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Which Skincare Tools Are Worth It?

Posted by Ellie Swain on Mar 22nd 2021

Which Skincare Tools Are Worth It?

As ever-smarter and smaller technology transforms the way we live, innovation naturally translates to an ever-improving field of clever skin-care tools (hello, gua sha) to transform our skin—no trip to the dermatologist’s office required. The best skin-care tools prove the future of beauty is only getting brighter.

Over the past few years, technology and skin care have collided more than ever before, causing us to wonder: Could there soon be a day when all our precious serums and creams will be rendered obsolete, replaced by a bevy of high-tech tools and devices? The short answer is probably not. No product-obsessed person would ever dare say "see ya later" to their beloved top shelf, but that's not to say the aforementioned gadgets won't seriously upgrade the skin-care game — and potentially shake up the industry as we know it.

NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device

We love the NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device because, quite plainly, it works. Microcurrent technology "gives a lift to the brows, cheeks, and jawline for up to 24 hours," New York City board-certified dermatologist Francesca Fusco previously told Allure. All you have to do is apply the leave-on gel primer (that comes with the device) onto clean skin and apply gentle pressure while gliding the device over your face in upwards and outwards motions, which, over time, will help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve facial contours, and help brighten skin tone. NuFace also offers a smaller, travel-sized version specifically designed for the lip and eye areas.

Foreo UFO

The Foreo UFO may look cute, but it very much means business. It combines Foreo's signature T-sonic pulsations with Thermo-Therapy mode, which helps infuse active ingredients into your skin and Cryo-Therapy mode, which helps firm, lift, and tighten skin. Add a healthy dose of LED light therapy to upgrade your sheet mask experience and ensure the mask's nutrients get absorbed into the deepest layers of your skin. Here's the lowdown: First download the Foreo app, which scans your device as well as the treatment mask you select, and then remove UFO's transparent ring, secure the circle-shaped, UFO-sized mask with said ring, and massage the device all over your face. You can choose from four types of masks: a hydrating mask made with hyaluronic acid and ceramides, a radiance-boosting mask with olive oil and ginseng, a calming and antioxidant-rich mask with hyaluronic acid and calming red algae, and another radiance-boosting mask — but this one is formulated with caffeine, rose water, and niacinamide.

Enhance Tools with the Right Products

Your skincare tools can enhance your routine, but when combined with the right products they can show unique results. Here are just a couple top picks that may shine a new light on your routine.

Bioelements Flash Foam Cleanser

The Bioelements Flash Foam Cleanser is infused with natural enzymes that give daily cleansing a boost of exfoliation. This cleanser also washes away makeup, dirt and impurities for glowing skin. Each puff contains natural pumpkin, papaya and pineapple enzymes to gently exfoliate dulling surface flakes, leaving skin soft, smooth and refreshed.

BABOR Moisturizing Cream

The BABOR Moisturizing Cream is designed for dry or dehydrated skin lacking in lipids. This cream provides intensive moisture while harmonizing the skin's natural protective barrier. Moisturizing Cream also helps protect against moisture loss in the skin and helps create smooth, supple, rosy fresh skin. Skin appears healthier looking and feels smoother with a youthful glow.