The Best Beauty Gadgets for 2020
by Olivia Michel
In need of some portable gadgets to help top up treatments while at sea? We round-up the best beauty gadgets and beauty tech for 2020 including skin, hair and body beauty tools and at-home devices that are worth investing in - and make perfect gadgets for bringing on board.
GHD Glide Professional Hot Brush, £139
For keeping locks luscious while on the move, the GHD Glide is the perfect tool. Second-day styling is made easy with this ceramic brush that heats up to the optimum 185°C and uses ionising technology to reduce frizz and static while you travel.
NuFACE NuBODY Skin Toning Device, £383
Facial toning company NuFACE has launched a portable CACI electro cellulite massager for limbs: the NuBODY, a nifty hand-held gadget that uses low-level microcurrent technology to smooth the skin and improve discolouration and tone. It is a little prickly on the skin, but ultimately worth the discomfort.
Philips Lumea Prestige IPL Hair Removal Device, £325
The Philips Lumea Prestige is the gold standard in self-application hair removal. It even comes with a skin tone sensor to adapt the light intensity needed for your skin. However it is best to stay out of the sun for at least two weeks before and after you’ve undergone treatment – so it’s only suitable if you are cruising in cold weather or before you board.
Dr Dennis Gross Skincare DRx FaceWare Pro Domestic, £430
The alternative to spending hours at the spa is Dennis Gross’s sci-fi-inspired metallic face mask, the DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro, which fights lines and acne in three-minute bursts. The mask emits 100 lights in red mode and a further 62 in blue. The red lights penetrate into the skin’s layers and stimulate collagen production, while the blue lights tackle bacteria and inflammation. Visible results can be seen after two weeks of consistent application, but make sure you avoid direct sunlight and keep your face protected with sunscreen and hats directly after use.
SODA PMD smart facial cleansing device, £89
For a deep clean or gentle facial massage, this PMD facial cleanser is the best gadget you can find. The silicone head produces over 7,000 vibrations per minute to break down oil and dirt from within the pores. The odour-resistant, hypoallergenic and waterproof brush never needs replacing and the reverse side can be used to apply moisturiser and serums.
Sarah Chapman Pro Hydro-Mist Steamer, £119
No amount of innovative products can realistically sustain the effects of an expert facial. Luckily, A-list celebrity facialist Sarah Chapman (the Duchess of Sussex and Victoria Beckham are regulars) has just launched an at-home facial steamer. This clever product expertly steams the skin and opens pores like a professional facial. Follow this with Chapman’s genius active product line.
Ecooking Derma Roller, £73
The Ecooking Derma Roller is an anti-ageing skincare tool used to improve tone and texture. The light-weight and user-friendly roller works to stimulate circulation and improve elasticity in the face, neck and décolleté areas.
Cloud Nine Curling Wand, £109
Keep your hair looking like you've just left the salon with The Curling Wand by Cloud Nine. The award-winning curling iron features a unique mineral-infused 25mm wand that’s been slow-baked to ensure sleek results. It's also the perfect gadget to travel with - equipped with both a UK and European plug, the wand can automatically adjust to any power voltage. The hibernation mode means that it switches off after 45 minutes of inactivity so you never have to worry that you've left it on.
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Light Therapy Targeted Acne Spot Treatment, £29.99
Technology used by dermatologists has been used to develop this travel-size and affordable gadget. Clinically proven to help treat acne fast, the Neutrogena acne treatment pen can be used in under 2 minutes to kick-start the healing process. The energy from red and blue lights targets acne-causing bacteria, reducing the appearance of spots and breakouts.
Simple Human Trio Sensor mirror 20cm, £280
Simple Human’s award winning sensor mirrors are a must have beauty tool in the home or on the go. They light up automatically when your face approaches, and the patented tru-lux lighting provides unparalleled colour-correctness, brightness and clarity. The super bright LED light ring not only mimics natural sunlight, but also reflects light consistently and evenly so there is no light loss or hot spots – great for flawless foundation, effective contouring and precise hair removal.
This Trio sensor mirror features 5x magnification, a 10x closeup, and a wide true-to-size viewing area ideal for all of your grooming needs.
001 Skin Care Eyecicle, £150
Ideal for on-board facials, these cooling devices need only be stored in the fridge 30 minutes before use and will help circulation, toxins drainage and aid oxygenation of the eye area. As a result, skin cell regrowth is enhanced, revealing a tightened and smoothed appearance. They'e already been advocated by beauty professionals who work with fresh-faced celebrities including Lady Gaga, Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan and Meghan Markle.
MZ Skin Light Therapy Golden Treatment Mask, £327
This futuristic mask is powered by LED technology and helps reduce redness and boost circulation. While Calming and rejuvenating the complexion it also treats hyperpigmentation, blemishes and sun damage. There are 5 different lights settings so each user can personalise their experience for their own skin care needs.
001 Skincare CRYOpress Skin Massager, £75
Thanks to the compact CRYOpress it's easy to treat yourself to a facial while at sea. With a temperature range between -8 to 2.5 degrees celsius, massaging your skin with the CRYOpress will help lymphatic drainage and increase blood circulation in your face, aiding the pumping of oxygen and nutrients to the skin.