Makeup Artist and Beauty Blogger Kendra Stanton has a passion for finding the best beauty gadgets on the market. She brought along 5 of her current favorites -- that she tested on both friends and family, to prove that they really work.
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One of my passions is being able to try new beauty products and gadgets, so that you don't have to waist your time. I won't show a product unless I have tried it and made sure it's "Kendra approved." So I am very excited to show off these 5 beauty gadgets that I have become slightly obsessed with. Check out my top 5 current beauty gadget picks!
PMD-Personal Microdern Machine --The PMD is an at home microdermabrasion machine. Microderms help with fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, hyper-pigmentation, and acne. This at home microderm comes with different 6 different discs that range in intensity. You can even buy an additional one that is maximum strength once you feel comfortable using it. An in-office microderm will cost you anywhere from $50.00-$150.00. This at home unit only costs $179.00, and you don't need to book an appointment to use.
TRIA Laser Hair Removal -- Having been a laser technician for years and doing countless hair removal treatments on people, the Tria Laser Hair Removal System intrigued me. This FDA approved at home hair removal device saw a 70% reduction in hair just after two treatments during their clinical triles! While I don't think it's the best option for everyone, specifically darker skin tones, it is a great option for lighter skin toned people with dark hair. It's also extremely cost effective as laser hair removal can be pricey ($500-$1,200+)and you have to pay for each area done. This you only need to buy once and the results are pretty impressive and even shocked me! $449.00
NUME Style TITAN 3 -- If you like hair toys like me, you will LOVE this! I love it because I am getting three curling irons in one, plus it uses negative ion technology to give you a lasting look that wont damage your hair. This 3 part titanium curler set comes with 3 different interchangeable barrels (19mm/ 25mm/ 32mm) and its very easy to switch them in and out. It also utilizes the latest titanium and digital technology. I cant stop using this, the curls are pretty fun! $169.00
Clarisonic Opal Infusion System -- With two small children that wake up multiple times a night, you can imagine how tired my under-eyes can look some days. I also have become slightly obsessed with the prevention of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area as I am coming up on 30 in a few months. So the Opal Sonic Infusion System seemed like a good fit for me. It works by using 125 sonic micro-massages per second to infuse your under-eyes with the Anti-Aging Sea Serum. This helps with fine lines, wrinkles, and puffiness. Personally I started seeing my under-eyes brighten and look less exhausted in one week. Most people will see their results in 4-6 weeks with daily use. $185.00
LightStim LED Light Therapy -- As an Esthetician, it's pretty cool to see beauty gadgets once only used in-office, to now be used in your every day life. The LED stand for Light Emitting Diode. This specific type of light gives off an energy that helps produce more collagen and elastin, helping to firm your skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The Lightstim is the only FDA approved LED light therapy for the entire face, which is why I chose it to show to you today. It has a large treatment head on it, which allow you to get more of your face at one time. An in-office treatment of an LED session is around $65.00 per treatment. This is only $249.00, and you get to do every day.