10 beauty gadgets that really work

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Sarah Potempa 'The Beachwaver'

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We tried out dozens of get-gorgeous gadgets to see which ones actually make a difference. These will keep your skin, locks, and lashes primped, primed, and pretty–you can take our word for it!

Sarah Potempa 'The Beachwaver'

($200, hairenvy.com)

This clever curling iron is not like the others! It's customized with an extra-long barrel, digital temperature control, and rotates left and right based on the side of your hair you are curling. Our favorite part? It automatically shuts off after thirty minutes—for those forgetful times.







NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device

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NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device


($325; dermstore.com)

Get a lifted, toned look without needles, bruising, or downtime!

This little guy has been clinically tested to improve your facial contour—so say sayonara to saggy skin, and hello to a more defined jawline!

(See also: Makeup products that don't live up to the hype)







Bliss 'Trim and Bare It'

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Bliss 'Trim and Bare It'
($64; zappos.com)

This personal grooming kit lets you trim (or take it all off) with ease. The cordless, rechargeable, shower-friendly trimmer has four function-specific attachments—plus, an ingrown hair eliminating pad for keeping bumps at bay.






no!no! Skin Acne Treatment System

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no!no! Skin Acne Treatment System ($180; amazon.com)

It's emergency pimple care that you can take wherever you go! If you suffer from mild to moderate acne, no!no! will help you keep it under control by treating those pesky pimples in just 10 seconds without any chemicals, creams, or medications.

Just place, push, and pulse!














Cenoire 24K Beauté Bar

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Cenoire 24K Beauté Bar


($35; amazon.com)

This hand-held device uses the latest breakthrough in microcurrent technology to support your skin's own potential for a radiant-looking complexion. In other words: it gently massages (while synching with your natural electrical charge) to improve circulation and, in turn, give you glowing skin!


Riiviva Microderm

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Riiviva Microderm


($300, riiviva.com)

Whether you're trying to maintain a youthful glow or reverse the appearance of skin damage, this system delivers results! Using diamond tip-technology for microdermabrasion, it will gently remove the thin outer layer of dead skin, leaving behind a younger and healthier looking you. 





Panasonic Heated Eyelash Natural Curler

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Panasonic Heated Eyelash Natural Curler
($40; amazon.com)

Ditch your old school eyelash curler for something hotter—and get even longer lashes. Just place the curler against the base of your lashes, hold for three seconds, then work your way upwards. After curling, apply your favorite mascara and voila!






Tanda Luxe Skin Rejuvenation Photofacial Device

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Tanda Luxe Skin Rejuvenation Photofacial Device
($195; dermstore.com)

Using concentrated beams of red light, sonic vibrations, and gentle warming, this gadget delivers a professional photofacial experience and instant hydration.

First cleanse your skin, then treat target areas for three minutes, then finish up with your favorite skincare products.








Split-End Eliminators

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Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X
($449; amazon.com)

This pick will get rid of unwanted hair on your face and body, permanently!

The digital user-interface window easily guides you through treatments with five-comfort settings and a skin sensor indicator.









Zensation Skin Rejuvenating Device

(Photo: Courtesy of Zensation)

Zensation Skin Rejuvenating Device

This LED light therapy device stimulates collagen production, soothing fine lines and facial wrinkles. You'll see the difference in just a few weeks! 

$320; dermstore.com
















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