At the intersection of wellness and technology there sits a burgeoning new niche – the beauty device. It's a way to elevate your routine past the usual ritual of cleansers, serums and moisturisers, but finding the best beauty device for your skin concerns and budget? Well, it can be a lot to try and navigate.
Whether they're as ancient and time-tested as the gua sha, or as futuristic and science-driven as a micro-needling tool, there is a lot to navigate and understand when it comes to finding the best beauty devices and tools for your needs. And unfortunately, they aren't something easily tested – we often can bring home a sample from the store. And then there's price to factor in too.
We decided to simplify things for you by rounding up a comprehensive list of 30 of the best and most reached-for beauty devices and tools in our kit – from jade rollers and brush cleaners, to lash curlers and acne-clearing LED treatments.
Targets: acne, pigmentation, fine lines
Dr. Dennis Gross's LED mask is a three-minute wrinkle-reducing, acne-fighting device that delivers clinical results with zero downtime. It's fitted with both red and blue LED lights that work to smooth the skin, diminish hyperpigmentation and clear acne to reveal your most youthful, clear complexion yet.
Targets: sculpting, fine lines
NuFace's mini-yet-mighty anti-ageing device works to define, tighten and smooth the skin through gentle micro-currents. The best part? It's non-invasive and portable, so you can experience results at home and on-the-go.
Targets: cleansing, fine lines
Enhance the efficacy of your daily cleansing routine with this adorable device from Foreo. Use the 'Cleansing Mode' to give yourself a heated cleanse using T-Sonic Pulsations with Thermo-Tech. Or use the 'Micro-current Mode' on the back of the device to experience a targeted micro-current treatment.
4. BASECAMP BEAUTY Tiger's Eye Gua Sha Lifting Tool
Targets: sculpting, inflammation, fine lines
This gorgeous gua sha from Basecamp Beauty is handcrafted from Tiger's Eye gemstone and works to sculpt and lift the face with daily use. Gua sha is an ancient Chinese ritual aimed at revitalising the skin to reduce puffiness, dark circles and inflammation. It also works to increase the absorption of your other skincare products.
5. HUNTER LAB Aura Facial Sculpting Tool
Targets: fine lines, inflammation
This 24k gold-plated device is solar-charged and delivers gentle micro-currents into the skin to energise your facial muscles and enhance cell production. The results is a smoother, youthful appearance that harnesses the power of your skin's natural metabolic processes.
Targets: acne and scarring
Where LED light treatments for acne-riddled skin were one restricted for use by expensive dermatologists and skin therapists, you can now experience those results at home. This device by LightStim harnesses the power of blue and red light for the treatment of acne.
Targets: congestion, cleansing, dehydration
This at-home face steamers gives you that spa-treatment level facial you can probably only afford to have a couple times of year. Ideal for all skin types, it's particularly useful for those among us with dehydrated or congested skin, in need of some deep-reaching cleansing and hydration.
Targets: lacklustre lashes
This rechargeable heated lash lifting tool applies just the right amount of gentle heat to your lashes to lift and revitalise – a step up from your average curling tool, and with no need to visit your local salon for application.
Targets: fine lines, dullness, inflammation
Reduce puffiness and dark circles after another late night with this fast-absorbing eye cream, concealer primer and cooling mini massage tool. It's a three-step way to fake that perfect eight hours, and indulge in a little TLC.
Targets: brush cleaning, multitasking
Sigma's double-sided soft silicone mat instantly cleans your makeup brushes without the need for water or brush cleansers. It works to remove liquid, cream or powder pigments from bristles, so you can achieve that multi-coloured eye shadow look, or a full face of makeup without the need for a full suite of clean brushes.
Targets: sculpting, inflammation, fine lines
This budget-friendly jade roller helps to cool, de-puff and enhance the look of skin through gentle massage. Pop it in the fridge and use with your favourite hydrating serum for a luxurious skincare ritual.
Targets: tension, congestion, inflammation
Just as your body needs to have its muscles relaxed, so too does the face. Designed to release tension and to deeply relax the facial muscles, this weighted face ball works to depuff an detoxify skin, for better mobility and a more radiant complexion.
Targets: cleansing, waste
Who said beauty tools have to be high-tech to be essential? Swap your disposable makeup remover wipes for these reusable bamboo and cotton cleansing face pads. They sweet makeup, dirt and daily build up away with ease, and are super soft on the skin.
Targets: frizz, styling
It's probably not news to you that the Dyson Airwrap is a much-lauded beauty favourite, engineering for multiple hair types and lengths. Style your hair in seconds flat, with new barrels to curl and wave in both directions, brushes to control and shape, and the multi-functional Coanda smoothing dryer to dry, smooth and hide flyaways.
Targets: fine lines, inflammation, absorption
This little device packs a punch – with four treatments available in one ultra-portable device. Use the red light therapy to reduce the appearance of fine lines and scarring, micro-currents to tone facial muscles, low-vibration facial massage to decrease inflammation and a therapeutic warmth to aid in the absorption of your other skincare products.
Targets: cleansing, exfoliating
Shiseido's cleansing brush increases the efficacy of foaming cleansers for that deep pore cleanse and facial massage. The brush's gentle facial massage can improve microcirculation and enhance skin vitality for a more radiant complexion.
Targets: fine lines, hyperpigmentation, scarring
This clinical-grade laser is cleared for at-home use and works to powerfully reduce signs of ageing, redness, pigmentation, scars, blemishes and more. Its more than 100 times more powerful than LED treatments, and pain-free and non-abraisive.
Korean beauty brands are the pioneers of the beauty device, and this one gently exfoliates dead skin cells through ultrasonic micro vibration and ION cleansing. Skin will be left cleaner, tighter and moisturised.
Targets: hydration, absorption
This handy portable face mister is perfect for setting and hydrating the skin between products. It's also a great way to keep your complexion cool through the warmer months when you're on vacation. Simple, but effective.
This streamlined little tool fits helps to improve and even prevent the appearance of ageing skin, firming an lifting through the use of microcurrents and rollers that help to stimulate circulation and cellular production.
Targets: inflammation, absorption
Revive your skin with this vibrating facial roller designed to mimic the effects of a gentle facial massage. Move the roller upward and outwards to contour and de-puff, and use over your favourite hydrating serum or moisturiser to increase the product's absorption.
The Nurse Jamie UpLift™ Massaging Beauty Roller energises, enhances, revives and uplifts skin through rhythmic massage and rolling actions that you would normally only get from an in-house facial.
Targets: scarring, texture, acne
This at-home roller is comprised of 540 titanium needles at 0.3mm depth, which, when gently rolled on the skin creates micro-punctures that trigger the skin's natural repair process. It's the at-home equivalent of microneedling, that doesn't require the time and money investment.
Targets: lymphatic drainage, inflammation
Lymphatic drainage is another one of those new-age terms for an age-old ritual – and this massage tool from Sol De Jainero will help to sculpt the body and reduce that bloated feeling by supporting yoru body's natural detox process.
Targets: redness, inflammation, tension
Use these two cooling facial massagers to support your face's lymphatic drainage and to reduce redness, inflammation and under-eye circles. They're perfect for keeping stored in the fridge, so that they're nice and cold for your morning skincare routine.
Targets: dehydration, scarring
This two-in-one skincare roller combines a microneedling derma roller function with the ultimate hydration boost in the form of crystallised hyaluronic Acid, Tri-active Peptides and Centella Asiatica.
Targets: elasticity, circulation, inflammation
This attachment for the NuFace delivers precise micro-currents to those sensitive and harder-to-reach areas of the face – like around the eyes and lips. The dual-pronged wands help to lift and tighten skin, will supporting circulation and energising muscles.
Targets: fine lines, sculpting, scarring, hyperpigmentation
This device is perfect for targeting those fine lines and premature signs of ageing around the eyes, mouth and sculpting the contours of the face. Harnessing powerful HI-MFIP technology, combined with a red LED light, this device stimulates the production of collagen and speeds up skin cell renewal for a firmer and younger-looking complexion.
Targets: acne, hyperpigmentation, scarring
Get LED light therapy in the comfort of your own home with this therapy mask fro Social Skin. Combining red, blue and amber LED light technology, the mask helps to reduce sings of ageing, kill acne-causing bacteria and prevent breakouts.
Targets: circulation, inflammation, scarring
Lift, firm, tone and detoxify skin with this compact, non-invasive device that combines thermal massage, low-level EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) technology, and LED Therapy. It stimulates microcirculation, enhancing oxygenation and promoting healthier blood flow and nutrient delivery to your skin to achieve the glowing results you've always desired.