New game-changing beauty tech gadgets and tools to try in 2019: Skin Inc, La Roche-Posay, Nu Skin and more
Fresh out of the oven
Not to jinx it, but the beauty industry has been some making some pretty great strides in 2019: inclusivity-wise (Fenty Beauty's new bronzer range, Tarte pulling Shape Tape off shelves), formulation-wise (the rise of newer, gentler products such as liquid exfoliators and cleansing balms) and even collaboration-wise (GOT x Urban Decay, M.A.C. x Aladdin).
Recent advancements in beauty tech and tools further proves our point, as evidenced by the release of an all-new host of nifty gadgets slated to transform our beauty routines as we know it. We round up the ones that have piqued our interest — from wearable pH skin sensors to devices that supposedly banish dark eye bags in just one minute. A promising future, indeed.
1. Philips S9000 Prestige Shaver
Claiming to provide the world's closest electric shave with no discomfort involved, this latest offering from Philips pulls it off with proprietary rotary technology that allows it to capture hair growing in all directions. Translation: being able to shave against the grain without experiencing multiple nicks and grazes, making for an efficient (and pain-free!) shave like no other. Sounds like one hell of a smooth and sexy ride, if you ask us.
2. Nu Skin ageLOC LumiSpa Accent
Cooled cucumbers may make a temporary solution to those dark circles, but those looking for something that packs a lil' bit more of a permanent (and potent) punch should look no further than Nu Skin's ageLOC LumiSpa Accent. Formulated with plankton extract and peptide complex to counter signs of ageing, it also comes packed with tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (a fat-soluble Vitamin C that can penetrate the skin better than regular water-soluble Vitamin C) to bring radiance to the delicate area. All that is needed to keep those peepers pretty for years to come? Highly possible.
3. La Roche-Posay My Skin Track pH
The beauty community has been abuzz about skin pH these days — namely, how maintaining one's skin pH levels is the key to a good complexion. In response to this, La Roche-Posay has developed a wearable sensor that detects skin pH levels. It is to be used in conjunction with an app that a) explains what your pH level means; b) what the ideal pH level for a healthy, glowing complexion is; and c) what La-Roche-Posay products achieve just that. Now, the sensor is not released just yet — but rumours have been swirling about it landing within the next few months. Good things come to those who wait.
4. Skin Inc Optimizer Voyage Trilight ++ White
The much-adored original Trilight LED therapy mask gets a reboot, with the Trilight ++ White containing all the skin nourishing abilities of the prior version with a notable addition of duo combo lights that help tackle multiple skin concerns at a go — pigmentation, wrinkles, congestion and sensitivity, Skin Inc is coming for you. Worth a try, especially for those who don't have time for tedious 10-step skincare routines.
5. Neutrogena MaskiD
Remember when everyone was into multi-masking? Well, Neutrogena MaskiD is bringing it back with a micro 3D face mask printer that creates personalised masks based on an individual's skin needs and face shape. Simply snap a few shots of one's face using the complementary app, Skin360, which will work to scan skin before tailoring a mask based on complexion requirements. Said printer will cough it out, and voila — a custom face mask for your exact skin type and concerns. Side effects include disdain for traditional sheet masks. Slated to be released later this year.