To say that the techno-beauty industry is thriving right now would be an understatement.
From living in an age of FitBits, Apple Watches, and other wellness gadgets to track our every step, we’re now in the boom of a revolution for tech beauty products. Especially here in Asia, the demand for the latest high-spec, high-tech, space-age-designed tools is kind of mind-blowing. In 2017, the Foreo Luna Mini 2, a small electric face cleansing tool, ranked number two on the Chinese shopping site Tmall’s wishlist — beaten only by the iPhone 8. Tech beauty products have only increased in popularity since then.
As we’re all so used to turning to electronics to answer our daily needs, it’s no surprise that the beauty industry is one of the most popular teammates of tech. With busier and more hectic lifestyles, women are also finding it more time-efficient to invest in at-home beauty gadgets that take 20 minutes to use, rather than spending hours visiting skin clinics. Of course, many tech beauty products are popular because they’re designed to recreate clinic treatments at home, although in a less extreme manner. Ready to step into this beautiful, beautifying sci-fi world? Here are 5 of our favourite high tech beauty products that make it so much easier (and more affordable) to achieve clinic-worthy flawless skin.
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Skin Inc Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light Glasses for Bright Eyes
This device is the latest to emerge from the Skin Inc production line. It features LED light treatment in three different modes (red, yellow, and orange) to erase dark circles, puffy eye bags, and crows feet; 10 minutes is supposedly all you need to reverse-engineer these pesky signs of tiredness or ageing. We love the idea of LED glasses that you can wear to reduce puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines around the eyes. After all, having to hold a device to your face is so 2018. This handy hands-free gadget means you can carry on doing important things while you let your skincare device work on you.
Re Fa Carat MTG Platinum Electronic Roller
A cult beauty staple in Japan, this is a solar-powered microcurrent device that mimics a lifting facial massage. It gently kneads and lifts your facial muscles using its two rounded prongs in order to release tension, decrease puffiness, and prevent wrinkles. Only 5-10 minutes of your day are required for ongoing and long-lasting results.
We’re all familiar with the brand that started the tech beauty revolution. Foreo’s line of electric facial cleansers are dearly loved all over Asia, promising the deepest yet gentlest cleanse which leaves your skin smooth, bright, and clear after each use. But their nifty UFO gadget takes your skincare regime to the next step. It’s a super effective way to soak in facial masks, using UFO’s Hyper-Infusion technology as well as signature T-Sonic pulsations to
ensure you get the most out of every mask treatment.
Dr Dennis Gross SpectraLite Faceware Pro
No, this isn’t an Iron Man mask. Although, it might almost be as high-tech as a Tony Stark invention. This LED light therapy mask uses three versions of LED therapy to target a wide range of skin issues. Using a combination of blue and red lights, the mask penetrates deep into the skin to smooth wrinkles, banish acne scars, and stimulate natural collagen production. To reap the full benefits of this robo-face mask, you have to be consistent: it’s recommended you use the mask daily for up to 10 weeks.
Temptu Air Perfect Canvas Kit
This is a makeup-applying device for airbrushing IRL. A handheld electric foundation applicator, it comes in 24 different skin tones and is the easiest and most perfect way to ensure flawless coverage. Its long-lasting, hydrating, and even age-defying micro-mist formula can also be used to highlight and contour better than any makeup artist. You can definitely delete your photo editing apps after getting your hands on this.