By Alison McGill
If the wonderful world of modern skincare tools is something you’re not onside with, it’s time to tune in and tune up. Today’s skincare tools are designed to take the benefits of your skincare routine level up. They help the efficacy of serums and moisturizers by allowing you to work them deeper into the surface of your skin. They can help lift, contour, and reduce puffiness, and can even deliver high-powered, professional grade light therapy to treat breakouts and smooth fine lines.
There are tons of amazing skincare tools on the market to shop now, and it can be hard to know how everything works, and what you need. We’ve done a skincare tool edit for you—here’s our pick of the six best, and easiest to use.
Herbivore Amethyst De-Puffing Face Roller, $48
One of amethyst’s many healing properties is stress relief and this little gem of a skincare tool is all about soothing skin, reducing puffiness, and easing any muscle tension. Use it to massage and smooth skin upon waking, and to massage facial oil into your skin.
Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar, $259
As the story goes, while on a trip to Japan celebrity makeup artist Jillian Dempsey discovered a tool similar to her iconic vibrating sculpting bar and began using it on clients to give skin a more sculpted appearance. She created her own version of the skincare tool, which is endorsed by Gwyneth and the Goop editors, so you know it’s got to be amazing.
Foreo Luna 3, $259
If you love an invigorating deep cleanse this is your dream skincare machine! Exfoliate your skin effectively and efficiently with Foreo’s lightning-fast, one minute cleansing routine, which also includes a firming massage component to leave you looking extra-radiant.
NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device, $422
This one is an investment, but it’s also one of the most effective when it comes to facial toning and lifting. For optimum results, the recommended usage is a 20-minute session, five times a week. The device emits nano microcurrents as you glide it along the contours of your face to help tighten skin, and firm the appearance of fine lines.
Odacité Skincare Blue Sodalite Crystal Contour, $45
Consider the effects of this tool similar (which is crafted from jade or quartz) to a facial roller, but better according to gua sha devotees. Gently pull your gua sha across your skin in an upward motion to relieve tension, boost circulation, stimulate lymphatic drainage, and sculpt your skin. Use with your favourite serum to enjoy a meditative moment of selfcare.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare DRx SpectaLite FaceWare Pro, $555
Consider this LED mask as the Bentley of skincare tools. Put the mask over clean skin and select the light therapy of your choice. Red light stimulates collagen production; blue light calms skin and targets acne; a combo of the two lights packs the perfect treatment for all the skin issues.