Over the past few months, our stylists and aestheticians have urged us to practice caution as we take our beauty into our own hands at home. And while we’ve certainly heeded their advice, we’ve also discovered some must-have goods when it comes to self-care. Here are 10 at-home beauty devices and products to add to your arsenal.
There’s a reason this device — dubbed an “electrical facial in the palm of your hand” — has snagged an Allure Best of Beauty Award. It employs nano currents and micro currents to communicate with skin cells, encouraging healing as well as the production of collagen and elastin. You use your smartphone to select one of several preprogrammed treatments and follow along with the step-by-step video as the GX goes to work delivering game-changing results.
It might be a while before you can snag an appointment with your hair stylist for a cut, let alone a color. So what’s a girl (or guy) with a pretty weird shade of what was once a balayage to do? DpHue’s Gloss+ is a good go-to when you’re in between colors but need to add a little life back into your locks. You can go with just the sheer (sans color) for some extra shine or use the handy guide to determine the semi-permanent hue that’ll give your do a boost.
Go Smile Blu Toothbrush and Whitening Device
Want to get your whitening on but worried about sensitivity? Meet Go Smile. The brand’s latest device, Blu, offers hands-free toothbrushing and whitening. It takes its name from the blue light it uses to accelerate whitening and kill bacteria. Bonus: The device also massages gums to stimulate blood circulation and prevent periodontal disease. You can see results as in as little as a week with regular use.
ReFa Clear Cleansing Device
Need a new level of clean? ReFa Clear utilizes state-of-the-art 3D sonic ionic technology along with a contouring brush head and three modes to gently remove dirt, makeup and other impurities without any friction. The brush head has ultra fine Kumanofude bristles that contour to skin without stripping. You can use it with ReFa’s Cream Wash or your favorite cleanser for a gentle yet thorough cleaning.
Snow Fox Hot Stone Spa Bundle
As you know, we’re fans of Snow Fox skincare. So you can imagine how excited we were when we found out the natural brand was debuting a hot stone facial kit, centered around Ayurvedic wellness practices. And it does not disappoint. This spa bundle combines facial massage and a skincare treatment, making it the ultimate wellness offering.
Kérastase Fresh Affair Dry Shampoo
If you can’t keep track of what day it is, chances are slim you can remember when you last washed your hair. We’ve tried plenty of run-of-the-mill dry shampoos, many of them chalky, greasy or otherwise unappealing. But Kérastase’s new Fresh Affair isn’t like all the rest. Its fine powder spray, rice starch, vitamin E and neroli oil combine to instantly absorb oil while simultaneously moisturizing. No chalkiness, no greasiness, no nonsense.
Foreo UFO Smart Mask Treatment
Foreo’s UFO takes the idea of applying a face mask to new heights. The device activates a range of specially designed Korean mask formulas — from brightening to hydrating to purifying — utilizing hyper-infusion technology, T-sonic pulsations and LED light therapy for the smartest (pun intended) of skincare.
Lano Golden Dry Skin Salve
Hands feeling dry? Feet feeling dry? Elbows feeling dry? Everything feeling dry? Lano’s got you covered — literally — with this 70% lanolin all-over salve that soothes even the driest of skin thanks to the brand’s namesake ingredient, vitamin E, and manuka honey and beeswax.
Dr. Dennis Gross SpectraLite LED Face Mask
Doug Marshall is a fan of this FDA-approved mask, which uses LED light (a combination of 100 red lights and 62 blue lights, to be exact) to smooth wrinkles, fight acne and improve skin tone in just three minutes. With daily use, you can start seeing results as quickly as a few days, with optimal results after 10 weeks. Although it takes some getting used to, the hands-free full face design makes it convenient and easy to use.
Evolution 18 Beauty Debloat Tea
Have you been feeling a little bloated since, well, March? Us, too. Luckily for us, beauty guru Bobbi Brown is here to save us from ourselves — and all those extra stress snacks we’ve been noshing on — with a debloat tea from her new wellness brand. As she explains: “We all overdo it sometimes, and this beautifying tea helps you hit the reset button.”