New anti-aging skincare devices are entering the market each month, it seems. Fresh, dewy skin is replacing the mid-2010s “cake face” aesthetic. Skincare is the new makeup, and beauty companies are taking note.
And moisturizer alone just isn’t cutting it anymore. Elder Millennials are pushing 40 (or slightly past) and more of us are opting for professional salon treatments.
As a busy mom, I don’t have the time to go to a salon. That’s where anti-aging skincare devices come in.
Many of these devices claim to be just as effective as professional treatments, but which skincare devices live up to their hype? I’m going to share thirteen devices that actually work.
What Are Anti-Aging Skincare Devices?
Anti-aging skincare devices are, in a nutshell, the step between anti-aging creams and anti-aging procedures (like spa facials, Botox, or plastic surgery).
There are two main types of anti-aging devices, analog and digital. And by that, I mean that some devices are more technologically advanced than others.
The analog devices don’t need to be plugged in. We’re talking skin rollers, gua sha, micro needling rollers, reusable face masks, silk pillowcases, and eye packs.
This article will be focusing more on digital skincare devices.
The Big Guns a.k.a. Digital Anti-Aging Devices
There are many digital anti-aging skincare devices on the market, but most fall into three categories, laser, microcurrent, or ultrasound therapy.
Laser-based anti-aging devices use light energy. The most common type is an intense pulsed light (IPL) device. IPL devices emit a broad spectrum of light absorbed by different tissue depths.
Devices that use microcurrents emit low levels of electrical currents. These currents stimulate the muscles and help to tone and lift the skin.
Ultrasound-based anti-aging devices use high-frequency sound waves to penetrate the skin, delivering heat energy to the deeper layers of the skin.
There are also micro needling machines (tiny needles to prick the skin and create micro-wounds), mini-vacuums (to suck the gunk out of pores), and more.
These devices use the same technology as professional skincare treatments, are small enough to keep in your bathroom, and are easy enough to use on your own.
What Do Anti-Aging Skincare Devices Do?
Anti-aging skincare devices are used to firm skin, decrease fine lines and wrinkles, and even skin tone.
These devices can prevent and revere signs of aging, decrease acne (even cystic and hormonal breakouts), and smooth the eye area.
Laser, microcurrent, and ultrasound therapy stimulate collagen production, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Most light therapy devices even skin tone. Uneven skin tone (and large pores) don’t get much attention as fine lines and wrinkles, but they’re also a major tell of aging.
What To Look For in an Anti-Aging Skincare Device
Well, it depends. What are your biggest aging concerns? Are you looking to minimize wrinkles, even skin tone, firm skin, or improve muscle tone?
It’s time to get specific. Devices that claim to “do it all” are… suspect. You need a device that does your specific anti-aging goal really well.
Browse dermatological articles about your specific concern and see what kind of therapy is recommended. Then, go hard on reading reviews about the devices that offer that therapy.
Be a bit skeptical of platforms that offer paid reviews, like Amazon, Sephora, and Ulta. Reddit threads are a great platform to find true perspectives (uh, and Ish Mom articles!).
Are They Worth It?
You’re reading this article, so it’s apparent that you’re willing to invest in anti-aging. But do you want to do it in one go or spread out over time?
Look up how much professional skincare treatments cost. Then calculate how much they’d cost over five years. Now compare that amount to the cost of a comparable at-home skincare device.
You’ll be surprised at the comparison. Anti-aging skincare devices often cost a good chunk of change, but they last for years.
When you compare the costs of professional treatments (and factor in the risks, yikes) and devices, the cost of anti-aging skincare devices becomes less dumbfounding.
The 13 Best Anti-Aging Skincare Devices for 2023
- Pure Daily Care Luma – 4 in 1 Skin Therapy Wand
- Clarisonic Mia Smart (4 Piece Set)
- YouthLab ProSculpt Gua Sha
- Project E Beauty LED Light Therapy Mask
- JUUPLE Microcurrent Facial Device (for eyes)
- EMS Lymphatic Face Massage Device
- LIP REVIVE Lip Care Anti-Aging & Lip Plumping Light Therapy
- NanoSteamer Large 3-in-1 Nano Ionic Facial Steamer
- 7E Wellness MyoLift Mini Microcurrent Facial Device and Conductive Eye Facial Mask
- California Bright Advanced Facial Pore Vacuum Kit
- Trophy Skin MicrodermMD – At Home Microdermabrasion Kit
- GLO24K Skin Rejuvenation Beauty Device for Face and Neck
- Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare SpectraLite EyeCare Pro LED Device
Set yourself a dollar amount that you’re willing to spend on a skincare device. Then find the best in your price range.
I’ve tried to include a wide(ish) price range. But, truthfully, it’s more from the medium expensive to the more expensive. These devices ain’t cheap.
Without further ado, these are thirteen anti-aging skincare devices that are worth the investment.
The Pure Daily Care Luma uses radio frequency to tone and tighten skin by increasing collagen production. This anti-aging skincare device is ideal for wrinkles, as they’re harder to see on tightened skin.
Unlike many other devices, this is also safe to use on the body. However! Don’t expect this to be your personal liposuction machine.
The customer ratings are on the higher side with over 3,000 reviews. I especially appreciate that the company offers a 60-day money-back guarantee and a 12-month warranty.
This product offers both anti-aging and cleansing capabilities. The anti-aging attachment firms facial skin and smooths the eye area.
Washing your face with your hands is so 20th century. Using a brush is a much more effective way to cleanse, especially in terms of exfoliation. And never forget that a truly cleansed face is the most efficient way to stop pore enlargement.
The Clarisonic Mia can also be used to apply foundation (and other cream makeup products.)
This anti-aging skincare device includes the added bonus of an app. Therefore, consumers can add their anti-aging goals and be walked through every step of a personalized routine.
I’ve used an analog gua sha for about a year, with a noticeable firming effect on my jowls, cheekbone, and eye area.
So how much better would a digital gua sha be? According to consumer reviews, much better.
The YouthLab ProSculpt uses heat, vibration, and red light to stimulate blood circulation, promote collagen production, depuff the eye area, and improve skin elasticity.
This light therapy mask uses non-heat-producing, UV-free LED to even skin tone, clear acne, and increase collagen.
Project E Beauty claims to use seven different lights to produce different anti-aging results. I was a bit skeptical, but customer reviews seem to agree.
The company also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee and a 12-month warranty.
This device has the same tightening effects as other microcurrent devices but is specifically designed for the eye area.
It’s smaller to fit right under the eye and in the crease area, and the microcurrents are less intense (eye skin is very delicate, after all).
JUUPLE claims that their product decreases crow’s feet, depuffs, and tightens the eye area while minimizing darkness. Consumers agree.
OK, I’m gonna be honest, this product seems a little…out there. But, at less than fifteen dollars, I’m willing to try it.
This facial massage device uses EMS therapy to drain and “purify” the lymphatic system.
I don’t know about all that, but consumers have reported a firmer and less-wrinkly jowl area.
Here’s another anti-aging skincare device designed for a specific area! In this case, the lips.
The Lip Revive device employs LED therapy to stimulate collagen, therefore plumping and smoothing lips. It has high customer reviews.
If you’ve been thinking of using injectables to plump or lift lips, start here first.
The NanoSteamer is basically a face humidifier. Steam opens pores in order to better clean them. And that’s the real selling point.
A clean pore is a smaller pore.
This device comes with five stainless tools to help you really get the gunk out of your face.
Not only do the customer reviews impress, but every person I’ve known who bought one loves it.
This device is typically sold to salons, but there’s nothing stopping you from getting one of your own. It uses microcurrent technology to lift and firm facial muscles.
Consumers rave about its wrinkle-decreasing effects.
This device is a mini-vacuum, for your face. Have you ever used pore strips? It’s like that, times five hundred.
This would be a great product to use with the NanoSteamer.
It’s rather inexpensive, with good reviews.
Microdermabrasion is an advanced form of exfoliating. It provides an even skin tone by fading acne scars and sunspots.
I’ve used a microdermabrasion roller and loved it.
This anti-aging skincare device is a digital version of the analog roller. Customers rave about the overall “glow” it achieves.
This device uses LED, vibration, and heat therapy to tighten sagging skin.
It can be used all over the face, but consumers notice the biggest difference in their neck and jowl areas.
This device looks like futuristic glasses. The company calls it “treatment you can wear.”
The EyeCare Pro uses LED therapy to stimulate collagen and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Customers rave about the decrease in crow’s feet and “eleven’s” wrinkles.
If you’re feeling frustrated with your skin and the decreasing effectiveness of creams, it may be time to invest in an anti-aging skincare device. These devices are becoming more and more popular for a reason- they work!
Not only will you see results over time, but using an at-home device is more affordable than visiting a professional on a regular basis.
So what are you waiting for? Put one of these anti-aging skincare devices in your cart today!
Are you on a whole anti-aging (or aging gracefully, whatever you want to call it) journey? I got you, boo.
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You Tell Me
Do you have an anti-aging routine that’s delivering amazing results? Do you have any favorite anti-aging skincare devices that I’ve left out? Let me know in the comments!