The Best Stay at Home Beauty Gadgets
by Olivia Michel
Treat your skin, hair and body to some TLC during lockdown with our round-up of the best beauty gadgets and home beauty tech tools to buy during self-isolation...
Magnitone Blendup Vibra-Sonic Makeup Blending Brush, ￡70
Using ultrasonic vibrations, the Magnitone beauty brush has been designed to both blend your makeup to airbrushed perfection as well as aid circulation for a glowing complexion. Additionally, silver ions offer extra antibacterial protection on the brush head.
Dr Dennis Gross Skincare DRx FaceWare Pro Domestic, ￡430
The alternative to spending hours at the spa is Dennis Gross’s sci-fi-inspired metallic face mask, the DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro, which fights lines and acne in three-minute bursts. The mask emits 100 lights in red mode and a further 62 in blue. The red lights penetrate into the skin’s layers and stimulate collagen production, while the blue lights tackle bacteria and inflammation. Visible results can be seen after two weeks of consistent application, but make sure you avoid direct sunlight and keep your face protected with sunscreen and hats directly after use.
Sensica Sensilift, ￡119
For salon-quality results at home or on your superyacht, use this innovative anti-aging gadget. The compact Sensica Sensilift uses Radio Frequency technology to simulate collage production and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Use for just 5 minutes on your face, neck, décolletage and hands once a week for instant results.
GHD Glide Professional Hot Brush, ￡119
For keeping locks luscious while on the move, the GHD Glide is the perfect tool. Second-day styling is made easy with this ceramic brush that heats up to the optimum 185°C and uses ionising technology to reduce frizz and static while you travel.
NuFACE NuBODY Skin Toning Device, ￡383
Facial toning company NuFACE has launched a portable CACI electro cellulite massager for limbs: the NuBODY, a nifty hand-held gadget that uses low-level microcurrent technology to smooth the skin and improve discolouration and tone. It is a little prickly on the skin, but ultimately worth the discomfort.
Philips Lumea Prestige IPL Hair Removal Device, ￡325
The Philips Lumea Prestige is the gold standard in self-application hair removal. It even comes with a skin tone sensor to adapt the light intensity needed for your skin. However it is best to stay out of the sun for at least two weeks before and after you’ve undergone treatment – so it’s only suitable if you are cruising in cold weather or before you board.
SODA PMD smart facial cleansing device, ￡89
For a deep clean or gentle facial massage, this PMD facial cleanser is the best gadget you can find. The silicone head produces over 7,000 vibrations per minute to break down oil and dirt from within the pores. The odour-resistant, hypoallergenic and waterproof brush never needs replacing and the reverse side can be used to apply moisturiser and serums.
Sarah Chapman Pro Hydro-Mist Steamer, ￡119
No amount of innovative products can realistically sustain the effects of an expert facial. Luckily, A-list celebrity facialist Sarah Chapman (the Duchess of Sussex and Victoria Beckham are regulars) has just launched an at-home facial steamer. This clever product expertly steams the skin and opens pores like a professional facial. Follow this with Chapman’s genius active product line.
Ecooking Derma Roller, ￡73
The Ecooking Derma Roller is an anti-ageing skincare tool used to improve tone and texture. The light-weight and user-friendly roller works to stimulate circulation and improve elasticity in the face, neck and décolleté areas.
Cloud Nine Curling Wand, ￡109
Keep your hair looking like you've just left the salon with The Curling Wand by Cloud Nine. The award-winning curling iron features a unique mineral-infused 25mm wand that’s been slow-baked to ensure sleek results. It's also the perfect gadget to travel with - equipped with both a UK and European plug, the wand can automatically adjust to any power voltage. The hibernation mode means that it switches off after 45 minutes of inactivity so you never have to worry that you've left it on.
Simple Human Trio Sensor mirror 20cm, ￡280
Simple Human’s sensor mirror lights up automatically when your face approaches, and the patented tru-lux lighting provides unparalleled colour-correctness, brightness and clarity. The super bright LED light ring mimics natural sunlight and reflects light consistently and evenly so there is no light loss or hot spots – great for flawless foundation, effective contouring and precise hair removal.
001 Skin Care Eyecicle, ￡150
Ideal for on-board facials, these cooling devices need only be stored in the fridge 30 minutes before use and will help circulation, toxins drainage and aid oxygenation of the eye area. As a result, skin cell regrowth is enhanced, revealing a tightened and smoothed appearance. They'e already been advocated by beauty professionals who work with fresh-faced celebrities including Lady Gaga, Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan and Meghan Markle.
Revair Reverse-Air Dryer, $299
Using a patented technology that dries hair in the direction of the cuticle, the Revair blow dryer helps improve shine and prevent frizz. It's designed to be used on all hair types and prevents heat damage by using cooler temperatures than other dryers and flat irons. This device also gets the job done at almost 3 times the speed of your regular hair dryer.
001 Skincare CRYOpress Skin Massager, ￡78
Thanks to the compact CRYOpress it's easy to treat yourself to a facial while at sea. With a temperature range between -8 to 2.5 degrees celsius, massaging your skin with the CRYOpress will help lymphatic drainage and increase blood circulation in your face, aiding the pumping of oxygen and nutrients to the skin.
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