When it comes to gadgets, everybody wants the latest and greatest—and the same goes with professional beauty tools and devices. Designed to treat a multitude of beauty and hair concerns, these handheld gizmos promise to mimic the results of in-office procedures as well as enhance the efficacy of your topical skin care products. From a high-tech cleansing brush that cleans 6 times better than your hands alone to a wrinkle-fighting device that uses a NASA-developed technology, we’ve got the future of beauty right here.
10. An Antiwrinkle Pillow: Nurse Jamie Beauty Bear™ Age Delay Pillow in Midnight Gray
This isn’t your typical skin care gadget; it’s not your typical run-of-the-mill pillow either. This pillow features a unique ergonomic design that provides maximum comfort while offering anti-aging benefits too.
So, you ask, how could a pillow fight wrinkles? The answer: Because typical pillows, whether they’re goose down or memory foam, puts pressure on the side of your face when you sleep, etching lines onto your cheek and forehead. By having a unique U-shaped design on the side, this pillow can eliminate that possibility. It’s also 100% poly-satin, so it’s gentle on your skin and hair.
9. A Shiatsu Massage for Your Face: ReFa CARAT
Just imagine how a massage feels like after an intense HIIT workout. Now imagine that same massage on your face after a day of smiling, smooching, frowning, raising your eyebrows and drinking from a straw. That is what this device is all about.
ReFa CARAT features a unique, 360-degree, multiangle design that’s meant to replicate the gentle pinching and kneading sensation that your esthetician does as part of your in-office treatment. These actions stimulate your skin and facial muscles to boost circulation, enhancing firmness and improving tone. Its waterproof and portable design makes it ideal for travel and use while bathing, and because it’s solar-powered it never requires plugging in or battery replacement.
8. The Device That Will Bring Your Sexy Back: Fiera Arouser for Her™
OK, before you get any ideas, this is not a vibrator, nor is it a sex toy. It is, however, designed to put you in the mood for sex. Let us explain: As we get older, our relationships mature and our hormones change, and many women (particularly those in menopause and post-menopause stage) experience a reduction in spontaneous sexual arousal. And we all know sex isn’t all fun and play. Studies suggest that regular sexual activity improves cardiovascular health, decreases bouts of depression, improves romantic relationships, and even gives your skin a natural glow.
Composed of over 200 parts representing 18 different patents, the Fiera Arouser for Her uses gentle suction to boost blood flow and create a tingling sensation, putting you into a pleasurable state of body and mind so that you can enjoy sex again.
7. A Smooth-Legs Must-Have: LumaRx Full Body Hair Removal System
We’d like to think of this device as a godsend, especially around summertime when we have to bare our arms and legs. And while “pricey” and “effective” aren’t always one and the same, we’ve found that certain products—like our very own hair-removal device—pay for themselves a million times over in the results they deliver. (Because who wants to shave every day, right?)
This FDA-cleared device utilizes intense pulsed light (IPL) technology to permanently reduce hair in large and small areas, such as your chin, underarms, bikini line, legs and arms. Like the one in your esthetician’s office, it disrupts the production cycle and prevents future hair growth by as much as 94% in just three treatments. But unlike the in-office kind, this one is yours alone, and you can repeat the treatment in all parts of your body (or your friend’s) as often as you like.
6. An Anti-Aging Device That Uses NASA Technology: Baby Quasar Quasar MD Plus
NASA first began experimenting with LEDs to speed the healing of wounds: In zero-gravity situations wounds don’t quite heal as fast as they would otherwise. Test results were positive, and research developed into skin cancer treatments and cosmetics.
So how does this at-home version fare? Baby Quasar combines four different wavelengths—light-red, dark-red, amber and infrared light—to stimulate collagen and elastin fibers and accelerate the growth of healthy skin cells by up to 200%. The result? Significant reduction of wrinkles in as little as eight weeks. And did we mention that it’s been cleared by the FDA?
5. Exfoliation on Steroids: PMD Personal MicroDerm Microdermabrasion System
If you’re already a fan of in-office microdermabrasion treatments, then you no longer need any convincing that it works. It’s one of the most effective forms of exfoliation, and you see a change in your complexion even after just one treatment. But what if you can bring that same treatment right into the comfort of your own bathroom?
PMD Personal MicroDerm is an innovative, handheld system that utilizes aluminum oxide crystals—the same material being used in your doctor’s office—to gently exfoliate dulling, dead skin cells and soften the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and rough skin. It provides the same professional results as an in-office microdermabrasion for a fraction of the price. Win-win!
4. The Of-the-Moment Anti-Ager You Have to Try: ORA Microneedle Face Roller System
While it looks like a miniature version of a medieval torture device, a derma roller or microneedle is anything but painful. How microneedling works, however, is a little unconventional.
This apparatus uses 540 fine, stainless-steel needles to fade fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks and scars. By creating micro injuries on your skin, it tricks your body into producing more collagen and elastin to heal the wound. In the process, microneedle also push your oils, serums and moisturizers deeper into your skin, so you’ll see results faster.
3. A Personal Fitness Trainer for Your Skin: NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Kit
Speaking of torture devices, this one uses electricity—in super-tiny amounts—to whip your skin into shape. According to experts, microcurrent treatments stimulate facial muscles, causing them to contract while triggering the body to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP), enhancing the body’s ability to make collagen and elastin, repair cells and stimulate blood circulation. This stimulation also helps ease tensions in the skin that eventually lead to wrinkles.
2. A Blowout-Mimicking Hairbrush: DAFNI Hair Straightening Ceramic Brush
If you have curly, wavy, frizzy or unruly strands, you’ve probably spent more than a few mornings laboriously straightening your hair with a flat iron—which is fine if you’re looking for a stick-straight finish. But if you don’t want to lose that voluminous oomph, we suggest stepping away from your flat iron and grabbing this hairbrush instead.
Yes, you heard us right: a hairbrush. This tool pretty much does what most hairbrushes do, detangle your hair. But what’s great about it is that it offers gentle, even heat to tame curls, waves and frizz, leaving them sleek, shiny and more manageable without losing your hair’s natural volume or damaging your tresses. Plus, it’s simpler than ever to use: no clips or fuss. Simply brush your hair and voila—it doesn’t get any easier than that! We love that it saves us time (and effort) and gives us a more natural-looking finish.
1. The Number-One Cleansing Device: Clarisonic Mia Fit
There’s no one we know who’s tried Clarisonic and gone back to washing their face with just their hands. The evidence is clear: You can’t get a much deeper clean than with a cleansing device (as much as 6 times better). And just when we thought there’s nothing out there that can outperform the Clarisonic Mia, along comes the Clarisonic Mia Fit, the same powerful device that’s just cuter and looks so much better in our travel and gym bags.
This cleansing tool comes with a changeable brush head that oscillates at high speed to remove impurities—not only from the surface of your skin but also within your pores. It also features two speed settings (Delicate and Power Cleanse) so you can customize the experience according to your skin’s needs.