Give the Gift of Innovation Part 2: Skin-novation


According to an article I read (can't find it or I would link to it here) one of the few things that are actually less expensive in the first part of November before Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales are high-end skincare devices. This really got me thinking. I love high-end skincare devices. Most of mine have been gifts (because, duh, who splurges on stuff like that for yourself) but OMG do I love them so so much. So I decided to compile a list of my favorites here, as well as links to any deals I found. Happy Hunting! **

Nuface Microcurrent Device

This crazy handheld device is a lot of work, but if you use it, it definitely works. It's the same technology as the expensive facials I used to get, but at home where I can actually reap the benefits of consistent use. The idea is simple - your body produces microcurrents that stimulate the production of collagen. As you age, these currents decrease in frequency, and this has been identified as one of the causes of sagging skin, wrinkles, etc. The most noticeable thing about it is the instant "lifting and firming" of the face. It's so noticeable that you can do it to only one side of the face and snap and picture and you'll actually be able to see the results immediately. After using it regularly the results will last for longer - you can find lots of youtube videos which document people's success after regular use.

Where to find the deal:

Purchase a Nuface Mini from Drugstore.com and you'll get 20% OFF the device AND anything else in your cart (including beauty.com purchases) which is an amazing deal if you're planning to buy anything else.

Ulta also has it on sale for just $160, and includes a free mist with purchase.

Clarisonic Cleansing Brush 

Do I even need to explain why people are obsessed with this? Ok, fine. The brush cleans your skin exponentially more effectively than just your cleanser alone, resulting in clearer skin with decreased pore visibility and more potency from your fancy serums and lotions. The "sonic" cleansing, much like the sonic toothbrushes, effectively removes all that gunk from the surface so it can't mess with your skin or block your pores.

Where to find the deal: 

On sale for $99 from Macy's, with free shipping and an extra brush head!

Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser 

A hair removal laser you can use at home? Enough said. Yes it works, yes it hurts a little (but waxing hurts a lot!) If you want to know if it's worth it think about how much you spend on other hair removal (waxing, etc.) and then multiply that over a year. The math definitely bares out.

Where to find the deal: 
$299 at Barneys


**Beware products from Amazon, Ebay and anywhere that seems too good to be true - there's a lot of counterfitting in these high end spa products right now. :(