If you’re trying to find ways to mimic your go-to spa facial at the comfort of your own home, you may be struggling at the moment. High-tech beauty tools can make your bank account shed a tear, while DIY masks can end up creating a mess in the bathroom (or kitchen). Well, it doesn’t have to be this agonising. If you’re in the market for affordable skincare devices, we’re here to help.
From a cleansing brush you’ve always wanted in your routine to a relaxing facial steamer, here’s where you can get your skincare devices at a steal.
Facial cleansing brushes
Vanity Planet Raedia Facial Cleansing Brush
Facial cleansing tools not only break down makeup and grime; most of them also perform some level of exfoliation. To get glowing skin, up your daily facial cleansing routine with Vanity Planet’s Raedia Facial Cleansing Brush.
It’s a new and improved version that effectively removes dirt and buildup from your pores. The water-resistant brush has two adjustable speeds, so you can remove debris, dead skin, and makeup at your preferred pressure. There are three heads that can be swapped out to suit your skin needs too. Your brush heads will be kept dry and hygienic in a chic ventilated case.
If you’re using this facial cleansing device to your routine, avoid combining it with cleansers or following up with serums that contain exfoliating actives. When you pair manual exfoliation with AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids), BHAs (beta hydroxy acids), or enzymes, you could be setting yourself up for plenty of skin irritation.
Vanity Planet Raedia Facial Cleansing Brush retails for US129.99 (S$181.02) at Vanity Planet.
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Mini Electric Silicone Facial Cleansing Brush
Just like the iconic Foreo Luna range, this version is made with soft silicone, so it dries quickly to prevent bacteria from hanging out on its bristles. Once you activate it, the cleansing device vibrates up to 6,000 times a minute to cleanse your pores gently. You can also adjust the intensity to customise your experience.
The cleansing brush has a metal tip that you can use to massage around your delicate eye area too. When used regularly, it’ll give you clearer, firmer and more lifted skin. It’s one of the most affordable skincare devices on our list too, which ought to make your wallet happy.
Mini Electric Silicone Facial Cleansing Brush retails from US$5.50 – US$6.52 (S$7.61 – S$9.02) and is available at AliExpress.
Shiseido Cleansing Massage Brush
Shiseido is lauded for its skincare and makeup products, but its Cleansing Massage Brush has received quite a bit of love over the years too. The luxurious brush pairs silky-soft, finely tapered bristles with bouncy silicone cushions to cleanse and massage your skin.
It has an ergonomic, curved handle that allows you to grip on it firmly without it slipping in the shower. You can manoeuvre it over the contours of your face easily to stimulate blood flow for lifted, more radiant skin. Before you use it, make sure you don’t pour too much cleanser on the bristles as they were made to produce maximum foam.
Shiseido Essentials Cleansing Massage Brush retails at S$15.71 and is available at Shopee.
Aprilskin Dual Cleansing Pore Brush
Facial cleansing devices with oscillating heads may do a great job at cleansing your skin, but they can be a little pricey and heavy. If that’s been your experience thus far, try the Aprilskin Dual Cleansing Pore Brush, a manual facial brush with two bristle sides.
One side uses microfibre bristles to cleanse your skin gently, while the silicone bristles on the other side buffs away dead skin cells and unclogs pores. We recommend using the microfibre bristles on your whole face, then massage the silicone bristles along your T-zone to get rid of blackheads.
Aprilskin Dual Cleansing Pore Brush retails at S$20 and is available at Guardian.
Vanity Planet Aira Ionic Facial Steamer
Professional facial steamers use steam to release gunk from pores, making it easier to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads. At-home steamers like Vanity Planet’s Aira Ionic Facial Steamer provide a similar benefit, helping to unclog pores for clearer, healthier skin. It also increases blood circulation to the skin.
This facial steamer is the perfect marriage of essential features and chic aesthetic. It ionises the water molecules, which helps to hydrate and soften the skin faster. This way, you can detoxify your pores and boost circulation in a shorter amount of time.
Reviewers love how quickly the steam kicks in too. It feels warm and soothing on the face, and you don’t have to bend your neck too far to feel its power. To turn your steam session into an even more spa-like experience, we recommend adding your favourite essential oil into the steamer.
Vanity Planet Aira Ionic Facial Steamer retails for US$89.99 (~S$125.32) at Vanity Planet. It comes in rose gold and beige.
Vanity Planet is having a sitewide sale from now till 7 July 2020! Use the code ‘VPA40’ at checkout to enjoy 40% off on all items, including this steamer!
KONKA Facial Steamer
KONKA’s Facial Steamer uses a sonic atomiser to produce steam with negatively charged ionic particles. The result? Smaller water particles that are 10 times more effective in penetrating the skin, giving it a surge of hydration.
Its one-piece design is lightweight, compact, and comes with a convenient handle for portability, so you won’t struggle to lug it around the house. The micro-steam goes to work fast too. A full cycle takes just nine minutes to purify the skin effectively. On top of that, the steamer has a wide nozzle for complete and even coverage.
KONKA Facial Steamer retails for US$18.66 (S$25.99) at AliExpress.
POPO Face Steaming Device
POPO’s facial steamer offers you a spa-like treatment at a fraction of the price. The soothing steam it produces deep cleanses your pores to remove dirt, bacteria, and makeup residue for cleaner, smoother skin. It also comes with a nasal attachment to soothe sinuses in the morning.
POPO Face Steaming Device retails for S$14.73 at Lazada.
True Glow by Conair Moisturizing Mist Facial Sauna System
Easy on your credit card and complexion, Conair’s facial steamer covers your pores in a warm, cleansing mist. It goes deep into your pores to loosen and extract impurities. Each set also includes the brand’s facial cleansing brush to buff away dirt and excess oils when you cleanse your face before the steam.
You can also swap out the brush head for the sponge to apply moisturiser. When you use the cleansing brush, steam, and sponge in that order, what you’re left with is smooth, clear skin that’s plump and glowing. If those features weren’t enough, the steamer also comes with a narrow cone that can be used to ease your sinuses.
True Glow by Conair Moisturizing Mist Facial Sauna System retails for S$39.33 at Amazon.
Vanity Planet Essia Ultrasonic Lifting & Exfoliating Wand
Smoothing out fine lines and getting rid of clogged pores are on almost everyone’s skincare checklist. Now, there’s a skincare device that can help to do both. Vanity Planet’s Essia Ultrasonic Lifting & Exfoliating Wand uses a combination of oscillation technology and electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) to lift and firm the skin.
Choose from three modes to exfoliate, moisturise, and lift. When you select the exfoliation setting, the device will use ultrasonic vibrations to dislodge blackheads and impurities from the pores. It keeps your skin clear by combating zits and calming inflammation.
The moisturise mode is designed to make the most of your skincare products. The oscillation is paired with an anion flow to aid your skin in product absorption, so toners, serums, and moisturisers can penetrate and work better.
The most advanced feature, however, is the lifting mode. EMS microcurrents gently stimulate the facial muscles to tighten the skin and lift facial contours. With regular use, it’ll give you a more youthful-looking glow.
Vanity Planet Essia Ultrasonic Lifting & Exfoliating Wand retails for US$154.99 (~S$215.98) at Vanity Planet.
Vanity Planet is having a sitewide sale from now till 7 July 2020! Use the code ‘VPA40’ at checkout to enjoy 40% off on all items!
Face Lifting Microcurrent Massager
Microcurrent facials act like a non-surgical face lift, which is why NuFACE’s devices have seen an uptick in sales since they launched. If its prices are way out of your budget, however, try this one instead. This massager emits low-voltage electrical currents that mirror your body’s own natural currents to stimulate collagen and elastin production, repairing the skin for a more radiant glow.
When you use this for five minutes a day, you’ll notice a visible lift and a smoother complexion. This facial massager may be tiny but it really packs a punch in your beauty routine. You can use it on your brow bone to lift the contours of your eyes too. To top it off, it can reduce puffiness in the morning – great for bringing down salt-induced bloating.
Face Lifting Microcurrent Massager retails for US$17.11 (S$23.68) at AliExpress.
Electric Mini Microcurrent Vibration Lifting Facial Massager
This futuristic-looking skincare device is made for those who need a little lift. It uses microcurrents to stimulate and awaken your facial muscles. Like a gua sha tool, this facial massager has curved corners that fit the contours of your cheeks and jawline. When you smooth the tool over those areas, you’ll help to tighten and lift your face.
You can use the rounded tips on acupressure points to relieve tension and drain lymphatic fluid away from your face. The device has two massage modes, so you can switch up the intensity if you desire.
Electric Mini Microcurrent Vibration Lifting Facial Massager retails for US$9.76 (~S$13.51) at AliExpress.
GUGUG Skin Scrubber
Don’t let its name terrify you – the GUGUG Skin Scrubber is actually really gentle on the skin. It uses high-frequency vibration to remove blackheads, whiteheads, and dead skin when you smooth the stainless steel spatula on your skin.
It features three modes: Cleansing, Lifting, and Ion+ & Ion-. The Cleansing mode exfoliates to give you a more radiant complexion, while the Lifting mode massages your face to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. To enhance the absorption of vitamins and minerals in your skincare, select the Ion- mode. And finally, to remove dirt and impurities from your skin, activate the Ion+ mode.
GUGUG Skin Scrubber retails for S$35.13 at Amazon.