It’s not for nothing that homecare facial tools have become an incredibly huge draw in the last few years. They’ve been known to help with everything from lymph drainage and puffiness, to anti-ageing and even migraines! Our favourite reason to love these though is the self-care time they offer, allowing you to really slow down, get off those screens and just be, well, zen.
Many of these tools can also be used in conjunction with your face oils and serums allowing them to be better absorbed! Available in a variety of hand-held manual and electronic forms, and materials like rose quartz, jade, black obsidian, and metals as well, the choices are many. So, if you’re looking to invest in one (or few!), here’s a guide that’ll help you narrow it down…
Facial Tools That You Need In Your Routine
1. Kansa Wand
Pre-dating most facial tools, the kansa wand has a metal dome-like face massaging tool with a wooden handle. Kansa, or bell metal in English, is a healing metal mentioned even in ancient Ayurvedic scriptures that is made up of copper along with tin, zinc and a few other trace metals. Massage with this tool helps stimulate blood circulation, promote lymphatic drainage, boost collagen production, improve firmness, balance pH of the skin, and bring fresh oxygen to the skin giving a fresh, glowy look.
We’d Buy It Because: It removes toxins and promotes lymphatic drainage.
2. House of Beauty 24k Face Massager
A T-shaped, battery-operated facial tool, the 24k Face Massager works to reduce wrinkles around the eyes, lips, nasolabial folds, chin, cheeks, forehead and neck, and reshape the face contour. Turned on with a simple twist at the bottom of its handle, this tool vibrates 6,000 times a minute (micro-vibrations) which gives facial muscles the right amount of stimulation for a firming effect to improve the skin. Rolling gold ions on the skin can regulate and balance the body’s bioelectricity, thus promoting metabolism and activating skin cells, giving radiance and elasticity to the skin. The massager can be used on its own or with a face oil or serum as well.
We’d Buy It Because: It helps with natural face contouring and reduces puffiness.
3. MySkinBuddy (MSB)
Equipped with four proven technologies – ultrasonic vibrations, thermal heat therapy, ion care, and LED therapy – this tool helps take at-home skincare to the next level. When it comes to immediate effects, it deeply cleanses skin and pores, exfoliates dead cells, softens dirt in pores for easier extractions, enhances product penetration, and even reduces redness after peels and microderm. Over time it also promises to promote cell renewal, shrink pore size, brighten skin and even skin tone, visibly plump, tighten and firm skin, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Is there anything it can’t do really?!
We’d Buy It Because: It deeply cleanses and firms & brightens the skin.
4. Jade Gua Sha Face Massager
While the Kansa wand is of Indian origin, this one, the heart-shaped gua sha stone, is an ancient traditional Chinese medicine treatment. With this tool, the skin is gently but intentionally scraped to promote blood circulation and natural drainage of the lymph nodes. Also, jade carries a healing energy that brings harmony and balance. Working this into your massage routine can brighten skin, reduce puffiness, remove excess bloating and sagging skin, help with sinus issues, and ward off headaches and jaw pain. A gua sha massager can be used all over, it works great on the neck, face, back, chin, hand, arm, waist, scalp and feet. Gua sha is also available in rose quartz, black obsidian and kansa metal, each offering its own range of beauty benefits.
We’d Buy It Because: It improves blood circulation and reduces puffiness.
5. Foreo Iris Eye Massager
This uniquely designed tool, inspired by the Asian fingertip tapping eye massage technique, works on reducing signs of ageing. Ophthalmologists approved it as an effective and safe eye care treatment, it combines this ancient Asian lymphatic-drainage acupressure with revolutionary T-Sonic massage to refresh and depuff tired eyes and reduce crow’s feet, dark circles, and undereye bags. It works with two modes; Pure Mode replicates a manual massage while Spa Mode recreates a professional beauty treatment by combining tapping with delicate pulsations.
We’d Buy It Because: It refreshes and depuffs delicate eye area.
6. Ice Globes
An upgrade from traditional skin icing, ice globes help give the skin a cooling sensation without the sharp bite of ice cubes. This pretty set of two glass stems helps give you toned, tightened and refreshed skin almost instantly! Just pop these into the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes before gliding them on your face. The cryotherapy face massagers help reduce the appearance of pores, puffiness, and redness to give glowing, beautiful skin. And if you deal with headaches, ice globes are also a great way to get relief from these as well as sinus troubles and migraines.
We’d Buy It Because: It tones, tightens and refreshes skin.
7. Rose Quartz Roller
Did you know face rolling dates back to ancient times when it was used to reduce puffiness and wrinkles on the face? De-stress and soothe your skin with these rollers designed to tone and lift your face. It also helps release tension, cool and soothe the skin, and enhance your facial glow. Maximise your self-care experience by gliding this facial roller on your face after you’ve put on a sheet mask. This type of face roller is also available in jade, amethyst, and white opalite among other natural stones.
We’d Buy It Because: It helps destress and soothe the skin.
8. Dr G Uplift Massager
This beauty and wellness tool works for the face and body. The roller has a hexagonal structure encrusted with 30 massaging stones containing germanium powder which tightens the skin leaving it feeling energised and enhanced. It can be used on the forehead, cheeks, neck, collarbone, and upper arms.
We’d Buy It Because: It tightens and energises the skin.