Beauty is turning to technology to create age-defying results in skincare. Trending tools, such as lasers, sonic technology, intense pulsed light and LEDs are promising to rid everything from wrinkles and breakouts to dark spots and sagging skin. Here’s a roundup of the best gadgets that promise dermatologist-office results at home for a fraction of the cost.
The Face Exerciser
Instead of Botox or other invasive injections, this tool promises to help your face get its exercise by working out the muscles via targeted vibrations. Physiotherapist Anita Lorelli created the Envisage to help target five key facial areas with specific flexes and movements for muscle stimulation and resistance. Instead of trying those old-school facial twitches by yourself, the Envisage tool helps you target the forehead, cheek jowls and neck muscles, and feel the burn via the pulsations that help stimulate collagen production and tighten the face. Say goodbye to forehead lines, saggy eyelids, smile lines, double chins and hello to a fitter face without gels or creams. Recommended use: Four weeks.
The Anti-Aging Face Laser
A more youthful appearance without going under a needle or knife? Believe it. This tool’s gentle but effective prickling helps gently trigger collagen and elastin below the skin’s surface. The Tria Age-Defying Laser sends beams of light through the dermis to create tiny (and we mean microscopic) zones of “cellular disruption” without leaving the top layer of the skin, the epidermis, effected. This stimulates natural healing for your body and it immediately reacts to help repair the area with fresh, new collagen — quickly filling in fine lines, wrinkles and allowing for new skin cell turnover. What would normally cost a fortune at the dermatologist’s office for a “fractional non-ablative laser treatment” is now totally DIY thanks to Tria’s easy-to-use tech. Takes just minutes to use depending on the strength you set it at. Tria’s line of topicals help soothe your skin after daily treatments. The twice-weekly Overnight Brightening Boost Facial is a must when using this tool for extra lush pampering and treatment.
The LED Age Eraser
For those who aren’t ready to go the laser route, there’s an even gentler way to turn back the clock. Via Light Emitting Diodes (LED), the LightStim face tool promises to rid you of those pesky fine lines around your mouth, eyes and forehead with this gentle, noninvasive light. The LightStim uses UV-free light rays that help energize cells and stimulate the body’s natural process to build new proteins and regenerate cells. Soothing, painless and super simple to use, it promises to “firm aged or tired skin, reduce the appearance of pore size, smooth texture, increase elasticity and recapture your radiant glow.” Its new peony pink version for Spring 2015 gives you another reason to get excited about your beauty toy.
The Lush Face Buffer
Sunspots, blackheads, acne scars: The bane of any beautifier’s existence. To help buff away these annoying — and aging — skin issues is a familiar and ever-evolving editor favorite from Clarisonic. This time, it’s the Aria Radiance Brush that you know (and love) and the three-step Clarisonic Sonic Radiance Brightening Solution Kit: A set of illuminating skin-savers to help brighten your complexion (not lighten!) and combat excess melanin. The Skin Illuminating Cleanser removes impurities in the a.m. thanks to purifying licorice root extract and at night, the Skin Renewing Peel Wash with LHA gently removes the day’s makeup, while soothing and calming your skin and accelerating exfoliation. The Brightening Activator Serum helps you say goodbye to hyperpigmentation thanks to ellagic and glycolic acids and phenylethyl resorcinol. After two weeks, users saw smoother skin and even skin tone — 10 times better than plain old manual face washing. Just 60 seconds, twice per day and off you go.
The Silicone Toothbrush
Welcome to the future of teeth cleaning: The ISSA is a toothbrush like you’ve never seen before. The lightweight, silicone tool uses high-intensity pulsations that are channeled through soft bristles and the vibrations remove plaque and improve the health of your gums via gentle massage. Created by Swedish company Foreo, the sleek brush is ergonomic, hypoallergenic and free of BPA and phthalates. It’s also crafted with non-porous material that’s 35 times more hygienic than regular nylon toothbrushes.