5 At-Home Skincare Devices

5 At-Home Skincare Devices

Skincare devices offer a range of benefits in the comfort of your own home, helping minimize blemishes and wrinkles with LED light therapy and microcurrent technology. They can also assist with pore extractions and help your favorite products penetrate deeper into the skin.

To ensure optimal results, skincare devices must be used correctly and with proper care instructions in mind. Always follow the device’s recommendations for effective skin preparation.

Foreo Bear

One of the most popular at-home facelift devices on the market, Foreo Bear uses a technology called microcurrent. Unlike regular electric currents that can cause shock (which could disrupt the skin’s natural energy), this painless technology encourages your skin cells to help tone and lift muscles, increase collagen and elastin production, smooth fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin texture for a firmer appearance.

The unique integrated system automatically adjusts the microcurrent intensity according to your skin’s resistance to electricity – guaranteeing a shock-free treatment and maximum safety and efficacy. It’s also clinically proven to reduce wrinkles, skin firmness and elasticity in just one week.

Its innovative anti-aging technologies combine to work for all 69 muscles of your face and neck to deliver a more contoured, lifted and youthful complexion. Microcurrent spheres in three skincare devices intensity levels gently energize the muscles to help erase signs of ageing and tone the face while T-Sonic massage pulsations relax facial muscle tension points, improve circulation (thereby reducing puffiness and dark circles) and boost product absorption for enhanced results.

A one-time investment, BEAR is easy to use and fits seamlessly into your skincare routine after cleansing and toning. Simply apply a conductive gel (Foreo recommends its hydrating SERUM SERUM) to your skin, activate Bluetooth on the device and press the universal button to choose the desired microcurrent or T-Sonic intensity. Then place both spheres on the face, close your eyes and glide the device along the jawline and around the lips in an upward motion for about 3 seconds, and repeat as needed.

NuFace Trinity

The NuFACE Trinity has gained near-cult status in recent years, and with good reason. The device uses microcurrents to tone and lift the underlying muscles of the face, resulting in more youthful-looking skin with consistent use. It also helps smooth and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

The Trinity+ device is a step up from the original, with a built-in face sensor that adjusts the intensity of the microcurrents to suit your skin’s needs. It also allows you to customize your treatments with the included Boost button, which sends additional currents in targeted areas like around the mouth and eyes. It can be purchased as a starter kit with the main facial trainer attachment or the complete set that includes the Facial Trainer, Lip & Eye, and Wrinkle Reducer LED attachments.

Peterson recommends using the device for five minutes, two to three times a week, in addition to your regular skincare routine. She explains that it’s important to work in sections, and to make sure both spheres of the device are touching your face when working each area. She also notes that if your skin personalised makeup bag feels tingly or zapping, you’re not applying enough of the conductive Aqua Gel or Silk Creme Activator.

The starter kit includes the device, the main Facial Trainer attachment, and a 2 oz bottle of the hydrating leave-on gel. It’s also available with the full set, which includes the dual-pronged lip and eye attachment and the red light wrinkle reducer LED.

Tweezerman Facial Hair Removal Tool

Achieve a flawless complexion with this innovative hair removal tool. Ideal for the neck, chin, cheeks and upper lip, this device removes fine unwanted hair — without waxing or chemicals — and helps slow and minimize hair regrowth. The unique design of the handles and high-quality coil spring effectively work together to remove even the most stubborn strays from your face. This device is also safe to use on all skin types.

To use, simply place the desired side of the coil (flat for larger areas and curved for smaller areas) against your face and, with your thumb and pointer finger sandwiching the silver parts of the handles and your other hand holding the colored handles, start rotating them in the direction of arrows on the handle to enable the coil spring to grab hairs from the root and pluck them away. Repeat as needed. The rounded precision blade tip helps avoid nicks and is gentle enough to trim nose and ear hairs, too.

Designed to be easy to use, this tweezer-like tool is great for removing ingrown hairs and other small objects like splinters, glass and thorns. It’s even suitable to use on freshly washed skin. Just remember to clean the coil spring with an alcohol wipe before and after each use. The reusable face razor is available in Hawaiian Teal and Lollipop Berry and comes with a free tweezerette for any missed hairs.

Solawave 4-in-1 Advanced Skincare Wand

This red light therapy skincare wand from Solawave packs four different technologies into one portable device: red light therapy, galvanic current, facial massage and therapeutic warmth. The brand says the wand helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles, blemishes and uneven skin tone, while improving absorption of face serums.

The wand is rechargeable and can be used up to 12 minutes per session. It works best when the skin is freshly cleansed and hydrated with a face serum (the company recommends their Renew Complex Activating Serum, but you can use any that suits your complexion). Once charged, the device turns on automatically and immediately starts working on the skin.

The wand has several LED lights that emit 660nm red light to help reduce the look of pores and increase collagen production, while simultaneously soothing skin and encouraging healthy blood flow. The device also has a small vibration as you glide the wand over your face that the brand says helps to decrease puffiness and tone facial muscles. It also includes a mini brush for easy application of the face serum, which you can use with or without the tool. The wand is water-resistant and can be used in the shower or bath, but you should be sure to dry off any excess moisture before you touch the face.