like a very un-glamorous monthly visitor, it's actually the next best thing to a professional facial. Touted and beloved by beauty bloggers, this is the next hottest tool after the Clarisonic. This handheld microdermabrasion system exfoliates and sweeps away dead, dry skin cells, all the while creating a more even surface for lotions to penetrate deeply into the skin. Leftover makeup trapped inside the pores is sloughed away and the skin becomes more even (with fewer fine lines!) over time.
Jenu Active Youth Skincare System
An ultrasound wand pumps 12 times the amount of anti-aging ingredients into the skin, leaving eyes and lips with fewer creases and wrinkles. Advanced microsphere technology allows the eye and lip treatments to soak in and deliver high-tech age-busting ingredients. While the system isn't cheap, all the money saved on Botox and fillers will surely compensate for the expense, and using a wand sounds as magical as it gets.
AmorePacific Age Spot Brightening Pen
Directly target those nasty areas of hyperpigmentation with help from this clever and targeted age spot treatment which is depressed from the pen-like dispenser. Filled with strong lightening and anti-aging ingredients like licorice, magnolia and green tea, this ultra-portable pen is the perfect solution for those seeking an easy treatment option for their most detested dark spots.
NuFACE Trinity Device
This all-in-one device improves sagging skin, reduces wrinkles and evens skin tone. Micro current technology gently stimulates the skin and provides an instant glow and lifted effect. Can't afford this speciality gadget? Try NuFACE's Wrinkle Remover for $125, which slows down the aging process with LED and infrared lights.
NuFACE Trinity Device, $325
HAIRMAX Hair Growth LaserComb Device
This FDA-cleared device will help those seeking an end to shedding locks or fewer follicle fallout. Promising to promote hair growth and the appearance of thicker, fuller hair, this treatment promises results in 16 weeks or less. Even those with hereditary hair loss were shown in a study to have improved hair density after a half-year treatment course with the device.
SILK'N Flash&Go Freedom Hair Removal
On the opposite end of the hair spectrum is those seeking a way to shave less often and battle fewer fuzzies. This FDA cleared at-home device uses pulsed light technology to eliminate unwanted hairs and leave skin softer and smoother with a flash. A skin color sensor detects various skintones and customizes the emitted pulses. After 3 months of trying the device, users experienced 70% reduction in hair.
GLO Personal Teeth Whitening Device
With patent-pending technology, this tooth whitening system lightens up to eight shades. With a whitening mouthpiece that uses Guided Light Optics and a gentle warming blue light, this system saves a fortune on clumsy strips and messy trays. The complete system includes a travel case, lip care, charger, power plug, whitening gels, mouthpiece and case.