BRAVE NEW BEAUTY
Really putting the tech in techniques
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?
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