As the old saying goes, “necessity is the mother of invention”. Thanks to the ever-present need for solutions, we are in a flourishing era of technological advances. In the beauty industry alone, there are new inventions the whole time. Some are innovative. And some are, let’s just say, amusing. But to be fair, all of these fabulous ideas come from wanting to help others out! If you love unorthodox or weird ways to achieve your beauty results, these beauty tools and inventions were made for you!
Ingenious Beauty Inventions & Why They Exist
It’s been said that massaging the scalp helps promote hair growth. It does this by increasing the blood circulation to and near your hair follicles, rejuvenates the roots and conditions the scalp. It also effectively rids the scalp of dead skin layers, i.e. those pesky flakes and dandruff. A scalp massage removes those to reveal the healthy layer beneath it enabling your scalp to “breathe” in more oxygen.
It’s pretty similar to exfoliating your face. Once the oxygen barrier is gone, oxygen gets in. When that happens is that your hair has a better chance of growing healthier.
Massaging your scalp with your mere fingertips doesn’t actually scrape off the dead layers, and a great shampoo can only do so much for your hair. Additionally, for those who like to keep short nails, massaging the scalp may not be effective. Silicone scalp massagers like these mimic the nails, only better and less abrasive! It will also save you from chipping your polish. Sounds like a win, IMO!
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So we’ve got clean scalp, better conditions for hair growth, AND the relaxing spa experience! Scalp massages aren’t new, it’s the way the product executes it that is. The simple advantage of using this scalp massage over your spa or masseuse is that you are in control of it all. You know best which area needs the most attention and you can do it yourself!
Although I’ll be honest, seeing one of these scalp massagers for the first time had me doubting that it would tug my hair and actually pull out my hair instead of helping to fix it. Yep. Good thing I was wrong! Because I’ve got one and my head feels lighter since I started using it. The bristles are soft silicone ones that don’t cut or scratch the hair follicles. The scalp massage is super gentle and it’s one posh way to apply your shampoo and conditioner- as an added bonus!
I’ve had my fair share of frustration with hair shaping tools. Especially weird-looking gimmicky ones. I think perhaps the weirder it is, the better the curls are. This wand attachment certainly looks like it could, potentially create cool curls- but my worry was how does the hair stay on without you burning yourself?! I get how the hair stays on a straight wand, but how does the hair stay in place on this thing?
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The attachment has a ceramic coated barrel which is a standard for healthy hair curling. Ceramic coats absorb and distribute heat better than other materials. They don’t magnify the heat causing it to burn and damage your hair. Instead, they heat-style your hair in the healthiest way possible by preventing any micro-melting on our hair cuticles!
The bubble design is a neat way to stop you getting you hands burned. It helps the curl stay in place better and offsets the chances of you touching your hair in panic when it slides off. Contrary to what I assumed at first glance, the weird design actually helps the hair stay on better.
This facial hair remover honestly looks terrifying! If anyone has had incidents with tweezers and hair, you’ll know of the painful way it pinches the skin, correct me if I’m wrong! This looks like a callous device for that.
Apparently, the Tweezerman Smooth Finish Facial Hair Remover isn’t the thing of your fears. It actually works pretty gently and surprisingly well. It’s a tweezer for peach fuzz. And it works like a friendly razor.
How to use it? Put the tweezer on your face where you want your hairs annihilated. Then you hold both the handles and start twisting the handles. Move the tweezer coils around your face as you twist the ends, and the coils magically pluck your peach fuzz! It’s not one hair at a time. It’s a bunch of hair at a time. I say that’s very cool. And it is one way of avoiding shaving cream, facial razors, and cuts!
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The product plucks the hairs by opening and closing around your facial hair. Each twist of the handles helps it with this motion. It grips on to the hair and pulls it as you roll it over your face. The best thing about it is that the plucking isn’t painful or prickly. It’s actually soothing and almost therapeutic. Imagine having a way to get rid of your facial hair while just lounging around, watching Netflix. This does it!
Plucking each individual facial hair is painful and a downright nightmare for those with sensitive skin. Besides, who has the patience to pluck one hair at a time?! Shaving poses its own threats. Since the skin on your face is extremely delicate and soft, razors can easily disrupt the layers. The other alternative is waxing which is good but the upkeep is harder.
Among all those options: This weird coil plucking thingy is, safe to say, your safe bet!
This is one of the most deceiving macarons I’ve ever seen. It won’t satisfy your sweet cravings, and it’s not meant to go past your lips. What’s more, it wants to roll over microneedles on your lips! Does it sound like a horror tool to you?!
I’ve heard of facial micro-needling, but I guess I missed the part about the puckers needing the treatment too. This attachment head for the BeautyBio GloPRO sure makes me curious.
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The effects of micro-needling or derma rolling on the lips are the same as you get from facial derma rolling. It helps to enhance the effectiveness of any skincare products that you use. This is achieved by causing micro-injuries, that actually boosts collagen production as your skin heals and regenerates. By derma rolling your lips, you get plumper and healthier set of puckers without lip fillers! While it’s not really a replacement for lip fillers, derma rolling really does bring out your lip’s natural plumpness. Now I’m having ideas. Derma roll and lip oils, anyone?
There really is a solution to everything. Even one for drying your makeup brushes! And the result is a drying rack… or tree. Not only does it make you a clean queen, it shapes your brushes back to their original form. So if you’ve got a brush that’s unruly from usage, this tree will save the say. Get ready for brushes that look like new!
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What I’m seeing is a functional, probably practical beauty tool. It has 40 slots for all your different brushes and it holds up pretty well!
Brushes are delicate. Once a strand bends and strays away, it affects how your makeup looks once applied. It is pretty annoying when your brushes create a separate streak of makeup on your face.
Taking care of the brush bristles also maintains its quality. Brush soaps help out too. But of course, the harsh rubbing motions take away the shape as well as storing your brushes in a cramped bag.
With this tool, once you’ve shampooed and washed your brushes, hang them up to dry. I can also see this as a great brush holder actually. And why have separate brush holders and dryers when this can easily function as both? It is genius. And stylish too. All you need to make sure of is that you have space on your dresser for it because it ain’t small!
Turn your cucumbers into salads instead because this non-perishable eye cooler wants its role.
This is a woven mask made out of jade crystals. I’m a bit sceptical about the relationship between stones and healing. But in the corner of my eye, my facial jade roller is twinkling in disbelief.
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The mask supposedly helps soothe and relax your facial tensions. Much like the jade roller and other crystal-made beauty tools, the idea behind it is fairly simple: Crystals are relatively cool to the touch, and one like jade has the ability to stay cool even when it comes into contact with the skin.
The cooling sensation relieves the skin by reducing puffiness, stimulating your lymphatic drainage, and promoting blood circulation. All the good things that a simple chill will do.
This jade eye mask is really almost like your cucumber. It’s green. It’s pleasantly cold. It’s a good lounging accessory. The only difference is that you can’t eat the mask afterwards. Compromises.
Before getting to the product, those black circles are slightly giving me some trypophobia jitters. What if the balls fall out and their crates are revealed?!
Sorry if that gave you goosebumps, these types of things just do that to me. Queer, I know. Onto the beauty roller!
Facial massages and nerve stimulations really are helpful in keeping the skin youthful. That’s why there are various face rollers that have surfaced over the years. This one, in particular, is unusual. At first glance, you can already tell that it won’t cover all the areas on your face. But that’s okay. It’s mostly geared to massaging your neck and the sides of your face and train your lymph nodes to function properly.
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Using this consists mostly of rolling it up and down your face and neck. The cute little bumps stimulate your facial lymph nodes so they can flush out any fluid build-up that causes swelling. It eases the tension from any problems connected to swelling and tired faces.
The Skin Gym Face Trainer Beauty Roller is essentially a hexagon-shaped wand encrusted with geranium stones. Its gemstones are activated by built-in mini solar panels! To add more, these mini-solar panels “activate a micro-current through the stones to help re-balance, reduce the appearance of sagging skin and promote a rejuvenated complexion.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting calculative at this point. So I’ll just leave this product be and call it what it is. A fancier version of the jade roller! The gist of it is that it is a great facial massager.
(For more info, Check out Healthline, it explains lymph nodes briefly and concisely.)
The answer to your foundation prayers! A product that makes applying foundation easier and much better. And before you roll your eyes at this one (save that for number 10!), think about makeup streaks.
Nothing says you are wearing makeup like creases and white casts. Most professional makeup artists recommend applying makeup in a stippling motion. But stippling takes time! And patience… And arms that don’t cramp halfway through the application.
This vibrating makeup brush seems to be the clever answer to that. It does all the stippling and spreading for you. All you have to do is add your foundation and let the brush do all the hard work.
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One thing a seamless makeup look requires is for the makeup to actually blend with your skin’s texture. That’s why beauty sponges and patting motions are great because they help the makeup product settle snuggly into every curve of your face. A vibrating makeup brush doesn’t sound far off from the idea at all. It pats and “massages” the product onto your skin so that it sits naturally and seamlessly.
This uncanny product is seemingly good for blending, contouring, blushing and bronzing! And it has no problem if you’re using powder or liquid products. It’s definitely one of my faves from this list!
Have a glimpse of what futuristic skincare could look like in a few generations! This thingamajig uses light therapy to target your eye area concerns. It emits a red light that helps revive the skin, a yellow light that helps you glow, and the combined orange light provides both benefits at the same time!
Straight out of a sci-fi concept? Well, some things were created that way. First, the crazy idea, and then second, the crazy product.
The device helps promote the look of skin suppleness and radiance, reduce the appearance of dark circles, and helps to minimize puffiness and signs of fatigue caused by blue light emitted from devices and screens. It does this by targeting problem areas with its light!
More on light therapy, this device takes skin care to new levels. Aside from the eye-popping price tag and robotic babe vibes, it’s really a bougie version of face sheet mask. But in the place of glycerin and hyaluronic acids, there are blue lights, red lights, orange lights, and yellow lights.
This device uses light to penetrate your skin and fix your problems with different colour tones.
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LED light in skincare is known to repair and rejuvenate damaged skin cells, treat acne-causing bacteria, stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, boost tissue repair, and a lot more! It’s also been used to heal wounds, regenerate damaged muscles, and help with some medical and psychological conditions.
I know, it’s alright to roll your eyes now. Breathe. And read some more!
But light therapy isn’t new. And it’s not a bogus concept either. It’s been used for a while now, although, it’s only been incorporated for aesthetic purposes recently.
To summarize this fascinating device, the way light therapy works is that energy from light (colour wavelengths) affect the skin. Much like how the sunlight (or moonlight) affects plants or even our sleeping patterns. The skin absorbs these energy wavelengths and processes these wavelengths differently. The “type” of colour you need is determined by your skin concerns.
What I’ve come to conclude from this article is that traditional skin care may not be all the skin solutions to achieve a natural glow. There are also massages, nerve stimulations, and the infamous light therapy. And that good beauty inventions for these come in really weird forms!
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