We Tried Trendy Skincare Gadgets To See How Well They Work

Tea, tech and beauty

As beauty and tech continue to collide, more and more skincare gadgets enter the market — each more sophisticated than the last. Once, these nifty tools were considered gimmicky but now many swear by them.

Are skincare gadgets really worth the splurge? In this episode of BeauTea Talk, our video series where we talk about what’s brewing in beauty, our host Roanna and Clozette’s Head of Content Becks try a few new techs in beauty to see if they live up to the hype.

Watch the video to learn how each performs and read below to know more about Charlotte Tilbury Cryo Recovery Face Mask, Dr. Dennis Gross DRx Spectralite BodyWare Pro, est.lab OptimaLift A+ Intelligent Eye Revitaliser Tri-action Massager 2.0 and FOREO UFO™ 2 Facial Treatment Device.

Charlotte Tilbury Cryo Recovery Face Mask

The Charlotte Tilbury Cryo Recovery Face Mask promises to do a lot for your skin. It claims to help it feel lifted, firmer and appear more elastic. Not to mention that it also claims to reduce the look of your pores and make the eye area appear less puffy. How is this possible? The secret is a technology that’s inspired by cryotherapy and ancient facial acupressure techniques. Cooling metal beads are used to target “pressure points” (like above the brows) to melt away any tension and deliver a smoother complexion. You just need to store it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before using it on your face. No drips, no mess!

Dr. Dennis Gross DRx Spectralite BodyWare Pro

We spend a lot of time and effort taking care of our facial skin, but what about our bodies? The Dr. Dennis Gross DRx Spectralite BodyWare Pro seeks to address and prevent skin issues from the neck below with this FDA-cleared light therapy device. You can use it in four modes: red for firming the skin, blue for clearing acne bacteria, red and blue combination for smoothing wrinkles and reducing dark spots, and anti-inflammatory red light for body pain relief. It’s a multipurpose pick, for sure.

est.lab OptimaLift A+ Intelligent Eye Revitaliser Tri-action Massager 2.0

If you loved the first version of est.lab’s OptimaLift A+ Intelligent Eye Revitaliser Tri-action Massager, then you’ll surely also be a fan of its latest reincarnation. But even if it’s your first time, you’re sure to find something to like about it. Improved based on customer feedback, the new version boasts an upgraded sonic vibration function which now comes with controlled intensities — low, medium and high — to suit different needs and preferences. This gadget works to promote blood circulation and absorption of skincare items for the eye area. It also features a new therapeutic hot compress with nine heat settings (37°C to 45°C) for relieving fatigue and brightening dark circles. The benefits don't stop there; the massager is equipped with LED Red Light Therapy which stimulates collagen regeneration too. The best thing is, like its predecessor, it takes just one minute of your time each day to use to achieve bright, firm skin in your eye area.


Dubbed a “supercharged two-minute facial”, the FOREO UFO™ 2 promises to leave your skin refreshed and nourished after each use. It warms up the mask of your choice on your skin to activate ingredients and deliver deep absorption. Want to keep it cool instead? You don’t have to switch gadgets. This beauty tool also has a quick cooling feature that’s designed to shrink pores and reduce puffiness. What’s more, is that it comes with a full spectrum of LED lights and T-Sonic vibrations for diminishing visible signs of ageing and relaxing tension areas. The result is healthy-looking, bright skin.

Which gadget are you most keen on trying?

Love these gadgets? Get a chance to take one home! We’re giving away two est.lab OptimaLift A+ Intelligent Eye Revitaliser Tri-action Massager 2.0s and two FOREO UFO™ 2 Facial Treatment Devices to four lucky winners. 

To participate, simply subscribe to the BeauTea Talk’s channel, like the video about skincare gadgets (that’s Episode 4) and leave a comment to tell us which one fascinates you the most.

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