Beauty gadgets worth investing in

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Beauty gadgets are everywhere and some of them are really quite pricey. It’s always tough to know whether there is value in making an investment and saving up for the more expensive gadgets and I find myself looking for reviews of beauty gadgets online to see what people’s experiences are. Having used these gadgets for some time (some of them for several years), these are a selection that I think are worth investing in.

beauty gadgets panasonic cleansing brush

When it comes to my cleansing routine I love a good terry cloth flannel as much as the next hot cloth cleanser enthusiast. However, I have been trying out the Panasonic Micro-Foaming Facial Cleansing Brush* (£149.99) and it was been quite the revelation for me. I always thought that my dry and dehydrated skin wouldn’t benefit from a cleansing brush like this, but actually, this has been brilliant at making my skin look more healthy and radiant. I think the use of this has helped with boosting the circulation to my skin and the time spent using the cleansing brush gives more time for active ingredients in my cleanser to work. I love the fact that there is a warming feature that can be used with balm or oil cleansers to melt away makeup (genius idea) and a brush attachment that creates a light microfoam too.

For me, this is a beauty gadget worth investing in for use a few times a week in place of manual exfoliation with gritty cleansers as it’s more gentle yet thorough. And when I couldn’t use my left hand due to my trapped nerve, I could do this one handed with no lesser results.

beauty gadgets philips sonicare toothbrush healthy white

The only electric toothbrush that I have actually enjoyed using because it works so well is the Philips Sonicare range (from £50). I like the Healthy White model as I like the extra time it provides for a whiter smile. I don’t like my teeth and anything that helps make them look less coffee and red wine stained is always welcomed. I combine the Philips Sonicare electric toothbrush with Arm and Hammer toothpaste for extra whitening power.

beauty gadgets illuminage precise touch

Managing hair removal is a personal matter and your mileage may vary when it comes to methodology, time, cost and pain. I have tried many ways at removing the hair on my underarms and my legs when it comes to the warmer months but I think that I’ve finally found the one for me. The Illuminage Precise Touch* (£240) is a home laser device that works to reduce hair regrowth in as little as seven weeks. I initially thought that this would be too time-consuming or fiddly to do, but after a few treatments where I had to really concentrate on what I was doing, this has become really easy.

The Illuminage Precise Touch is great for a range of skin tones and hair colours so it’s worth taking a closer look at this. This beauty gadget works out cheaper to have a device at home for ongoing maintenance rather than booking in for sessions in a salon. Unless you’re very fortunate and find that a course of laser hair removal significantly reduces your hair regrowth rate to the point that top ups can be done just once or twice a year.

beauty gadgets dyson supersonic

I am a huge fan of my Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer (£299), which was the most generous birthday gift from my mother-in-law last year. This is the best hairdryer that I have used and I don’t think that I could use any other now. When I travel or visit my family and I’m forced to use something other than the Dyson Supersonic, I am truly saddened. Yes, I know how over dramatic and spoilt that makes me sound. But I urge you to head to your nearest Selfridges or John Lewis to get your hair blow dried with the Dyson Supersonic by one of their stylists and see the difference for yourself.

Note that I have been enjoying this hairdryer even more now that I have taken the power and heat settings down a notch. I just don’t work fast enough for the Dyson’s top settings and always end up a bit knotted if I use the highest settings.

beauty gadgets GHD hair styler

My final beauty gadget that is worth investing in has to be GHD hair stylers. Since switching to GHDs about nine years ago, I have not looked back. They have outlasted and outperformed any other hair straightening or styling device that I have ever owned. I am pretty sure that the technology in my current GHD stylers is obsolete given the advancements that have been made with fancy new plates, hinges and temperature sensors. However, they refuse to let me down and I won’t be sending these to the tip until they fail.

What beauty gadgets do you think are worth investing in? Let me know as I’m always looking for advancements in beauty technology that I should be trying out.

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  • Ooh, I’ve had my eye on that Dyson hairdryer! I’m in desperate need of a new one and since I have had my current hairdryer for 15 LONG YEARS, I definitely need something that will love up to that!

    • Wow 15 years! That’s incredible. All my previous hairdryers would blow up or overheat after a few years so that’s really good. Tx

  • Jennifer Eastwell

    I love my GHD’s! I’ve used them for years and definately my favourite straighteners!

    • Me too! They’ve outlasted every other other brand of hair straightener that I’ve ever owned and I’ve owned many over the years. Tx

  • Ickle Pickle

    My daughters would absolutely love any of these! They look awesome, I would love the hairdryer. Kaz

    • It’s easy to get carried away by beauty gadgets isn’t it? You can get a free Dyson Supersonic blow dry at select John Lewis, Boots and Selfridges though so worth it if you fancy a try. Tx

  • Helen Clark

    I 100% agree that GHDs are worth investing in. Mine are about 6 years old now and *touch wood* haven’t let me down yet. I would love the Dyson hairdryer, I’ve heard so many good reviews about it.

    • Yes, my GHDs are so old too and still going strong! The Dyson has changed my hair routine so much but I don’t know if I’d pay £299 for it again. Maybe £199 is more appropriate. Hopefully the price will come down! Tx

  • GHD are amazing and worth every penny and Dyson for hairdryers is insane, it looks so sleek and interesting!

    • I love my GHDs so much. I never thought that they would be worth the extra investment but they really are! Tx

  • I love my GHDs i’m still on my first and one of the originals from about 20 years ago!! I’ve been lusting after the dyson dryer but i don’t think i can justify it x

    • The Dyson is amazing. I was so lucky that my mother in law bought it for me as a birthday surprise! Tx

  • Dena-Jayne McGuinness

    I was really intrigued by the Dyson hairdryer when I heard it was soundless. I was quite disappointed when I saw one and it actually had noise? I do love GHDs though! xo

    • Yes, it isn’t silent but it is much quieter than my Philips hairdryer I had before. That was much louder than this and a lot less powerful! You can get a Dyson Supersonic blow dry at select John Lewis, Boots and Selfridges stores so you can have a proper nose at one. Tx

  • Louise Smith

    I REALLY want to get my hands on the Dyson Hairdryer! I think when the one I’m using now breaks, I’m definitely going to pick one up 🙂

    Louise x

    • I’ve got my fingers crossed for you! Tx

  • The facial brush is essential for me too. Your hairdryer looks pretty cool!

    • Thanks! The facial brush is brilliant. I’m totally converted! Tx