You usually think of medicine when you think of cutting edge technological advances, but you may want to think beauty once you check out these new products that take the latest advances in beauty – from research on what makes people more beautiful (and how to fake it!) to breakthroughs in how beauty products work. Here are some of the most innovative beauty products on the market…
1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE™ Brand Contact Lenses ($80 for a 1-month supply at Acuvue.com/Define)
If you’re even half the science dork I am, you’ll agree with me that these are just the coolest! Turns out, recent research shows that people are more attracted to women and men with limbal rings (the dark area around the iris of our eyes). Limbal rings are associated with a healthy and youthful appearance, but, (now’s the time to shed a tear,) many of us lose limbal ring definition as we age. 1-DAY ACUVUE® DEFINE™ Brand Contact Lenses, though, merge vision correction and beauty to help make eyes pop and look brighter and whiter by defining the outline around the limbal ring and adding iris-inspired patterns that add depth and dimension without changing the color of the eyes. You need a prescription from your eye care professional to get them, but you can get them in vision correction ranges as well as non-vision corrected so these really are for everyone. They’re available in three “effects” ranging from least to most noticeable : NATURAL SPARKLE™, NATURAL SHIMMER™, NATURAL SHINE™, each of which subtle enhance the beauty and youthfulness of your eyes. Now, that’s what we mean when we’re talking about the “No Makeup, Makeup” look!
Roloxin Lift ($110 for a box of 10 at Roloxin.com)
Roloxin Lift is an instant wrinkle-smoothing mask applied in just minutes that lasts up to 24 hours. It’s an entirely new way to revitalize your skin – and your sense of self by improving facial texture and reducing the appearance of both wrinkles and pores. Instantly, it will leave you with refreshed, truly radiant skin. Just activate the packet by massaging it, apply the mask to damp, clean skin, let it dry to a powder (this takes about 10 minutes) and the rinse, moisturize, and go! If you’re in NYC, you can also find Roloxin at Bergdorf Goodman.
SkinBetter (Free in the app store for Android or iPhone)
The SkinBetter App is a unique system that captures a photo of your skin and analyzes it through patented technology developed by world-renowned imaging engineers and scientists at Canfield Scientific. It then adds your self-reported skin history and concerns to an algorithm that produces a series of product choices that leading dermatologists and plastic surgeons recommend for YOUR skin, all of which you can order right off the app. Download is available for free for both iPhone and Android.
Tria Hair Removal Laser Precision ($299 at Sephora.com)
Laser hair removal has long been a must-have beauty treatment for the tech-savvy beauty-lover looking for longterm freedom for razors and waxing. But it’s always been super inconvenient and very expensive. The Tria Hair Removal Laser Precision, though, is changing the game. It is an FDA-cleared laser hair removal device that’s available for safe and effective at-home use, offering the same diode laser hair removal technology found in doctors’ offices. And because it’s so small, it can be used to treat hard-to-reach areas including the bikini, face, and underarms on all but the darkest of skin tones. Simply use the device once every other week for up to three months to achieve permanent results for laser-smooth skin for summer. And at just $299, it’s much cheaper than any professional hair removal service for one area!
Cover FX Custom Cover Drops ($44 at Sephora.com)
It’s not often makeup is truly revolutionary, but this is one of those times! Turn any face product – a serum, oil, cream, etc! – into makeup with Cover FX. Just place your favorite skincare product into the palm of your hand, DROP in Custom Cover Drops, MIX with your fingertips, and TRANSFORM into perfect customized coverage, from a sheer tint (1 drop) to a full coverage foundation (4 drops). Available in 24 shades.
To learn more, watch this, where I share all these high-tech beauty tips on NBC’s New York Live…