Move over face masks and Korean skincare beauty regimes — there’s a new beauty trend in town: at home high-tech skin care devices. These range from hand-held microdermabrasion vacuums to tiny tools that send micro-currents through your skin.
Bazaar has listed some of its favorites below.
A current internet darling, this slick little device sends micro-currents through the skin to help reduce wrinkles and tighten everything. The process involves smoothing a leave-on gel primer made with hyaluronic acid onto your face, then sliding the electric Nuface along in certain patterns. The current doesn’t hurt but is noticeable. As for results, skin appears plumper almost instantly, but requires daily maintenance.
Like a vacuum for your face, this device mixes microdermabrasion with suction. Tiny spinning discs help scrub away the top layer of dirty skin. While getting the hang of it all takes a few rounds, the end result is super clean skin that soaks in lotions easily.
Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar
Luxury and at-home massage collide in this 24-karat gold device. Tiny vibrations are meant to stimulate the facial muscles and help boost circulation and tightness, all while reducing puffiness.
Foreo Luna Play Facial Cleansing Brush
The most affordable of the batch, this pocket-sized device is great for a deep clean. It has two brush layers, one that cleans and the other that sends gentle pulsations out. The end result is a removal of 99.5 percent of dirt, oil, and other baddies.
LightStim for Acne
Acne is the focus of this handheld device. UV-free lightwaves are sent into the skin to kill bacteria, while also boosting blood circulation and reducing lines and wrinkles. Treatment takes upwards of three minutes but doesn’t hurt, and the device is designed so you only have to buy things once.
Nurse Jamie's UpLift Facial Massaging Beauty Roller
Designed to tone, tighten and energize your skin this device helps with circulation and lifting your facial features. It's easy to use while relaxing in the bath or catching up on your favourite fashion flicks.
This article was written by Danae Mercer and originally published on September 3, 2019. It was updated by Laura Kell on April 8, 2020.
Lead image courtesy of Jason Lloyd Evans