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 cosmetic procedures as well as enhance the efficacy of your topical skin care products. From a high-tech exfoliating tool that removes dead skin cells and unwanted facial hair at the same time to a handheld toning device that lifts sagging skin with microcurrents to a wrinkle-fighting device that uses a NASA-developed technology, we’ve got the future of beauty right here.
Let’s make one thing clear: DERMAFLASH is NOT a shaver. This device works like dermaplaning—a medical-grade exfoliating treatment available only at a doctor’s office or medical spa—and is designed to gently remove the outermost layer of the skin, including peach fuzz. The result: smoother skin that’s more receptive to your skin care products.
If you’re worried about your facial hair growing back thicker and coarser, not to worry. While men grow terminal hair, women grow vellus hair, which is light and fluffy—and shaving it actually won’t make it grow back thicker. Plus, this device uses a blade specifically designed for the delicate skin on a woman’s face, so there’s no need to worry about cuts, nicks, stubbles or growing a beard anytime soon. Read what happened when the Dermstore staff tried DERMAFLASH.
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.
Just imagine how a massage feels 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.
Need something more portable? Also try Nurse Jamie Instant Uplift.
Any makeup artist will tell you that the most important makeup technique you’ll ever learn is proper blending—whether that involves your foundation, blush, eyeshadow or highlighter. In fact, no contouring or strobing or baking is ever correctly accomplished without mastering this skill first. A good blending technique could mean the difference between a flawless, no-makeup makeup look and a streaky clown face. So if this is a skill you’re struggling with–or maybe don’t have time for—consider this rotating makeup brush. This genius invention spins at 190 RPM and features an interchangeable brush head (which connects to the applicator with a smooth magnetic drop-in), blending your foundation, blush and highlighter for you in just the touch of a button. Aside from effortless makeup application, this brush is made with premium antimicrobial fibers and designed with sensitive skin in mind.
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.
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?
If you’re already a fan of in-office microdermabrasion treatments, 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!
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, microneedles also push your oils, serums and moisturizers deeper into your skin, so you’ll see results faster.
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. Read what happened when a Dermstore staff tried NuFACE.
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.
There’s no one we know who’s tried a face cleansing device 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 brush.
If you’re new to washing your face with a cleanser helper, you can’t go wrong with a silicone facial cleansing device such as the FOREO LUNA™. Made with T-Sonic technology, this cleanser helper provides the skin with a deeper cleanse by pushing deep into the pores to help draw out impurities from the skin, unveiling a rejuvenated and refreshed complexion. Plus, it’s made of quick-drying, nonporous silicone that resists bacteria buildup, making it more hygienic than standard sonic-cleansing brushes.