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The skincare tools that took off in 2018

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Agence France-Presse

San Francisco, United States  /  Wed, January 2, 2019  /  08:07 pm
The skincare tools that took off in 2018

Whether you prefer rollers, microneedlers or smart devices, there is a skincare tool for every beauty fan on the market right now. (Shutterstock/metamorworks)

Whether you prefer rollers, microneedlers or smart devices, there is a skincare tool for every beauty fan on the market right now. We take a look at some of the devices that gained traction this year.

Facial rollers

Facial rolling exploded in popularity in 2018, with myriad versions of the hand-held tools launching in rose quartz, jade or metal. New versions keep on coming — BeautyBio has just unveiled a new Contouring + De-Puffing Rose Quartz Roller that claims to de-puff the complexion, while Sephora recently added a Rose Quartz facial roller to its Sephora Collection portfolio.

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Sonic devices

Smart beauty devices just keep getting smarter. This summer, Clarisonic launched two new smart beauty devices, including the Mia Smart, which claims to remove long-wear makeup 89 percent better than beauty wipes. It works with the brand’s Sonic Awakening Eye Massager Brush Head to boost micro-circulation and improve skin texture and luminosity in the under-eye area and features three customizable programs for cleansing, firming and eye massage, functioning with Bluetooth connectivity via smartphone app for a highly personalized experience. Earlier in the year, the beauty startup Foreo launched a UFO Smart Mask that uses patented T-Sonic technology to enhance the traditional facial mask experience.

Microneedling

Microneedling — the act of pricking the complexion with miniature needles to encourage the production of collagen to plump up the skin — has taken off recently as an at-home procedure. A slew of devices such as BeautyBio’s GloPro which is designed to be used for just 60 seconds daily, and Swiss Clinic’s Skin Roller, which features 540 micro-needles, have made it easier than ever to benefit from the DIY version of the beauty treatment.

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