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Must Haves: Best Beauty Tech

By Natasha Chalenko

In this day and age, when many effective spa and salon-quality, cutting-edge technologies are available for at-home use, it’s easy to keep your beauty and grooming regimen uninterrupted between your professional appointments. The modern market is flooded with gadgets that over promise, but these best-in-class devices really deliver.

Get the glow

GloPRO’s patented microneedling technology stimulates skin’s natural healing response to induce micro-rejuvenation deep within the skin. As MicroTips pass over the skin, the regeneration process begins immediately as cells respond to imperceptible microchannels by restoring volume from the inside out. Red LED light function and VibroTactile Stimulation work synergistically to enhance regenerative skin benefits. The result is a visibly firmer, smoother, younger-looking skin appearance. GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool, $199,

Beauty sleep 

Inspired by nature’s sunrise, the Philips Somneo Sleep and Wake-Up Light improves the experience of awakening by simulating the gradual, natural transition of night to morning in the bedroom for a more energized and refreshed start of the day. And at bedtime, a guided wind-down feature that is designed to help calm the body and mind through light-guided breathing for a relaxed transition to sleep. Sunset simulation offers dimming light and soothing sounds. Philips Somneo Sleep and Wake-Up Light, $199.99,

Instant lift

We all like the rejuvenated feeling after a relaxing facial spa massage. ReFa Carat Face, the latest invention from Japan, replicates the deep kneading action of an aesthetician’s fingers on the face, neck and décolletage. Equipped with two platinum-coated, 360-degree Double Drainage rollers, it visibly reduces facial tension while helping tighten and tone the skin’s appearance. A built-in solar panel generates a very mild, soothing microcurrent, which further improves circulation and suppleness. ReFa Carat Face, $220,

Moisture-infused hair

Panasonic’s advanced salon-style hair straightener draws moisture from the air to create super-fine particles that penetrate the hair for increased shine, enhanced smoothness and reduced damage from brushing. Five heat settings, large ceramic plates, contoured flat iron head, advanced high-recovery heater and even-heat distribution plate maintain even temperature and tension from roots to ends for optimum results. Panasonic Nanoe Flat Iron and Styling Iron, $129.99,

Gold standard 

Just in time for the upcoming holiday season, the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer is hand gilded in gold leaf, blending engineering precision with artisan craftsmanship. The 23.75K gold leaf has been chosen for its color and luster from Florence, Italy, and at approximately 333 atoms thick, each leaf is incredibly delicate and must be applied by hand. Five leaves are used on each product, which are then brushed togeth-er to form a smooth, even finish. Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, $499.99, Dyson Demo Store San Francisco, 285 Geary St., (650) 227-3835,

Mirror, mirror on the wall 

What distinguishes the Simplehuman sensor mirror from other vanity mirrors is its innovative hands-free concept. This sensor mirror lights up automatically as the face approaches, so no annoying switches. Its trulux light system simulates sunlight, allowing you to see the full color variations, to ensure the makeup is flawless. Its 5x magnification provides exceptional detail while allowing you to see the entire face at once. It recharges with a standard USB, so no messy cords to keep plugged in; one charge lasts up to five weeks. Simplehuman Sensor Mirror 8’’ Wall Mount in Brass, $200,

Muscle trainer

NuFACE Trinity goes beyond skin deep and delivers face contouring results by stimulating with microcurrent, which is capable of sending gentle waves through the skin, tissues and down to the facial muscles, energizing the latter — similar to how regular exercise strengthens the muscles of our bodies. Unlike anywhere else on the body, the facial musculature is directly connected to the skin, so the result of this “face workout” is a lifted contour, improved tone and reduced wrinkles. NuFACE Trinity, $325,

Well-groomed gentleman 

Panasonic’s most powerful personal trimming system is made in Japan and comfortably grooms beards, mustaches and hair with a high-speed linear motor and an advanced precision blade. Quick-adjust dial provides 19 individual settings for smooth, exact trimming, detailing and cutting lengths. Slim, stylish design includes a rubberized, ergonomic handle for sure-grip control, maximum comfort and consistently great results. Panasonic’s Men’s Precision Power Beard, Mustache and Hair Trimmer ER-SB40-K, $149.99,

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