I have a confession to make… If you follow the Eco Beauty Secrets Facebook Page, you’d probably seen me posting about the TALIKA Light Duo Device (Collagen Booster & Whitener) and lamenting about the hefty price tag. Well, after wrestling with my wallet, I finally bought it! And just about two weeks ago, Hubby got me the Panasonic Face and Hair Ionizer. Now, I’m eyeing the platinum roller/massager used by Masako Mizutani in one of her photos. It’s official. I smell a beauty gadget addiction brewing.
When Did My Fascination Begin?
My first encounter with a beauty device was about six years ago with the famed Derma Wand. My Mom bought it through a TV Shopping channel but I think it’s now retailed in some malls, too. I remember seeing it at OG Bugis. Although it didn’t perform the miracles promised on TV, I found it effective in closing my pores after extractions and drying out pimples. If only I hadn’t read about that poor dude whose DermaWand tip exploded and shattered in his face which almost got his eye, I probably would have bought a set for myself.
Good For Maintenance
Personally, I don’t believe that these home care beauty gadgets can outperform treatments done by professionals simply because they are made to be “safe” and thus, less potent. Imagine if normal people can buy clinic-grade IPL machines to use at home, I bet there will be a stampede of horror stories online about people accidentally burning their armpits. But I think good and suitable beauty devices can be used to help maintain the positive results of treatments done by professionals and make maintenance treatments less often, thus saving money in the long run.
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Unfortunately, most of these beauty gadgets are quite expensive. Or at least, from what I’ve read in beauty forums like essentialdayspa and skincaretalk, those that seem to gain good reviews are usually never below a hundred bucks. If I had known that my will to resist buying the Talika Light Duo would crumble down my nostrils like dry snot, I would have bought it while on the plane to Beijing and enjoyed the SGD$50+ discount.
Research & Know What You Need
Fortunately, a lot of ladies out there seem to be sharing my current addiction to beauty gadgets and are nice enough to share their personal and honest reviews through online venues like blogs and forums. I’m not exactly sure why I bought the Talika Light Duo but I think that the fact that Barbie Hsu is rumored to be using it seems to be a big factor. Eherm. Anyway, since most beauty gadgets involve quite a considerable investment, make sure to do ample research and get only what you think you really need. In the meantime, I’ll keep using my newly acquired beauty gadgets, the Talika Light Duo and the Panasonic Face and Hair Ionizer, so I can prepare my reviews for all of you, lovelies!
Do you have any beauty gadgets? Eying any? Or do you think beauty gadgets really work?