These facial devices promise to give you the face you’ve always wanted... but do they really work?
What: Neutrogena Fine Fairness Light Mask, $119.90
Tester: Leong Li Yuan, Senior Designer
“ I was curious to see how this mask-like device was going to help my skin. It’s lightweight, battery-powered, and sits snugly on the face. It bathed my skin with LED light, and I noticed that my skin looked clearer, more even-toned and radiant after three sessions. The downside is that it can't be charged and only allows 30 applications."
What: ReFa Carat Ray, $380
Tester: Karen Fong, Associate Editor “
While it ﬁts comfortably in my hand, it's quite heavy and the massage spheres are on the large side. The massage effectively promoted lymphatic drainage and I found the whole experience quite relaxing. Even though it hurts a little bit, it’s deﬁnitely 'good pain'."
What: ElaDerm Le DermaBooster Micro-Needling Device for Face, $40
Tester: Genevieve Rogers, Fashion Editor
“WhiIe I was uneasy about rolling sharp needles across my facefor the sake of beauty at ﬁrst, by the end of the trial, I not only enjoyed the thought of my serums soaking into my skin even more than usual but more importantly, the increased glow. Easy to use (thanks to a quick how-to YouTube video), it was a simple and quick process I could do after the shower. I haven’t had any outbreaks this week but, whether it's a coincidence or the result of this device, I’ll continue to use it."
What: Foreo Iris Eye Massager, $149
Tester: Claire Starkey, Editor-in-Chief
“The problem with eye devices is they tend to be preventative more than anything – but this massager deﬁnitely helped me to really work my eye cream in!"
What: Sarah Chapman The Facialift, $49
Tester: Hidayah Idris, Senior Digital Writer
“I’m not sure if it’s my imagination or not, but my double chin looked less obvious after kneadeding my face and neck with this roller for ﬁve minutes. It sounds and looks painful, but it isn’t. The bottom end of the massager comes with a ﬂat disc that you’re supposed to tap onto your skin to promote blood circulation. It's a good alternative to tapping with my ﬁngers to apply skincare products."
What: Skin Inc Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light, $398
Tester: Smita DeSouza, Beauty Editor
“Used with a water-based What: Foreo Iris Eye Massager, $149 Tester: Claire Starkey, Editor-in-Chief “ serum, this device combines red, blue and amber LED lights and low frequency stimulation to ﬁght uneven skin tone, excess oil production and the ﬁrst signs of ageing. I used the red and amber lights and found my skin was brighter and more even-toned after the ﬁrst few uses, while the blue light reduced pain and inﬂammation on a particularly
Still-life Photography Angela Guo Art Direction Tan Lin Kuan Text Compiled By Smita DeSouza.