October 1st 2018
These are the most-wanted beauty tools on Net-A-Porter
February 12th 2019 / 0 comment
From at-home microneedling to the hottest facialist-designed skin booster using nanocurrent, beauty tools are more in demand than ever. We take a look at the top sellers, both traditional and tech-based
At-home facial tools are having a moment with Net-A-Porter reporting sales up by 189 per cent in 2018. There have been many new additions to the category, thanks to the rise of tools with LED lights often in combination with microcurrent, which are able to deliver almost facialist-level benefits from your sofa (although the intensity is less than you'd get in a salon administered by a professional). The tech-free beauty tool category is keeping pace, with the trend for crystals in beauty leading the charge for traditional tools such as gua sha and jade roller.
These are the top 10 tools that are filling those black Net-A-Porter vans right now.
The best tech-free facial tools to boost your complexion
If you can't make it to her Sarah Chapman Skinesis Clinic in London, you can recreate the effects of her expert facials at home with this lymphatic drainage roller. It may look like a bit medieval, but the stimulating nodules of this facial massager are a great way of reducing puffiness, aiding lymphatic drainage and releasing facial tension.
Featuring tourmaline quartz pieces set into the barrel, this facial massager acts as a workout for your face and stimulates blood flow to give an uplifted appearance to the skin. Easy and effortless to do in front of the telly on a quiet night in.
Microneedling needn't mean a trek to the dermatologist, you can create a lighter version of it at home. Roll the tool lightly over clean skin, it creates micro-traumas to the epidermis and it kick starts the skin into repair mode. It's an effective treatment for fine lines – be careful and start lightly.
Using crystals for facial massage can reduce puffiness and increase circulation to the face. Pop this rose quartz roller in the fridge overnight to give a lovely cooling sensation in the morning. Roll over your face on top of serums or moisturisers or use upward strokes in the evening with your night skincare to improve lymphatic drainage after a long day.
If you like more of a Chinese-medicine inspired gua sha press-stroking treatment to improve circulation, try the smooth curves of this heart-shaped tool which contour easily into different parts of the face. Use upward and outward firm strokes in the morning with your favourite serum for a quick way to reduce puffy morning face and bring an instant glow.
The best-selling high-tech facial devices
This nifty new device from world-renowned facialist Melanie Simon syncs with an app and uses electrical nanocurrents to stimulate the facial muscles to improve elasticity and firmness. This particular one comes with a conductive gel (RRP £110), which also helps the Ziip gadget glide easily across the skin without dragging.
Collagen boosting LED lights are the key technology of this facial gizmo. It specifically targets the fine lines of the eye area and it's designed to be used for just three minutes a day.
The high-frequency sonic technology triangular-shaped tool is designed to massage as well as improve the skin's ability to absorb product. Use with a hydrating moisturiser to improve radiance and glow. It can be used also with a heated function.
An all-in-one tool that works your facial muscles. For use during cleansing or applying skincare, it is completely waterproof. Adjust the pulsations to make for an energising morning routine or adapt to slower pulses for a soothing facial massage.
This award-winning toning device from NuFace uses microcurrent to firm and lift the skin. Ensure you're using upward strokes to deliver an uplifting effect and using the conductivity gel primer that comes with this kit.
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