Christmas is a time for giving, and hopefully a little receiving too. Whether you’re looking for that very special beauty addict in your life, or picking up a well-deserved treat for yourself, these beauty gadgets could be the handy electronic indulgences you need. Ahead, check out a tool that dries and styles your hair at the same time, an at-home facial device and eight other high-tech gadgets that will step-up your beauty routine in a big way.
10 high-tech beauty gadgets you never realized you needed
For the most beauty diligentThis FDA-approved anti-aging device uses light therapy to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles. Just three minutes a day will give you more youthful-looking eyes. It's no overnight miracle worker, but according to reviewers, if you're diligent, this sci-fi-looking mask does just what it says.
Dr. Dennis Gross SpectraLite EyeCare Pro LED device, $190 at Sephora.Dr. Dennis Gross
For your hair obsessed pal that's always travellingStraighten, curl and wave hair with this compact little SinglePass travel iron from innovators in heat tools, T3. Tourmaline plates seal the cuticle, enhance shine and prevent frizz, and auto-world voltage ensures that you'll be perfectly coiffed wherever your travels take you. There's a one-hour auto off feature too (so, yes, you did unplug your straightener).
T3 SinglePass Compact Travel Styling Flat Iron with Cap, $115 at Sephora. T3
FOR THE ESTHETICIAN-IN-TRAININGGet smooth, glowing and clear skin from the comfort of your home with this microdermabrasion wand. It gently exfoliates all areas of the face and neck and has a vacuum to remove any dead skin cells. A handy LED screen tells you how long to treat different areas, giving you an advanced spa-like treatment without having to leave your bedroom.
Silk’n Revit Prestige Microdermabrasion Wand, $199 at Shoppers Drug Mart. Silk'n
FOR THE DENTAL HYGIENE-OBSESSEDWhoever said a toothbrush is a boring gift hasn’t seen this slick new device from Oral-B. This powerful electric brush removes up to 500 per cent (!!) more plaque than your regular old toothbrush. Plus, it comes in chic colours like pink, orchid purple and rose gold.
Oral-B Genius Pro 9600, $240 at Amazon. Oral B
FOR THE SHEET MASK ADDICTThere are regular sheet masks and then there’s the Foreo UFO. Step up your masking game with this Bluetooth-enabled device that helps to deliver ingredients of the mask deeper into the skin in just 90 seconds. This powerful little device also features a full-spectrum LED light for at-home photo facials.
Foreo UFO, $349 at Sephora. Foreo
FOR HIMFor a barber-worthy shave from home, gift him this top-notch electric shaver, which promises a super clean shave. It’s also great to use on beards as it has a BeardAdapt Sensor which senses the density of hair and adapts accordingly.
Philips Shaver S9311, $190 at Amazon. Philips
FOR THE PERSON WHO GETS A WEEKLY BLOW-OUTThis high-performance blow dryer — a favourite among hair stylists — will give you a salon-worthy blow-out from the comfort of your home. It uses state-of-the-art technology to give you a smooth, static-free ‘do.
Parlux Advance Light, $346 at Your Space Salons. Parlux
FOR THE PERSON WHO APPRECIATES A GOOD DEALValued at $261, this limited-edition holiday set not only comes with the new Clarisonic Mia which cleanses skin like a dream, it also comes with three cult-fave IT Cosmetics products, a cleanser, cream and under eye cream.
Clarisonic Mia Smart + IT Cosmetics Set, $196 at Sephora. Clarisonic
FOR THE PERSON WHO LOVES FACIALSPerfect for the dry winter season, this portable steamer will give you spa-like benefits, such as boosting hydration and skin soothing effects, all from the comfort of your home.
Panasonic Steamer, $227 at eBay. Panasonic
FOR THE MULTI-TASKERThe state-of-the-art technology of Dyson’s newest hair tool not only styles your hair — it also dries it at the same time, shaving precious minutes off of your morning beauty routine. It comes with different attachments to give you multiple styles, from tight curls to a voluminous blow-out.
Dyson Airwrap Styler, $599 at Dyson. Dyson