Choosing an opportune moment to don a Darth Vader-esque LED mask is just one way to up the ante when it comes to isolation fun – and while the best skincare tools don’t all have the same prank potential, they’re still a brilliant addition to your beauty routine.
From the now-infamous jade roller – who hasn’t got one of them? – to the more tech-driven steamers and pore-cleaning gadgets, there’s a veritable galaxy of ways, beyond your usual cleansers and moisturisers, to enhance your skin’s health and appearance. No wonder Selfridges has seen huge growth in the beauty electricals space, with customers investing in high-tech items such as Dr Dennis Gross’s Spectralite and The Light Salon’s LED mask (more on this later).
“Having any kind of facial tool at home will encourage you to actually give yourself a facial, which is important for self-care and relaxation in this testing situation we find ourselves in,” says Nataliya Robinson, holistic facialist and founder of Quantum Botanika. “Additionally, facial tools can allow the products you use to sink deeper into the skin and be absorbed more effectively.”
Put simply: beauty tools are the next best thing to your facialist’s expert hands and the (expensive) technology they use in their clinics. There are those that boost circulation, gadgets to sculpt and heal skin, and still others that unclog pores and treat spots. Figuring out the one for you is simply a matter of deciphering your most pressing skincare concerns, and then clicking Add to Basket. Here are the best Vogue-approved skincare tools to help you put your best face forward.
Joanna Czech Facial Massager
Made with cooling zinc and aluminium, this face tool is a brilliant option for those who suffer from puffiness: place it in the fridge for 20 minutes and use it over the contours of the face – it will help boost circulation, lift and brighten.