In a world where there is a gadget to fulfil almost your every need, it’s no wonder many of us want to take a tech break. But when it comes to beauty, this desire to constantly evolve and push the boundaries of what is possible is exactly why our complexions have never looked better.
We have access to everything, from LED light therapy to chic sculpting tools that target sun damage, redness, sagging skin, wrinkles, or acne without leaving your home. The use of microcurrents has shown to stimulate collagen and strengthen the skin, while exfoliating tools could enhance penetration of active ingredients into the skin.
There are also handy tools that unclog pores and treat spots, as well as facial massage gadgets that mimic your body’s natural lymphatic system. These plug-in devices have been supercharged to such a level that you can postpone visiting a dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or an esthetician for some time.
We’ve collated the best investments, designed to ensure impressive results.
Nano Current Skincare Device Dhs2,050 Ziip Beauty
BEST FOR: First signs of ageing
The phrase ‘it takes an army’ can firmly apply to Ziip Beauty’s Nano Current Skincare device as it has been developed by an expert team of electrical engineers, scientists, medical doctors, researchers and skincare experts. The app-controlled gadget is designed as a boot camp for your cells to encourage them to create elastin, collagen and moisture-retaining glycosaminoglycans. Easy to use, it works to delay or reverse existing signs of ageing by firming, lifting and re-densifying the complexion. It can even improve acne and scarring.
Pro Pore Refiner Dhs615 Sarah Chapman
BEST FOR: Blackheads
With so many products on the market promising to mask your pores, minimising this would be even more ideal. The three-step programme, developed by skincare guru Sarah Chapman, is everything you need to decongest your skin to reveal a brighter complexion. The suction technology mimics in-clinic extraction, minus the pain. Ultra-advanced thermo-therapy and ionic cleansing combine to warm and soften the skin while ultrasonic vibrations loosen congested pores from deep within the dermis, making the whole process quick and comfortable.
Trinity Facial Toning Device Dhs1,035 NuFACE
BEST FOR: Multi-functionality
Created by celebrated esthetician Carol Cole, the Trinity Facial Toning Device is ideal for those who seek a non-invasive solution. The FDA-approved microcurrent tool works overtime to improve facial contours, skin tone and tackle wrinkles. For best results, use for five minutes a day at least five times a week – you can go up to 20 minutes. You will notice significant changes after 90 days, from then on use it three times a week to maintain.
DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro Dhs2,065 Dr Dennis Gross Skincare available at NET-A-PORTER
BEST FOR: Blemishes
This sci-fi looking mask may seem daunting at first use, yet its praise has been widespread throughout the beauty industry. Feedback includes claims of it transforming the skin after just one 3-minute session while the brand itself promises a reduction in fine lines after just two weeks thanks to the Red LED lights that stimulate the natural production of collagen. We are however interested in the blue light that targets acne-causing bacteria, an issue many adults still struggle with. Although it’s not a sole solution, blue light has been known to heal and prevent in ammatory blemishes. Use as an addition to your routine rather than a single solution.
GoldSculpting Bar Dhs716 Jillian Dempsey
BEST FOR: Optimizing skincare
Investing inexpensive serums and creams is counterproductive if you are not fully bene ting from all the cutting-edge ingredients. Even the best of the best need a little help getting to the areas of concern and this chic 24-karat-gold sculpting tool from Jillian Dempsey is here to help. The vibrations help the creams access every inch of your complexion while simultaneously stimulating facial muscles to define all your selfie angles.
STOP Facial Skin Renewal Device Dhs956 Tripollar available at NET-A-PORTER
BEST FOR: Firming
To retain skin firmness, you need a healthy production of two things, collagen and elastin fibres. Thanks to Tripollar, no salon visit is required as you can achieve smooth results on the face, neck, and even hands from the comfort of your home. Radiofrequency strengthens the skin, while the warming sensation helps you unwind and let this stylish device do all the work.
UFO Smart Mask Treatment Device Dhs1,000 FOREO
BEST FOR: Express glow
We all know how transformative a sheet mask can be, especially when your skin is crying out for a boost of hydration. We also appreciate that many of us don’t have the time, especially in the morning, to entertain a 20-minute ritual. Speed up the process and still reap the bene ts with the UFO device that uses heat, light therapy, cooling and pulsations to help your skin absorb all the goodness in just 90 seconds. Now that’s an express service.
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