Take your routine to the next level with a skincare gadget
Go gadget and enter a new age of skincare.
Araft of new high-tech tools is revolutionising beauty, especially when it comes to skincare. Cleansing brushes were launched to great fanfare a few years ago, but the category has expanded to incorporate devices for masking, anti-ageing treatments and eye rejuvenation. These tools are not a replacement; they’re designed to work in conjunction with your existing at-home and in-clinic regimen to deliver quicker, better results.
“Innovation just for the sake of innovation isn’t good enough anymore,” says Foreo Oceania general manager Hannah Holmes. “Brands are being challenged to bring intrinsic value to our increasingly time-poor lives. [So] while professional equipment delivers a more concentrated treatment, at-home devices provide accessibility to skincare technologies that many couldn’t otherwise afford.”
It’s also the start of what Holmes believes is a move towards greater personalisation, in which “artificial intelligence will play an integral role in customised beauty solutions”.
At the other end of the spectrum, there has also been a resurgence in crystal face rollers such as jade, rose quartz or tourmaline, which can boost lymphatic drainage to help reduce puffiness and soothe the complexion.
All of which is to say that it’s not just what you put on your skin. How you put it on could be the difference between looking good and looking great.