PUBLISHED August 7th, 2019 05:30 am | UPDATED May 18th, 2020 05:02 pm
We’re all guilty of spending way too much on makeup and skincare, because really, those facial packages and Sephora splurges can add up to quite a bit. But now with these modern vanity gadgets, you can skip the expensive salon pampering and opt for home treatments at a fraction of the cost. From skincare devices to tools for hair and nails, there’s something here to target nearly every kind of beauty concern.
TOUCHBeauty Sonic Eye Device, S$98
There’s so such thing as getting too much beauty sleep, but what’s to stop you from looking like you did?
TOUCHBeauty’s Sonic Eye Device combines a warm treatment with sonic vibration to illuminate those irksome dark circles away. For those of you who haven’t heard of this international brand, TOUCHBeauty hails from the UK, specialising in beauty and personal care products.
With its gentle and finger-like massage, say farewell to those puffy eyes while relaxing them for a day of digital screens ahead. The Sonic Eye Device effectively massages to increase the absorption and efficacy of eye creams that you apply, maximising the full potential of your other skincare products.
FOREO LUNA Series, S$79
How many of us neglect basic grooming routines such as removing our makeup properly or falling short of the weekly exfoliation habit, but lament about our skin problems daily? Unsurprisingly, proper cleansing is highly underrated yet plays a crucial role in skin health. With the waterproof FOREO LUNA, deep cleansing has never been easier (and gentler). T-sonic pulsations effectively removes dead cells and makeup residue for clearer skin, and for those with sensitive skin, FOREO carries various editions for different skin types so there’s always something suitable for you.
TOUCHBeauty Microcurrent Facial Roller, S$148
If you’re starting to worry about fine lines, check out the TOUCHBeauty Microcurrent Facial Roller, which helps to contour and lift the skin for a firmer and more youthful appearance. Using mild microcurrent technology, this device stimulates the muscles while simultaneously kneading them to give that professional massage feel. Oh, you don’t have to worry about the battery melting or power sources because this handy device has a built-in solar panel. Eco-friendly and portable all while making you look younger: what’s not to love?
TOUCHBeauty Light Therapy Device, S$158
Whether it’s wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or those pesky acne breakouts, solve them easily with TOUCHBeauty’s Light Therapy Device. With three different light therapies to tackle various concerns: red for preventing wrinkles, yellow for brightening, and blue for anti-inflammation and acne breakouts, its versatility is simply impressive. Plus, a smart auto-timer shuts down the device after 12 minutes so you won’t end up over-drying your face. We reckon it’s handy for those of us with no time for a facial – this little gadget is effective, reusable, and can be used in the comfort of home.
Hair And Nail Care
DYSON Airwrap Hair Styler, S$699
You’re probably living in a hole if you haven’t heard about the Dyson Airwrap Styler, a cult-favourite among beauty junkies and a game-changer in the hairstyling world. Combining a digital motor with aerodynamics, it gives rise to the Coandă effect that can curl and smooth damp hair, cutting down your drying and styling time in half. Whether you’re feeling loose curls, hippie waves, or a voluminous blowout, the Dyson Airwrap styler has the right setting for you. Comparing the price tags, we think it’s pretty worth it to get the complete set so you can try a variety of hairstyles according to your mood.
Sephora 4-Step Nail Buffer, S$9
Brighten your days (and nails) ahead with this vibrantly-coloured multi-purpose nail buffer from Sephora. It’s a simple 4-step procedure to achieving a lovely shine on your nails: file, buff, polish, and shine. What’s more, it’s easy to use (every side is labelled and colour-coded) and can last for a long time. Although please be warned, you shouldn’t be buffing ’em nails more than once a week (it’s similar to exfoliation). Honestly, it’s a great way to keep nails looking good in between manicures.
Braun Silk-Epil 9 SkinSpa Wet and Dry Epilator, S$219
For the brown-skinned pals – whether it’s genetics, sun, or both – IPL generally doesn’t work on our skin. No fret, there’s something for you: a 4-in-1 epilation and exfoliation system from none other than Braun. With a 40% wider epilation head that’s fast and precise, the handy Braun Silk-Epil 9 also contains a shaver head for sensitive areas and two exfoliation brushes for your skin. Say goodbye to unsightly ingrown hairs, annoying stubble strands, and welcome to a month’s worth of smooth skin.
Braun IPL Silk-Expert Pro 5, S$699
Most of us aren’t blessed with smooth hairless legs typical of magazine covers and advertisements, and waxing can be get taxing at times. For those looking at IPL treatments but hesitant due to the rocket-high charges, check out the Braun IPL Silk-expert Pro 5 for safe IPL technology and efficient hair reduction. We’re not kidding – they boldly claim to treat both legs in five minutes at 400,000 flashes. Not only that, you’ll also see a significant hair reduction within 4 weeks (though individual results may vary). For a hassle-free IPL experience, we think it’s certainly a steal.