If regular beauty appointments aren’t an option, an at-home device could be the answer
The coronavirus pandemic has kept most of us at home and thousands of businesses have closed their doors, but let’s try to look at the bright side: we can now hit the pause button and take some time out for self-care—something you probably never had much time for before.
As well as practicing breathing exercises to beat stress and lighting up your favourite scented candles to boost your mood, you can also splurge on a few high-tech beauty gadgets to pamper your skin, and give all the nourishment it needs in the comfort of your own home.
From clearing breakouts to fighting ageing and deep cleansing, these revolutionary beauty gadgets will deliver spa-standard facial treatments at your home and make your skin look flawless in no time.
BeGlow TIA All-in-One Sonic Skincare System
Far more than your typical facial cleansing brush, BeGlow’s TIA is an all-in-one skincare system that not only helps to deep cleanse, but also lifts and tones your stressed skin to restore youthful radiance. The device comes with a replaceable silicone brush head, which harnesses the power of Skin Sense Technology to activate pulsations to remove impurities and unclog your pores thoroughly. Another side of the device is the titanium applicator, which allows you to to stimulate blood circulation to firm the wrinkle-prone areas.
Foreo UFO Smart Mask Device
Foreo's UFO is face mask lover’s dream gadget. Combining dermal technologies with exclusive Korean facials masks (which are sold separately), this device will bring you a spa-worthy facial in just 90 seconds. It offers an impressive range of customisable treatments—including hot and cold therapy and LED light therapy to tackle different skin issues, resulting in a plumper, energised complexion. The best part? You can connect and control your device with the Foreo beauty app to create a personalised treatment routine.
MDNA Skin Rejuvenator
Some say this is one of the most hyped beauty gadgets, but most will agree that the hype is well-deserved. When Queen of Pop Madonna launched her skincare line MDNA Skin a few years ago in Hong Kong, people were sceptical about one of its signature products: the Chrome Clay Mask, as it can only be removed by a special device, the Skin Rejuvenator. It features two specially designed heads—one for removing impurities (via the clay mask), and the other for infusing the skin with beauty ingredients.
After applying the clay mask to your skin for approximately five minutes, remove the mask with the help of the magnetic device. It will draw away the clay along with the impurities without even touching the skin, leaving a veil of beauty serum to hydrate and soften your complexion.
Available at MDNA Skin' s stores
NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device
NuFACE’s toning device is designed to fight signs of ageing, including wrinkles, fine lines, uneven skin tone and loss of elasticity. The clinically tested tool is safe and efficacious to use for all skin types, which boasts soft wave microcurrent technology to reveal a youthful complexion over time. Simply massage the device onto your skin in an upward motion. The treatment will only take five minutes to complete—now the question is, are you dedicated enough to take on the job?
ReFa Carat Ray Face
The ReFa Carat Face is a handheld rolling device that can be used on both your face and body. By replicating the professional deep kneading manipulations that one could experience in a professional treatment at the spa, the device aims at rejuvenating and tightening tired skin, which also allows you to maintain other areas of the body that you may overlook—think neck, underarm and inner thighs.
Featuring a 360-degree, multi-angle design, the roller is coated in titanium to deliver solar-derived gentle micro-currents to boost circulation, enhancing firmness and illuminating your skin. With a waterproof design, you can even use it in the shower to elevate your natural beauty effortlessly.
The Light Salon Boost Advanced LED Light Therapy Face Mask
Beauty enthusiasts, you can now reap the benefits of LED light therapy for a professional-grade facial at home. A firm favourite among celebrities including Victoria Beckham and Alexa Chung, The Light Salon’s LED signature treatment has built a strong reputation for delivering optimised wavelengths to stimulate collagen production, reduce inflammation, as well as improve the skin texture and tone.
Simply apply the brand’s Hydrogel Face Mask underneath before placing the device over your face for a 10-minute treatment. For best results, use it three to five times a week.
Optimizer Voyage Trilight++ by Skin Inc
This award-winning device by cult Singapore beauty brand Skin Inc combines NASA-inspired LED Chromotherapy with Sonic Technology for a truly bespoke facial treatment. In addition to red, blue and yellow LED lights that could be used to tackle different skin concerns such as acne care and anti-ageing, the new version also offers two new power combo lights: orange to tackle pigmentation and fine lights, and purple to soothe sensitive skin.
After applying a generous layer of your favourite water-based serum or mask, use the device to massage the face gently in clockwise circular and upward motions for best results.
Angela Caglia Vibrating Rose Quartz Sculpting Roller
Yes, we know this might not exactly be a fancy machine but this roller is a true game-changer in enhancing your natural beauty—once you’ve mastered the art of rolling.
Get in on the action with this gorgeous rose quartz facial roller from the luxury, all-natural skincare line Angela Caglia. Rose quartz has long been regarded as one of the most beautiful and effective healing stones in history, which carries benefits such as cooling complexions, reducing puffiness and stimulating the lymphatic system. What sets this gadget apart from other rose quartz facial rollers is that, it's powered by over 6000 sonic vibrations per minute, which can gently relieve facial muscles and help you achieve a glowing complexion.
This article was originally published on May 20, 2020 and was updated on January 13, 2022.