New Beauty Gadgets and Products

July 6, 2010 10:13:39 AM PDT
Have you seen a beauty gizmo or product on an infomercial, in an advertisement or on the shelf of your mass market retailer? Did you wonder if it really works? Well, don't worry because Marcus Geeter, The Makeup Therapist has sifted through the newest gadgets and products to give you a heads up on those that do their job.Here's a list of Marcus's favorites in all price ranges.

OPAL SONIC INFUSION SYSTEM ($245)
With Anti-Aging Sea Serum
www.clarisonic.com

Also available at Sephora, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue Opal's sonic vibrations infuse the Anti-Aging Sea Serum into the outermost layers of the epidermis where it begins to work immediately, according to the manufacturer. Every sonic pulse gently massages the choicest ingredients to soothe and hydrate the skin and aid in the reduction and appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Marcus says. This is sonic micro-massage at its best! Marcus adds.

no!no! SKIN ($180)
www.my-no-no.com
The no!no! Skin combines light and heat energy (LHE) technology to eliminate face and body acne before and after they break the surface in a matter of a day. Pimples are improved by 81 percent in just one day, according to the manufacturer. Marcus says It is a safe and painless professional-caliber at home acne treatment device.

ZENO HOT SPOT ($39.99)
www.myzeno.com and available At Mass Market Retailers
Zeno Hot Spot Blemish Clearing Device is a new FDA-approved secret weapon in the war against pimples, Marcus says. This hand-held device uses a single ingredient you can actually pronounce - heat - to destroy the bacteria that causes your pimples. The result: quick and painless acne relief. Unlike other treatments, Hot Spot provides visible blemish clearing within just one hour and eliminates or significantly reduces 90% of blemishes within 24 hours, according to the manufacturer. Start treating acne now, and with just one 2 ½ minute treatment, you will see a difference, Marcus says. Each Zeno Hot Spot comes with 80 uses.

THE STILA MAKEUP PLAYER ($69.90; $250 Value)
www.stilacosmetics.com
Part makeup artist-style train case, part media player docking station with speaker system, this portable vanity blends cutting edge technology with Pro Artist expertise, giving women the tricks and tools that they need to create their own looks, on demand.

Simply download tutorials from www.stilacosmetics.com onto the mobile device of your choice, dock it into the Makeup Player, and unleash your inner artist with the press of a button. Once your look is complete, pull up a playlist and let the Makeup Player blast out your favorite tunes while you finish getting ready.

The Makeup Player comes complete with the Stila tools needed to execute the looks in the initial tutorials, and there is a continuity option that allows members to receive products that correspond to upcoming lessons monthly. Marcus says this makes a GREAT gift!

LUSTER 1 HOUR WHITE ($39.99)
Available at CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid
Dentovations, the world's largest supplier of private label tooth whitening products, has just introduced Luster. This painless, at-home tooth whitening system is guaranteed to whiten teeth up to six shades in less than one hour and ensures zero tooth sensitivity. Marcus says not only is it fast and effective, but LUSTER 1 Hour White is the only over-the-counter whitening product to be FDA-cleared. Luster is also the only product available over the counter that is clinically proven not to cause tooth sensitivity.

THE KING OF SHAVES AZOR SYSTEM RAZOR ($8.99)
www.drugstore.com; Also Available at CVS and Duane Reade
The Azor's key features include:

  • The unique flexible "reflex hinge" allows the Azor's head to bend and flex with every contour and curve of the face, pressing the blades comfortably against the skin, so it shaves you "better because it bends"!
  • A protective, soft rubber bumper which sweeps across the skin surface lifting hairs, reducing the risk of unwanted nicks and cuts while also helping to prevent ingrown hairs.
  • Four Endurium coated blades which stay sharper for longer.

    SPRAYOLOGY (Price range $20-$32)
    www.Sprayology.com
    Sprayology redefines wellness. It claims to rejuvenate, relieve, restore and rebuild the body with advanced homeopathic oral sprays that have been formulated to promote natural health, beauty and wellness from within. Sprayology marries modern technology with the time-honored tradition of holistic health. Marcus says, the oral sprays work faster and better because they are sprayed into the mouth under the tongue, where they are absorbed directly into the bloodstream to deliver immediate results.

    PHYSICIAN'S FORMULA MASCARA ($10.95)
    This Product Available Exclusively at CVS
    Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Mascara Duo takes lashes center stage with the ultimate customizable mascara for luminous lashes. This dual-ended 2-in-1 brightening mascara creates dramatic volume and glamorous length. It features a dramatic black shade with a hint of eye enhancing pearlescence on one side and an eye brightening luminous shade of color on the other. It's available in four shades.

    IN THE MOOD NAIL POLISH ($8)
    www.TheMoodPolish.com
    This is the fun world of mood changing nail polish. These whimsical nail colors change color based on your body temperature. In The Mood comes in six shades.

    To contact Marcus, please email him at Marcus@themakeuptherapist.com


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