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No longer is it just about the products you have in your beauty regime – it’s now all about the tools and gadgets you have at your disposal. Applying your cleanser just with your hands? There’s now a whole host of tech available to give you a deeper clean. As for makeup, there’s now every brush and sponge under the sun to apply it with. And no longer is there just a hair dryer, hair straightener and curler, there’s hot brushes, wavers, all-in-one hair curlers, driers and more – it’s hard to keep up. In this new age of beauty tech and tools, we’ve decided to take a deep dive into some of the most impressive and popular gadgets on the market right now.

FOREO Luna 3 cleansing device

When you see a FOREO device for the first time, you might need to do some close up inspecting to figure out what it actually is, especially if you came across one of their devices when they first launched back in 2013. Their Luna cleansing devices have become somewhat of a staple for many in the skincare regimes. The Luna 3 aims to minimize the appearance of blemishes and also aims to tackle problematic areas when it comes to ageing skin. In terms of use, apply your cleanser to the device, damp your face, then glide the Luna 3 over your face in circular motions gently massaging the cleanser into your skin. Then rinse and dry your face. Simple.

FOREO luna 3

LUNA 3 Facial Cleansing Brush for Normal Skin
Dhs1,000 Foreo, available at Ounass

Gua Shua – Rose Quartz

 

While gua sha has been around for thousands of years, as it’s a part of traditional Chinese medicine, originally being used to treat pain in the body, it’s only recently started to gain traction on social media. Using the tool made of rose quartz, it’s supposedly effective in plumping the skin, lifting fine lines and deep wrinkles and improves the texture of the skin. As for you how you use the tool, if done properly, the whole routine should take around 15 minutes, starting at the neck working up to the forehead using upward and outward motions.

Gua Sha

Rose Quartz Beauty Restorer
Dhs209 HAYO’U Exclusively at Net-A-Porter

Dyson Airwrap

In recent years Dyson has been making waves in the beauty industry, especially when it comes to hair care. A year and a half ago their launch of the Dyson Airwrap resulted in an accumulation of a waitlist of over 100,000. The product claims to “harness an aerodynamic phenomenon” which they refer to as the called the ‘Coanda effect’. Namely, the air pressure produced by the effect is able to create different hairstyles without heat damaging your locks. There’re five attachments that come with the device, helping you achieve an array of different looks.

Dyson Airwrap

Dyson Airwrap
Dhs2,099 Dyson

MZ Skin Light Therapy Golden Facial Treatment Device

Face masks have become an industry of their own. No longer are there just gel masks, sheet masks or clay masks, there’s now light therapy masks. While there’s no doubt about it you don’t want to be inviting guests round while you’re wearing this – let’s face it, it is slightly scary-looking – it’s meant to produce amazing results in terms of diminishing hyperpigmentation, producing collagen and results in firmer, smoother skin. Developed by Dr. Maryam Zamani, a top oculoplastic surgeon and aesthetic doctor based in London, the gold mask has five different light settings aimed to target different issues. Blue is to fight breakouts on the skin; green is to decrease hyperpigmentation on the skin; yellow is meant to ease sensitive skin; red firms the skin; and white is meant to heal the skin. It’s recommended you use it around two to three times a week, on a time setting of 15 to 30 minutes.

Light Mask

Skin Light Therapy Golden Facial Treatment Device
Dhs2,295 Dr. Maryam Zamani

Jade Facial Roller

The jade roller is the older, more popular sister, of the gua sha. The beauty tool has gained major popularity as of late, and it looks like it’s here to stay. Like the gua sha, jade rolling has been around for thousands of years in ancient Chinese beauty rituals. The jade stone itself it said to be linked to good fortune and is a symbol of youth. The beauty technique is meant to reduce puffiness in the face, reduce signs of aging, detox the skin and increase lymphatic drainage. Using the roller is quite simple, focus on the neck first away from the face, then work your way up always rolling away from the centre of the face. It’s recommended to go over a section for a minimum of three times and for the best results, use it after you’ve put your serum on, so you can really work it into the skin.

SHIFFA jade roller

Jade Roller
Dhs195 Shiffa available at Sephora

Sarah Chapman Pro Pore

If you love a deep cleanse, ensuring your skin is as clean as it can be, then the Sarah Chapman Pro Pore Refiner is one that should be on your beauty wish list. Similar to the suction device used when you’re having a HydraFacial – although this one is less powerful than the ones the professionals use – the device uses ultra-advanced thermo-therapy and ionic cleansing along with ultrasonic vibrations which loosen congested pores. In layman’s turns, it gets all the unwanted gunk out of your face, from the comfort of your own couch whilst you’re bingeing a Netflix series.

Sarah Chapman

Dhs583 available from sarahchapman.com

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