The best beauty and wellness gadgets of 2021
Tech to add to your wish list
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Content Producer / December 02 2021
The year is wrapping up and what a year it’s been. 2021 has delivered some truly *exquisite* beauty and wellness offerings.
Cordless straighteners were all anybody could seem to talk about, while our Review Crew® got up close and personal with their pores thanks to a camera-assisted Manicare Salon Pore Vacuum (so gross but so satisfying).
From dental care to skin care, and even sexual health, there’s a beauty gadget for just about any basic need you’ve got. So, peruse the picks we’ve been adding to cart and get ready to upgrade your self-care game.
LumiSkin Kasi Thermal Care Silicone Cleansing Device
If you love a deep cleanse but have always been a bit wary about using a traditional cleansing device around your delicate eye area, we’ve got some great news. LUMISKIN™ Kasi Thermal Care Silicone Cleansing Device was developed with the fragile skin of the eye area in mind (as well as that pesky T-zone). Say sayonara to build-up, while stimulating blood flow and circulation using the gentle massaging sonic pulsation technology.
$149 at LumiSkin
ghd unplugged™ cordless hair straightener
Yep, you read that correctly, ghd has finally launched a cordless hair straightener – we’re not screaming, you’re screaming! Experience the same strand-straightening goodness as your favourite ghd styler anywhere, anytime. Charge up the travel-friendly option at home or in the car using the USB connector and you can enjoy up to 20 minutes of continuous styling time. Plus, with dual-zone technology and high-gloss plates, you can look forward to a snag-free, temperature-controlled styling sesh that won’t damage hair. The beauty gods have truly blessed us this day.
Dr. Dennis Gross DRx SpectraLite™ BodyWare Pro
If you’re a fan of the Dr. Dennis Gross Spectralite Faceware Pro, then have we got some great news for you! The derm has just released a new LED offering that can be used all over the body, helping to tackle problem areas such as acne or the first signs of ageing on the chest and back. The chest plate design is fitted with 148 red lights and 68 blue lights that work together to target a multitude of ails. Red light focuses on improving the signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines by penetrating the epidermis and stimulating collagen production, while blue light kills acne-causing bacteria, preventing future breakouts, as well as reducing redness and inflammation.
CLOUD NINE The Original Iron Pro Pearl
In desperate need of a new hair straightener? Well you’d be silly to go past the latest addition to the CLOUD NINE family. Introducing the original styler you love and know in an all new uber-luxe pearlescent finish – we’re not screaming, you’re screaming. With floating ceramic plates and a specialised revive mode that minimises any unnecessary drag and pulling on those precious strands of yours, you can look forward to a proficient styling sesh that won’t leave you tearing out your hair – literally.
Hot Tools 24k Gold Curl Bar 25mm
We know what you’re thinking – is she a deadly weapon or in fact a hair curler? Well, honestly, both; if you’re inclined to threaten people with second-degree burns that is. But if you’re a peace-loving person then yes, you can use this absolute gun of a curler for creating beautiful styles too. Ever held the hot barrel of a curling wand a little too close to your face? The innovative right-angle design of this hot tool means you actually minimise the chance of burning yourself during styling, making getting the perfect curl a cinch and a bit more comfortable.
Oral-B iO9 Electric Toothbrush
There is something heartwarming about a toothbrush that smiles at you, and that’s exactly what this little guy does when you brush your teeth right. Bluetooth compatible, you can use an app to track your brushing and receive feedback when needed (applying too much pressure? The cleaning guru will emit a disapproving red light). If you’re obsessed with that post-dentist check-up level of clean, you can’t go past this intuitive offering.
DYSON Supersonic Inversed Red
Everything you love about the DYSON Supersonic but this time the lady’s in limited edition red, and boy, does she look good. Say hello to fast drying and buh-bye to damaging levels of heat. This low-profile hair dryer protects hair health through innovative Air Multiplier™ and intelligent heat control technology, which means your strands can enjoy sleek results without being fried within an inch of their life.
We-Vibe Touch X Rechargeable Clitoral Vibrator
There’s nothing quite like a post-orgasm glow for the ol’ complexion, so we suggest following one reviewer’s advice and promptly investing in this velvety silicone (did we mention rechargeable and waterproof?) clitoral vibrator. “I have to say, this thing gets the job done more than anything I've ever tried before, and it is goooood… It's a busy woman's best friend, if that woman wants to have a little fun once in a while.”
ghd max hair straightener
Got the type of hair that just won’t comply when it comes to trying to straighten her out? This is where the ghd max comes in. With an extra wide ceramic plate surface, this is an ideal choice for those of us with thick, long or coarse hair. Though you could be mistaken for thinking this girly is a one trick pony, you would be wrong. Loose waves are just a styling sesh away with this versatile offering. Big seventies blowout waves, here we come.
SKIN GYM Porie Pro Blackhead Tool
We don’t know about you but we’re obsessed with our blackheads. It may be all in our heads but we’re dedicated to the purified pore life now and there’s no going back. Introducing this cute pink pick: essentially a handy little vacuum for your pores, this bad boy hoovers up oil, dirt and impurities for a superior deep pore clean. Watch out blackheads, we’re armed and dangerous.
Briar is a Content Producer at BEAUTYcrew. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a plumping lipgloss.