Amel Osman, of beautepop.com, tells us her favourite skin products on the market right now.
Long gone are the days when we feared taking electrical beauty tools into the bathroom. Our bathroom shelves now look like a mini toolbar with an array of electrical aids such as sonic toothbrushes and rotating face brushes at the helm of our personal care regime.
With so many to choose from, we have tried and tested several and here are our top three beauty gadgets to help you get that summer skin in check before it gets too hot for you to plaster on the makeup!
Best for: exfoliation
The PMD is a hand-held microdermabrasion tool that helps to smooth away the visible signs of ageing, dark spots and fine lines. The rotating discs utilise aluminium oxide crystals to gently exfoliate dulling, dead dermal cells, softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while evening tone and smoothing texture. It is important when you start using the device to watch the instructional DVD accompanying the PMD and begin the regime with the gentle discs before moving on to the more coarse discs. This gives you time to get used to using the machine and your skin to acclimatise to the treatment. Do not rush the treatment by starting with the coarse discs, which could leave you with damaged and sore skin. Moisturising and sunscreen is essential as the exfoliation can leave your skin dry and vulnerable to the elements and you will end up with an increased susceptibility to the dark spots you are trying to treat! The PMD costs around QR1,200 with replacement discs around QR150 for a six week supply. A microdermabrasion salon treatment can cost anything between QR500 to QR1,200 per session and a minimum of six sessions is necessary for visible results. This makes the PMD a very economical choice for in-home microdermabrasion.
The PMD is available in Qatar from www.beautepop.com for QR1,200.
Best for: daily cleansing
Whether you are in a rush to get out the door in the morning or into bed at night, the last thing you want is to spend too long cleansing your face. When it comes to daily cleansing, you need a product that is fast, effective and reliable. Nothing is more frustrating than stepping into the shower to find your gadget has ran out of juice, which could leave you in a bit of a lather.
The Foreo Luna is an ideal time-saving device, and affordable. While other cleansing devices might need costly replacement brush heads and lengthy charge times, the Luna requires nothing but a single charge every three months for maximum cleansing efficiency. A revolutionary facial-cleansing and anti-ageing device, the Luna combines sophisticated T-Sonic technology with a soft, silicone brush for deep yet gentle cleansing that helps to improve the absorption of skincare products. The reverse surface channels lower-frequency pulsations to reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. Requiring no replacement brushes, the Luna is a more economical, hygienic and gentle solution than similar products on the market.
The Foreo Luna retails at round QR700, depending on the model. It can be found at several pharmacies in Qatar and from www.beautepop.com.
Best for anti-ageing and firming
Winner of the “Cosmetic Executive Women Beauty Insiders Award,” the NuFACE Trinity is a multi-solution, skincare device with an innovative design and interchangeable treatment attachments to help with facial stimulation and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Does it really work? Yes! But like any skincare regime, dedicated use is a must and don’t expect results in the first few days. Wrinkles take years to develop, don’t expect them to disappear overnight. However, with regular use and a proper skincare regime, the NuFACE will deliver results.
Although the NuFACE is not as powerful as spa treatments, it does have the advantage that it is cheaper and can be used at home much more frequently at your own convenience. Use for three consecutive days for 10 minutes at a time and see a visible improvement in skin tone and a reduction in crows set and a sagging jawline. Available on Amazon.