As ever-smarter and smaller technology transforms the way we live, innovation naturally translates to an ever-improving field of the best skin care tools to transform our complexions—no trip to the dermatologist’s office required. From a collagen-producing microneedling tool to a powerful bacteria-fighting light, and many in between, here are 15 of the best skin care tools that prove the future of beauty is only getting brighter.
Best Tools for Lifting
NuFace’s pronged microcurrent massager—beloved by stars like Riverdale’s Madeline Petsch—stimulates facial muscles in 5- to 20-minute sessions, leaving complexions firmer and more toned. Slather on a conducting gel pre-use, so the rollers glide easily over skin. Otherwise, glide this ReFa tool across your face and décolletage to boost circulation and firm skin.
Best Tools for Cleansing
Trying to keep breakouts at bay? Upgrade your cleansing routine with devices that take face washing to the next level. Combining Swedish design with sonic cleansing technology, Foreo’s pulsating disc is covered in bacteria-repelling silicone nubs that help lift impurities from pores without aggressive scrubbing. Shiseido Cleansing Massage Brush offers a deep yet gentle cleanse, and its fine bristles make the skin appear smoother and softer to touch.
Best Tool to Deliver Skin Care Ingredients
Droplette’s Microinfusion Device is a beauty tool integral to Brooke Shield’s beauty routine. Though the actor opts for the topical collagen supplement, the device can also deliver a blend of hydrating and anti-aging ingredients deep below the skin barrier.
Best Tools for Brightening and Anti-Aging
Struggling with fine lines and dull skin? Long hailed for their powerful results, LED lights treat a range of skin care issues in 10 minutes or less a day. Blue light decreases acne flare-ups, red stimulates the skin’s collagen production and helps reduce hyperpigmentation, while yellow decreases inflammation and can even soothe sore muscles. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare delivers similarly potent benefits with a hands-free mask made for Netflix marathons, while Trophy Skin’s treatment utilizes four UV wavelengths to reduce the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, and other signs of aging.
Best Tools for Pore Retexturizing
Should your 2022 resolutions include a “no pore left behind” mantra, consider these two helpful tools: Dermaflash’s two-in-one sonic extractor first pulls out pesky blackheads gently, then helps push serum into the skin. The GloPRO, a cultish microneedling tool, promotes wound healing to stimulate cellular turnover and collagen production.
Best Tools for Sculpting
Mimic the hands of Hollywood’s most in-demand facialists with these sculpting and facial toning devices that contour cheekbones, lift jawlines, and massage heavy eyebrows. Jillian Dempsey’s vibrating tool relaxes tense muscles for a smoother appearance, while Nurse Jamie’s lifting roller allows creams to penetrate deeper into the skin.
Best Tools for Puffiness
Puffy under-eyes are no match for the gua sha, like Kora Organics’ rose quartz tool or Mount Lai’s amethyst tool. Translated directly as “scraping,” the traditional Chinese tool can increase blood flow, drain the lymphatic system, and tone complexions when moved over the skin in quick motions.
Best Tools for Inflammation
Fight redness, reduce inflammation, and take down puffiness with an ice therapy session. There’s Sundree’s Cooling Facial Globe or BeautyBio’s Cryo Roller—both designed to be kept in the freezer before use for the ultimate jolt of blood-circulating cold.