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9 Skincare Tools Worth The Investment

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Did you know that your skin is your body’s largest organ? Maybe you never even considered the thought of your skin as an organ. Did you also know that the outer most layer of skin, the epidermis, regenerates new cells every 27 days, on average?

While the epidermis is constantly regenerating, the innermost layer (the dermis), does not shed or experience any cell turnover. This is why not only is it best that we take good care of our skin, but it is also why investing in your skincare with safe and effective products and tools are key to healthy and radiant skin for years to come.

Unlike basically all other organs, your skin visibly ages. If you don’t take care of it today, you’re stuck with the aftermath tomorrow and every day after that. That’s why we love to talk about these at-home skincare tools and devices that actually produce effective results! They will help exfoliate your skin without irritation and get your skin looking brighter and more youthful - all without expensive treatment and from the comfort of your own home.

From toning to fighting acne and reducing the visibility of pores and dark under-eye circles to removing facial hair and dead skin, these 9 facial tool essentials produce results and are most definitely worth investing in today. Let’s get started on your skincare journey with our top facial tool picks, and determine which can help you in achieving your very best skin.

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9 Essential Skincare Tools

1. The EyeChill

What is it and how does it work?

The EyeChill cooling eye mask is a silicone mask that not only helps to alleviate pain associated with headaches and migraines, but it also helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes, eye puffiness, and dark under-eye circles. After placing the EyeChill in the freezer for just 20 minutes, the eye mask is then secured around the eyes using an adjustable head strap. Now lay back and enjoy fifteen minutes of a complete blackout (light-blocking) experience, providing cooling relief and relaxation.

Who should use it?

Migraine and headache suffers can equally benefit from this product, but especially those looking to tackle eye puffiness as well as reduce dark circles under the eye. Unlike other cooling face masks, the EyeChill face mask is tightly secured and completely formed around the eye, allowing you to relax in any position and relieve tension in the hard-to-reach eye socket area below the brow. This is perfect for those who would like to completely relax and relieve facial tension all while reducing dark circles and eye puffiness. For just $24.95, try the EyeChill today and find out what you’ve been missing!

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2. Vibrating Facial Scrubber

What is it and how does it work?

Gentle exfoliating silicone facial scrubbers are my go-to at-home facial device. By way of small vibrations - some release 7,000 vibrations a minute - these handy facial cleansing devices exfoliate deep to lift dirt, dead skin, oil, and makeup from pores and other stubborn areas (such as around the nose). This device also encourages blood circulation, aiding in the rapid reproduction of skin cells and adding a lovely glow.

Who should use it?

Not only does it provide a facial massage all on its own, but it is also great for those who want a deeper exfoliation without over-scrubbing or using harsh face scrubs. These powerful scrubbers can lift dead skin cells that other facial scrubs just can’t reach. Especially if you struggle with dry skin or blackheads, this product is for you. In contrast to exfoliating dead skin, you can also use it to massage in face lotions, oils, and other serums, allowing them to more deeply penetrate the skin and encourage long-lasting hydration. Starting at $99, PMD Clean offers several different products to meet your exfoliating needs in several fun colors. 

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3. Jade Roller

What is it and how does it work?

Jade rollers are a simple, minimalistic facial tool perfect for providing a facial massage that improves blood flow and circulation. Further benefits include muscle relaxation, decrease in skin inflammation, and release of facial tension. Even better yet, the jade crystals released during massage contain healing properties that aid in the repair of damaged and aging skin.

Who should use it?

Jade Rollers are perfect for those who want a simple facial massage with no mess and without the hassles of technology. They are ideal for smoothing and revitalizing the skin’s surface, a nice pick-me-up for anyone needing a quick refresher. As with the Facial Scrubber, the Jade Roller can also be used to roll on facial serums and increase absorbency so those expensive facial serums go further and farther - also saving you money. Try this Daily Jade Facial Roller from Ulta for just $12.

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4. Facial Toning Device

What is it and how does it work?

Now, most people have facial toner solutions, but this device is different. It is an effective toner that sends micro-currents deep down into facial tissue and muscles which allows tissue stimulation, procuring results similar to that of facial muscle exercises. Perfect for lifting up and firming dull or aging facial skin.

Who should use it?

Those who want a simpler solution to facial muscle-toning exercises, this device is for you! This tool helps to combat the effects of aging and aids in the contouring (toning) of skin. This travel-size NuFACE Mini Toning Device ($199) from Anthropologie is perfect to bring along for holidays, vacations, and for at-home girls’ nights.

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5. LED Mask

What is it and how does it work?

LED masks and other LED spot treatment devices work to reduce acne, wrinkles, and dark spots. Unlike damaging UV rays from the sun, LED lights are an effective, non-damaging, solution that even zaps bacteria on your skin to prevent bacterial acne from forming. Just lay the mask over your face for a period of 15 minutes at a time and voilà! It can also be reused over and over again, so what’s not to love?

Who should use it?

LED technology is really a breakthrough saving grace for chronic and severe acne sufferers. Truly the cherry on top of the cake for non-invasive acne solutions. If you are not a usual acne sufferer (hats off to you!), LED masks still offer benefits by way of reducing redness, wrinkles, and unwanted dark spots. Try this LED Genève™ Photon Mask 2.0 for $89.95 today. It also makes the perfect gift! 

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6. Personal Microdermabrasion Pore Vacuum

What is it and how does it work?

Personal microdermabrasion devices offer similar results to a microdermabrasion service you’d receive at a spa or clinic. Great for exfoliation and rejuvenation, these devices remove the top layer of dead skin cells through gentle suction. The suction generates an increase in blood flow and stimulates circulation, which is great for producing collagen and elastin.

Who should use it?

Overall, this device is ideal for anyone who would like a gentle exfoliation and for those looking to lift and plump facial skin and obtain a rosy glow. Check out this Facial Pore Vacuum by CharmingCharlie for just $26.

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7. Rose Quartz Facial Massaging Tool

What is it and how does it work?

This unique facial massaging tool originates from botox treatment therapy utilized predominantly across China. By pulling the Rose Quartz massager along the neck and face in an upward motion, or in an upward flicking motion, the skin is massaged and stimulated. This includes similar benefits to the Jade Roller, however, the Rose Quartz is great for sculpting along the jawline and cheekbones, lifting the double chin, and releasing tension in the jaw.  Other benefits of the Rose Quartz Messaging Tool include the smoothing of lines and wrinkles, reducing puffiness, and brightening facial complexion. 

Who should use it?

Due to its curved shape, the Rose Quartz Massaging tool is perfect for those looking to specifically tone the neck area and skin along the jawline. It’s also great as an overall facial and body massaging tool, and helps release tension in those with regular jaw and muscle pain. Discover what other benefits you can reap from the Gua Sha Brazilian Rose Quartz Facial Massage Tool found at Macy’s for $25.

gua sha rose quartz facial messaging tool

8. Facial Hair Removing Wand

What is it and how does it work?

So, maybe it won’t combat aging or reduce the visibility of pores, but it still does wonders for your facial appearance. Say goodbye to painful and tedious tweezing with painless facial hair removers. Yes, they are finally here! Held flush against the skin, this device safely catches and painlessly eliminates unwanted facial hair, even the peach fuzz that tweezers - and the naked eye - simply can’t.

Who should use it?

Anyone wanting a quicker, easier, pain-free solution to eliminating unwanted facial fair, this device was designed especially for you. However, it does require a USB plug-in, so if you are on vacation, it may be best to bring a back-up pair of tweezers just in case you forget (or misplace) the charger, or if the foreign outlets aren’t compatible. Check out this super cute Flawless® Hair Remover in Rose Gold for only $19.99 from Bed, Bath, and Beyond - its shape is so discreet you might mistake it for a lipstick vile!

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9. Facial Steamer/Humidifier

What is it and how does it work?

Facial steamers release warm water particles to help open pores, hydrate, and detoxify the skin. By using the steamer after washing your face, your pores will more effectively absorb facial serums and night creams leaving your face feeling fresh and hydrated. An added bonus is that it helps to relieve sinus pressure and symptoms related to sinus infections. A humidifier also works great in your room at night time to ensure that, while your skin repairs itself overnight, it’s not drying itself out in the process (which can often lead to excess oil production resulting in clogged pores, and no one wants that!). 

Who should use it?

For those with dry or oily skin, a facial steamer and/or humidifier will definitely be an investment worth making. Flaky dry skin needs extra TLC, and as we head into the colder months, the air will naturally become dryer and your skin will as well. That’s why it is important to replenish the air and your skin with extra moisture, and also help your skin to more readily absorb hydrating creams to prevent skin from drying out over the long term. Facial steamers are also an added bonus for regular sinus and allergy sufferers, where it will help to loosen sinus fluids and relieve inflammation and pressure. With phenomenal reviews, this LUX SKIN® Facial Steamer is just $29.99 on sale! Also, check out this portable humidifier by HUUMI for just $69.99, perfect for nighttime use.

humidifier releasing steam


Well, there you have it folks! These 9 incredible facial tools may just be the solution to your skincare needs that you didn’t even know you were looking for. Say goodbye to dry skin, acne, blackheads, redness, wrinkles, eye puffiness, and dark circles by implementing these life-changing facial tools and devices into your skincare routine today. They are the investment your skin deserves.

These 9 facial tools are a great addition to your at-home facial experience. Planning your first DIY facial and not quite sure how to begin? Our 7 Easy Steps To An At-Home Facial will help you get started!


Authored by Lindsay Bownik


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