While we’re not quite floating around on hoverboards just yet, we’re definitely living in the future when it comes to the beauty industry. Skincare has gone high-tech to keep us looking our best.
Here’s a look at our beauty writer’s top five picks:
I have a confession to make; I have a thing for electric toothbrushes. Having been introduced to the world of the electric tooth cleaner – by the way, why is it a tooth and not a teethbrush, you do after all clean more than one tooth at a time? – I’m hooked. And none are as good as my ISSA 2.
The revolution of the ISSA 1, 2 is not only a sleek design but comes with a combination brush head and they’ve upped the ante with the sonic pulses.
It is a dentist visit at home to help you avoid dentist visits.
Price: AUD 236
Looks like a UFO with results that are out of this world, the UFO-Activated Masks uses your skin’s natural reaction to heat and cold along with T-Sonic pulsations to give you the best mask treatment.
No longer is it a case of slap it on and wash it off, hoping that somehow the mask penetrates the skin, the UFO warms in its Thermo-Therapy mode to do just that while the Cryo-Therapy mode then deals with the open pores and reduces puffiness.
Price: AUD 390
Crow’s feet? Dark circles and bags under your eyes? Meet Iris, Foreo’s Illuminating Eye Massager.
I’ve been using this device for about three months and, aesthetically at least, I’m more pleasing. This product has made a notable difference to the crow’s feet around my eyes, they are no longer walking all over my face.
Gently replicating the feeling of a manual massage uses Foreo’s T-Sonic technology to tap away signs of ageing before they begin to develop.
Price: AUD 194
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I’ve trialled the Mini and it was great but now it is time to move onto the big toy with all the bells and whistles of the Mini 2 and its T-Sonic power but with additional zones. My favourite: the advanced anti-ageing.
The reverse side of the Luna features ridges that use a lower-frequency pulsation that leaves my skin feeling firmer and looking as if a mini facelift may or may not have been on the cards.
While cleaning off dirt and makeup residue better than any face sponge, it improves the absorption of face creams and comes in four models depending on skin type.
Price: AUD 278
And there’s even a Luna for the lads!
Metrosexual is in – manicures, good skin and scent are no longer just for the ladies. Enter the Luna for Men.
It does everything that the woman’s edition does but designed specifically for the lad’s skin type, this little gadget not only cleans the skin, beard or no beard but has an anti-ageing surface designed by that Swedish engineering to deal with wrinkle-prone points.
Price: AUD 138