Combining Swedish design with sonic cleansing technology, Foreo’s pulsating disc is covered in bacteria-repelling silicone nubs that help lift impurities from pores without aggressive scrubbing. Shiseido Cleansing Massage Brush offers a deep yet gentle cleanse, and its fine bristles make the skin appear smoother and softer to touch when paired with your favorite foaming cleanser. Both of these are suitable for daily use.
Best Tools for Brightening and Anti-Aging
Struggling with fine lines and dull skin? Long hailed for their powerful results, LED lights treat a range of skin-care issues in 10 minutes or less a day. “LED light therapy is a safe skin treatment using low-level light available in different colors and wavelengths,” dermatologist Dr. Melanie Palm tells Vogue, continuing that different wavelengths of light can be effective in treating a range of skin conditions “including acne, inflammation, swelling, signs of aging, stimulating collagen, and even minor wounds.” Blue light decreases acne flare-ups, red stimulates the skin’s collagen production and helps reduce hyperpigmentation, while yellow decreases inflammation and can even soothe sore muscles.
Dr. Dennis Gross’s hands-free mask is quite simple to use (and perfect for simultaneous Netflix marathons), offering three treatment modes to rejuvenate skin in just three minutes. Or, give the Lyma Laser a try—an FDA-cleared, clinic grade tool known to be more powerful than traditional LED light therapy. Lyma transforms skin by transmitting a low level laser deep beneath the skin’s surfcae to encourage cellular repair and regeneration. The result? Improved appearance of wrinkles, sun damage, redness, and pigmentation.
Best Tool to Deliver Skin Care Ingredients
Droplette’s Microinfusion Device is a beauty tool integral to Brooke Shield’s beauty routine. The egg-shaped wonder seeks to better penetrate ingredients where they need to go at the molecular level—essentially, making them more effective than when applied topically. The process works through an aerosol mist which deposits tiny droplets past the skin barrier. While Shields the actor opts for the brand’s collagen supplement, there are also an array of other capsules like glycolic acid, growth factors, and retinol to treat various other concerns.
Best Tool for Acne
Solawave’s Bye Acne device uses LED light therapy to treat acne. Here, red light targets hyperpigmentation, inflammation, and redness, while blue light eradicates acne-causing bacteria by helping reduce sebum production. In a three-minute treatment, this promises to combat stubborn blemishes and accelerate the healing process.
Best Tools for Pore Retexturizing
Should your 2023 resolutions include a “no pore left behind” mantra, consider these two helpful tools. Dermaflash’s two-in-one sonic extractor features a sort of stainless steel spatula to help you achieve your skin goals. Its Extract mode pulls out pesky blackheads, dirt, and oil gently, while Infuse mode helps push serum into the skin. BeautyBio’s GloPRO, a cultish microneedling tool, promotes wound healing to stimulate cellular turnover and collagen production. According to the brand, after gliding its micro-needles over skin for just 60 seconds a day, one can expect a plumper, more radiant complexion.
Best Tools for Sculpting
Mimic the hands of Hollywood’s most in-demand facialists with these sculpting and facial toning devices that contour cheekbones, lift jawlines, and massage heavy eyebrows. Jillian Dempsey’s vibrating bar delivers 6000 rotations per minute to boost blood flow, relax tense muscles, de-puff and sculpt your visage. For a more manual approach, consider Joanna Czech’s beloved two-pronged face roller which is designed to direct oxygen to your skin for a lifted, brighter complexion. Pro tip: glide the massager across your jaw, cheeks, lips, brows, forehead, neck, and chest for optimal results.
Best Tools for Inflammation
Fight redness, reduce inflammation, and take down puffiness with an ice therapy session. There’s Sundree’s Cooling Facial Globe or Angela Caglia’s Gold Cryo wands—both designed to be kept in the freezer before use for the ultimate jolt of blood-circulating cold which results in a firm, glowing complexion. Pro tip: perform a cooling face massage in the AM to alleviate morning puffiness and fluid buildup.
*Best Tools for Tense Muscles
Classic face rollers, such as Susanne Kaufmann’s roller, have long been known to help boost circulation, relax muscle tension, and promote a radiant glow. Not to mention, the obsidian tool features a handle carved from fine nut wood is as chic as it is effective. For a more hi-tech approach to alleviating tension, add TheraBody’s TheraFace Pro to cart. The handy gadget pairs eight skin-care treatments into one—from gentle percussive massage to LED light, hot and cold sessions, and cleansing. Its versatility makes it great to unwind after a stressful day or prep skin for glam—even celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles professes her love for it.
Best Tools for Puffiness
Puffy under-eyes are no match for the gua sha, like Kora Organics’s heart-shaped tool or Mount Lai’s stone. Translated directly as “scraping,” the traditional Chinese tool can increase blood flow, drain the lymphatic system, and tone complexions when moved over the skin in quick motions—though the daily practice has visual and meditative benefits, making it an excellent addition to any self-care regimen.