The Best Beauty Tools of 2019
For our 24th annual Best Beauty Buys, we surveyed leading dermatologists, makeup artists, hairstylists, and manicurists to find out which products they can't get enough of. The votes are in: You'll want to clear a shelf for these 154 beauty game-changers.
And then there's the cost factor. Both skin and hair tools don't exactly run cheap. These products are investments that you hope you'll be able to hang on to for years. To sum it up: It's tough to navigate what beauty tools are worth all of that coin.
That's where InStyle's Best Beauty Buys panel of dermatologists and hairstylists come in. We polled these pros to find out which skin and hair tools actually deliver on what they promise to do. Whether you're in the market for an at-home microdermabrasion device that'll save you from frequent in-office treatments, or a round brush that'll give your blowouts volume without any tugging, you'll find your new favorite tool here.
Keep scrolling for the 12 best beauty tools of 2019, according to our Best Beauty Buys panel.
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Best Skin-Cleansing Brush: Clarisonic Mia Smart
Now app-assisted, Clarisonic's beloved cleansing brush comes with various attachments to massage your face and help you apply makeup.
Best Round Brush: YS Park Super G Series 60G1
With a mix of nylon and boar bristles, this wooden round brush grips and smooths hair without any painful pulling.
Best Hair Removal Device: Tria Beauty 4X
Yep, laser hair removal can be a more permanent option than tweezing or waxing, but it's also much more expensive. This at-home FDA-cleared device is a cost-effective alternative. With diode lasers and five power levels, the device's head delivers targeted energy to the exact spot you want to be hairless.
Best Blow-Dryer: Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000
This cult-classic dryer dries hair quickly, thanks to a powerful motor and a wind speed of 80 miles per hour.
Best Anti-Wrinkle Treatment: Tria Beauty SmoothBeauty Laser
As you age, your collagen production starts to slow down, which can lead to fine lines and wrinkles. This FDA-cleared fractional, non-abrasive laser device uses light energy to boost the production of skin-firming collagen.
Best Natural Hair Tool: Olivia Garden EcoHair Paddle Brush
Made with renewable resources like bamboo, this brand's styling tools won't make your carbon footprint bigger.
Best Curling Wand: GHD Curve Creative
If beachy waves is your go-to style, this wand is your ideal tool for creating the look. It heats up in an impressive 30 seconds, plus the clamp-free wand helps you avoid getting those awkward dents from curling your hair.
Best Acne Treatment: Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask
Selfie-opp aside, this LED light mask zap pimples with bacteria-killing blue light and calms inflammation with red.
Best Curling Iron: Harry Josh Pro Tools 2-in-1 Ceramic Marcel Curling Iron 1.25 Inch
Celebrity hairstylist Harry Josh (who counts Gisele Bündchen among his clients) created the ultimate curling iron. It heats up in less than a minute, leaves hair shiny, plus you can remove the clamp on those days when you want a more tousled look.
Best Microdermabrasion: PMD Personal Microderm Pro
This device exfoliates the surface of your skin while simultaneously suctioning out dirt and oil. The result? Smoother, more even skin that'll absorb your favorite serums and lotions even better.
Best Flat Iron: GHD Platinum+ Styler
From sleek and straight to loose waves, this flat iron has coated plates that heat hair evenly for a smooth finish with minimal damage.
Best Paddle Brush: Harry Josh Pro Tools Wooden Paddle Brush
No tears here! This detangling brush has a wide paddle and long bristles that makes getting knots out a pain-free experience.