Devices can work both ways. On the one hand, they can be an aid in your face care regimen — whether it's helping skincare penetrate better or by lifting and toning the skin. But they can just as easily end up gathering dust in a drawer, especially if you get lazy with charging and cleaning them or you forget they even exist.

Skin Inc's newest Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light is everything you need in a device. Combining LED light with low-frequency therapy, you can customise and give yourself the kind of treatments you would typically have in a doctor's office — albeit at a lower but safe dose, and from the comfort of your couch while you're watching Empire.

The three LED Chromotherapy treatments in each device activate light receptors in the skin cells and stimulate them. Each light has a different property and you can use them on different areas of the face. The red light is for renewal and repair — it works on damaged skin cells and increases collagen and elastin production. The blue light is soothing and calming. This is a godsend for oily, acne-prone or congested skin and when you're having breakouts at that time of the month. Finally the yellow light works on skin's glow, reviving dullness.

Skin Inc Tri Light device

In addition, the device has low-frequency sculpting and optimising effects. Pair it with your favourite water-based skincare — such as the brand's Deepsea Pure Hydrating Mask — to boost its benefits and use it in an upward motion at the lower cheeks and jawline to visibly lift the face and sculpt it into a slimmer, V-shape. You can also create your own 10-minute program based on your needs, such as treating an oily T-zone with the blue light, brightening acne scars and dark circles with the yellow light and then using the red light on the rest of the face for better elasticity.

The Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light is slim enough to pack into a suitcase without taking too much space, and fits comfortably even when held in a small hand. It can be used for a maximum of 10 minutes, twice a day and runs rather conveniently on AA batteries. In short: no more excuses.

$398. At Skin Inc stores and Sephora outlets