2020 Beauty Gadgets for Soft, Smooth & Younger Looking Skin

It’s a new year and if you’re like me, one of your goals this year is to give your skin the nourishment it deserves to keep it looking ageless.

Having weekly facials isn’t just costly but it’s also time-consuming and let’s be real, unrealistic for most of us hardworking folks. To save myself some time and money, I invested in beauty gadgets that’ll help my skin feel soft and smooth to the touch while also giving me a youthful glow. From pore vacuuming devices to LED lights that kill bacteria causing acne, these gadgets will change your life.

If you are looking to improve your skincare routine, spend less money on facials and learn more about these life-changing beauty gadgets, then keep on reading.

But first…

How to Take Care of Your Skin

Good skincare = good skin. Generally speaking, this is true but sometimes good skincare just isn’t enough. But before we delve deeper, let’s examine what constitutes good skincare.

Good skincare is simply properly cleansed and hydrated skin. A properly cleansed skin consists of basic items like a cleanser, toner and moisturizer. But for some people like me, that just isn’t enough to get a glowing, hydrated skin.

There are numerous factors like stress, diet, weather, hormones and genetics that play a part in how your skin performs. I’ve learnt to study my skin so that when I break out or my skin looks and feels like sandpaper, I can almost always identify the cause.

Mind you, I’m no skincare expert, I’m still learning and probably will continue to do so for a while. But I know enough to identify my skincare needs and one of the most important things I’ve learnt is never to use more than one product brand on my face at a time. That way, if I have a reaction, I can always be sure of what is responsible.

Rather than slapping on multiple products on your face, it is important to learn to gauge your skin’s needs and choose your products accordingly. These needs also vary day by day as the weather massively affects how your skin performs.

My skin

I have oily skin in summer, oily/combination in winter. I am prone to hormonal breakouts which is accelerated by my aggressively sweet tooth. I stuff my face with chocolates and junk food at least two weeks prior to my menstrual cycle and my face treats me in kind. Like a rebellious teenager, my face sprouts acne spots. I also have enlarged pores around my cheeks and dark spots from when the breakouts dry up. The oil on my face produces white and blackheads and lately, the pore strips haven’t been enough to get rid of them completely. See my review of Biore pore strips here.

Knowing my skin type and concerns are, I am able to identify and buy myself the right skincare products and gadgets.

Do you know your skin type?

Here is my list of beauty gadgets for smoother, soft and younger-looking skin

Sorbet Pore Purifier

The Sorbet 4 in 1 Pore Purifier

What they say: This product is said to combine powerful suction with its custom attachments which help to extract dirt and other impurities clogging your pores.

Why I love it: I’ve only been using the pore purifier for two weeks and let me tell you, I LOVE it! It’s easy to use, it’s portable, it doesn’t hurt – if you use it correctly – and it’s completely changed my skincare routine. Since using it, my face feels softer,  makeup applies flawlessly and the price makes it accessible to just about anyone at just R349 at Clicks.

For a detailed description and to shop the tool, click here.

Rose Quartz Facial Roller


Rose Quartz Facial Roller

What they say: The rose quartz stone roller is designed to drain the lymphatic system and boost circulation, making it the perfect option to depuff and calm inflamed skin. Roll in upward motions over your face to tighten pores, improve texture, and minimize under-eye circles.

Why I love it: This one is just a week old and I’ve only actually used it twice – I know, shame on me. But I love the rose gold detail and how cooling it feels on my face without even putting it in the fridge. For a more cooling and relaxing effect, you’re advised to put it in the fridge.

It’s a really great way to get your skincare product to really penetrate deep into your skin and do its job. Especially perfect when you use it after the pore purifier. It comes with a set of instructions and at R499, kinda pricey but I like to think my face is worth it. I got mine at Faithful to nature, first time shopping on their website so I got R100 off.

For a detailed description and to shop the tool, click here

Derma roller

What they say: A derma roller is used to help rejuvenate the skin, treat acne scars, reduce the appearance of large pores and signs of ageing.

Why I love it: This is a tough one because I would be lying if I say that I love it because I don’t. I have not seen any positive changes to my face since I’ve been using it. So much so that I stopped using it. A beauty therapist did swear by it and assured me that it was a great beauty tool to have and she could attest to its efficacy. She has great skin and I felt inclined to believe her.

So maybe I just don’t know how to use it, maybe I should have had a professional choose which size needle I needed. Maybe I need to put more pressure on my face when using it, maybe, just maybe… However, the thought of puncturing my skin with the needles has deterred me from trying again but I just might give it another go.

I got it for R550 ex delivery on Derma Roller Systems.

For a detailed description and to shop the tool, click here

Sorbet Light Therapy Pen

What they say: It uses the power of light therapy to target and treat breakouts fast.

Why I love it: Unfortunately, another one that I can’t say that I love because I have yet to try it. This one was sent to me by Clicks and is not something I would ordinarily think to buy for myself even though I suffer from the occasional breakout. However, having watched a number of reviews on Youtube, most of the reviews confirm that the light therapy pen works. But if you have a spread of pimples on your face then using this pen would be a giant waste of your time since it only targets one pimple at a time.

The price of the pen excluding battery is R199 at Clicks. However, at the time of writing this post, it was not available on their website nor was it available or anywhere else. But I did find a similar pen going for R179 discounted from R399 on Perfect Dealz.

For a detailed description and to shop the tool, click here

Do you have a beauty gadget that’s not listed here? Let us know what it is and what it does because sharing is caring.


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2 Discussion to this post

  1. Jessica says:

    I bought the sorbet light therapy pen 2day, i dont know how 2 use it. I googled if im supposed 2 use the pen on a clean face. But it didnt say. How long um i supposed 2 leave the pen on breakouts 4? Its the first tym im using this pen. Can some direct me on how 2 use the sorbet light therapy pen please.

    • Tejumade Haastrup says:

      Hi Jessica. The pen is battery operated and it shuts off by itself after two minutes. I hope that helps?

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