BRAVE NEW BEAUTY

Re­ally putting the tech in tech­niques

Cosmopolitan (UK) - - Contents -

Other in­dus­tries may fal­ter and fail, but how do you own the fu­ture in a busi­ness that never stops boom­ing? Well, the bat­tle to out-in­no­vate has com­menced. Need a man­i­cure in five min­utes? Ask Siri. Want Bella Ha­did’s elec­tric-blue eye­shadow? Check her In­sta­gram Sto­ries. For­got­ten the name of that lip­stick you tried on in Tom Ford? The smart mir­ror has al­ready emailed it to you. This new gen­er­a­tion of tech prom­ises ev­ery­thing from a break­out spe­cial­ist in your smart­phone to vir­tual-re­al­ity breast-aug­men­ta­tion sim­u­la­tion. But can a gleam­ing gad­get or fu­tur­is­ti­clook­ing app de­liver beauty sal­va­tion, or are the lat­est buzzed-about in­no­va­tions all tech and no trousers?

ZAPPY DAYS

THE BIG IDEA: By­onik – a low-level laser treat­ment to push lay­ers of hyaluronic acid deep into the der­mis, avail­able at The Skin To Love Clinic (Th­e­skin­tolove­clinic.co.uk). Rolling out at clin­ics na­tion­wide in 2019.

WHY IT SOUNDS EX­CIT­ING: Us­ing low-level laser that works in sync with your heart rate, this ma­chine aims to in­fuse skin with hy­drat­ing hyaluronic at depths that have so far re­quired nee­dles. Sounds like to­tal non­sense? Cos­metic doc­tor Dr Esho says not: “We can al­ready com­bine low-level laser with acids to in­crease pen­e­tra­tion into skin, im­prov­ing fine lines with min­i­mal re­ac­tions from

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