High-Tech Hotness: 10 Tools for Your Beauty Arsenal
Ah, the magic of technology. Thanks to intelligent people doing complicated things with machines, we can check our email on our phones, have face-to-face chats with friends thousands of miles away, and accomplish many other wondrous tasks. Technology has even infiltrated our beauty regimens, taking simple acts like face washing and hair drying to impressively detailed levels. Behold the many highly specialized beauty gadgets now at our disposal.
Clarisonic Mia Skin Cleansing System
If you’ve been washing your face with a washcloth, you’re practically living in the Stone Age—at least, that’s what fans of this vibrating brush might say. By rotating across the skin hundreds of times per second, it removes makeup and rids pores of the gunk that enlarges them.
Bliss ‘Pore’-fector Gadget Kit
This works similarly to the Clarisonic model, using sonic vibrations combined with Detoxifying Facial Toner to blast away dirt and bacteria. And, the cordless feature on the bliss product means that you can take its skin-improving benefits when you're on the go.
Tanda Luxe Rejuvenation Photofacial Device
If you'll do anything to battle wrinkles, you might want to consider this device for aging skin. The LED treatments are designed to eradicate fine lines with just two treatments a week. Shop: Tanda Luxe Rejuventation Photofacial Device, $195.00
NuFACE Facial Toning Device
New face? Sign me up! NuFACE’s toning system includes an electrical device that pulses against facial muscles to pump them up and create a lifting, firming effect for the skin. Shop: NuFACE Facial Toning Device, $249.00
NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion Kit
To keep your face youthful and clear, NuBrilliance offers an at-home microdermabrasion kit that helps diminish fine lines, smooth rough spots, and erase acne scars. Even better, it does all that without using parabens, synthetic dyes or fragrances, or sulfates. Shop: NuBrilliance Microdermabrasion Kit, $249.00
Braun Silk Epil Xelle Epilator
Razors will soon be relics of the past, now that carefully-crafted epilators have entered the market. A lighted head lets you see every hair, while 40 small tweezers do the plucking for you. The shave is supposedly so close that regrowth happens much slower than usual, and has a much finer texture.
TRIA Laser Hair Removal System
No pain, no gain. Although it’s not as pain-free as other methods, the TRIA home laser system allows the user to gradually—and permanently—reduce unwanted hair on the legs, bikini area, arms, and (for fair-skinned people) underarms. It may seem expensive up front, but it’s cheaper than a lifetime of salon waxes.
Sometimes hair removal is the problem, not the desired outcome. That’s why HairMax created its LaserComb, which channels laser beam technology directly to the scalp as a means of stimulating new hair growth. Shop: HairMax LaserComb, $495.00
ghd Professional Ceramic Heat Styler
While many heated hair tools leave your locks damaged beyond belief, ghd utilizes ceramic technology in its aluminum plates and dry hair faster while maximizing shine and smoothness. Shop: ghd Professional Ceramic Heat Styler, $183.99
T3 Featherweight Luxe Hair Dryer
Whereas the ghd uses ceramic technology, T3 boasts tourmaline gemstones in its model. They manipulate heat’s effects on hair in a revolutionary way, locking moisture and silkiness into each strand, while blocking out the frizz that often comes with lower-end dryers.