Skincare is a daily routine that many of us will go through, but achieving the best results usually depends on how much time and money we are willing to spend. While going for clinic treatments to achieve younger, firmer, or radiant skin may be an option for some, there are times when you will need to take things into your own hands.
The smart skin devices that you can have at home may just be the right must-have gadgets in your skincare toolbox for glowing skin. You can also extend and strengthen any treatments you may have had at a clinic by using the right smart beauty devices at home. With the invention of beauty gadgets, the process may be a bit easier and affordable with no need for recovery time.
Social media has driven the trend of owning smart or smart skincare home devices, you can probably see a whole range of products that work or don’t on social media platforms and let us not forget how the Covid pandemic and the lockdown that followed forced us to stay home. From learning new ideas of skin care and searching for almost forgotten skincare devices in our drawers, many of us become facialists overnight.
Devices like the NuFace microcurrent saw a boom and renewed interest. The device which uses EMS to tighten and firm the skin has grown a huge following ever since. Since 2021 there has been a sharp rise in the value of beauty devices on the global market with $51.bn in 2021 with the expectation of that value tripling by 2028 to $144.2bn.
The world of skincare gadgets is surely growing and keeping track of what is not that easy. And like with other devices, skin care products are also available in analogue and digital. Electricity-free gadgets for skin care routines or analogues can be used without the need to plug into anything and if portable can easily be used on the go, just throw one in your travelling bag.
Some skin care analogue devices that standout includes the Re-Nutriv ultimate facial massager by Estée Lauder (£140) as a brilliant choice or the Dior Prestige Le Pétale Multi Perlé massage tool which is neither outdated nor straightforward. It provides the same rejuvenated skin that you will likely get if you were using high-tech gadgets though you may spend a lot of time before you see results.
Gua sha stones are face rollers and a perfect choice for face massage; the face rollers can aid lymphatic drainage, improve circulation and can be used to de-puff. Microneedling derma rollers can be used as at-home extensions for in-clinic pens and can help create micro punctures in your skin to enhance elastin and collagen while powering cell renewal.
The Swiss Clinic skin roller is a fine example of treating pigmentation of the skin and acne. It imitates what automated in-clinic pens can do at 18,000rpm and achieves the same results.
Apart from analogues, digital gadgets are blooming on the other end. Electronically powered home skin care devices have existed for a long time now like the oscillating and cleansing brushes from Clarisonic. The newer electronically powered versions of skin care beauty gadgets let you accomplish pro-like results with less effort. Many of these smart devices are portable you can take them anywhere and can be easily operated.
The TriPollar Stop Vx is one such. The TriPollar lets you achieve that Cinderella effect and leaves you with an instant glow. You can achieve a razor-sharp jawline with this facial slimming device in less than 5 seconds. Volumetric heat energy is transmitted through the Vx which comes with three alternating radio frequencies. These encourage collagen production while wrinkle depth is reduced through dynamic muscle activation that results in lifted, firmer skin.
A light LED therapy mask should also find a place in your toolkit for skin care. The Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology has grown from being a NASA-only technology to becoming a technology that has transformed the health industry.
LED technology goes way back to when NASA was experimenting with Cabbages and follows a lot of studies done on its space shutter and is now a therapy used and valued in medicine with its healing and repairing capability on biological tissues. LED technology uses a spectrum of light wavelengths without releasing any heat that can be harmful to the skin.
When it comes to LED therapy gadgets, the choice is wide but those that stand out are the ones that can harness changing wavelengths. The CurrentBody Skin LED light therapy mask tops all gadgets on the list and comes with a variety of multitasking add-ons that are just the perfect icing on the product.
The add-on to fight sagging “turkey neck” is the neck mask (£250) while to overturn the damage of ageing to the hands you get the LED hand mitt (£199). The CurrentBody Skin LED full package will let you treat various body parts in the same time frame as you do a full-face LED.
Many consumers are usually against time and on the go, so having a gadget that can perform a lot of tasks with simple navigation is usually a bonus in the skin care toolkit that plus only having to carry one device throughout your time away from home.
One device that is worth your space and money are from the makers of Theragun, a zeitgeist massage device which you should know about. The TheraFace PRO All-in-One is a multitasking 8-in-1 Swiss Army Knife offering home treatment for the skin.
The hyper-personalised features include LED for treating acne and fine lines, a vibrating silicone brush to cleanse, cold rings for depuffing, percussion massage to tense facial muscles and a microcurrent that lifts, tones and sculpts. The handheld combines all the right features and therapies for the face to get good results.