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PRIM­I­TIVE MUD MASKS ARE GIV­ING WAY TO A NEW WAVE OF SMART FA­CIAL REJUVENATORS. CHECK OUT SOME OF THE LAT­EST TECH FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO SEE IF YOUR ROU­TINE IS IN NEED OF AN UP­GRADE.

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01 LIGHT RE­LIEF Re­sem­bling a prop from the lat­est Ri­d­ley Scott epic, this LED mask prom­ises equally sci-fi re­sults: skin cell re­gen­er­a­tion. The Opera can also be pro­grammed to emit blue light, which “has an an­timi­cro­bial ef­fect on the bac­te­ria that drives acne”, ac­cord­ing to cos­metic der­ma­tol­o­gist Dr David Jack. For anti-age­ing in­no­va­tion, it’s worth book­ing some face time. Opera LED Face Mask ledaes­thet­ics.co.uk 02 SHOCK THER­APY Plug-and-play tech has found its way into your grooming ar­se­nal: con­nect Play Skin’s new hy­dro­gel mask to your smart­phone, then use the app to stim­u­late your fa­cial mus­cles with mi­cro cur­rents. But while sim­i­lar tech has been used to treat con­di­tions such as ex­ces­sive sweat­ing, ev­i­dence of cos­metic ef­fect is min­i­mal. “Still, it’s pos­si­ble cur­rents could show ben­e­fits to the skin,” says Dr Jack. Play Skin Smart Face Mask playskin.it/en 03 COOL & RE­SPONSE The fu­tur­is­tic Mapo mask is cus­tom-fit with flex­i­ble sen­sors that track your skin qual­ity. Re­sults are then beamed to your smart­phone, in­form­ing you when and how to mois­turise or cleanse; it’s like a ro­bot der­ma­tol­o­gist.

Dr Jack, how­ever, is not sold: “I’m not con­vinced of the need for an elec­tronic de­vice to tell you that your skin is dry. Just look in the mir­ror.” Mapo by Wired Beauty wired-beauty.com

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