Reputable news publication, TIME magazine, puts out a list of what they consider are “best inventions” every year. The items featured are new products launched within that particular year that are original, creative, influential, ambitious, and effective.
Sure, we expected products such as Augmented and Virtual Reality devices, as well as smart appliances and healthcare tools to make the cut, but guess what – the TIME Best Inventions 2019 also includes a Beauty category, which gives a nod to some of the most innovative beauty products and devices that were launched in 2019.
Here are the five that made the list.
1. SkinCeuticals Custom D.O.S.E
We know that personalised beauty routines are a big trend in 2019 and when it comes to products in this category, Time magazine thinks that SkinCeuticals is the champion.
Custom D.O.S.E is SkinCeuticals’ answer to making professional customised skincare more accessible to regular users. To receive their own Custom D.O.S.E, users are to visit their dermatologists to get their skin concerns identified. Then, a SkinCeuticals’ machine concocts a formula that is customised just for them right on the spot accordingly.
The customisation is made possible using 2,000 algorithms that process personal data before whipping up a unique formula. These skincare solutions draw from eight highly concentrated ingredients such as retinol, glycolic acid, and niacinamide.
2. Dyson Airwrap
After Dyson presented us with the revolutionary Supersonic hairdryer in 2016, the brand impressed us once again with their latest product in the personal care category: the Dyson Airwrap.
A device that dries and styles hair at the same time without the need for extreme heat nor twisting, the Airwrap uses the powerful V9 digital motor to create waves and curls with a vacuum-like effect. This allows users to create the style they want with ease, as well as yield little damage compared to conventional styling tools that subject hair to extreme heat.
3. Heated Razor by GiletteLabs
The idea of having hot towels resting on your face during a shave at a barbershop sounds relaxing and is also a great way to make sure that you get a close and comfortable shave because the hair and skin is softened by this routine.
To emulate this, GiletteLab launches the Heated Razor, which features a stainless steel warming bar that is located under five blades to warm your skin while you shave.
There are two levels of heat that users can choose from and the warmth is evenly distributed by the four heat sensors in the tool.
Besides the warming effect, the shaver also has the FlexDisc technology to go over every contour and crevice comfortably. The tool is also fully waterproof for effortless use in the shower.
4. Artis Phantom Cleansing Silks
We know that a great cleansing routine typically involves a few products: a makeup remover, a cleanser, and an exfoliator. To make our lives easier, Artis created the Phantom Cleansing Silks, a facial cleanser that includes oil, foam, and exfoliation into one easy step.
This cleanser comes in the form of small sheets (called silks) woven with patented nanofiber technology, and is also infused with jojoba oil and vitamin E.
Simply apply the patch to your skin, mist it with water, and then rub to cleanse and exfoliate at the same time.
This product also only activates when it touches water, which means it needs less preservatives to stabilise the ingredients compared to conventional cleansers.
5. Supergoop! Shimmershade Eye Shadow
Most skincare enthusiasts invest in eye creams because they know that the skin around the eyes is the thinnest, and hence, the most vulnerable. But how many of us would actually put sunscreen around our eyes?
Supergoop! found that most people avoid applying sunscreen around the eye area for fear of irritation, which is why they created Shimmershade, the first-ever eyeshadow that provides sun protection.
This creamy, mineral-based eyeshadow has a crease-free formula that lasts for hours, which encourages users who don’t usually think about sun protection for the eye area to take an extra step to do so.
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