Is two always better than one? When it comes to caring for your skin and hair, it certainly can be. Popular devices on the market—from facial cleansing brushes to skin spatulas to flat irons—can work even better when teamed up with a complementary product. These five dynamic skin care duos provide results that are greater than the sum of their parts.
NuFACE Trinity Facial Trainer + NuFACE Hydrating Leave-On Gel Primer
The Device: Just like going to the gym helps sculpt your body, the NuFACE Trinity Facial Trainer with the ELE Attachment uses microcurrents to tone and contour your face. With regular use, microcurrent facials are clinically proven to reduce wrinkles and improve skin tone as well as facial contour, and it even has a specialized attachment, which helps target delicate, hard-to-reach spots around the lips and eyes, such as crow’s feet and vertical glabellar lines between brows.
The Sidekick: The NuFACE Hydrating Leave-On Gel Primer helps the Trinity Trainer perform its best by hydrating the skin while it tones. Hyaluronic acid maintains proper moisture levels in the skin, which is crucial for proper penetration of microcurrents.
Clarisonic Mia Smart 3-in-1 Connected Beauty Device + Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser
The Device: The Clarisonic Mia Smart 3-in-1 Connected Beauty Device thoroughly cleanses the skin by removing makeup, dirt and oil as well as gently exfoliating the skin to reduce dullness and spur cell turnover. The 3-in-1 capability means the Mia Smart not only cleanses but can also apply and blend makeup or provide a firming facial massage by switching to a new attachment.
The Sidekick: The Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser suits all skin types and pairs perfectly with the Mia Smart to remove impurities and control oil production. The fresh and foamy gel was specially formulated to work with this cleansing brush and provide the best possible cleanse when using it.
DERMAFLASH DERMAPORE Ultrasonic Pore Extractor & Serum Infuser + Epionce Lytic Sport TX
The Device: The DERMAFLASH DERMAPORE Ultrasonic Pore Extractor & Serum Infuser, otherwise known as a skin spatula, uses gentle sonic vibrations to extract blackheads, jump-start circulation and boost the effectiveness of any products you apply afterward. The entire device—including the stainless steel spatula head and silicone handle—is waterproof, so you can use it safely while in the bath or shower for a full-on spa experience.
The Sidekick: After using the skin spatula, apply Epionce Lytic Sport TX, which works best on oil and combination skin to smooth out uneven texture with salicylic acid and willow bark extract. It also helps calm breakouts thanks to azelaic acid and zinc pyrithione, which zap acne bacteria and calm inflammation.
LumaBella Pure Performance Styler + PHYTO Phytokeratine Repairing Thermal Protectant Spray
The Device: Let’s not leave your hair out of the equation! The LumaBella Pure Performance Styler features two independent infrared heating elements to help you achieve a uniformly straight style from root to tip. The floating ceramic plate design allows for consistent contact with your hair from any angle and guarantees a smooth and snag-free glide. Five heat settings ranging from 300 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit suit an array of hair types, and the iron’s smart memory functionality will automatically adjust to the last temperature setting you used.
The Sidekick: Help the LumaBella flat iron do its best work by first spritzing PHYTO Phytokeratine Repairing Thermal Protectant Spray. This heat protection spray does double-duty by rebuilding hair with keratin and hyaluronic acid while protecting it from further damage. Botanical ceramides, derived from rice bran, smooth and seal the hair cuticle for a sleek and shiny result. This spray’s formula even includes a mushroom extract called Yun Zhi that embeds keratin deep within each strand when activated by the flat iron’s heat.
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