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What are Facial Tools — and How to Use Them?

Apart from a spa-like upgrade, facial tools help you achieve your goals faster and with less effort!

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Tired of spending big bucks on professional facial treatments? Look no further. Facial tools are innovative devices that have taken the beauty world by storm for a good reason. With the right skin care tools, you can DIY some of your beloved beauty treatments and tackle common skin concerns like puffiness, fine lines, and dark circles in the comfort of your home. But with seemingly infinite options, choosing the suitable facial tool device for your goals can feel tricky.

In this blog post, we'll give you the lowdown on everything you need to know about facial tools and how to incorporate them into your skincare routine.

What are facial tools?

As people shift away from harsh chemicals toward natural or gentler products, facial tools provide the same (or even better!) effectiveness we love about good skincare. 

Some tools allow ingredients to penetrate several times deeper, while others can accomplish four or more tasks, from skin lifting to dark spot treatment. Many facial tools, such as LED face masks and face massagers, mimic spa or derma treatments — but at a lesser intensity. All are fabulous ways to improve or maintain your results between facials.

The convenience of at-home devices is unbeatable, and they're often cost-effective and sustainable, too. If you struggle to stick to your usual vanilla routine, a fun yet functional skincare tool can shake things up. Remember: no matter how great and effective a product is, you must use it consistently to work magic for your skin!


Best Tool for Cleansing: Ultrasonic Facial Cleansers

A type of facial cleansing brush, ultrasonic facial cleansers are lightweight, handheld devices that use gentle vibrations to break down dirt, makeup, and oil on your skin's surface and within its pores — a step that mild cleansers or cleansing mitts can't always achieve.

Ultrasonic cleansers work well for all skin types and conditions, with soft silicone ideal for sensitive skin. Besides being durable and never needing replacement, the silicone brush heads are hygienic and easy to clean with soap and water. You can also use ultrasonic facial cleansers to massage in moisturizers or oils, increasing product absorption and leaving your skin feeling soft, supple, and thoroughly cleaned.

Why we love the Profound Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush:

  • 8 adjustable vibration intensities
  • Heating mode for better skincare absorption
  • Waterproof coating allows for use in the shower
  • Palm-sized, perfect for travelling

How to use the Profound Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush:

  • Use daily with a mild cleanser, avoiding open blisters and wounds, if any.
  • Use on a wet face or while showering.
  • Follow with your favorite mask while your skin is fresh and absorbent to skincare.

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Best Tool for Acne: Blue Light Therapy Wand

Blue light therapy is no stranger to anyone battling acne since their teenage years. Blue light therapy is clinically proven effective in eradicating pimples and healing acne scars from within. It penetrates your hair follicles and pores, killing the bacteria that cause inflammation. Unlike other OTC remedies or intense facials, light therapy is safe for most people and has few side effects.

Dermatologists have used this technology for years to control mild to moderate acne breakouts. Whereas before, you'd have to book an expensive facial to enjoy its exclusive benefits, now you can purchase a portable, reusable version for at-home use. 

Of course, setting realistic expectations for how well light therapy can work for you is important. While it may improve symptoms, some still require professional treatments to completely and permanently eliminate blemishes and pimples.

Why we love the Plasma Acne Care:

  • Blue light (400 - 480 mm wavelength) gently zaps away acne-causing bacteria
  • Hot plasma tech stimulates collagen and cell production
  • Plasma negative ions and electric energy deliver active ingredients
  • Total mode lifts and sculpts the face and neck areas
  • Non-invasive and no downtime needed
  • Built-in rechargeable battery for use anytime

How to use the Plasma Acne Care:

  • Use during your morning or nighttime skincare routine with the Vitamin C Beautify Serum (sold separately) to speed up skin healing and lighten acne marks.
  • Consult your dermatologist for the best long-term acne treatment. Use the device to speed up healing and prevent new breakouts.

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Plasma Acne Care

Best Tool for Brightening: Microdermabrasion Device

You may have heard of chemical and physical exfoliation, such as salicylic acid toner and coffee face scrubs. But mechanical exfoliation is another popular way to slough off dead skin to reveal a smooth, radiant complexion. There are plenty of tools to choose from, such as dermaplaners, dry brushes, micro-needlers, and more. Each tool is designed to target specific body areas to achieve different results.

It's important to remember not to over-exfoliate, as this can damage your skin and make it more prone to irritation, micro-tears and breakouts. So, while giving your skin a little extra love with mechanical exfoliation is great, be sure to do so in moderation!

Why we love the Hydro Deep Cleansing Facial Device:

  • Lifts dead skin cells without scratching the skin
  • 3 cleansing tips for different needs and areas of the face
  • Can be purchased with an exfoliating serum that contains AHA/BHA and hyaluronic acid to treat dark spots, hydrate dry areas, and encourage a healthy glow

How to use the Hydro Deep Cleansing Facial Device:

  • Use it once a week for healthy skin. Those with pore problems may use it twice or thrice a week.
  • For more thorough cleansing, use the Profound Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush (sold separately) to wash your face, followed by steaming with the Professional Nano Facial Steamer (sold separately) for 3 minutes to soften skin and open up pores. Continue to steam for 5 more minutes while gliding the Hydro Deep Cleansing Device across the face to dissolve the dirt, dead skin, excess sebum, and other impurities.

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Hydro Deep Cleansing Facial Device

Best Tool to Deliver Skin Care Ingredients: Microoneedling Rollers

For baby-like skin, make sure you soak up all the goodness from your skincare routine. That’s where microneedling tools come in handy! Available as rollers or pens, these nifty tools use stainless-steel microneedles that create tiny punctures to promote cell regeneration, reduce wrinkles and spots, and create microchannels that help your skin absorb certain products.

Why we love the LED Light Therapy and Derma Roller:

  • 3 needle sizes for different needs and tolerance levels
  • Red and blue lights simultaneously calm inflammation, tighten skin, and prevent acne breakout
  • Easy to clean using alcohol

How to use the LED Light Therapy and Derma Roller:

  • Beginners and those looking for anti-aging effects can use it once or twice weekly. You may use it thrice a week if you are an experienced user treating acne, hyperpigmentation, or scarring.

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Best Tools for Sculpting: Radio Frequency Device

Radio frequency therapy will be your new beauty bestie if you want to sculpt and tighten your skin. This non-surgical method of tightening your skin involves using energy waves to heat the deep layer of your skin (aka the dermis) and stimulate collagen production. Collagen is the protein that gives your skin its firmness and structure. However, production declines as we age and lead to sagging skin and wrinkles.

In your 20s, RF can help treat acne scars and skin texture. In your 30s and beyond, it's great for tightening your face, jawline, and neck. Some older patients opt for RF treatments to delay, forego, or enhance the outcomes of facial surgeries. The collagen-boosting benefits improve over time as the skin's fibroblasts remain accustomed to creating collagen. And the best part? It's totally non-invasive and painless!

Why we love the 4-in-1 Facelift Device:

  • Lightweight wand for greater control
  • Multi-purpose with three other modes: Isono Booster, LED Light, Galvanic Mask Connector
  • Medical-grade metal allows use with facial oil

How to use the 4-in-1 Facelift Device:

  • Use twice a week with your skincare routine.
  • Alternatively, you may use the Isono Booster before the Radio Frequency, followed by the LED Light and Galvanic Mask Connector, to reap all the benefits.

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4 in 1 facelift device

Best Tools for Pore Refining: Facial Steamer

Facial steamers are a must-have for anyone looking to refine their pores. They duplicate one of the most relaxing steps of a professional facial by enveloping your face in warm, gentle steam. Steaming simultaneously hydrates and cleans the skin and can prime it for other treatments like exfoliation. It can also improve how quickly and effectively your skin absorbs skin care products.

For an even more intense clean, consider extraction tools. Dual-ended tools with a loop and lancet can help with blackheads and whiteheads, while ultrasonic pore extractors force gunk out of pores through vibrations. Needless to say, use these tools with extra care. Or, better yet, leave it to the professionals.

Why we love the Professional Nano Facial Steamer:

  • Tabletop design allows you to sit and relax with your face positioned in front of the machine
  • 3 modes for different purposes and facial steps
  • Strong steam akin to commercial spa steamers without causing breathing issues

How to use the Professional Nano Facial Steamer:

  • Cold mist can be used daily as a hydration or air humidifier tool.
  • Hot mist can be used up to 3 times a week, no more than 8 minutes each session.

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