For many years, I regarded at-home facial tools to be nothing more than pricey gimmicks. Whether I was watching somebody aggressively scrubbing at their skin with a rotating cleansing brush or gently running a vibrating toning device up and down their jawline, my view was that facial tools were something you got for Christmas, used once and then sat in a drawer collecting dust for years to come.
And for the most part, I was right. The facial tools of yesteryear didn’t promise a great deal of benefits. But since then, technology has advanced, and so has our understanding of skincare. Now, high-tech electronics and expert-backed massaging techniques have paved the way for a whole new era of facial tools, and they’re more popular than ever. A quick scroll through Instagram will uncover a whole bunch of celebs and influencers that swear by facial tools for a youthful, glowing complexion. But are they really as effective as they seem? Keep scrolling to discover the at-home tools that are worth your time and money (as well as those experts warn we should steer clear of).