Tried and tested

These incredible skin care gadgets cost a lot less than you think

Washing the ol’ boat race with hands and warm water is still (just about) socially acceptable, but if you want your skin clean – and by that we mean clean clean – you must first arm yourself with a pore purging, blackhead-banishing piece of deep cleansing kit. Whether that kit is a centuries-old piece of pseudo-potato (more on that later), a rolling stone (and we don’t mean Mick Jagger), or the latest silicone-covered face vibrator (errr…), is at your discretion…

Foreo’s {LUNA Play} looks disconcertingly NSFW – or should that be, NSFFW (not suitable for face washing). It comes in pink (magenta or ‘millenial’) and vibrates like… *cough* well… but this kinky-looking gizmo quickly tszujs all the grossness out of pores, whilst stimulating bloodflow so your cells work better. You’re only one-minute-a-day away from plumped up, younger-looking skin (and achieving it’s better than… (almost))

Ying Yu’s {Jade Facial Roller} is the lazy girl’s alternative to fingertip facial massage. ‘Kneading’ skin whilst cleansing is the perfect way to keep things clear, calm and collected – stimulating lymphatic drainage, to eliminate the toxins that cause puffiness and breakouts (particularly ’round the chin and jawline). The lymph system has no central ‘pump’, so needs a helping hand (or roll) to keep things moving – and get skin glowing.

Made from pure ‘amorphopallus konjac’ fibre (!?) – a type of Asian root (pseudo-potato) – {Konjac Sponges} are responsible for Eastern women’s flawless faces. Densely textured yet gentle – and totally natural – they exfoliate dead skin cells, help cleanser go farther and are ideal for the spot-prone; scooping up dirt that a muslin can’t get to, to help keep those breakouts at bay.

And if you like a more ‘hands on’ approach to keeping your face flawless then equip yourself with Nurse Jamie’s bizarrely brilliant invention. Her {Exfoliband Silicone Loofah} looks dauntingly extra-terrestrial, but its soft cellular structure works to slough the scales away without the risk of ruffling skin’s feathers. With two textures to cleanse both congested and delicate areas, it’s a fabulous sk-investment your bank manager won’t balk at…


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…