Welcome to Klog Chat, a series where we ask you to tell us how you do skin care and beauty. This week we want to know what beauty tools you’ve tried and which ones you’re curious about.
Hi Klog readers, Sarah here. Like, I’m assuming, many of you, my first major beauty tool purchase was a Clarisonic. I saved up to buy the Mia 2 in light pink in the hopes of achieving a smoother, clearer complexion. It’s a wonderful little tool that’s great for skin care beginners. I used it religiously for about a year before upgrading my skin care routine to include products with AHAs. For me, I find that those ingredients get the job done just as well so I retired (at least for now) my Clarisonic.
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A few years ago I was lucky enough to be gifted a sample of a Ziip device, a tool that zaps your skin with nano currents in order to clear, brighten, and even out the complexion. It’s my savior anytime I have a zit that just won’t go away or when my skin is looking tired and dull. The device is less intense than it sounds; the “shocks” don’t hurt, it just makes skin feel a bit prickly during use. The only thing that keeps me from using it more, is that a treatment takes 12 minutes, which as silly as it sounds, feels like an eternity when you really just want to go to sleep.
Another tool I’ve used and loved is the Dermaflash 2.0. It gets rid of dead skin cells, peach fuzz, and any other debris with a swipe of the wand, and doesn’t aggravate my sensitive skin. I like to use it once a week in the morning or prior to a special event before getting into my routine in order to create a smooth canvas. My makeup especially goes on so much better post-Dermaflash.
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There are so many other innovative tools I’m anxious to try. One that’s particularly intriguing is the Plabeau, one of the top-selling beauty gadgets in Korea. It’s described as a portable plasma device that helps boost collagen, reduce wrinkles, brighten and soothe skin, and cleanse. What’s neat about it is that it emits plasma ions that kill acne-causing bacteria and can even help heal bug bites or any itchy, irritated areas. Of course, all of these benefits come at a price. The device currently costs $638 on Amazon.
I’d love to know: Have you used any great skin care devices lately?