CC’s Favorite Gadgets
No matter your age, having a toned and glowing complexion is a pursuit we all seem to be chasing. There was a time when achieving a toned, contoured face meant one was left pondering the unimaginable facelift.
Lucky for us, advancements within the beauty industry have made facial treatments, once exclusively available through a dermatologist or esthetician, readily accessible to everyone.
I’ve shared before my fervent belief in skin health. The best makeup can’t begin to mask unhealthy skin. Alongside my favorite serums, toners, and creams, I have an arsenal of facial tools I use to tone and sculpt my face. From facial ice globes to red light therapy, these gadgets will help tone your face while achieving a radiant complexion.
Ice, Ice, Baby!
Face feeling a bit puffy? Just chill! Facial ice globes are a favorite and a great way to depuff your face. They also help to reduce inflammation and improve circulation. One of the best facial ice globes I’ve discovered are the Ice Globes from SAIAN. These globes are made of high-quality stainless steel with removable silicone handles to keep your hands from freezing over.
Another great option is the Cryo Glow Globes by Jenny Patinkin. These hand-blown glass harness the power of cryotherapy in an ergonomic design. I like to keep these in the refrigerator and after cleansing my face in the morning, I glide the pair along my temples, and under my eyes for a cool boost of depuffing power.
Just Roll With It
Facial massagers are another great way to tone your face. They help to stimulate circulation and promote collagen production. One of my favorite facial massagers on the market is the Facial Massager by Joanna Czech. It is made of aluminum and zinc alloy which makes this tool the perfect at-home massager. Using this roller for just 7 minutes a day can produce great results while also assisting in product pushing and absorption.
For those who prefer a more natural touch, I recommend the Face Roller by CARBONNIQUE. The grooved roller heads are made of ceramic and the ergonomic handle is crafted from FSC-certified walnut wood. This roller releases tension by toning your muscles and smoothing your fascia. It’s also good for lifting and sculpting the jaw and cheek area.
Finally, the Kansa Wand by RANAVAT BOTANICS used in Ayurveda traditions is designed to boost circulation, plump, depuff, firmness, and soften fine lines. The handle of this tool is made using teak wood, and the head is made of Kansa, a metal that is a mix of copper and tin. Ancient wisdom claims this metal is more healing than gold or silver. This handheld tool travels with me wherever I go as I find it extremely soothing and gentle.
Light Me Up!
I can’t say enough about light therapy! Red light therapy helps to reduce inflammation and promote collagen production.
The LYMA Laser by LYMA is a hundred times more powerful than LED. The breakthrough ultra-diffused lens delivers targeted, controlled power through all the layers of the skin. This is the Rolls Royce of red light.
It operates at 808nm wavelength, allowing it to safely reach not only the deepest layers of the skin but also the fat and muscle tissue underneath.
A few facts: it’s the world’s most powerful at-home laser. It’s powerful enough to reach the base layer of the skin. It addresses all signs of aging, wrinkles, skin elasticity, texture, tone, and more. It’s suitable for all skin tones. Plus, it’s pain-free and safe around the eyes, with no goggles necessary. Currently, I am using the Lyma to treat sagging skin and my occasional rosacea, and am excited to see the results over time.
Another favorite is the Celluma PRO which provides professional results at home thanks to its domed design. It is lightweight and portable, making it easy to place the Celluma PRO anywhere on the body that needs light therapy.
A more affordable and introductory device is the LUCE® 4T THERAPY MICROCURRENT WAND by LUCE Beauty. It utilizes four therapies (microcurrent, LED, sonic vibration, and heat) to restore elastin and reduce the appearance of acne scars and wrinkles.
The Tone Zone
There are over 40 muscles in our faces. And just like your biceps or quads, our facial muscles can atrophy leading to a saggy appearance. To keep my face in tip-top shape, I lean on the Pro Gua Sha by LANSHIN. This particular gua sha tool is shaped to function for multiple purposes. This tool was designed by Sandra Lanshin Chiu, acupuncturist, herbalist, and renowned expert in facial gua sha.
I love any beauty tool that goes above and beyond. And for me, that’s the TheraFace PRO with hot/cold rings by THERABODY. It’s an FDA-cleared type-2 medical device with 8 attachments that, depending on which one you choose, can help to address tension in the face, firm and tighten skin, reduce wrinkles, help heal mild acne, and reduce puffiness and inflammation.
Last but not least, yet still a favorite is Shani Darden’s Facial Sculpting Wand. This wand uses sound wave technology to target wrinkles on a deeper level while boosting circulation and optimizing oxygen uptake. It can be used all over including around the eyes and lips. Whenever I need a deep facial massage, this is the tool I reach for every time.
Having a dewy and toned complexion is within reach with these tools that support our natural beauty. By customizing your skincare and incorporating a beauty device you can begin to see results that in the past were not achievable. Although these tools can be an investment, they do make at-home professional treatments possible.