With a bevy of devices tackling all your skincare woes on the market, from LED masks to facial massagers, it can be just as difficult finding the one that works for you as it is trying to find a favourite serum. And as the majority of at-home skin care devices come with a hefty price tag, you want to know that they will deliver and not just deplete your bank account. I tried the best skincare gadgets to find the ones worth investing in, and it was a journey.
The marriage of technology and skincare to create devices that can be used from the comfort of your sofa, is only on the rise. According to global market research Mintel, 41% of beauty consumers use skincare devices to prolong the effects of professional treatments. Co-founders of The Light Salon, a LED light based salon in Harvey Nichols and creators of the first silicone LED Boost Mask Laura Ferguson and Hannah Measures, explained their rise in popularity to me.
“Self-care is hugely popular, from eating well, exercise, meditation to good skincare. We’re more educated, aware and curious with access to better information and technological advancements. Just like you invest in good skincare in between facials, people want and expect to maintain results from their professional treatments, meaning their investment goes further as results are maintained at-home.”
So, to help you navigate the growing market of at-home devices that will enhance your existing carefully curated skincare routine, these are the five tools worth your hard-earned money.