From technology and science to beauty and pampering, 2016 has been a year of innovation across the board with no niche left untouched. Case in point: the skin care realm featuring new inventions such as magnetic face masks and pocket-size tools to better treat your skin’s health and assess its needs. Sound too good to be true? There’s more. Here, eight must-have high-tech skin care products we can’t live without and wish were thought up sooner.
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The science of attraction is bottled in this innovative iron-based formula that works to drastically improve the appearance of dullness, impurities and lines in the skin. To use, spread a thin layer of the mask over the face and let sit for about 10 minutes. Then, wrap the magnet tool with a tissue and hover it over the skin’s surface until the mask is completely removed and skin looks fresh and vibrant.
This advanced two-step peel is the ultimate antidote for clogged, lackluster complexions. Step one uses activated charcoal to deeply draw out impurities in the pores while barley leaf extract delivers the first burst of oxygen to the skin. Step two completes the “re-ox,” as the brand calls it, with a formula that transforms into a light-as-air foam on contact and infuses skin with pure oxygen to amp up brightness and clarity. After three minutes, the derma blade is used to remove product and exfoliate skin with each swipe for a spa experience at home.
This South Korean–sourced, palm-size disc provides accurate readings of your skin’s status when connected to a mobile app by bluetooth, delivering everything from moisture levels in the skin and UV rays to the air temperature around you. Basically, this chic little tool lets you know how your skin is doing at all times and how to best care for it in every circumstance.
Copper is infused into every thread of this revolutionary pillow that works to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, promote the natural growth of protein in the skin, deliver smoother hair and a more luminous complexion—all while you sleep. Even better, this soft-as-silk addition to your bed promises smoother skin overnight and a noticeable difference in your skin’s radiance after just two weeks.
ReFa CARAT ($290)
Designed to replicate the kneading motion aestheticians often use when giving a facial massage (and ultimately stimulate the same areas), this super luxe platinum face roller works to aid in lymphatic drainage, fat breakdown, blood flow stimulation and overall improved circulation for a more contoured face shape, plumper skin and less wrinkles. Plus, the device runs on a built-in solar panel, meaning zero batteries are needed to produce the coveted microcurrent. What could be better?
JeNu Ultrasonic Infuser ($249)
Any skin care regimen is incomplete without this must-have tool that works to maximize the performance of your go-to products by emitting 365,000 pulses of ultrasonic energy per second to increase and enhance product absorption. Translation: The ingredients will be able to seep into your skin and work better instead of just sitting on top of it and eventually evaporating.
Mineral powder is encapsulated in a silicone formula and enhanced with a retinoid to reverse signs of aging and diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Instead of rinsing off like you would a traditional mask, a magnetic removal tool lifts away the mask and any dead skin cells along with it (hello, high-tech exfoliation) to reveal brighter, smoother and younger skin.
Getting rid of cellulite and relieving aches and pains has never been easier thanks to these kneading mats we can’t get enough of. Simply sit on the mats (you can use them in your car, at your desk or at home) and leverage your body weight against the textured surface for a manual massage that delivers skin-smoothing results you have to see to believe.
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