Get Ready to Be Very Impressed With the Best New Beauty Tools Coming in 2022
There's one category of beauty that we can't resist no matter how hard we try: beauty tools. As Ariel from The Little Mermaid once expressed, "I've got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty," but our collection is most definitely not complete.
Each year we wait with anticipation to see what new skin-care, makeup, and hair products our favorite brands will come up with, but nothing drums up excitement quite like beauty gadgets. From inventive heat-styling tools unlike anything we have in our current stash to skin-care devices that rival in-office machines, each year is packed with more developments and innovations than the one before.
Whether you're looking to unlock your best skin or hair yet in the new year or simply want to indulge in a treat for yourself for no particular reason at all, we rounded up the best new beauty gadgets of 2021 ahead.
Lumiere Skyn HyperGlo Skin Rejuvenation Therapy System
What is the Lumiere Skyn HyperGlo Skin Rejuvenation Therapy System ($775), you ask? (Aside from something that looks like it belongs in Star Wars?) It's an LED light therapy mask that uses red light to help fight premature signs of aging, blue light to kill acne-causing bacteria, and yellow light to calm irritation and redness.
RéVolve Contouring Massage Roller
The RéVolve Contouring Massage Roller ($150) allows you to tone, lift, and sculpt your face and neck while also relieving tension. It's also dual-ended, allowing you to get the delicate area under your eyes using the small end.
FaceGym Hyaluronic Roller Dissolving Microneedling Tool
The FaceGym Hyaluronic Roller Dissolving Microneedling Tool ($95) features dissolving microneedles made from hyaluronic acid and peptides that sink into the skin when it's rolled across the surface. This helps with overall rejuvenation, plumping, and minimizing fine lines.
Curaprox Hydrosonic Pro Orthodontic Electric Toothbrush
The Curaprox Hydrosonic Pro Orthodontic Electric Toothbrush ($200) is key for getting that just-left-the-dentist clean feeling every morning and night. It has seven modes and three brush heads, so you can craft a unique dental-hygiene routine that fits your needs.
Crest Whitening Emulsions Leave-On Teeth Whitening Treatment With LED Accelerator Light
Unlike other gels and strips that require you to wait around while they work to whiten your teeth, the Crest Whitening Emulsions Leave-On Teeth Whitening Treatment With LED Accelerator Light ($60) can be applied in a hurry. The emulsion is designed to absorb into your teeth and works in a matter of minutes. You can use it on its own or apply the LED accelerator light for an extra boost.
The Things We Do High Frequency Wand
High frequency is used for a variety of beauty treatments, from zapping acne to stimulating hair growth, and The Things We Do High Frequency Wand ($98) allows you to do it all from your home. It features four wands: the point wand for targeting breakouts, the spoon wand for treating inflammation, the mushroom wand for rejuvenation, and the comb wand for improving blood circulation in the scalp.
Smile Direct Club Gel Teeth Whitening Pro System With LED Accelerator Light
Smile Direct Club created the Gel Teeth Whitening Pro System With LED Accelerator Light ($55) to help you get the brightest smile possible without needing to see a dentist for an in-office treatment. Step one is to remove stains with the toothpaste, step two is to whiten with the treatment gel and LED light, and step three is to apply the extender gel to keep new stains from forming.
One Skin OS-01 Topical Supplement
The One Skin OS-01 Topical Supplement ($120) looks like a tiny robot that would help make your life easier, and it is in a way. The handheld device, which was designed by a team of women PhDs, helps increase hydration, smooth texture, and treat signs of aging at a molecular level.
Osmosis Beauty Cool Skin Tool
Beauty devices don't need to have on/off switches and lots of buttons to be effective. Pop the Osmosis Beauty Cool Skin Tool ($59) in your fridge until it gets cold, and use it on your face, dry or with a serum, to stimulate blood circulation and reduce inflammation. If you frequently hold tension in your face, you need this.
Enova Cosmetics Gel Nail Polish Kit
The Enova Cosmetics Gel Nail Polish Kit ($46) is revolutionary for more than one reason. First, it's a one-step gel nail treatment that eliminates the need for a base, color, and topcoat when giving yourself an at-home gel manicure. Second, the small LED lamp doesn't need to be plugged in — simply charge it like you would any other wireless device and enjoy the freedom of not being tied down by cords.
Snow The Wireless Teeth Whitening Kit (2nd Generation)
We don't know about you, but we like to multitask whenever possible, and the Snow The Wireless Teeth Whitening Kit (2nd Generation) ($299) allows us to do that. With this cordless device, you can whiten your teeth while you clean your room, watch TV, play with your dog — whatever it is you need to do.
Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Rouge Sur Mesure by Perso
The Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Rouge Sur Mesure by Perso ($299) looks chic sitting on your desk, but it boasts far greater uses than just home decor. It's an at-home personalized lip-color device that can blend whatever shade of the YLS Velvet Cream Matte Finish Lipstick you choose with the help of an app on your phone. Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?
Droplette ($249) is backed by NASA — yes, that NASA — so right off the bat, you know it has to be cool. The handheld device is physics powered and converts standard skin-care ingredients into a microfine mist that can then be applied to the skin. The benefit of this is that it helps deliver potent ingredients deeper than traditional serums and creams.
Odacite Mon Ami Facial Acupressure Beauty Tool
Holding a lot of tension from the past year? Same. The Odacite Mon Ami Facial Acupressure Beauty Tool ($19) helps promote facial muscle relaxation. Rooted in Chinese medicine, the simple tool works by applying light-to-medium pressure to tension points in the face — like on the temples and eyebrows — which not only feels good, but also helps keep wrinkles from forming.
Opte Precision System
The Opte Precision System ($599) is an intelligent makeup-skin-care hybrid tool. The device scans and detects discoloration and uneven pigment in the skin using blue LED light and then dispenses a serum to instantly conceal the spot and help correct it over time. Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?
Belisa by Lunata Cordless Flat Iron
Cords are so 2020. In 2021, that tangled mess will be a thing of the past, thanks to the Belisa by Lunata Cordless Flat Iron ($130). Coming in February 2021, this cordless hair tool lasts from 30 to 40 minutes on a single charge and heats to temperatures from 200 to 430 degrees with its energy-efficient, rapid-heating design.
Shani Darden Facial-Sculpting Wand
For those of us not based in LA and unable to visit celebrity aesthetician Shani Darden in real life, she just launched the Shani Darden Facial-Sculpting Wand ($399). It helps re-create the local vibration portion of her signature facials at home by targeting wrinkles and boosting circulation in the skin.
Carter and Jane The Everything Tool
Just as its name suggests, the Carter and Jane The Everything Tool ($298) does everything. It has six modes: cleanse for the entire face; mircocurrent technology to smooth the under-eye area; thermal technology for moisture infusion; electrical muscle stimulation to lift and tighten; radio frequency paired with red light to increase collagen; and blue light paired with cryotherapy to address inflammation and acne. It would be easier to list the things it doesn't do.
Georgia Louise C + - Pure Ampoules Plus Ionic Wand
When combined with a special powder-to-serum, pure vitamin C, the Georgia Louise C + - Pure Ampoules Plus Ionic Wand ($280) brightens skin and fades discoloration and dark spots. Simply apply the vitamin C serum and gently rub the wand across your face to get these brightening benefits, as well as neutralize free radicals and promote collagen production.
ReFa Caxa M1
Kick puffiness and tension to the curb with the ReFa Caxa M1 ($99). It lifts, contours, and sculpts using the smooth, rounded side, and provides a mini facial massage using the side with the four roller balls. It's like a jade roller but way fancier. Use it while you're cozy on the couch watching TV and allow all of your troubles to melt away.
Drybar The Single Shot
Introducing the little sister to Drybar's Double Shot Blow-Dryer Brush — Drybar The Single Shot ($150). This 2.25 inch round blow-dry brush is designed to give beautiful, at-home blowouts to all, but is especially great for shorter hair and styling bangs.