8 Best At-Home DIY Beauty Gadgets
Are these DIY beauty devices better than in-salon treatments? Our readers weigh in on the best at-home gadgets for hair removal, microdermabrasion, shrinking acne and more
What it is: A skin-buffing microdermabrasion tool. This device is part tiny vacuum, part exfoliator, and promises to leave your skin smoother.
Why it's great: Women report that this microdermabrasion device gives them "impressive results" after just one use. Readers say it helps with a variety of skin issues, from hyperpigmentation to breakouts. "It definitely has improved the texture of my skin and made some of my acne scars less obvious," says one happy reviewer. Women notice that their skin is not only softer, but also more receptive to skin care products. "This truly has changed my skin," says a reader. "After I use it, I can feel my skin care penetrate much deeper." One self-described "gadget junkie" says that this device is worth the money: "I am thrilled with this tool and I am not easy to impress!"
Salon rate: A microdermabrasion facial usually costs about $165 for an hour-long procedure. Results are temporary and six treatments are typically recommended to notice a significant difference.
Before you buy: Your device comes with three levels of abrasion: one white (ultra-sensitive) disc, four blue (sensitive) discs and two green (medium) discs. Each disc lasts for three to four uses. You can buy replacement disc sets (includes six discs) for $14.95. The device comes with a 30-day return policy and a six month warranty.
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