It seems like every week there are new skincare tools and toys popping up for sale. From amazon to Sephora, there is an endless list of devices that claim to transform skin – but do they actually work?
We decided to round up the most popular skin tools and test them out to see if they’re really worth the hype. Here is our unbiased review of the most popular anti-aging tools!
Red Light Devices
This futuristic device has been all over social media lately thanks to celebrity endorsements. It promises to emit a red light that helps fight wrinkles and sagging skin – but does it actually work? While there is some science behind the powers of red light, the ones sold for home use don’t measure up to the ones used in professional spas. If you want to see results from red light treatment, these devices might fall short of your expectations.
While it might look cool to lie around in a funky mask for an hour, the results are pretty lackluster. While you can’t see any immediate results, there weren’t many long-term results either. Speaking with experts, it was agreed that if you’re trying to fight signs of aging on your face, save yourself hundreds of dollars on this gimmicky mask and opt for a peptide-rich moisturizer that can help control aging and wrinkles while repairing damaged skin.
If you’ve shopped for skincare recently you’ll notice many brands are now offering eye patches as a treatment. They claim to help with everything from hydration to wrinkles – but do they really work? When you apply eye patches, they tend to have a cooling effect so it should help with puffy eyes, but we can’t find any benefits aside from that. Worst of all, eye patches only provide temporary relief to your eye are and provide no long-term help to repair damaged skin.
These patches are also terrible for the environment as they are single-use and must be thrown out after. Between that and the fact that they won’t help you long term, you’re better off sticking with an eye serum treatment. An eye serum is going to help plump wrinkles and control dark circles and bags. It will also deliver nutrients that help prevent more aging to your eye area in the future. Instead of a band-aid fix like eye patches, invest in your eye area with a quality serum and you’ll see even better results with more long-term benefits.
The use of jade rollers dates back centuries in Asian beauty but recently they’ve become a popular product in the United States. These rollers claim to help de-puff, de-stress, and mask wrinkles. While the premise sounds great, the reality is these little devices can be extra tricky for your skin. They can lead to damage, breakouts, and even worse – they don’t really do anything.
If you’re looking to de-puff your face and mask the look of wrinkles, nothing is going to work as well as proven cosmeceutical ingredients. Take the Repair & Release Cream for instance… it’s packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients to help control puffy skin while injecting every pore with wrinkle-fighting ingredients. Not only will you see better results, but it will only take a minute or two a day versus rolling your face for hours on end. Instead of falling for the fake promise of a jade roller, invest in quality products for better long-term results.