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SmoothSkin IPL Hair Removal Devices

SmoothSkin IPL Hair Removal Devices: Game Changers in Hair Removal

A few years ago, we were introduced to a hair removal device that uses light-based technology (IPL or Intense Pulsed Light). This light technology hinders the growth of unwanted hair, but alas that device was not made for darker skin tones. That was then and now there is a hair removal brand that is a bit more inclusive. We’re here to introduce you to two SmoothSkin IPL Hair Removal Devices, SmoothSkin Gold and SmoothSkin Bare. Say goodbye to shaving and waxing!

SmoothSkin IPL Hair Removal Devices

SmoothSkin is the only global expert brand dedicated solely to the design, development, and manufacturing of IPL hair removal devices. You won’t find any other consumer electronics such as toasters or vacuum cleaners in their wheelhouse, they are strictly dedicated to making only IPL devices. As you can imagine, these early pioneers of light-based technology are unmatched in the advancement of light-based beauty products and skin science. So how do these SmoothSkin IPL hair removal devices work? They are designed to help break the cycle of hair growth by targeting the hair root or follicle.

Please note, IPL is NOT a laser. Light energy is transferred through the skin’s surface and is absorbed by the melanin present in the hair shaft. The absorbed light energy is converted to heat energy (below the surface of the skin), which then disables the hair follicle preventing further growth. With the use of these SmoothSkin IPL hair removal devices, treated hairs naturally fall out over the course of a few days to 1-2 weeks.

SmoothSkin IPL Hair Removal Devices

IPL differs from laser hair removal by using a much broader spectrum of light in various colors and wavelengths, whereas laser uses a single spectrum of concentrated light in one single color and wavelength. Both methods target the melanin in the hair follicle and can provide long-lasting results. Because laser treatment focuses light into the follicle and not the skin, it is often recommended for darker skin tones which may not be suited to IPL treatment.  Due to the way the technology works, IPL isn’t suitable for the darkest skin tones, or Fitzpatrick skin tone 6.

IPL is also not recommended for use on red, grey or very light (blonde) hair. All SmoothSkin devices feature a unique sensor that checks to see if your skin tone is suitable before treatment. SmoothSkin Gold features the latest in IPL technology, which automatically selects the right setting for you giving a personalized treatment for maximum results.

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Being the most powerful at-home IPL device on the market, SmoothSkin Gold checks your skin tone with every flash and delivers powerful treatment specifically suited to you. They recommend you use it once a week for 12 weeks to capture your three hair cycles of growth. Once these have been treated, your hair will stop growing back and you’ll only have to do a few sessions every few weeks. The SmoothSkin Gold boasts a gentle mode which reduces its power; this makes it perfect to use on sensitive areas such as underarms or bikini line. The treatment should take a maximum of 20 mins for your whole body and can be used pretty much everywhere.

We just started using the SmoothSkin Gold as we are in the Fitzpatrick skin tone 5 range. Something we couldn’t say a few years ago as this technology wasn’t available to our skin tone. It will take a few uses to see the full results, but we can say the device is easy to use, and we haven’t experienced any skin irritations or discomfort.

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The SmoothSkin Bare is the IPL game changer offering incredibly fast, permanent hair reduction. Being the fastest at-home hair removal device on the market, SmoothSkin Bare uses an Ultrafast Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). With 100 flashes per minute, you can treat the whole body in only 10 minutes. Thanks to the latest technology, SmoothSkin Bare offers unlimited flashes, so you don’t have to worry about running out. By using Bare once a week, you will see results from 4 weeks with best results around week 12.

Both devices offer dual-mode treatments making it quick and easy, the Stamp, and Glide modes. The Glide mode is for larger areas such as the legs or arms. You simply hold down the button and the device will keep flashing as you glide it across your skin. The Stamp mode works perfectly for smaller areas such as your underarms or bikini line. SmoothSkin conducts several clinical studies; their in-house clinical team makes sure their products are both effective and safe.

SmoothSkin Gold and SmoothSkin Bare hair removal devices are both available now on www.smoothskin.com.

Beauty Technology: FOREO UFO LED Thermo Activated Smart Mask

What’s New in Beauty Tech: Foreo UFO: The Sophisticated Smart Mask

We have been on a face mask roll lately and our skin is loving it. This time around, we’re getting a lot more technological as we try out the Foreo UFO, the sophisticated smart mask. This smart, blue tooth-enabled facial mask combines groundbreaking hyper-infusion technology with innovative K-beauty formulas for a complete facial treatment in 90 seconds. You may already be familiar with and enjoyed some of Foreo’s innovative beauty tech devices, the Foreo UFO will also win your beauty-loving heart.

Beauty Technology: FOREO UFO LED Thermo Activated Smart Mask

UFO integrates thermo-therapy and cryo-therapy to push the mask’s essence into the skin’s surface and lock in moisture while reducing the appearance of pores. T-sonic pulsations gently massage mask essence into the skin, while full-spectrum LED light therapy completely rejuvenates skin—unveiling a refined, radiant complexion.

Beauty Technology: FOREO UFO LED Thermo Activated Smart Mask

It was lust at first sight and love at first use of the Foreo UFO Smart Mask at Pepcom. We relished indulging in this groundbreaking beauty tech device and transcendent smart mask treatment. As previously hinted above, the Foreo UFO combines advanced dermal technologies with exclusive Korean mask formulas for a decadent facial treatment in seconds. 90 seconds is all you need to enjoy the full benefits of this smart mask device. You’ll love everything about this innovative beauty device that will help to transform your skin’s complexion and give you a spa-worthy facial. We certainly do!

Beauty Technology: FOREO UFO LED Thermo Activated Smart Mask

The Foreo UFO offers a range of UFO-Activated, single-use masks and expert routines, optimized for specific skin care benefits. The individually wrapped mini sheet masks include Make My Day, Call It a Night, Matte Maniac, Glow Addict, H2Overdose, Shimmer Freak Eye Mask, and Youth Junkie. They are available in a box of seven per box for $9.99. We started off with the Make My Day mask, a lux red algae and hyaluronic acid face mask that left our skin looking and feeling hydrated, as well as protected. We are looking forward to trying the others, especially the Matte Maniac soon.

In 90 seconds, this wonder device will prep, moisturize, and protect your skin. Using the coordinating Foreo App, you begin with a Thermo-Therapy and revitalizing red LED light that smooths and preps your skin to absorb the mask’s full benefits. After 30 seconds, the UFO’s T-Sonic pulsations are added to the heat to help with absorption of the hydrating serum. During the last 30 seconds, the heat gradually decreases and the anti-pollution formula is locked into the skin while the LED gives your skin an instant boost of radiance for an all-day glow. With the UFO, you’ll enjoy three targeted photo facials in one at-home device.

Beauty Technology: FOREO UFO LED Thermo Activated Smart Mask

Exclusively developed for the flagship UFO model, Cryo-Therapy mode is an effortless way to diminish the appearance of pores and reduce puffiness. No need to stash skincare in the freezer – with the simple touch of a button, UFO instantly cools to refresh and invigorate skin.

The 100 percent waterproof UFO Smart Mask is easy to clean between uses and the included stand (not pictured) keeps your UFO where it belongs when not in use – on display.  It is USB-rechargeable, lightweight, portable, and is available in three colors – Fuschia, Mint, and Pearl Pink. Plus every UFO comes with a 10-Year Quality Guarantee and 2-Year Limited Warranty. Get your favorite color for $279.00 on www.foreo.com, Sephora retail locations, and www.sephora.com.

Titan by Silk’n: The Latest Must-Have Anti-Aging Beauty Device

How we’d love to live a life of luxury where we can get pampered whenever we desire. We’d love nothing for than our face to look radiant and youthful, and our skin to be glowing. But spa visits don’t come cheap unless you take advantage of those twice a year $50 Spa Week deals and plastic surgery is too expensive. But there is hope for affordable beauty treatments you can enjoy. If you’re ready to reduce your fine lines and wrinkles and lift and tighten your sagging skin, keep reading. It’s the latest must-have, anti-aging beauty device, the Titan by Silk’n Skin Tightening and Lifting Beauty Device.

The Titan by Silk’n Skin Tightening and Lifting Beauty Device is the most advanced and least invasive way to tighten the skin. This breakthrough at-home device works from the inside out to activate the body’s natural restoration process. It features infrared energy which increases blood circulation to improve skin tone and texture, it uses LED Light Energy to grow new collagen to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and boasts RF Energy to penetrate deep beneath the skin to contract connective tissue, remodel collagen and strengthen elastin to lift and tighten sagging skin. Basically, it seeks out your damaged tissue and repairs it.

What makes the Titan by Silk’n such a breakthrough beauty essential? This at-home hand-held device uses the same technology offered by leading dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons. Unlike with surgical procedures and many medical spa treatments, the Titan by Silk’n requires no recovery time and is suitable for the entire face and neck. It is the first of its kind that has been clinically tested, FDA cleared and proven to safely tighten facial skin from the comfort of your home. When used with the Slider Gel, which acts as a conductor and is required to emit the energy deep beneath the skin), the Titan by Silk’n Tightening and Lifting Beauty Device should be used twice a week, for 10 weeks. The total treatment time for one single treatment zone takes 15 minutes and it is recommended that you treat
each area individually.

The Titan by Silk’n (with included Slider Gel) retails for $269.00, which is a much more affordable option than any facial or plastic surgery procedure. The Titan is suitable for both women and men, all skin types and skin colors and makes a wonderful holiday gift.

Smooth Operator: The Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler

Ladies, have you ever thought about the amount of time you spend doing your hair? The amount of time we women spend on our hair in our lifetime adds up to years, and for some of us, maybe even a decade. Wouldn’t you like to cut that hair styling routine time down and use that time for something more useful? With the Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler, you really can. This revolutionary 2-in-1 hair styling tool combines the power of a hair dryer and the precision of a styling tool right in your hands.

Say goodbye to having to dry, brush, then style your hair, and hello to smooth, frizz-free blowouts in no time. Why dry and style your hair separately? With the revolutionary Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler, you are able to dry AND style your hair at once, cutting your hair routine in half. This unique hair dryer is boosted by ionic technology for faster hair drying and a smooth, shiny finish. This one step is all it takes to achieve beautiful, frizz-free hair styles by detangling, drying and smoothing your hair. The Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler boast a large paddle brush, two heating and cooling settings for maximum styling control, and flexible tangle free bristles.

Available at Walmart

If you’re wondering how long does it take, it depends on how wet your hair is and how much hair you have. For us, our damp hair, which is extremely thick, took about half an hour (it will take longer for wetter hair). Because of our hair texture, our hair wasn’t completely straight on the first try but a few more passes and it got straighter. We loved how very easy, lightweight, and comfortable the Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler was to use. Ladies with thinner and shorter hair than ours will fall head over heels with this device (pun intended).

The Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler retails for $49.99 and is sold nationwide at Target, Ulta Beauty, Walmart, Amazon.com, and Walgreens.

Truebuds Wireless Earbuds: Music with Complete Freedom

We’ve had the pleasure of enjoying and getting to know a variety of wireless headphones, all of them over-the-ear but we’re ready for something a bit more revolutionary – wireless earbuds, completely wireless! Are you ready for Truebuds Wireless Earbuds? The smallest, and very fashionable, wireless earbuds that are designed to hug your ears with a secure comfortable fit all day.

Truebuds

Say goodbye to being plagued with constantly untangling wires, earbuds that constantly fall out of your ears, and bulky headphones, and hello to this stylish alternative. Not only are Truebuds Wireless Earbuds the best in-market, these small sized in-earphones boast a 6-hour battery life, industry standard Bluetooth technology, extraordinary sound quality, a comfortable and secure fit, and is water and dust resistant to IP 53.

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Truebuds‘ developers brought in the best designers and engineers to produce a high quality listening device with unprecedented features that are sure to usher in the future of portable audio. The goal of Truebuds Wireless Earbuds is to seamlessly combine the way we experience music with the feeling of complete freedom.

You can pre-order a pair of Truebuds Wireless Earbuds on Kickstarter, along with accessories such as a portable storage and charging case, and Budlocks, the ultimate grip for Truebuds, at 25% off on Indiegogo for $155.00.

GIVEAWAY: Smile in Style w/ Violife’s Slim Sonic Powered Toothbrush

There’s been a great shift to make everything in our lives more personalized. No longer are basic items only available in black, white, or neutral colors. We are able to express ourselves not only with our fashion, beauty, home and technology, but thanks to Violife, we can add bold color and graphics to our lives with our toothbrushes. The very fashionable Violife Slim Sonic™ Toothbrush is the “perfect accessory for your smile” and two lucky readers will win one of these battery powered toothbrushes of their choice from Violife’s wide range of colors and designs.

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Violife’s Slim Sonic Powered Toothbrush is the first battery operated, portable toothbrush with a built-in vented cap that cleans 22,000 brush strokes per minute! Match your own personal style with any of the available 26 designs and colors, each of which includes a compact case and one extra brush head. It boasts sonic-optimizing precision bristles, 6 months replaceable brush heads, a water-tight motor chamber, soft-touch power switch, waterproof battery compartment, and a moisture-releasing vented cap. Each Slim Sonic Classic retails for $15.99 and is available on www.violife.com.

As we stated above, we’re giving away a Violife Slim Sonic™ Classic toothbrush to two lucky readers.  To enter see our Rafflecopter entry form below:

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What We’re Loving | illuMask Anti-Acne Light Therapy Mask

By now we’re sure you’re tiring of hearing us complain about our continuous battle with our acne issues unless you’re also trying to win your own battle. We were introduced to an amazing new beauty tech device that has us not only having some sci-fi fun (when you see the device you’ll understand), but is also helping us win the battle again acne inflammation with light therapy. We have highlighted beauty tech devices with light therapy before, but we promise you’ve never seen anything like the illuMask Anti-Acne Light Therapy Mask.
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This advanced beauty tech device has been scientifically proven to be an effective way to treat acne, among other skin conditions. Light Therapy, or Phototherapy as it’s also called, is a transformative treatment that is safe for all skin types. The illuMask uses groundbreaking, patented technology to deliver all the benefits of light therapy in a convenient hands-free mask. we can’t begin to tell you how we want to sing the praises of this device from the rooftops. We suffer from Inflammatory acne, and at the time of receipt of this device, we were suffering a really bad round of painful, deep, red and swollen breakout. The at-home light therapy device fits comfortably onto the face, just like a pair of glasses (actually UV glasses are built right in to protect your eyes), and treatments, which delivers better results than the leading prescription drug acne treatments, are in 15-minute intervals.

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The illuMask Anti-Acne Light Therapy Mask is FDA cleared for the treatment of mild to moderate acne, with clinical results that left skin clearer, smoother, and less oily with fewer blemishes. All of our inflammatory acne, which usually plagues us for several days, and sometimes weeks, were gone after only a few days). For the first time, we didn’t squeeze or physically disrupt any of our acne, and our skin looks better for it. This amazing device, which allows 30 treatments,  retails for $30.00 and is available to purchase at Ulta, Walmart, Target, Walgreens, and www.illuMask.com.

Beauty Tech Devices We’re Loving

The tech side of the beauty industry has grown so much. No longer are you forced to visit a dermatologist or visit a spa to get the benefits of their skin rejuvenating devices. Gone are the days of trying to find time in your busy schedule to squeeze a quick trip to eliminate dark spots, unclog your pores, or stimulate your diminishing collagen. With the introduction of at-home beauty tech devices, you can now save yourself time and money by doing many of these treatments yourself. We were recently introduced to a few of these amazing at-home, beauty tech devices and had the pleasure of trying out two – the Dermalight by Spa Sonic, and the Violife Personal Misting Humidifier.Dermalight by Spa Sonic

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Sadly we are plagued with acne-prone skin, an uneven skin tone, and enlarged pores – three of the most annoying skincare issues that plagues most people, young and old. of course because we suffer from these three issues, we’re always looking for ways to improve our skin. Our research gave us the knowledge that Light Therapy is great for preventing and treating everyday pimples, especially those that get red and inflamed. So naturally we were intrigued. While we’ve tried the blue light therapy in the past, we were beyond happy to try the trio of LED light therapies that Dermalite by Spa Sonic offers. Instead of concentrating on one issue, the Dermalite allows you to tackle three – Toning, Anti-Acne, and Anti-Wrinkle.

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The non-invasive, low-level and non-thermal light energy helps to tighten skin, minimize pores and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The hand-held device is much more compact than regular light therapy products; it has been designed for those who want to manage their own treatments and touch ups at home or while traveling. While the blue is for acne, the green for skin toning, and the red for fighting wrinkles, all of the lights permeate the skins dermal layers to promote cell growth and rapid absorption of skin care products. Get your own at Drugstore.com, Target, and Beauty.com.

Violife Personal Misting Humidifier

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One thing that never changes is getting dry skin during winter, even though we are generally super oily. Add in the fact that heaters dry out the air in our apartment, we use products to control the sebum production on our face, and we are afflicted with skin that peels or flakes off, leaving us with dry skin patches. This of course makes our skin look dull and older. Thanks to the Violife Personal Misting Humidifier, we have reduced our skin’s dryness. Thanks to this ultra-fine vapor mist, which moistens the air and hydrates our skin, we’re left with skin that looks healthier and supple without the annoyance of a soaked unit, table, or anything else.

This wonderful device boasts a 270 rotating nozzle, which can be re-positioned to provide a comfortable mist where needed without having to move the entire unit????, it also features an adjustable “dimmer” knob to deliver mists from 1 oz an hour, up to 3 oz an hour. At the highest setting you can enjoy over 5 hours of powerful ultrasonic vapor using a standard 16 ounce water bottle, or almost 7 hours if using a 20 ounce water bottle????, something we’ve thoroughly enjoyed this skin drying season. Some key points for usage, this humidifier is not intended to be used with essential oils (you’ll just end up diminishing the strength of the mist and possibly ruining the device), and if you live in a hard water area, filters or distilled water is recommended. Get your own personal Humidifier for only $39.99 at Violife.com.