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Let’s keep it all the way real: the best new skincare gadgets aren’t exactly a necessity, but they’re way more fun than using our hands. And when used correctly and consistently, they actually do a good job of helping us tackle all-too-common annoyances, like acne and peach fuzz whenever we want smoother layers. At the same time, as our tolerance for popular but harmful ingredients dies down, our interest in technologically advanced inventions that combine convenience and health benefits also grows.
What we’re really trying to say is that no matter what your skin goals are, there are a lot of options out there, even if you’re ballin’ on a budget like us. Ahead are some truly useful and downright cool gadgets that we’d happily add into our rotation. Some are drugstore price; others … not so much.
NuFace FIX Line Smoothing Device
Considering the fact that this tool covers a very wide gamut of skin concerns including fine lines, loss of firmness and dullness, I’m actually not mad at the price tag. NuFace’s latest innovation is a hand-held tool, powered by a microcurrent, that aims to give you a facelift minus the invasive surgery. After cleansing your face and applying the accompanying serum, move the tool like an eraser in quick, small strokes over fine lines and wrinkles. Treat each part of the face for three minutes each and up to twice daily. Voila!
$149 at Sephora
BeautyBio Full Body Routine GloPRO® Microneedling Regeneration Tool Set
This limited-edition set includes not only an at-home microneedling tool for exfoliation but a smoothing body cream and facial oil to curb irritation afterward too. Just be sure to only use on clean skin and prep with the GloPRO Prep Pads Clarifying Skin Cleansing Wipes first.
$229 at Sephora
Clarisonic Mia Prima Cleansing Brush
The newest brush from this iconic cleansing brand comes in just one mode with one button to make washing your face simpler than ever. We’re also particularly excited about the Soft Start feature which starts with a gentle exfoliation before adjusting power as you use. This one also works with any of the current Clarisonic cleansing brush heads.
$99 at Ulta
Michael Todd Beauty Clear Bilight 2-in-1 LED Acne Treatment Device
We’ve waxed poetic about the benefits of LED light therapy before. Most tools fall on the more expensive side, so we’re excited to find an affordable exception. The combined power of blue light (for eliminating bacteria) and red light (for speeding the healing process) makes this tool an effective solution for acne.
$99 at Ulta
ReFa Carat Face
Waterproof and suitable for all skin types, this platinum face roller (hence the price tag) is a super soothing solution that glides across the skin to help tighten it over time.
$220 at Sephora
Skin Inc. Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light
This next-level light therapy tool combines multiple colors to address a multitude of concerns. The red light addresses elasticity, while the blue light soothes and calms, and the yellow light brightens tone.
$265 at Sephora
StackedSkincare Ice Roller
This stainless steel, cost-effective barrel roller delivers a blast of cold air to the skin, thus decreasing redness and puffiness.
$30 at Sephora
Urban Skin Rx DermRenew Microneedling Tool
As long as you’re not dealing with any painful breakouts or open wounds, this at-home spa tool is ideal for every-other-week use to speed up cell turnover and exfoliate away dead skin for a revived, brighter complexion.
$34 at Urban Skin Rx
Schick Intuition F.A.B. Razor
Those who prefer shaving their legs know that the process can be annoyingly long as you glide a razor up your leg or under your arm in long strokes, hoping that it doesn’t cut you along the way. For as long as we can remember, the only time-saving solutions appeared to be waxing or permanent hair removal. That is until this upgraded version of the razor arrived earlier this year. It looks ordinary at first glance, but what makes it so game-changing is its ability to shave in both directions, cutting your removal time in half. Mind. Blown.
$7.99 at Target
NuBODY Skin Toning Device
Although we fully embrace the natural progression of our bodies over time, we also see nothing wrong with using products that keep everything taut and smooth, if that’s your prerogative. This device is the first at-home microcurrent instrument that can firm and tone skin over a month when used consistently. It comes with a leave-on gel primer that absorbs into the skin to gradually diminish dimples and the appearance of cellulite on several body parts, including the thighs and stomach. However, keep in mind that this is not a weight-loss product. The reviews on the website will give you a better idea of what to expect.
$399 at NuBODY
This new and improved tool is an updated version of the original Dermaflash, which was created for and by women to provide gentle exfoliation, remove debris and eliminate peach fuzz from all over the face. Here’s how it works: You apply the PREFLASH cleanser to the face and press the device against your skin in soft, feathery strokes from ear to ear and forehead to chin. Afterward, you can apply the POSTFLASH moisturizer to soothe the skin post-use. There are also three levels of vibration, depending on how invigorating you want the exfoliation to be. Just be sure not to use on cuts or abrasions.
$189 at Sephora
Dr. Pimple Popper Blackhead Tweezers
It’s hard to look away from Dr. Sandra Lee’s viral pimple-popping Instagram videos, but it’s even harder to not get excited about her latest innovation. Blackheads are notoriously difficult to remove without the help of a professional, but this extractor’s curved ends gently grip the blemish and lift it from the skin, without causing harm or permanent damage. Just be sure to read the thorough set of instructions on the website before trying yourself.
$25 at Dr. Pimple Popper
Proactiv Pore-Cleansing Acne Brush
Proactiv’s multistep system is a certified classic, but now the skin-care brand is dipping its toes into the cleansing-tool pool. This month, it unveiled its first-ever charcoal-infused, deep-cleansing brush, whose head is engineered to rotate 360 degrees at low or high speeds for customizable gentle or enhanced exfoliation. The bristles are so soft and tapered that they can be used daily to lift away dulling skin cells and brightening your complexion without irritating the skin.
$34.95 for members, $55 retail at Proactiv
HoMedics Beauty Duo Lite Permanent Hair Reduction
Earlier this year, the self-care wellness brand made its debut with a gang of products aimed at creating a spa experience at home. While we love a bubbly foot bath as much as the next person, what we really want to get our hands on is this permanent hair remover that gives you the power to clean up your bikini line or underarms without spending tons of money at an actual spa or dermatologist office.
$229 at HoMedics
reVive Light Therapy Poof Acne Treatment
UV light therapy is growing as a popular option for treating pimples, and this device is the smallest, most travel-friendly option out today. The medical-grade blue LED lights reach deep under the skin where bacteria lives to literally zap away debris and soothe inflammation. Simply hold still over your pimple for three minutes daily to see the blemish shrink over a span of a few short days.
$19.99 at reVive Light Therapy