Thrill with our pick of the best-looking beauty tools

What do you buy for the friend who has everything? Get them a (good-looking!) gadget. A great way to boost their extensive regime, we’ve cherry-picked the cool {beauty tools} on the block that make the best {Christmas tool present}…

Revolutionise their clenasing routine with Foreo’s {Here and There Duo Set}. Boasting a saving of 23%, this covetable duo unites the FOREO LUNA mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush with the LUNA play Facial Cleansing Brush in the shade ‘Fuchsia’. Multi-award-winning, the brand’s game-changing, gentle and hygienic silicone hand-held devices deliver sonic pulsations without irritating skin or taking up any effort. The LUNA mini 2 Facial Cleansing Brush generates 8000 T-Sonic pulsations per minute and a minute is all it takes to leave your face feeling peachy-soft, clean and glowing as the sonic wizardry promotes micro-circulation to ‘feed’ your skin cells and encourage elimination of accumulated toxins. Perfect for those prone to breakouts, this unclogs pores and follicles to quickly counteract congestion, while simultaneously loosening the dead cells that contribute to dullness and pimples. The tiny LUNA play Facial Cleansing Brush is about the same size as a cotton pad and has a limited life – ideal for taking on your travels.

simplehuman’s chic and convenient {Compact Mirror} makes a great addition to the swankiest of handbags with its understated sleeve, its rose gold frame and built-in light for seamless make up application in the dark. With 3x magnification, a ring for good grip and an LED ring-light that simulates daylight, this means you can fix-up your lipstick wherever you need to – be that the back of a taxi, the midst of the dancefloor or the doorstep of your date’s place.

A gift for someone extra special, ZIIP Beauty’s game-changing {Nano Current Skincare Device} looks a lot like a gold U.F.O. and is guilty of serious youth-boosting brilliance. The nearest thing you’ll find to Doctor Who’s amazing phone booth, this won’t let you travel through time but it will make its lucky recipient look like they’ve spent Christmas taking the fresh alpine air in a luxe Swiss retreat when they deign to return to the office. With quick and cumulative impact, this works to invigorate cells (it recharges their ‘batteries’) to make skin behave like its former, less-lacklustre self – smoothing, lifting and softening lines with a series of specialist programmes. It also works wonders for blemishes, bags, dark spots, dullness… the list goes on (and on).

The perfect present for a skin care obsessive, Beauty Bio’s {GloPRO Holographic Set} is the all-in-one bundle to keep you glowing through the season. This kit includes: a limited edition, holographic GloPRO Microneedling Regeneration Tool, a Sanitizing Spritzer Bottle, a GloPRO BODY MicroTip Attachment Head, five GloPRO Skin Prep Pads, The Sculptor Skin Firming Body Cream and RADIANCE Brightening Facial Oil.

Know a beauty who likes their possessions to fit with the theme of their Instagram feed? Herbivore’s beautiful {Amethyst Roller} works wonders for skin and wellbeing – and is certain to please a committed aesthete… A great way to counteract festive excesses (this stimulates drainage to quickly eliminate toxins and minimise puffiness). Don’t miss the chance to secure this EXCLUSIVE essential.

For the friend missing their go-to, in-office facial, this limited edition glitter {Dermapore} – which also comes in light pink and green – is a 2-in-1 ultrasonic tool that helps to unclog your pores and encourage deeper penetration of your HG serums and moisturising potions. For a seriously deep cleaning (sink-side or in the shower – it’s waterproof!), set the tool to ‘Extract Mode’ and work the gently curved spatula over congested skin and watch the steady vibrations work their unclogging magic. Follow up with your favourite serum or moisturiser and activate the ‘Infuse Mode’ to gently work the product deeper into your skin with tapping vibrations.

For your friend for whom hair is the root of despair, Cloud Nine have put a cute spin on their straightening irons with rose golden accents, a pouch that’s embossed with a flurry of blossoms and beautiful, tortoiseshell comb to tease tangles and minimise ouches. Best for ‘big’ barnets, the {Alchemy Wide Iron Gift Set} will quickly tame even tempestuous tresses… (and win you ‘best pal’ points).

Whether your bestie’s been naughty or nice, this is a brilliant gift that keeps giving… and giving. On a mission to please, {The Romantic} succeeds with its debonair charm and pulse-quickening tingle that won’t fizzle out with the first flush of love. Worth swiping right for, this guarantees ‘good vibes only’ (no bad dates). No wonder it’s been generating a buzzzz through the beautysphere.


Emmie Thornhill

Emmie Thornhill

Deputy Content Editor

Emmie is Cult Beauty’s Deputy Content Editor. Her love of skin care began in primary school when she first learned the term “hormonal acne” and has been in a love-hate relationship with tea tree oil ever since. She lives in East London – where you can normally find her baking, tending to her plant jungle or planning her next tattoo or hair cut/colour appointment – and is known to start DMCs with you about your birth chart placements, the importance of wearing SPF every day and the difference between a vagina and vulva.