The 7 Products You Need in Your Beauty Toolkit Right Now
San Francisco ladies have one thing in common: We’re all looking for smart solutions to everyday beauty problems. Maybe you’d like to shave a few minutes off your morning routine, or perhaps you just need a few at-home skin care hacks. We got you. From a futuristic styling tool to a high-tech toothbrush, here are seven miracle products you need right now.
A 3-IN-1 STYLING TOOL
If there’s one hair product worth splurging on this year, it’s the Dyson Airwrap Styler. This miracle tool dries and styles simultaneously—great for both the beauty-obsessed ladies who are used to spending an hour-plus on their hair and the zero-maintenance gals who barely know how to style. As usual, Dyson thought of everything. The Airwrap uses warm air to pull sections of hair and wrap them onto the barrel for you—all you have to do is hold the wand. It’s simple, it’s foolproof and it’s worth every penny. (It’s also sold out online, but locals can get their hands on one by visiting Dyson’s Union Square store.)
From $499; dyson.com
AN AT-HOME FACIALIST
Clarisonic may be a best seller, but we’re fans of the Foreo Luna, which has won stamps of approval from both Vogue and Elle. The stylish device is both a skin cleansing brush and anti-aging facial massager designed to exfoliate, unclog pores and remove dirt and oil for younger, more radiant-looking skin. What’s not to like? If you’re a frequent traveler, try the Luna Mini—this version is small enough to fit in your pocket and only needs to be recharged once every five months.
From $89; foreo.com
A SUPER-SLEEK TOOTHBRUSH
No more sad-looking bristles. The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart is one electric toothbrush you’ll proudly display on your bathroom vanity. The elegant high-tech toothbrush (rumored to be Queen Bey’s brush of choice) comes with its own app to track progress and technique using a 3-D map of your teeth. It powers up in a sleek glass charger (that can also be used to rinse after brushing) and even comes with a USB travel case that plugs into a laptop foran on-the-go boost. How dorky-cool is that?
From $230; usa.philips.com
A DISCREET FACIAL HAIR REMOVER
We’re not usually ones to fall for TV infomercials, but here’s one we’re glad caught our eye. The Finishing Touch Flawless looks like a tube of lipstick but is actually a mini electric shaver designed to take care of unwanted peach fuzz. It’s totally painless (unlike waxing) and doesn’t cause any redness. Use it on your chin, cheeks or upper lip for smooth skin that’s delightfully hair-free.
AN UNDER-EYE DE-PUFFER
Gone are the days of lying on the couch with cold spoons or cucumber slices over your eyes. These Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches brighten and de-puff tired eyes using natural ingredients like cornflower water (which has been used as a soothing ingredient for centuries), arnica extract and chamomile extract. The combo smooths fine lines and reduces dark circles and puffiness for fresh eyes that look perpetually well rested. We hear Chris Pratt is even a fan.
A DRAIN SAVER
Pulling clumps of hair from the shower drain might be the grossest bathroom chore there is. (We’d argue it even tops cleaning the toilet.) Thanks to the simple but effective TubShroom, which has 10,000-plus five-star Amazon reviews, emptying the drain is quicker and much [[?]] less nasty. Designed to keep your shower clog-free, it sits inside the drain and collects hair without disrupting the flow of water (no more mucky water filling up around your feet). Your aging pipes will thank you.
A RELIABLE FOOT SMOOTHER
As every city girl knows, getting around is not easy on the feet. Pounding the pavement block after block means serious calluses. And since open-toe shoe season is around the corner, it’s time to prepare. Enter the Tweezerman Callus Shaver, a tool that does double duty by removing tough calluses and then smoothing rough, dry skin—without horrifying your pedicurist. Your tootsies