The latest high-tech tools to fast-track your beauty routine.
Much like the process in which plants absorb energy from the sun, the LightStim LED allows your body to build new proteins and regenerate cells through the use of beneficial UV-free light rays. The hand-held device, designed specifically for at-home use, enables LED light to penetrate the skin’s epidermis to stimulate collagen and elastin production and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Clinical trials showed all participants had significant and lasting improvements in the appearance of wrinkles after using the light for three minutes, five to seven days a week for eight weeks.
Try: LightStim LED for Anti-Ageing, $399.
While massage helps to stimulate blood flow and increase circulation in the body, the face is often neglected when it comes to this relaxing treat. Clinique’s new Sonic System Sculptwear Massaging Treatment Applicator has been developed by dermatologists and is used with Clinique Sculptwear Contouring Massage Cream Mask, which is massaged into the skin to increase radiance. Simply attach the massaging applicator to your Clinique Sonic System handle and work the mask into the skin for one minute using smooth, circular motions.
Try: Clinique Sonic System Sculptwear Massaging Treatment Applicator, $37, and Massage Cream Mask, $100.
If we said you could straighten your hair up to 10 times faster, it’s safe to say we would probably have your attention. The new Italian-designed Dafni ceramic brush allows you to straighten large sections of hair, thus dramatically speeding up the process. If that’s not enough to convince you, check out the YouTube reviews – just beware you might get stuck in a Dafni video vortex…
Try: Dafni hair straightening ceramic brush, $249.99, from Farmers.
SINK YOUR TEETH IN
Flossing is about as unglamorous as it comes, but the Philips Sonicare AirFloss Ultra streamlines and speeds up this daily dental essential – no more excuses for forgoing the floss! AirFloss Ultra interdental cleaning reaches places your toothbrush can’t, with a single, double or triple burst of air and water that shoots through each tooth to clean gently and effectively.
Try: Philips Sonicare Airfloss Ultra, $249.95.
IT’S A MATCH
Poorly matched foundation is a thing of the past with Elizabeth Arden’s ingenious new beauty tool, used exclusively at their Auckland boutique. With the ability to match your skin tone to the correct foundation and concealer shade in the Elizabeth Arden portfolio, the Foundation Shade Matchmaker uses tri-directional illumination technology to capture an accurate colour image of the skin. Within seconds, the Matchmaker will recommend the best shade for you based on scientific innovation, rather than guesswork.
Try: Elizabeth Arden Foundation Shade Matchmaker service is available exclusively at Elizabeth Arden Boutique, Queen Street