The most innovative products don’t come in a tube anymore. They have rechargeable batteries, WiFi connectivity and can stream your favourite songs
From facial recognition to ultrasonic energy, beauty gadgets today do a lot more than just help cleanse your face or remove hair. Here are some of the most advanced at-home gadgets that are experiences in themselves.
Simplehuman Sensor Mirror Pro
Price: ₹41,849, Amazon.in
The Simplehuman Sensor Mirror Pro comes with colour rendering ability, which allows the mirror to recreate a number of light settings, including daylight, cloudy day, low light, and flash photography. That way, you can always be sure that you haven’t overdone your contour or bronzer before stepping out. The mirror is 8 inches in diameter, and comes with WiFi, a rechargeable battery, LED lights on the perimeter that automatically light up when you go close to it, and 5x and 10x magnification. Yes, you’ll see your pores really close up.
JeNu Ultrasonic Infuser
Price: $249, Nordstrom.com
Of all the serums and creams you use every day, very little actually gets absorbed by your skin apparently. With ultrasonic technology, the JeNu Ultrasonic Infuser increases skin absorption and makes products work faster. It comes with a special conducting gel (bought separately), which helps focus the ultrasonic energy from the infuser on to the skin. The infuser is wireless with a rechargeable battery, and it works well with all types of skincare products.
Michael Todd Beauty Sonic Eraser Pro
Price: ₹9,901, Ebay.in
The Sonic Eraser Pro by Michael Todd is another skincare device that helps absorb products better. It is an anti-ageing product, helping smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. It starts automatically when it touches the skin and stops when you move it away. It oscillates and heats up to open pores and improve absorption.
Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush
Price: ₹12,500, Clinique outlets and Amazon.in
The cleansing brush by Clinique can be used with any type of cleanser. It is meant to deep-clean skin, so moisture penetrates well. It is egg-shaped with two types of bristles: the bigger white end for the cheeks and the green end for easy cleaning of the T-zone. It is waterproof, rechargeable and comes with a detachable brush head. It shuts off automatically after 30 seconds — the average time Clinique recommends using the brush.
Panasonic Nano Ionic Facial Steamer
Price: ₹9,495, Flipkart.com
The Panasonic Nano Ionic Facial Steamer produces nano-sized steam particles that lead to better cleansing, absorption and moisturising. It is corded, and you must use distilled water in it. The steam emerges almost immediately, as soon as you start the device. A tankful gives 6 minutes of continuous steam. The design eliminates the need to bend your head.
Dyson Supersonic hair dryer (soundless)
Price: ₹44,999, Ebay.in
They’ve taken out everything we hated about hairdryers: the annoying sound, bulky weight and the vent at the end where hair often gets stuck. The dryer’s head looks like a sleek hammer with a metallic donut-shaped face. The motor is fitted in the arm, and there is also “intelligent heat control” that ensures the temperature never goes beyond the chosen heat setting. The attachments are magnetic and look extremely futuristic.
Beachwaver Co S1 Curling Iron
Price: ₹22,900, Amazon.in
Launched by celebrity stylist, Sarah Potempa, the Beachwaver is a ceramic rotating curling iron that eliminates the need to roll the curling iron up the length of your hair. To use it, clip your hair to the bottom of the one-inch-wide barrel and press the rotation button with the desired speed you want: first slow, then fast. With no pulling or tugging, the curling iron does all the heavy lifting for you.
Foreo Luna for Men
Price: ₹17,380, Sephora outlets and Foreo.com
Thanks to its T-Sonic technology, the modern man can have clean pores, remove dead skin cells and exfoliate, with a minute-long massage. The Foreo Luna silicone cleansing brush can be used before shaving, so you’ll get a smoother shave with fewer razor burns and irritation. The front of the brush is for cleansing, while the back with concentric circles can help smooth out wrinkles. You can adjust its low-frequency pulsating levels and recharge it with a USB charger.