The must-have skin care tools trending on TikTok

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BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / May 10 2021

When it comes to getting in on the latest trends at a ground level, there’s no better place to find up and coming beauty bites than TikTok. The platform is practically overrun with Gen-Zers and if there’s one thing we know about the youths of today it’s that they love a HOT beauty trend. 

What is it that’s got these kids talking on TikTok right now then, you may ask? Well, according to it’s only one of our favourite topics *ever*… skin care tools, baby. 

Yep, that’s right. TikTok users are on the hunt for the lowdown when it comes to all things skin, and it’s no surprise really, when you think about how the platform has completely revolutionised the way we look at our skin care routines thanks to TikTokers like Hyram taking to the app to educate the masses on quality, affordable products. 

So without further ado, these are the skin care tools TikTok users are currently obsessed with:

Foreo - 160,200,000 hashtag views

We know, we know. Technically Foreo is a brand, but with a catalogue of a couple dozen skin care tools, it’s understandable that they’re running up those hashtag views. The Foreo UFO™ tallied the most views of all the brand’s offerings with a whopping 42.2 million views, followed by the LUNA™ with 7 million views. Why are people so obsessed with these two picks you ask? Well, the Foreo UFO™ provides you with in-clinic level results when it comes to masking, meaning if you’re short on time or strapped for cash, investing in one of these little guys will allow you to ditch the bi-monthly facialist visits. We stan. The Foreo LUNA™ on the other hand will take your cleansing routine to a whole new level thanks to personalisable, app-optimised technology that means you can track and create a custom cleansing ritual.

Gua sha - 137,900,000 hashtag views

If you haven’t been converted to the gua sha movement just yet, what the heck are you doing with your life? The ancient tool has origins in Chinese medicine and is a fast-track to a snatched jawline. Use the curved tool along the contours of the face to define those cheekbones and encourage lymphatic drainage.

Derma Roller - 63,600,000 hashtag views

It may be one of the most controversial skin care tools on the market at the moment, but the popularity of the dermaroller is still going strong. We’ve created a handy guide to at-home derma rollers, plus our top product picks to get you started, so you don’t make the same mistakes as some TikTok users.

Skincare Fridge - 53,600,000 hashtag views

The aesthetically-pleasing beauty accessory may be a cute way to store your best skin care (and late night snacks) but are they completely necessary or just another beauty gimmick? Here’s what the experts think. 

Jade Roller - 33,900,000 hashtag views

A great tool (when used correctly and hygienically) the jade roller’s another great pick when it comes to lymphatic drainage. Probably the most common of all the crystal skin care tools, this one has sparked controversy in recent years, with some dermatologists arguing the porous nature of the stone makes it a questionable choice for skin care application. Want to know more? We did the research so you don’t have to. 

LED Mask - 23,300,000 hashtag views

Kourtney Kardashian can’t seem to get enough of them, Serena Williams loves to drink wine and wear hers to relax and Chrissy Teigen’s been seen toting one too – it appears that LED masks are very much here to stay. The dermatologist-approved form of light-therapy utilises LED to repair and relieve a variety of skin issues like premature ageing, acne and dullness, all from the comfort of your own home. These are a few of our favourites.

Microdermabrasion - 12,200,000 hashtag views

Microdermabrasion is an in-clinic treatment that combines physical exfoliation with active ingredients to ensure maximum product absorption. The specialised treatment can be performed all over the body though personally we love a facial that incorporates the skin-renewing treatment.

Rose Quartz Roller - 7,000,000 hashtag views

The preferred crystal roller of many, rose quartz is the stone of lurve, so not only are you going to see maximum face-toning results once you start using one but you can also look forward to some truly good vibes. Always a plus in our opinion – the rose quartz roller definitely makes our list as one of our favourite stone skin care tools to date. 

Silk Pillowcase - 6,300,000 hashtag views

In case you hadn’t heard the news, if you’re still sleeping on a cotton pillowcase you’re a peasant. Well, maybe not a peasant, but your skin care and haircare game is probably pretty naff. Why are you attacking my sleeping ritual, you may ask? Well, it’s because we want the best for you and silk is just better. The smooth-finish fabric is less likely to cause friction on hair (uh hello silky strands) as well as being gentle on skin, minimising the premature ageing that’s linked with fabrics of a lesser quality. These are the silk pillowcases you need to improve your beauty sleep.

Face Steamer - 4,400,000 hashtag views

Want to emulate the steamy facials of your esthetician? Then you need to snag yourself a facial steamer. A great tool to add into your routine a few times a week to encourage a deeper clean than usual, these hot-heads help to open up those pores to get out dirt and impurities. Buh-bye pimple-causing bacteria. Want to know if they are actually worth investing in? Here’s what an expert has to say.

Want to know which skin care picks have lit up the hearts of your fellow countrymen? These are Australia’s most popular skin care brands.

Main image credit: @whatsonvisface

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).