Ranking Every Beauty Device I Own—And Why They're Mostly UnnecessaryDo you really need that $200 gadget? I rank all my beauty devices from best to worst.
I have somewhat of an obsession with beauty devices. The idea that some gizmo or gadget can do amazing things for my skin always lures me in. It's the idea of beauty and technology that makes these devices so intriguing, and why I've tried almost every beauty device trend I've seen. After all the devices I've tried, I've come to the conclusion that they are, for the most part, unncessary. Most beauty devices aim to do something you already can, but "better". While most are not necessary, there are some gems! Keep reading to find out which devices are worth considering. 1. Gold Facial Roller - The History of WhooWhile you can massage your face with your hands, the addition of a great facial roller can make the experience that much better. When it comes to facial massagers, quality really makes a huge difference. What makes this facial roller amazing is it's weight; it's heavier than it looks and because of that weight, it creates a comforting pressure when used on the face. I love how relaxing this tool is sooo much that I keep it by my desk to use throughout the day. It's also a staple in my travel case because it is THAT good. 2. NuFace TrinityMicro-current devices are a popular way to lift your face without getting a facelift. The way it works is by sending electric currents to your facial muscles which essentially exercises them (in a way that you wouldn't be able to without the device). Over time, your muscles lift the rest of your face up, which is why devices such as the NuFace Trinity are so popular! 4. DMH LED face mask I'm sure you've seen an LED light mask selfie somewhere on your social channels, and it's for good reason. LED light therapy was first developed by NASA to help grow plants on space shuttles and other missions. Along the way, they found that LED light was promising in healing wounds. It was then picked up by estheticians and dermatologists in treating acne and other skin ailments. So how does it work? LED light has a smaller wavelength than other light, and is free of UV rays. This small wavelength can penetrate the skin to target layers where certain ailments can first occur. For example, blue light is suggested for acne because the blue light can penetrate to the layer of skin where bacteria can form acne. I use my mask almost every single day and, while I can't thank it for my acne improving, I do enjoy the idea that it's working! It's one of those devices that you only know it works after quite some time.
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DMH ASTHETICSLED Light Shield Mask5. NuFace FixA micro companion to the NuFace Trinity or Mini, the NuFace Fix is a small but mighty device that helps diminish fine lines in delicate areas such as the undereye, lips, and around the nose. It's a lot more casual in use as well; you can use the fix throughout the day for a few moments to add a little pep to your skin as needed! I love using the Fix for days when I feel a bit stressed out or did not have a good night's rest—it gives me an instantly refreshed look! 6. PMD CleanNow, when it comes to cleansing devices, I would honestly say they are not entirely necessary. Washing your face with your clean hands does the job just fine, but if you want a little extra something, a facial cleansing device can be a nice addition to your routine. I use my PMD Clean every day, twice a day, and while I don't particularly think it makes my skin any cleaner than my hands would (as the device claims it does) I love using it because it feels so nice on my skin! It's pretty expensive, though, which is why I wouldn't recommend it unless you really, really want a facial cleansing device.
pmdClean7. Gua ShaGua Sha's can be amazing for flushing out toxins from the skin and getting blood flow going. If done properly, it's an amazing tool to have in your skincare routine! Key words; done properly, something I can admit I wasn't doing. I personally think using a gua sha is a bit tiring; I rather use something easier, like my gold roller in the number one spot. I do love how accessible and classic a gua sha is, though, and consider it a great starter tool for any beauty lover looking into beauty devices.
HERBIVORERose Quartz Gua Sha8. PMD Personal microdermabration - aka the PMD. This at home device is a physical skin exfoliator that leaves your skin incredibly soft. It's almost like sanding your skin, but loads more gentle. If you use chemical exfoliants, there's no need for a PMD. I originally purchased the PMD to help with my skin's texture but I find myself rarely using this device because AHA's and BHA's helps so much more with refining my skin. 9. Facial Steamer - Dr. Dennis GrossThere was a time when this steamer would've been #1 on my list. The warm steam is so relaxing, and the "clean" feeling you have after steaming is unmatched. But is it useful? Meh. While steam can help deep clean your skin, it isn't necessary to have a separate device just for it. If you like steam, it's much easier (and cost efficient) to fill a bowl with hot water, place your head above the steam, and cover your head with a towel. Besides that, there are much cheaper alternatives to the Dr. Dennis Gross steamer that you can find!
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Body Hair removal tool: worth it or waste?
This is the FINISHING TOUCH FLAWLESS - Flawless Legs Instant and Painless Ladies Hair Remover I’ll start by saying I love it! It works sooo well and it really does a great job at removing hair. It’s completely painless and rechargeable so you don’t have to worry about batteries. It gave me a pretty clean finish and my legs were pretty smooth. It’s great to have on-the-go for those days when you forget to shave! 🪒 If you swipe through the pictures, I have before and after photos of my legs 😊 *I do not recommend this for hair in the armpit region or any where else besides the arms and legs*
NEW Sephora Best Skin Ever Review
The Sephora best skin ever foundation just dropped and I am obsessed. I was gifted this product before it dropped and I have been able to test it out a few times. First off I am very impressed with this shade range, they did a great job creating colors for all skin tones and all undertones. I am the shade 35N. There are so many great things about this foundation. First off it’s very buildable and it feels light on the skin. The product claims to be medium coverage and long wearing and I definitely agree. I’ve worn this foundation for over eight hours and it still looked great. I would describe it as a soft matte finish. I don’t apply my foundation with sponges, only brushes, but it went on nice and smooth with a dense brush. I love how this foundation is only $20, that is a great price for a quality foundation. If you are looking for a new foundation I would definitely recommend this one.
24kt gold facial 🌟
How many of your packages arrived late?! 😩My Glo30 facial wais STILL on time though! I seriously live for these facials! 🙌🏾 and this one included 24K gold leaf to help boost microcirculation and smoothness 💆🏾♀️ have you tried GOLD skincare products?!
NEW FIND! And I’m pleasantly surprised!?
It was time to get a new moisturizer. I was currently using the HONEST - Hydrogel Cream paired with the PAULA'S CHOICE - Omega+ Complex Moisturizer , RADHA BEAUTY - Rosehip Oil , and timeless SKIN CARE - Squalane Oil 100% Pure because I have pretty dry skin. I love both of those moisturizers (although I’m not fond of all the Paula’s choice Omega+ complex moisturizer ingredients, but I loooooove the texture and feeling of it ) and love my oils (I won’t stop using the oils), but knew I needed a richer cream and also wanted to keep it down to just one cream, for time and my bank accounts sake. So if you’ve seen my last post, I was deciding between 3 brands but I couldn’t decide and was also nervous to try a new moisturizer, even though I knew I needed one, because I’m also acne prone so a new moisturizer to me was just terrifying lol. I was about to just get my usual HONEST - Hydrogel Cream because I knew it didn’t break me out and I like it a lot, although not quite as moisturizing as I need, it was on the safer side and I can’t imagine going a day without a moisturizer on this Sahara desert of a face!!! But then I discovered this brand I’ve never seen before? It’s called Awake Human. It’s not even a listing on Cherie for me to add the product! I read the ingredients and was intrigued (scroll through pics to see ingredients list), but because of my fear of new moisturizers, I was hesitant.. but I decided to bite the bullet because the ingredients looked amazing, was cheaper than Paula’s choice and the honest beauty’s moisturizer, but had the same amount of product. I received it a few days ago and I am in love!!!!! Soooooo rich and creamy and hydrating feeling, and it had the same smooth, rich, texture as the Paula’s Choice omega moisturizer, that I love so much!!! It comes in a nice little pump type of packaging, which I like. Keeps bacteria and gunk out. If you scroll through my pictures, you’ll see it. And a little bit goes a long way! The picture you see of the product on my fingers is the amount I use, but you can totally use less, especially if you have more oily or normal skin. I just like a lot of moisturizer! Lol I’ve noticed my face is much less dry feeling and looks smoother with less texture. I will keep you updated, but I think this is my new fave!!!! I’m so excited lol. Here the link the purchase: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NWXJYVK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_YHI-Fb9BRJKT0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 If you’re hesitant but intrigued like I was, I strongly encourage you to just try it. And if it happens that doesn’t work for your face, because remember, everyone is different and skincare is not a one size fits all, then it would most definitely be a really really nice hand cream, that would fit nicely in your bag. Have you heard of this brand before? And if so, have you used anything from them?
OMG HAVE YOU TRIED THESE EXFOLIATING PADS?!
Dr. Dennis Gross gifted me their 𝐀𝐥𝐩𝐡𝐚 𝐁𝐞𝐭𝐚 𝐄𝐱𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐁𝐨𝐝𝐲 𝐓𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 and I’ve made a quick application video for you all! Dr Dennis Gross - Alpha Beta Exfoliating Body Treatment Peel 𝗦𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝘂𝗻 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘀: 🍀 Good for combo, normal, dry, oily, and sensitive skin 🍀These pads provide exfoliation that can help with keratosis pilaris, dry and dull skin, reduce body blemishes including flaky skin. It can also even out patchy skin tone! 🍀It includes three main powerful ingredients: (1) Alpha Beta Acids that gently exfoliate, (2) Bromelain helps gobble up dead skin cells to expose smooth skin below and (3) Bakuchiol, which helps stimulate our natural collagen with some firming effects. 🍀Cruelty-free 🛒 These pads are now available @sephora ! Product 🔗 https://drdennisgross.com/dr-dennis-gross-alpha-betar-exfoliating-body-treatment.html
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