However, in the last year a number of expensive beauty gadgets have flooded the market, claiming that they will revolutionize our current routines. The two that have caught my eye are the Clarisonic and various IPL hair removal devices.
The Clarisonic was once only available at Space NK but this year was launched at QVC, costing £150. It is a revolutionary cleansing device, promising a much deeper clean that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores. It is also said to leave skin so clean that it absorbs serums and moisturisers much better. I consider cleansing a fundamental part of my skincare regime and have used Eve Lom and a muslin cloth for many years, so the question is does the Clarisonic live up to its claims and even if it does, is it worth £150?
Hair removal is something all women unfortunately have to battle with and I have tired shaving, waxing and epilators. All have their drawbacks. IPL devices offer a permanent solution and the thought of never having to worry about regrowth again is an appealing one. I've read a few reviews of both the Philips and the Boots versions and I'm impressed by the results users say they've experienced. With the Philips Lumea at nearly £400, this could be a very expensive mistake if it doesn't live up to its promises.
|The Clarisonic - £150 from QVC|
I've picked just two items out of many. There are hairdryers for £125, acne treatment systems for £130, where does it end?
Do you think this new generation of beauty gadgets are worth such high prices? Will the trusty razor and flannel become obsolete?
Yesterday I took advantage of a QVC Easy Pay code and their extended returns period to give the Clarisonic a try for a few months (I'll keep you posted on my experiences with it), but if I hadn't had the possibility of returning it, I doubt I would ever have spent that much on a gadget.
Are there any beauty gadgets that you can't live without?