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At-Home Beauty Tech That's Actually Worth The Splurge

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It's 2017 and it’s safe to say that technology has penetrated every aspect of our lives. We’re glued to our phones and laptops, our cars have cameras and apps – even our homes can have smart thermostats and refrigerators. It may surprise you to learn that beauty is not immune to the changes, in fact, the industry is experiencing major growth.  
 
With so many drastic developments taking place in the world of cosmetics, it can be a struggle to keep up with not only which products are available, but which ones are actually worth the investment. We did some research to find out what the latest beauty tech trends are to bring you a clearer picture of the very best at-home treatments for a range of different requirements. 

A lot of the products on our list are more expensive than your usual skincare tool, but with good reason, and they’re worth every penny. Rather than spending money on expensive spa and dermatologist appointments with temporary results, you could actually save money in the long run by making a one-off purchase that you can use at home for years to come. Another reason beauty tech is great? You get to indulge in a lot of self-care, taking time for you
 
Need an intro to the best cosmetic tech on the market right now? Check out all the latest products and their benefits here:

Cleansing & Acne

Clarisonic’s Mia is one of the older innovations in this category. You’ve probably seen the spinning facial brush (or knockoffs of it) around by now. The sonic facial cleansing brush has multiple speed settings, works with any cleanser you already own and micro-massages your skin to cleanse and remove dirt and makeup. The brush heads are replaceable, and Clarisonic even makes different kinds so you can customize your cleansing kit to suit your skin’s needs. For a deeper clean, try Foreo’s Luna Mini 2, a silicon brush that is gentle but intense, using sonic pulsations to purify your pores and leave your skin radiant and clear. Bonus: it’s waterproof, antimicrobial and can last up to five months on a single charge. If only our iPhones could do that, too. 

Acne: the bane of our existence. It's hard to cure and can take years of prescriptions and product testing to penetrate. If your cleansing tools aren’t working out, give light therapy a try. Blue light is a tried-and-true way to kill the acne-inducing bacteria on your face, and Neutrogena has recently made dermatologist office technology available to the masses with its Light Therapy Acne Mask. You’ll look totally terrifying while wearing it, but after ten minutes, your skin will be clearer and brighter.
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Clarisonic Mia 2™ Skin Cleansing System - $169
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Luna Mini 2 Foreo - $139
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Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask - $35
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Contouring & Lifting


Want results that are a little more permanent than Kim Kardashian West’s new contour kit? You can go low-tech with a sculpting tool like Dr. Jart+'s Lifetra Contour Shaper or Nurse Jamie’s Uplift Beauty Roller, both of which are travel-friendly and don't require electricity. Or you can go the microcurrent route with a device like NuFace Mini, which uses safe, small electrical currents to stimulate your skin, making it more contoured, lifted and toned. Microcurrent treatments are available for hundreds of dollars in spas and medical practises, but you can DIY at home with a Nu Face tool in under five minutes – it's lightweight and easy to use, results are instantaneous and, with regular use, long-lasting.  
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Dr Jart Liftra Contour Shaper - $80
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Nurse Jamie Instant Uplift Facial Firming Beauty Tool - $69
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Nuface Mini -$199
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Hair Removal

Hair removal is one of the most costly and tedious treatments on this list, taking multiple sessions to see lasting results. Rather than sit in a spa or doctor’s office for those appointments, say goodbye to your hair in the comfort of your own home. Try an FDA-approved device like Iluminage’s Precise Touch Permanent Hair Reduction or Tria’s Hair Removal Laser 4X. These machines disable your hair follicles, making the hair unable to grow back. They may be the most expensive devices on this list, but they have the longest-lasting results to back it up. Rather leave the high-tech hair removal to a professional? Try a derma-planer for temporary exfoliation and facial hair removal. 
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Sephora Level Setter Razors - $8
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Iluminage Precise Touch Permanent Hair Reduction System - $245
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Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X - $449
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Anti-Aging


While living forever is still impossible, you can rewind the years on your skin with a microneedling tool like Stacked Skincare’s Micro-Roller. Microneeding, or derma-rolling uses minuscule needles to rejuvenate collagen production and help your skin to better absorb the products you apply. The needles are so small that you barely feel a thing! For added anti-aging and skin beautification, try GloPRO’s Microneedling Regeneration Tool, which combines needling and red light therapy for even faster results. Red LED light is proven to stimulate cell growth faster than the normal rate. If you’re needle-adverse, try Baby Quasar’s PURE RAYZ Skincare Therapy Device for all the benefits of red light, without the pricks. It’s one of the OG at-home light devices, and it only emits natural light wavelengths, so it won’t cause sun sensitivity. Use these devices before bedtime, follow with serum and moisturizer, and wake up with glowing, youthful skin after just one use. You’ll see longer-lasting results after a few weeks of regular use. 
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Stacked Skincare Collagen Boosting Micro Roller - $30
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Beauty Bioscience Glopro Microneedling Regeneration Tool With Face Body Microtip Attachments - $244
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Baby Quasar Pure Rayz Skincare Therapy Device - $249
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