High-Tech Skin Trend Hits Home
By Marissa Hicken |
I've pronounced my love for my electric toothbrush several times on DailyBeauty. But other than my toothbrush and some hair tools, I'd say my beauty routine is fairly manual. I don't think I'm taking care of my skin any differently than my grandmother did when she was my age. But at-home, power-operated, skin care devices are quickly gaining popularity.
At-home, skin care devices are designed to cleanse, eliminate acne or fight the signs of aging. A new report from Kline & Company, a worldwide consulting and research firm, estimates the market for these devices (at the retail level) for 2011 is close to $1 billion and will grow exponentially within the next five years. Clarisonic is currently leading the large sonic cleansing product market and acne and anti-aging device markets are quickly catching up.
Apparently, these devices allow consumers to avoid regular trips to the doctor for pricey in-office procedures. So although they can be costly (they certainly cost more than a serum), the upfront investment costs less in the long run than routine aesthetic treatments.
What are your experiences? Any favorite devices that you can't live without?