beauty gadgets you’ll want

Shiny pieces of technology are enticing, but ultimately only one question matters: Is the gadget worth it? For the devices below, the answer is a resounding yes. From LED lights that zap away acne to steel rollers that sculpt your face, these products are truly the cream of the crop when it comes to avant-garde beauty gadgets. Read on for the dozen most necessary beauty and skincare tech to add to your arsenal.

Kairetool Essential Matte by Selfkaire
The Kairetool may look like it belongs in a repairman’s kit instead of on your vanity, but this new gadget is a serious skin saver. Want an instant glow? Use it to massage in your favorite serum, boosting circulation in the process. Need to relax? Glide it over your entire face and the strategically placed pins will trigger acupressure points to relieve tension. Need to depuff? Roll the cool steel along your under-eyes in the morning. All that and you won’t feel the soreness sometimes associated with other facial massage tools. $125, https://selfkaire.com

UFO Smart Mask Device by Foreo
You no longer have to lounge around waiting for a face mask to do its job—the Foreo UFO works in just 90 seconds. From calming heating therapy and cooling cryotherapy to LED treatments, the handheld device infuses active mask ingredients into the skin with temperature, vibrations and light—making it more effective in less time. Just connect your Foreo to the app, scan your mask and follow the automatically generated treatment. It’s the most indulgent masking experience. $279, www.neimanmarcus.com

Rose Quartz Roller by BeautyBio
The rose quartz stone roller is designed to drain the lymphatic system and boost circulation, making it the perfect option to depuff and calm inflamed skin. Roll in upward motions over your face to tighten pores, improve texture and minimize under-eye circles. $60, www.nordstrom.com

Kinetic Smooth Hair Remover & Skin Polisher by Conture
This handy device has two heads: one that shaves with two rotating blades and another that exfoliates. It can be used anywhere hair grows for a painless, water-less alternative to shaving. $49, https:www.sephora.com

Mid-Frequency Body Massager Device by Lebody
The LeBody vibrates at a frequency of 1,000 Hz to increase cell metabolism and blood circulation (a fancy way of saying it helps you lose weight and gain muscle). It has two modes: gym and slim, and six different intensity levels. Simply apply the massage cream to the targeted area, wear the deviceand turn on the desired level. You can even strap it to your waistband or arm band for on-the-go sculpting. $499, www.amazon.com

SpectraLite FaceWare Pro by Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare
It might seem overwhelming to strap on what looks like a deconstructed cyborg face, but the SpectraLite FaceWare Pro’s skincare benefits are far from fictional. A full spectrum of therapeutic red and blue light improves composition, clears wrinkles, and zaps away acne-causing bacteria. $435, www.dermstore.com

SpectraLite EyeCare Pro LED Device by Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare
Tired, saggy eyes are a surefire way to bring down even the “glowiest” of faces. The SpectraLite EyeCare Pro targets the problem by hitting the eyes with 72 LED lights. All you have to do is place the headband around the eye area for three minutes for reduced wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet. $159, https:www.sephora.com

Trinity Facial Trainer Kit + Wrinkle Reducer Attachment by NuFACE
The NuFACE Trinity is a vibrating device topped with cooling metal spheres that you roll over your face. Apply the hyaluronic acid primer and glide the device in smooth strokes along the jawline, neck, and forehead. Just five minutes every day is said to improve facial contour and skin tone, and lessen the appearance of wrinkles. $429, www.saks.com

Clean Smart Facial Cleansing Device by PMD
This silicon, battery-operated face washer uses heat and vibration to cover all your skincare needs. Use the bristled side on modes one and two to cleanse, and the grooved side on modes three and four to massage in serums and creams. The heated pulsation frequency helps stimulate blood flow to tighten skin. $99, https:www.sephora.com

Gold Sculpting Bar by Jillian Dempsey
The ultimate picture of opulence, this 24K gold sculpting bar vibrates over skin to stimulate blood circulation. Its vibrations mimic the soothing effects of micro-massages while sculpting and lifting at the same time. Use it on the cheeks, jawline and neck to smooth over lines that have appeared from being on your smart phone all day. $195, https:/www.violetgrey.com

Beauty Microcurrent Facial Device by ZIIP
ZIIP is a small device that shoots electrical microcurrents through the skin to stimulate collagen production, making for a tighter, firmer complexion. It works by increasing ATP levels (stored energy to repair damaged skin cells), allowing cells to communicate and repair themselves. And don’t worry–it’s completely painless, even for the most sensitive skin types. $495, www.amazon.com

Skin Scanner by Neutrogena
While you can’t pocket your dermatologist, you can get pretty close with the Neutrogena Skin Scanner. Attach the camera to your phone, hook it up to the app and hold the zooming lens to your face. The system will measure pores, fine lines and moisture to generate a unique skin score. You can use the analysis to maximize the benefits of skincare products and treatments. Perfect selfies just got a lot easier. $60, www.amazon.com