While can openers and staplers haven’t changed a bit in decades, the tools to both beautify and fight aging are light years ahead. Here are some of the best to use at home.
Z Skin Systems
One of the simplest and most popular way to help skin is from within, starting with a unique kit from Z Skin Systems that includes not only their serum and moisturizer, but a package of nutritional supplements called “Method No. 1 Radiant Skin”. The key ingredient is the anti-inflammatory caratenoid Zeaxanthin, found in paprika and other peppers. Learn more here.
Le Mieux Skin Perfecter
French-sounding American brand Le Mieux offers an ultrasonic scraper of sorts, a beauty tool that is a professional-strength tool to use at home. The tool can be used on different settings to achieve different results. The “micro-massage” or pulse setting, which provides 28,000 ultrasonic vibrations per second, can be used over product to help it penetrate more deeply and be more effective. Turn it up higher and move over a dampened face for a deeper exfoliation, and yes, even extraction. It works by pulverizing the water molecules which you can see happening. Used once a week it will reveal the smooth, bright, poreless skin every woman wants. $225 from skinperfecter.com
The Divine Airbrush
Airbrushed make up might not be for every day, but boy does it deliver professional results. We’re focused on Divine, and organic, water-based make up line out of Boca Raton. In addition to a professional style airbrush, you’ll set a range of shades of foundation, blush and even eye shadow (that one is a little trickier to apply) that include ingredients like green tea, chamomile, aloe and witch hazel. Glass droppers allow you to mix colors to get the perfect shade of foundation, and prevent any waste. There are three different kits, but we suggest the Professional that has everything under the sun, and is loads of fun and—surprise—easy. divineairbrush.com $249.
GliSODin Skin Nutrients
Did you know there is a supplement line devoted to recovering from cosmetic procedures? There is. And GliSODin’s formula will help fight free radicals, bruising and promote healing and collagen formation. All of their formulas (there is a slimming one too) include rare and effective ingredients such as Gotu Kila Seed to improve collagen production; Horse chestnut seed to strengthen the circulatory system; Glutamine, an amino acid that aids in recovery and healing; and extracts of a rare form of melon that doesn’t bruise. Taken as a supplement, cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists, such as the Miami Institute’s Julio Gallo, swear by the stuff. $150.
Luster Premium White
Tooth whitening has evolved at lightening speed since it first became widely available about 15 years ago. Now you can get practically professional results at home with kits like the Luster Premium White UV smile illuminator. With little to no tooth sensitivity, you can get pretty white choppers with just a few quick consecutive 4-minute sessions. Best of all, this product doesn’t harm enamel and goes for a mere $44.
Peter Thomas Roth Un-Wrinkle Peel Pads
No, Alpha- Beta-Gamma isn’t a sorority. Well maybe it is, but these ABG’s are all about making you look good, not making you sing songs in your underwear in a Wendy’s parking lot. Rated one of the top at-home peels, this one is simple, and fool-proof. This is one of few peels that can be used daily, and uses alpha-hydroxy acids instead of retinols. Buy here for $45.