A revolution in beauty tech is underway, with a new generation of intelligent gadgets promising ageless skin and a flawless visage. Forget lotions and potions, the 2020 beauty regime is all about smart face-masks, DNA-designed skincare and 3D-printable make-up. 

Personalisation is the key – we want products that are tailor-made, time-saving and responsive. But where does one begin with navigating this new, high-tech world?  We’ve selected the next generation of devices to help you up your game – no pain or needles involved.

MZ Skin

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Light Therapy Golden Facial Treatment

Cover your face in gold with this LED mask by Dr. Maryam Zamani’s MZ Skin brand. This futuristic beauty device uses the latest in light therapy technology to promote glowing skin and address problems with pigmentation and inflammation. Powered by USB, it delivers a fully controllable cycle of light to your skin, with five settings that promote different benefits to your face.


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Wide View Sensor Mirror 

Can’t stop admiring yourself? Wait till you try this triple mirror from simplehuman. With a ‘tru-lux’ sensor-controlled light system that is designed to simulate natural sunlight’s full colour spectrum, it promises to show every detail while you apply your make-up. WiFi enabled with smart features, it is capable of over 50,000 colour variations, including a ‘soft-alarm’ feature for the morning that uses light to keep you on schedule. Mirror, mirror on the wall…


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Luna 2, £149, from Fenwick

Swedish beauty brand FOREO has been creating ergonomic, technology-driven products since 2013. Luna 2 is its facial cleansing and anti-ageing device. Promising to unclog your pores of 99.5% of dirt, oil and make-up reside, the gadget releases 8000 T-Sonic pulsations per minute through its silicone touch-points to deep cleanse and bring radiance to your skin.

Pmd - Personal Microderm Pro

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Personal Microderm Pen

Boasting the same results as a professional, clinic-based microdermabrasion treatment, the PMD Personal Microderm Pro has been developed for weekly at-home treatments. The device combines spinning disc technology with vacuum suction to reduce fine lines and wrinkles for fresh-faced skin.

Dr Dennis Gross

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Spectralite Faceware Pro

You’ve likely seen this futuristic mask all over Instagram. Based on Dr Dennis Gross’ in-office lasers, its uses light technology to reduce wrinkles and acne. To stimulate collagen production, the mask engages 100 lights in red mode to penetrate the skin’s dermis, while it specifically tackles acne bacteria and future breakouts via its 62 blue lights.


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3D makeup printer

Due to launch officially later this year, Mink is the world’s first 3D makeup printer. It has been designed to turn images – from social media, a scan, or your camera roll – into wearable makeup. The process is simple: download an app, import your image and then insert a make-up sheet into the printer to create the colours for your desired look. §