Top five gadgets for beauty addicts

Lynn Wright / 07 October 2015 ( 23 November 2018 )

Beauty addicts will love our top five gadgets for primping and preening...

ghd Platinum Styler

Best-selling brand ghd's latest hair stylers promise faster styling with less heat for even the unruliest hair. The new ghd Platinum Stylers tame any hair texture quickly and easily, transforming frizzy, curly strands into sleek, glossy locks, whether you want poker-straight silk curtains, beachy waves or face-framing flicks.

Using patented tri-zone technology, the styler has three sensors on each of its large plates, which maintain a constant temperature so you can style large sections of your hair in a single stroke, reducing breakage and even helping to help keep your colour fresh and vibrant.

It comes with a two year warranty, and for anyone who leaves the house worrying about whether they've turned off their straighteners, the good news is that the ghd Platinum Styler automatically switches off when left unattended for 30 minutes.

Available at for £175

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Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing Brush

This facial brush promises far cleaner, clearer, more luminous skin than manual cleansing alone. 

Using a sonic frequency to vibrate at a rate of more than 300 times per second, the Mia 2 brush delivers a 60-second micro-massage that removes makeup and dirt, reduces pore size and improves skin tone and texture. 

Use once or twice daily, you’ll notice clearer, softer skin and smaller-looking pores after just a few weeks. As it’s waterproof, you can use the Mia 2 in the bath or shower, and with your favourite cleanser, wash or oil. 

It boasts two speeds, a one-minute pulsing T-Timer and comes with a protective case so you can take it with you when you travel. 

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Scholl Velvet Smooth Pedi Hard Skin Remover

Love the super smooth skin you get from a professional pedicure? Now you can get the same results at home with Scholl's electric hard skin remover 

This handy battery-operated gadget has a spinning mineral-coated roller that gently buffs away rough, hard skin from your soles and heels in seconds. 

It's safer, quicker and more effective than using a metal scraper with blades that can leave skin sore and irritated. Comfortable to hold, it easily reaches all areas of your foot, and delivers salon-results in next to no time.


Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa 5-in-1 Epilator/Epilation, Exfoliation and Skin Care System

With the Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa, you can have hair-free, smooth skin whenever you want. 

One of the best cordless epilators available, the Silk-épil 9 can be used anywhere on your body, removing hair up to four times shorter than waxing can, with results that last for 4 to 6 weeks. 

Its wide head captures more hairs with just one stroke so it’s fast to use on large areas such as legs, and its two speed options allow for gentle epilation of sensitive areas such as bikini or underarm.

A light illuminates the area you’re using it on so you won’t miss even the tiniest of hairs and its exfoliator brush helps remove dead cells, polishing your skin to a silky, smooth finish. Fully waterproof, it can be used dry or in the shower or bath for greater comfort and convenience. 

It also comes with a massage brush to improve blood circulation and two exfoliation brushes to prevent ingrowing hairs and leave you with silky soft skin.

LightStim for Wrinkles

This home light therapy gadget has a Hollywood celebrity following and claims to reduce wrinkles and improve the skin’s overall tone in just eight weeks. 

LightStim’s hand-held wand has an array of LEDs (light-emitting diodes) that emit UV-free rays to painlessly stimulate the skin’s production of collagen and elastin. 

Over time, wrinkles and fine lines are removed and new ones prevented from forming. Pore size is diminished and the skin looks plumper and more youthful.

For best results, use LightStim daily. Gently hold the device on one area of your face for three minutes, then move onto another area. It feels slightly warm and relaxing against your skin, and you can read or watch TV while using it.

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