Skincare routines used to mean a three-step process of cleansing, toning, and moisturising. Yet in 2019, topical products like lotions, cleansers and even serums are no longer enough. Now more than ever, beauty companies are harnessing technology to deliver results and convenience. We don’t mean newfangled ingredients that tout the latest advancements in dermatology but actual gizmos powered by electricity. Call it a revolution if you will and one that has us pressing nifty little gadgets against our faces to cleanse, exfoliate and even get rid of eye bags.
Indeed, like everything else in our lives that technology touches, such developments catapult skincare into the future and overhauls our own regimes. In fact, some of these companies claim that their futuristic devices will save you trips to the dermatologist or the beauty salon, letting you pamper your skin in the comfort of your own home.
Here’s our pick of the five high tech beauty gadgets to incorporate into your skincare routine.
This eye device might look like a pair of glasses from the future, but is actually used to treat the areas around your eyes. The Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light Glasses boasts LED lights and is said to be able to penetrate the skin to reduce the appearance of dark eye circles, minimise puffiness as well as to restore radiance. It allows users to customise its different light colours and functionality: Red is for boosting collagen production and reduction of fine lines, yellow is for diminishing dark circles and increasing blood circulation while orange is for a powerful combination of the red and yellow light.
S$298, available at Sephora.
This device is Victoria Beckham’s sworn beauty trick and promises to kick your masking game up a notch. It warms up in your hands to infuse active ingredients into your skin, and effortless switches to cooling mode to diminish puffiness and minimise pores. You could even pair it with your phone and enjoy a 90-second guided meditation session. Foreo recommends pairing it with its own range of masks for a complete spa treatment in the comfort of your own home.
S$408, available at Sephora.
Nobody needs to know you struggle with peach fuzz and Dermaflash has just the product for you. Its patented technology levels up dermaplaning at home and makes it suitable for use on sensitive skin. It not only takes care of your facial hair but also gently exfoliates the skin while treating fine lines with zero pain.
S$275.00. Available at Sephora.
No, this isn’t part of Iron Man’s costume but a face mask created by NYC dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross. As the brand’s bestseller, the DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro uses a combination of LED blue, red and yellow lights to reduce acne and pore size, boost collagen production and also firm up lines and wrinkles. All you need is three minutes and you’re off to better skin.
S$709, available at Sephora.