3 Skincare Tools That We’re Totally Obsessed With Right Now
Could the secret to healthy, glowing skin for spring be these trendy facial tools? We have the scoop.
The big question: Do trendy skincare tools actual work?
With winter coming to a halt and spring on the horizon, it's safe to say that our skin can now take a front row seat — and what better way to do that than with the trendiest facial gadgets on the market? But only if they'll actual work, right? Here are the three skincare tools that we're loving because they actually get results.
The skincare brush
From the newest collection by Artis, this skincare brush (which was originally designed with makeup in mind) gives "brush with glory" a whole new meaning. It's simple, speedy and effortless!
But why use a skincare brush instead of just your hands? Well, it all comes down to the brush fibres themselves. This brush is made with CosmeFibre, which is a monofilament fibre that performs well with liquids and creams. Due to the length of these fibres, less product holds between the fibre tips, allowing you to pick up and release the product on to your skin seamlessly for even coverage. And trust us, a little product really does go a long way, which means you'll save money!
Also, you can't beat its modern curved handle. It fits perfectly in the outline of your hand for natural control of application.
So the next time you're applying your skincare products and the mess on your hands just isn't working for you, think about using this skincare brush. Who knows, it may just become one of your new fave skincare tools.
Artis Fluenta Collection Brushes at holtrenfrew.com.
The crystal roller
Love for crystals has been fierce for the past few seasons because of their so-called ability to change the energy of a person and place, so it was only a matter of time before these gems entered the skincare market. Rose quartz in particular is touted for its healing abilities, and when integrated into Herbivore's roller skincare tools, the brand says it will reduce puffiness and wrinkles around the eyes, even out skin tone, improve elasticity and help with sinus issues. You simply need to use a light pressure to roll the tool over areas of your face that may require special attention. For extra benefits, try placing the tool in your refrigerator. The temperature drop will supposedly increase the stone's healing abilities.
And even if you don't believe in the power of crystals (there's no scientific evidence to suggest they can do anything except give you something pretty to touch and look at), massaging your skin with a cool, smooth item will reduce puffiness and increase microcirculation — which is good for skin health. Plus, it's kind of a fun mindfulness ritual.
Herbivore Rose Quartz Facial Roller, $59 at herbivorebotanicals.com.
The dry brush
If your face is puffy or you look like you've lost sleep, chances are good that there's a buildup of lymph fluid, which lies just beneath the surface of the skin. Luckily, it's easy to refresh your appearance with a dry brush, since the action of lightly dry-brushing can stimulate the skin to drain your body of these toxins.
From reducing fine lines and dark circles under your eyes to being a gentle everyday exfoliant, the secret to a brighter complexion is to use this tool on dry skin every single morning. Visit Province Apothecary to watch the tutorial video.
Province Apothecary Daily Glow Facial Dry Brush, $52 at thedetoxmarket.ca.