Beauty gadgets we didn’t know how we lived without
FLASH THAT SMILE
Unlike other electronic toothbrushes, the Foreo ISSA mini, $169, doesn’t have a rotating head, but uses Sonic Pulse Technology which is gentler on the gums to dislodge food and plaque. It’s also more hygenic as it’s made from medical-grade silicon bristles.
A RAY OF LIGHT
Powered by a solar panel on its handle, the ReFa Carat Ray, $359, emits micro currents to encourage collagen and elastin synthesis. The rolling action mimics massages during a facial, and aids in lymphatic drainage for contoured features. It’s also coated with platinum, a rare precious metal that is suitable for even sensitive skin.
The NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device stimulates collagen and elastin production using micro current technology, which is clinically tested to improve facial contours and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Its ELE attachment offers targeted treatments to the eye and lip areas, to improve crow’s feet and smile lines.
BEST FACE FORWARD
Target the signs of ageing with the Clarisonic Smart Profile Uplift Set, $530. With cleansing modes for both the face and body, it uses patented sound technology to target the loss of firmness. Using RFID technology in its SMART brush heads, the Smart Profile device delivers 27,000 pulses over three minutes at just the right frequency to cleanse thoroughly, improving skin elasticity and firmness over time.
SHE’S GOT THE BLUES
Improve your complexion with athome chromotherapy, which uses coloured LED light to stimulate collagen production and promote skin healing. The blue light in Skin Inc’s Optimizer Voyage Blue, $258, calms redness, and controls pimple outbreaks by eliminating acnecausing bacteria. The device also boosts the absorption of products and improves lymphatic drainage.
The Philips Beauty VisaCare Microdermabrasion SC6240/03, $489, allows you to enjoy a microdermabrasion treatment right in the comfort of your own home. Its Dual-Action Air Lift and Exfoliation system gently lifts and massages skin to simulate microcirculation, while its exfoliating tip sloughs away at surface skin to reveal a brighter complexion.
Both beauty editors and engineers have raved about the Dyson Supersonic, $599, and its small but mighty V9 motor. It dries hair much faster than a conventional hair dryer, and the motor sits within the handle, making it feel like a well-balanced sword that doesn’t tire your wrists out.
ALL ABOUT THAT BASE
If you’ve used a variety of foundation application techniques, you’ll know that tapping produces the most natural-looking finish. The Color Me Automatic Foundation Applicator, $75, mimics the effect of finger tapping with 15,000 pulses per minute for a full-coverage, flawless finish that lasts.