With so many innovative skincare tools on the market, it can be both overwhelming and thrilling deciding which one to purchase. I don’t know about you, but in the past few months, I’ve found a lot of joy in taking care of my skin and finding a routine. Indulging in skincare is the perfect way to practice self-care and to invest in your overall well being. I’ve rounded up a list of some of my favourite tried-and-true top 15 skincare tools that I love and trust. The items are broken up into categories based on various skin needs to make it easier for you to navigate:
- Decreasing Inflammation
Let’s take a look, shall we!
Skin Care Tools Focused On Lifting
ZIIP Nano Current Facial Device ($495)
Microcurrent devices are worth their weight in gold – if you purchase a good one. Created by esthetician Melanie Simon, the ZIIP Nano Current Facial Device will leave your face more defined, lifted, and overall visibly tighter. Understand, that while you will see immediate results, much more dramatic and consistent results come from using this tool consistently over a period of time. Try using it for thirty days and compare your before-and-after photos. This tool is also multi-use and capable of zapping acne and dark spots as well as correcting your overall skin tone. Simply download the different facials straight to your device from the app store and watch this powerful little gadget get to work.
NuFace Advanced Face Toning Kit ($325)
NuFace devices were some of the first effective microcurrent devices on the market. You’ve probably seen them advertised by just about every beauty influencer on Instagram. The fact that they’ve withstood the test of time and their steady popularity over the years speaks volumes to the effectiveness of the NuFace. Give a nice lift to your face in three to five minutes by gliding this product in upward motions. Be sure to use a generous amount of the gel included or your favourite moisturizer to avoid feel little tingles from the current on your skin.
Skin Care Tools Focused on Brightening
Dr Dennis Gross Skincare SpectraLite Faceware Pro ($435)
This multi-function beauty tool designed by Dr Dennis Gross targets collagen production, acne and inflammation discolouration, and fine lines smoothing. That’s a lot of skincare problems targeted by one product, which slightly justifies this higher price point. The Red LED light targets collagen production, while the blue LED light targets everything else on the aforementioned list. Want to target everything all at once? That’s an option, too! Use the combined red and blue LED setting for all-inclusive light therapy treatment. Simply set this mask on your face, lay back and watch it do all the work.
Lightstim for Acne LED Light Therapy ($249)
The Lightstim is essentially a handheld LED wand perfect for targeting specific areas or for swiping across your whole face. While you can have LED treatments in your monthly facials, consistency is truly key for seeing results and this tool allows for consistent use at home. This tool specifically targets acne and also has the ability to fight wrinkles as well. It only requires between three and five minutes of your time.
Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment ($27)
This tool has all the benefits of light therapy with a much more appealing price as not everyone can afford the aforementioned products. This blue light tool is approved by the FDA and safe for all skin types. If you notice a blemish popping up on your face, simply grab this device and target the spot for two minutes. While it won’t instantly get rid of the pesky spot on your face, you will notice a decrease in inflammation immediately after and dramatic results within a couple of days.
Skin Care Tools Focused on Sculpting
Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar ($195)
This 24-karat gold bar is not only effective, but it’s also incredibly chic. To use, put on your skincare products as normal, then switch on the device and watch as the vibrations penetrate your products deeper into your skin for ultimate effectiveness. The vibrations of the Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar also relax your muscles, drain fluid, and overall improve the blood circulation in your face.
MDNA skin The Beauty Roller ($200)
Who doesn’t want a beauty tool crafted by Madonna? That woman has aged incredibly gracefully. She very clearly puts time and effort into her skincare. This tool is designed to massage your skin which in turn improves the circulation in your face. You’ll notice your skin turning pink while using this device – that’s a good thing! That’s a sign of blood flow coming to the surface of your skin, which is the desired effect. Tone, circulate and relax your facial muscles with this sleek device.
Joanna Vargas Magic Glow Wand ($285)
If you pay attention to the skincare industry, then Joanna Vargas is probably a name you’ve heard. She’s a renowned celebrity esthetician whose services come at a high price. Joanna designed this device for optimal lymphatic drainage. Not only will this device drain lymph from your face, but it also senses the optimal temperature of your face and balances it to bring out your natural glow.
Skin Care Tools For Cleansing
Clarisonic Mic Smart Anti-Aging and Cleansing Device ($169)
You might think to yourself, do I really need a cleansing device? Can’t I just use my hands? I’d argue just give this a try and see the difference. This tool provides an incredibly deep pore cleanse and simultaneously exfoliates all while remaining gentle enough even for the most sensitive skin types. Сlogged pores and dull skin disappear with regular use of the Clarisonic device. Not only is this tool effective for cleaning, but it also has a foundation sponge attachment and can also be used to apply your makeup.
Vanity Planet Ionic Facial Steamer ($75)
Relatively new to the market, this mini steamer can help you create that spa-like feel right in your own home. I find this especially nice since my favourite facial studio is still closed. Perhaps you’ve wondered why most facials begin with steam. It’s to ensure your pores are open and ready to absorb the nutrients and benefits from your serums and moisturizers. If you’d like to see your products really work, take the time to steam first. Not only is this steamer effective and pretty cute, but it’s also pretty compact in size.
Skin Care Tools for De-Puffing
Kora Organics Rose Quartz Gua Sha ($58)
How could we not include a beautiful rose quartz gua sha in this list? The Chinese art of Gua Sha has been around for centuries speaking volumes to the power of this method. Use this beautiful pink stone to drain the lymph from your face while simultaneously toning your facial muscles. When done correctly, this simple tool will increase blood flow to the face and will also even out your complexion.
Skin Care Tools For Retexturizing
Beauty Glopro Microneedling Facial Tool ($199)
The word micro-needling can sound quite intimidating and maybe even a little scary, but with this device, it’s actually not. This multifunctional tool is simple to use and can decrease acne scarring and can also effectively fade hyperpigmentation. Not only does it have the tiny needle roller, but the product also features a red LED light and a rose quartz roller attachment, which makes this tool even more effective. Just be sure to properly disinfect this device between uses.
PMD Personal Microderm Pro ($139.30)
Microdermabrasion treatments can come at a high cost. Not only will this at-home device save you money over time, but it will also drastically improve the overall texture of your skin. The suction of the vacuum combined with the scrub disks will help fade dark spots and buff away dead skin cells for a smooth appearance. Be sure to utilize the trainer discs and work your way up to the other exfoliating discs.
Skin Care Tools for Inflammation
Stacked Skincare Ice Roller ($26)
Feeling sluggish, and puffy in the morning? Grab this ice roller from your freezer and roll it across your face to feel instantly refreshed and awake. The ice will restrict the blood vessels in your face, which in turn will de-puff and reduce the inflammation. Not only does this increase the blood flow in your face, but it’ll also increase your facial tone and overall appearance in a matter of minutes. Plus it just feels good and releases a whole lot of tension. Do you suffer from TMJ, use this on your jaw for instant relief.
Teresa Tarmey Cryo Ball ($290)
Made out of surgical-grade steel, this cryo ball will feel instantly luxurious and pampering on your skin. Keep it in the freezer for at least 24 hours prior to use for the full benefits. As an added bonus, this kit also includes a reusable silicone mask, a toner, and a hyaluronic acid to use along with the cooling effects of the ball.