Beauty Gadgets Worth the Splurge
Nothing can come between a skin care junkie and her arsenal of lotions and potions. From cleansers to serums, our desert island items have our hearts—well part of it at least. The other half of our affection undeniably goes to the gadgets and gizmos that solve our skin woes and make our daily routine lightyears easier to complete. But not all the high-tech beauty toys on the market are game-changers. Truth be told, there’s no time—or money, for that matter—to spare on tools that simply don’t perform. After all, we’re investing in great skin, not in a gadget to sit pretty on a shelf or collect dust in the crevice of a cabinet. That’s why we decided to share two devices that are deserving of your hard-earned cash, below. It’s time to take your beauty game up a notch!
Clarisonic Smart Profile
Riddle us this: Why cleanse with your hands if you could use a device that’ll cleanse 11—yes, 11—times better than hands alone? That’s what we thought. Using SMART technology, the Smart Profile brush head—safe for use on all skin types—automatically adjusts between gentle and deep cleansing for an optimal head-to-toe experience. That’s right, we said head-to-toe. Smart Profile is the only tool that offers facial cleansing AND body cleansing and exfoliating. Other features include four powerful speeds—including a body turbo mode—an intuitive user interface, enhanced battery life, and a brush head replacement indicator that prompts you when it’s time to replace the brush head. Talk about high-tech! After use, your skin will feel smooth to the touch and your pores will be free of dirt, oil, and other impurities.
Clarisonic Smart Profile, $299
SkinCeuticals Age-Defying Laser + Antioxidant System
This comprehensive at-home skin laser system partners the Tria Age-Defying Laser with antioxidants to help improve visible signs of aging on skin. The laser works to activate the skin’s self-repair for a smoother, more youthful complexion. The post-laser antioxidant duo—SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic first, followed by SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E—helps comfort skin, reduce tightness, and protect skin against environmental damage by neutralizing free radicals. Treat a desired area at nighttime, 5 days a week for 12 consecutive weeks. After four weeks, resume again. During the four-week resting period, continue to apply C E Ferulic and Resveratrol B E for best results. For more detailed instructions on how to use the system, be sure to consult the included Instructions for Use before treatment. The great thing about this system is that it can be used in conjunction with professional, in-office laser treatments as at-home maintenance.