Blogger’s Note: Veet sent me a Infini’silk to review, but all opinions expressed here are my own.
When it comes to beauty products, I’m fairly middle of the road. I neither spend thousands of dollars on spa facials nor do I buy very many drugstore products. Basically, I want a treatment that works and I’m willing to spend some money to do that – but I always do a lot of research first, and I make sure I get plenty of bang for my buck.
Since the spa facials are out, I’ve invested in a few tools and treatments that I can from home. Not only are they extremely convenient, the cost of these tools is often equal to the cost of just one treatment at a clinic or spa. That’s pretty nuts if you think about it.
Here are a few tools that I’d definitely recommend:
1. Mia Clarasonic Brush – $99
Okay, so this is one that you guys have probably heard of, and it’s with good reason. If you struggle with acne and also wear makeup like I do, nothing beats the Clarisonic for removing foundation and totally prepping your skin for serums and moisturizer at the end of the day. The Mia Clarisonic is basically a little handheld, electronic face brush that moves the circular brush around on your skin, clearing pores and removing makeup and debris. It’s extremely long lasting (I’ve had mine for over two years) and removes makeup six times better than traditional methods. After using my Clarisonic, my skin always feels baby soft – I love it!
2. Veet Infini’silk at Home IPL Treatment – $229
Although you might be familiar with Veet from their waxes and creams, they’ve now stepped up their hair removal game with a home intense pulse light product. Also known as IPL, this technology is used for permanent hair reduction and is ideal for hair removal on your underarms, bikini line, stomach, arms, legs, back, shoulders, and chest. Now, I am one hairy lady, and although my combination of very light skin with very dark body hair is pretty unattractive normally, it’s also the ideal combination for the Infini’silk. I’ve only just started using this tool (and I’ll report back after a few more treatments to give you a full review), but so far I’ve found it to be very easy to use. I love the idea of not needing to obsessively shave anymore, especially around my bikini line where I get the worst bumps!
3. Riiviva Microderm Tool – $269
As we age, skin cell turnover rate slows down and makes our skin dull and rough. Microdermabrasian removes the outer layer of your skin by gently “polishing” it with a diamond tip and vacuuming away loosened skin cells. Typically it’s done in a certified spa or treatment clinic, but Riivivia is the only professional grade microderm tool on the market, and it can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, sunspots, stretch marks, keratosis pillars, or (my goal) mild acne and scaring. If you thought the Clarisonic made your skin soft, you’ll be blown away by the Riiviva (I like to say it makes my face feel like a baby’s bottom). If I’m consistent about using it, I definitely notice a reduction in red acne scarring. It’s definitely worth the cost, too – a series of 8 microdermabrasian treatments at a spa can run between $1,000 and $,2000!
Have you ever tried one of these home tools, or do you have another favorite to include?