If you’re a beauty junkie, it’s safe to say that at-home skin care tools are having
quite a moment hair care. The COVID-19 pandemic fueled a rise in interest, and while many of
these devices can be pretty gimmicky (and not to mention pricey), there are some
that actually offer something valuable. But how do you know which ones to invest
From a beauty tool that looks like it should be part of an alien spaceship to one
that’s so calming, even celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles swears by it, we rounded
up some of the best skincare gadgets you can buy for your skin and home.
Whether you’re looking to boost your complexion, soothe inflammation or target fine
lines, these hi-tech devices will help you look and feel your best.
LED light-therapy gadgets are all over Instagram, and they’re a great addition to any
skincare routine. They can stimulate collagen, reduce the appearance of sun spots
and blemishes, and reduce excess oil, which can cause breakouts. SpectraLite’s
Faceware Pro, for instance, uses red and blue LED light therapy to treat blemishes
and promote skin healing while also smoothing wrinkles. It’s gentle enough to use
around the eye area, too.
The PMD Personal Microderm Pro is another fan favorite and has a lot of different
attachments that can target your skin concerns. The spinning aluminum oxide
crystal-coated disks exfoliate skin, removing dead cells that can clog pores and dull
the complexion. The vacuum suctioning increases circulation and boosts collagen for
a firmer, more youthful look. It can also help fade dark marks, brighten dullness, and
diminish enlarged pores.
For those who can’t afford to see a licensed aesthetician for regular dermaplaning
sessions, this at-home device does the trick. Its tiny blades, which are set on a
rotating head, remove surface hairs without damaging the top layer of skin. The
process helps other skincare products penetrate more effectively and can also
This gua sha is made of a rare stone called Bian, which is said to have healing
properties. It’s “great for relaxing stiff muscles and promoting lymphatic drainage in
the face and body,” Jarosz says. Its curved edges can be used to relieve tension in
the jawline, lift cheekbones, and de-puff tired eyes. You can also slide it along your
neck to relax tense muscles.
You’re probably familiar with classic face rollers, but this one is a game-changer.
The elongated oval shape is perfect for massaging, sculpting, and de-puffing the
face, cheekbones, and jawline, while the stainless steel massager feels super
lightweight and easy to maneuver. If you want to take your beauty ritual up a notch,
pair it with a cooling mask that’s filled with gel beads that retain chilliness in the
fridge—and is great for allergies and seasonal sinus issues.