13 Skin, Hair and Makeup Wonders You Didn’t Know You Needed

BY Gracee Tolentino · September 13, 2016

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There are beauty products that work—and then there are others that WOW! After spending several years combing through thousands of groundbreaking skin, hair and makeup products here at Dermstore, it would take more than a few hard-to-pronounce ingredients and celebrity endorsements to test our product loyalty and give up our current obsessions. But it happens, occasionally—and when it does, there’s usually no going back. Here we listed out 13 ingenious beauty products that left us awestruck, amazed and wondering how we survived the last # years without them.  See why they’re worth the hype—and why beauty editors around the world can’t stop raving about them!

SKIN

1. An Invisible Acne Sticker

Your days of school dances and slumber parties may be over, but those pesky pimples can still plague you as an adult. The good news is that the new breed of spot treatments no longer come in white, glue-like formulas that make makeup application a challenge. Take Peter Thomas Roth Acne-Clear Invisible Dots as an example. These clear adhesive dots lock in acne-fighting ingredients right where you need them, expediting the healing process while keeping bacteria from spreading to other parts of your skin. The best part? You don’t need to wait for the treatment to dry, you can put makeup right on top of it!

2. Exfoliating Socks

A weekly foot spa is never a bad idea—but who has time to sit on a salon chair for more than a few hours? Baby Foot Easy Pack – Original Deep Skin Exfoliation for Feet has that covered. These exfoliating socks come pre-filled with an advanced blend of plant extracts and exfoliants to smooth and soften rough, callused feet. No need to scrub your heels raw; just put the socks on before you sleep at night and wake up with smooth, baby-soft feet.

3. A Bacteria-Resistant Cleansing Device

It’s a well-known fact: You can’t get a much deeper clean than with a cleansing device. But consider for a moment the place where you stash your cleansing device after you use it: in your bathroom where it’s nice and humid—a great place for bacteria to hang out and multiply! Enter FOREO LUNA™ mini, a cleansing tool that utilizes T-Sonic technology to draw out impurities from your pores. Its silicone, non-porous brush head resists bacteria buildup, dries quickly and ensures a gentle cleansing experience. Convenient to use, this waterproof wonder yields 300 uses with one charge.

4. An Anti-Wrinkle Pillowcase

Silk pillowcases don’t just feel ultra-comfy (and look ultra-chic), they also offer some beauty benefits too. Silk doesn’t draw out moisture from your skin like cotton, doesn’t cause crease marks, and doesn’t cause friction that leads to hair breakage. It’s also naturally hypoallergenic, and said to be inhospitable to dust mites that irritate sensitive skin.

5. No-Rinse Cleansers

Long embraced by the French (whose water supply is notoriously harsh on skin), micellar water has been quietly replacing multistep cleansing rituals for years. Featuring tiny molecules of oil known as “micelles” that attract and dissolve dirt, makeup and other impurities from the skin, these soap- and chemical-free waters don’t require rinsing (making them particularly great for travel) and leave the skin hydrated and toned as well as clean. Check out other non-traditional cleansing waters you can use for your skin.

MAKEUP

6. Lipstick That Adjusts to Your Natural Lip Color

No, Lipstick Queen’s Frog Prince won’t turn your lips green. What it really does is adapt according to your lips’ unique pH and tone and transform itself into a shade of pink that’s most flattering to you.  (And since no two pairs of lips are ever alike, you never have to feel weird walking into a party with someone with exactly the same lip color!) Impressed already? We haven’t even mentioned that it has vitamin E and shea butter to keep your lips soft, hydrated and deliciously kissable all day long.

7. A Heated Eyelash Curler

Before we knew about this, we used to warm up our traditional eyelash curlers with our hair dryers. Not anymore. This genius device by blinc lifts and curls your lashes with a gentle heat, creating a longer-lasting, natural-looking curl. Its accurate design delivers just the right amount of heat while making it easy to reach even the tiniest lashes.

8. Shadow Shields

You spent two hours perfecting your smoky eyes only to find that you’ve also given yourself some fake eye bags. Counter this challenge with Shadow Shields, which protect your under-eye area from eyeshadow fallout and mascara smudges for a mess-free finish every time. Even better: You can also use the edge as a guide for creating the perfect cat eye.

9. A Finishing Makeup Spray

Finishing sprays are not exactly expensive, but most people see them as an unnecessary expense. Here’s why they’re wrong: finishing sprays make your makeup look like it’s part of your skin. Besides, most makeup starts to melt or fade four hours after, especially during warmer months. A good setting spray keeps your makeup in place, preventing it from melting, cracking, fading or settling into fine lines—even if it’s 100 degrees outside!

HAIR

10. A Hair Dryer That Will Last a Lifetime

Say what you will, but our obsession with this hair dryer is not unfounded. After all, it was developed by Harry Josh, the celebrity hairstylist behind some of the most famous manes on the runway and the red carpet: Rose Byrne, Jennifer Garner, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tina Fey, Ellen Pompeo and Gisele Bundchen, to name just a few—some of them also happen to be his best friends. If you haven’t checked out this amazing hairdryer yet, here are just some of the reasons why you should: 1) It dries your hair 60 times faster than the drugstore kind; 2) It’s designed to outlast all other hairdryers. Thanks to its super-sophisticated, 2,000-hour motor, this tool promises to last for a good 15 years—even if you blow-dry your hair every single day. If you do the math, $300 for something that will last a lifetime doesn’t seem like a splurge, does it?

11. A Showerhead Filter

So you’ve tried every single hair product that promises to tame frizz and flyaway to no avail. Could it be your shower water? Possible. It’s no secret that our tap water harbors harsh chemicals and mineral deposits that can damage your skin and hair. With a showerhead filter, you can minimize your exposure to these chemicals, resulting in less damage to your tresses.

12. A Blowout-Extending Shower Cap

Still using disposable plastic shower caps? No wonder your second-day hair looks flat and frizzy. To get the most out of your blowouts, reach for a high-quality shower cap—preferably, one with a terrycloth lining—that fits your head comfortably and keeps moisture and steam away from your hair.

13. A Frizz-Fighting Towel Glove 

If you have curly hair (or hair that’s particularly prone to frizz) you may want to stay away from drying your hair with a regular terrycloth bath towel. Instead, reach for DevaCurl DevaGloves, a hairstyling glove that features a soft microfiber surface that gently absorbs water without causing frizz and hair breakage.

 

Gracee Tolentino

Gracee Tolentino is the managing editor of the Dermstore Blog. After spending 10 years of her writing and editing career working in the travel and food industries, she finally found her true calling: beauty, health and wellness. In her spare time ... Read More >

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