What’s zapping: Uruoi Hot & Cold from YA-MAN
What it does: This pretty doodad from popular Japanese brand Ya-Man is called the Hot & Cold because it has two metal pads on opposite sides — one heats up and the other gets cold. The heated pad enables cleansing lotions and serums to be absorbed better into skin, while the cooling pad aids in skin rejuvenation and pore minimisation.
What we think: When we placed a cleansing milk-infused cotton pad over the hot pad, snapped it in, and rubbed it over what we thought was rather-clean skin, the pad came away with quite a lot of dirt. Apparently, the heat and ion treatment renders lotions and serums more effective, sending the good stuff deep into skin. When used together in a simple massage, the hot and cold pads sooth and revitalise skin.
$498 from Clariancy boutiques.
What’s zapping: Luna from FOREO
What it does: A deep-cleansing and anti-ageing device wrapped in a pretty silicone skin. Unlike other sonic cleansers that use bristles to brush away dirt, the Luna channels sonic pulsations through soft silicone nubs, cleaning while brightening, tightening, and refining skin texture. Place the back of the device on your skin for an anti-ageing blast that helps diminish fine lines.
What we think: With a little cleanser, the device delivered a gentle massage to our skin over two minutes, leaving us with a sparkling-clean mug and a tingling sensation, like our skin just did half an hour on the treadmill. The smoother anti-ageing surface channels lower frequency pulsations to firm up the skin, and again, feels soothing and warming.
$299 from Sephora stores.