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We used to think that a pair of tweezers and a cotton swab could solve all our beauty problems, but with the advent of technology, even beauty has become high-tech. When your wash cloth and nail file don’t cut it, the latest gadgets kick your morning routine into overdrive– for a price. If you can’t afford (or just don’t feel like paying for) the latest $300 facial scrubber or makeup applicator, don’t think you can’t still get your hands on great tools. These beauty gadgets will work wonders for you, and they’re all under $50.
1. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Rejuvenator
If you want healthy, glowing skin, you’ve got to exfoliate, which is why this gadget is so great. Attach a single-use puff containing ultra-fine aluminum oxide crystals to the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Rejuvenator and massage damp skin to remove dead cells. By smoothing the surface, this tool gives your skin mega glow. Another reason why it’s a great investment: great exfoliation helps your other products penetrate the skin better, giving you better results over all.
2. Jonathan Product Beauty Water Shower Purification System
Celebrity stylist Jonathan used to tell his clients to wash their hair with bottled water before a big photo shoot or event, but then he thought of a better idea: this fantastic gadget. Now, with his Beauty Water system, you can have pH balanced water free of chlorine, heavy metals and harmful VOC’s and enjoy increased softness, shine and manageability, while maintaining the overall health and color of your hair.
3. Oregon Scientific EB612 Portable UV Monitor
One of the keys to healthy, gorgeous, wrinkle-free skin is monitoring your sun exposure, which is easier than ever thanks to this gadget. Input what type of skin you have and what type of UV protection you have on into this device. When it’s time for you to get out of the sun, it will beep. It’s sun protection in the palm of your hand.
Oregon Scientific EB612 Portable UV Monitor, $18 at Overstock.com
4. Zeno Hot Spot Blemish Clearing Device
Small enough to hold in your hand, this high-tech zit zapping device is perfect for on-the-go application. Using heat to quickly and painlessly rid you of unwanted facial blemishes, it adjusts its energy output according to your skin temperature, producing the right amount of heat and providing you with a safe and easy acne-fighting system.
5. Kiss Power Pocket File
One of the biggest beauty bummers is a chipped or broken nail, and sometimes your common emery board just doesn’t cut it when it comes to repairs. This compact power file from Kiss provides you with a battery-operated device that comes with four interchangeable attachments to clean, exfoliate, and shape when you’re in need of some quick nail maintenance.