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10 Innovative Beauty Products

Anyone who says the beauty industry is boring is decidedly wrong. From innovative, light therapy tools to premium beauty devices, the beauty industry has a whole host of exciting new innovations to shake things up. And they’re far from being gimmicky, just find us someone who doesn’t want to achieve visibly clearer skin using LED light therapy?… We uncover just a few of the inventive beauty products that are poised to transform the beauty landscape – and our daily routine – in 2017.

Baby Quasar Baby Blue

Achieve visibly clearer skin with Baby Quasar’s Baby Blue; an innovative easy to use light therapy tool that utilises LED light technology to help treat acne and blemish-prone skin. Formulated with a unique LED configuration, the high spectral purity of its violet-blue light penetrates into pores to attack breakout-causing bacteria at the deepest level. Safe, gentle and painless, the Baby Blue device glides effortlessly over facial contours to eliminate problem sin, revealing a healthy-looking, glowing complexion.

How to use: Before use, thoroughly clean your face with your favourite cleanser. Starting at the first treatment area, move the tool slowly over the skin in a sweeping, circular motion for four minutes. Repeat on all areas of the face.

Expert tip: Try not to let the LED beams escape your face as only the light penetrating the skin will have a therapeutic benefit.

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Vichy Idealia Peeling

Enriched with a an energising blend of antioxidant rich Blueberry Polyphenol and fermented Black Tea, this innovative formula targets dull skin and works to restore skin’s natural glow whilst its most receptive to repair. During sleep, in-depth radiance activation and surface peeling helps to reveal a refreshed, refined and even complexion by morning. Complete with mineral water from French Volcanoes, Idealia Peeling awakens dull skin to ensure skin is visibly healthy and radiant.

How to use: Before your usual night care, apply to your whole face using a cotton pad.

Expert tip: Apply an SPF 15 the morning after use.

NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device

Achieve professional results with the Trinity Facial Toning Device by NuFACE; an at-home system designed to improve the facial contour, skin and wrinkles. Formulated as a solution to the visible signs of ageing, the device works to stimulate both the large surface areas and small contours of the face.

How to use: Start by washing your face with an oil-free cleanser. Apply NuFACE primer and glide across the natural contours of your face, in an upwards motion.

Expert tip: Use the NuFACE device at least five times a week for the first ninety days. After that, use two-three times a week to maintain results.

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La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Face Mist

Discover an effortless method of protecting skin with the Anthelios Invisible Face Mist from La Roche-Posay. Infused with Thermal Spring Water, this innovative facial spray delivers a refreshing mist with an invisible finish. Ideal for those with a busy lifestyle, this unique mist has been specially formulated for fair and sensitive skin. The high protection formula can be worn alone, in addition to under or over makeup for maximum protection.

How to use: To be used daily as part of your normal skincare routine. Spray evenly onto face, a mimimum of 15cm away.

Expert tip: Don’t spray more than 3 seconds at the same place.

Foreo Iris Eye Massager

Leading the way in the innovation stakes, Foreo are a brand who specialise in premium beauty devices. Their latest creation promises luminous, youthful looking eyes. Designed with innovative Alternating T-Sonic technology, the Iris Eye Massager from Foreo works to reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles, whilst smoothing crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles for revitalised eyes.  Crafted form premium, ultra-hygienic silicone that is gentle to the delicate eye contour area, this unique device prevents bacteria build-up and improves the absorption of skincare products for skin that glows.

How to use: Apply your regular eye cream and serum. Start the device on the delicate eye contour from the centre to the exterior, and under and above the eye. Use for 30 seconds on each eye, completing the routine after 1 minute.

Expert tip: This innovative device boasts 8 sensitivity levels to suit individual preferences and needs.

HD Fluid Foundation

Achieve a flawless finish that lasts with the Fluid Foundation by High Definition. Created in a range of bespoke shades to perfectly match any skin tone, this lavish, creamy foundation contains oil absorbing properties to reduce shine whilst the buildable formula ensures full coverage of both blemishes and imperfections. Formulated to reduce flash-back and provide a suitable high definition look, this innovative product is easily applied and blended to give the perfect base for your makeup look.

How to use: Using a Buffer Brush, work the foundation into the biggest areas for the face (the forehead and cheeks), in circular motions.

Expert tip: Set with a Finishing Powder to help keep your base stay put all day.

Iluminage Touch Permanent Hair Remover

Developed with break-through, patented technology that combines Intense Pulse Light and Radio Frequency, Iluminage’s Touch Permanent Hair Remover allows you to achieve smooth, hair-free skin without pain. With a process that lasts as little as thirty-minutes, this device automatically emits pulses of bright white flashes to indicate when the treatment has started. The only at-home treatment that delivers permanent hair reduction, this innovative product can be altered for a low, medium or high intensity removal process.

How to use: Iluminage Touch Permanent Hair Remover can be used on both the face and the body

Expert tip: Treatment times: legs 10 minutes; underarms 1 minute; bikini area 2 minutes; forearms 3 minutes; chest 5 minutes.

NIOD Photography Fluid

An original approach to creating a foundation for skin that reflects even radiance in life and very specifically through the camera lens, this instant treatment is serum-textured but contains a wide array of light refracting prisms, tone and hue correctors technologies to offer even radiance within seconds. With an Oil-Free Hydration Bio-Sugar Complex, the fast-absorbing treatment delivers intense hydration that lasts 48 hours after application, allowing the product to work on even the driest of skin types.

How to use: Apply under liquid foundation to balance out undesirable colour tones and skin imperfections.

Expert tip: Replace your foundation with NIOD’s Photography Fluid for a subtle hue correction.

Prai Ageless Throat Ionic Device

Transform your anti-ageing skincare routine with the Ageless Throat Ionic Device from Prai. The innovative tool utilises advanced Ionic technology to deliver dramatic firming, lifting and smoothing effects. Lightweight and easy to use, fine lines, wrinkles and sagging will be visibly reduced for skin that feels softened replenished and revitalised with redefined contours.

How to use: Step 1: Start with clean skin. Apply AGELESS Throat Ionic Serum with gentle, upward strokes, from just above the bust area up to the top of the neck. Holding the handle, slowly apply the flat paddle over your dry neck area for 1 minute, working from the base of the neck to the top of the jawline.

Expert tip: For best results, use in synergy with Prai Ageless Throat Ionic Serum.

Dr Lancer Younger Revealing Mask Intense

Introducing: The Younger Revealing Mask Intense. An innovative, iron-based face mask treatment that combines an advanced anti-ageing formula with an interactive magnetic removal tool. Working to stimulate cell renewal and encourage natural collagen development for firmer, plumper looking skin and enhanced elasticity, this unique treatment actively reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles. A small, electro-magnetic current is created when the magnet effortlessly removes the mask, resulting in the age-defying active ingredients being left behind to ensure maximum penetration.

How to use: After polishing and cleansing, apply a thin, even layer to face, neck and décolleté. After 5-10 minutes, hover the Magnetic Removal Tool over the skin to lift off the mask.

Expert tip: Pat any residual product into the skin and follow with The Method: Nourish for optimum results.



Wellness Expert