10 High-Tech Beauty Gifts That Totally Live Up to the Buzz

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Gifts are fun — that's a given. But throw in LED lights, cool vibrations, and updated hardware, and the fun increases tenfold. For beauty-lovers, an added plus of these high-tech gifts is that they have been thoroughly researched and have the potential to transform your skin, hair, and even teeth in ways you haven't seen before.

From a futuristic mask to one peculiar-looking hair dryer, here are some of the most exciting beauty gadgets of the year. Sticking one of these under the tree is bound to make your friends light up.

La Roche-Posay My Skin Track Sensor

La Roche-Posay My Skin Track Sensor

La Roche-Posay's team managed to roll detectors for UV, pollution, pollen, and humidity into a paperclip-sized device. La Roche-Posay My Skin Track Sensor ($56) is available exclusively through Apple.

Foreo UFO
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Foreo UFO

Attach one of Foreo's sheet mask discs onto the bottom of this tiny machine ($279) and switch it on for an out-of-this-world masking experience. A sequence of gentle pulses, LED lights, and shifts in temperature will work together to push ingredients from the mask into your skin.

NuFace Gold Trinity Complete Skin Toning Collection
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NuFace Gold Trinity Complete Skin Toning Collection

The NuFace Trinity uses microcurrents to firm skin and define the contours of the face. The NuFace Gold Trinity Complete Skin Toning Collection ($325) comes with gel primer, disposable exfoliating cloths to prep skin, and a clutch to hold everything in, and it updates the classic with new golden hardware.

Quip Toothbrush
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Quip Toothbrush

A Quip Toothbrush ($40) thoroughly cleanses teeth using microvibrations. Just press its singular button to set off the vibrations and a two-minute timer. It's a minimalist's dream with its sleek design and no need for a bulky charger.

Dyson Special Edition Supersonic Gift Set
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Dyson Special Edition Supersonic Gift Set

With a team of 103 engineers and 7,000 acoustic tests, Dyson has addressed everyone's qualms about drying hair with the Supersonic Hair Dryer ($400). There is zero bicep-burning here (its body is lightweight), and it's more quiet and works along with a shortened dry time. This dryer cut my styling session in half.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare SpectraLite Faceware Pro
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Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare SpectraLite Faceware Pro

This three-minute Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare SpectraLite Faceware Pro ($435) uses red and blue LED lights to deplete acne-causing bacteria and smooth out lines — all while making you look like an extra in Star Wars.

ZIIP Beauty Device
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ZIIP Beauty Device

Smear on some conductive gel and run this travel-friendly ZIIP Beauty Device ($495) along every edge of your face; it emits tiny electric currents that instantly perk up the skin.

BeautyBio Blush Glitter GloPro Facial Regeneration Tool​
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BeautyBio Blush Glitter GloPro Facial Regeneration Tool​

The tiny needles of this microneedler ($199) promote collagen production in the area that it's used. One editor even claims it made her skin look younger in just 30 days (just make sure you do it carefully).

Clarisonic Mia Prima Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush
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Clarisonic Mia Prima Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush

This Clarisonic Mia Prima Cleansing Brush ($99) thoroughly exfoliates skin with gentle pulses that increase power. The brand promises it will cleanse the face "six times better than hands alone."