New Year, new you! With 2020 upon us, we bring renewed hope and a deeper commitment to our New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s to improve our outlook in life or to better the way we live, we’re determined to make those resolutions stick! If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to take better care of your skin and hair, then we’ve got the ultimate list for you. The Best Beauty Tools in 2020 is a comprehensive list of the best selling beauty tools in the market over the last few years, items that have been highly recommended by customers the world over. In this list, you may find some old favorites and new ones to try out, budget-friendly options and some picks that you might have to save up for. Nonetheless, bookmark the Best Beauty Tools in 2020 list for when you go shopping!
Best Beauty Tools for the Face in 2020
1. MOUNT LAI Gua Sha Facial Lifting Tool
Boost your beauty regimen this year with the best-selling Mount Lai Gua Sha Facial Lifting Tool, a facial massage tools that addresses loss of firmness and elasticity and fine lines and wrinkles. It promotes the lifting and smoothing of the skin while improving blood flow and circulation on the face. It also relieves facial and jaw tension, promotes a brighter complexion, and visibly lifts and contours the face. Made of Xiyuan jade, this beauty tool has balancing properties and retains its coolness for longer. The rose quartz version is a crystal that has calming properties and helps in meditation, reflection, and self-love. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with an 89% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “I have only had this a few days, but I can see and feel a huge difference in my skin! Products are sinking in deeper, which in turn is helping my skin. It feels so good and is easy enough to do without thinking too hard. Fast becoming a staple in my book!” Mia311
2. CLARISONIC SKINCARE Mia Smart Anti-Aging and Cleansing Skincare Device
Whether it’s caring for your skin or applying makeup, this Mia Smart Skincare Device from Clarisonic made our list of Best Beauty Tools in 2020 because of its 3-in-1 action. It cleanses, massages, and blends makeup in one and effectively targets pores, acne and blemishes, and fine lines and wrinkles. To target aging problems, the Mia addresses under-eye puffiness, creates firmer-feeling contours, and allows for flawless makeup blending. This device features two cleansing modes and a Smart mode that runs all applicators and routines with a timer for better application. Its sonic cleansing powers effectively removes impurities and even long-wear makeup. This product is awarded by Glamour as the Best Skin Care Device in the 2019 Beauty Reader’s Choice Awards and by InStyle as the Best Skin-Cleansing Brush in the 2019 Best Beauty Buys awards. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with an 85% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “This item was gifted to me and I absolutely LOVE it. I keep it in my shower and use it daily in place of how I used to regularly wash my face. It’s always fun to see how much additional makeup comes off your skin when you’re done using this! Furthermore, my skin always feels extra refreshed once I step out of the shower. My makeup and moisturizer seems to go on more smoothly.” Stepfaniexx
3. DR. DENNIS GROSS SKINCARE SpectraLite™ Faceware Pro
If you’re looking to majorly invest in skincare tools this year, consider the SpectraLite™ Faceware Pro from Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, an FDA-cleared mask that sits on your skin and conforms to the contour of your face to effectively reduce fine lines and wrinkles, redness, and blemishes. Featuring a patented design, the SpectraLite™ FaceWare Pro mask harnesses the powers of 100 LED red lights and 62 LED blue lights that together smoothes wrinkles and gives skin a firmer appearance. It also fights discoloration and blemishes. It features three treatment options: light therapy, blue light therapy, and red and blue light therapy. Red lights encourages the natural production of collagen and elastin, while blue lights target bacteria and acne breakouts. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with a 93% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “I bought this mask right when it came out, so I’ve had it for almost two years now and I can say this is a game-changer. I suffer from pretty severe acne and this mask lessens the outbreaks and helps them heal more quickly. I use the setting that emits both blue light (anti-bacterial) and red light (healing) at the same time and it’s a total time-saver that I can wear while hanging around. (Bonus: my husband now thinks I’m in the Avengers.) After two years I can also say that this is a tool that is built to last.” Brownbaby06
4. STACKED SKINCARE Microneedling Holiday Kisses Lip Kit
This year, it’s out with the old and in with the new. This revolutionary microneedling kit is especially designed for the lips. Its highly-rated status is the reason why this is on our Best Beauty Tools in 2020 list. This kit comes with the Microneedling Tool that micro-exfoliates lips and facial skin and the exfoliating Plumping Lip Peel that is applicable before or after microneedling. It features glycolic acid to help dissolve the look of dead skin, lactic acid to hydrate and soften skin, and green tea extract to fight the free-radical damage that causes dark spots and signs of aging. It also contains natural fruit extracts that gently remove flaky skin. The softening lip serum formula contains edible alpha hydroxy acids to hydrate and plump lips. This product is free of parabens, phthalates, and other synthetic ingredients. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with a 100% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “Completely loving this set! I was already excited to start microneedling my face and then learned I can use it to roll right over my lips too. Been using my tool every night and I bring my lip peel with me in my pocket during the day. It’s been one a week and I’m already seeing a difference.” AceAce9
5. FOREO LUNA™ 3 for Sensitive Skin
Specifically designed for those with sensitive skin, the Foreo Luna 3 is a tool that gently yet effectively lifts away dirt, oil, and other impurities in just one minute! It also offers a targeted firming facial massage that makes skin smoother and appear younger-looking. It features brush heads that are tailor-made for each skin type and can be personalized in the Foreo app that you can install on your phone. The app features pulsation intensity controls and firming massage routines. The best part? The rechargeable battery holds up to 650 uses of energy. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with an 82% recommendation rating at Sephora.
Promising review: “I absolutely love this product. I’ve had it for almost two years and use it 1-2 times a day. The worst thing about it is that it holds a charge for so long that when it runs out of battery every 9 or so months sometimes it takes me a couple days to find the charging cable, haha. I was always worried about the silicone bristles falling off, but mine is still in great shape. Seriously, buy this, your skin will be happy about it.” Ktchi
Best Beauty Tools for Your Hair in 2020
1. Rolencos Hair Scalp Massager
Pamper your hair and scalp with this often-imitated, never-duplicated hair scalp massager from Rolencos. This Amazon best-seller effectively addresses hair problems such as dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, curly hair, thick and thin hair, hair growth, itchy scalp, and more. Rolencos understands that hair health begins at the scalp, so they created a tool that goes deep to the root. The hair scalp massager features a soft silicone brush removes wastes and impurities without scratching your scalp. It also contains tourmaline in the silicone to stimulate the scalp and strengthen and detoxify the immune system. Rated 4.7 out of 5 on Amazon.
Promising review: “I really love this product. I’ve had some health issues so I’ve lost my upper body strength. I have to take multiple breaks when washing my hair and this has made it so much easier. You don’t even have to put that much pressure to feel it. I’ve also read reviews of it not getting your hair tangled and it’s true! I have very curly hair so I was a bit nervous but honestly I believe adding this brush to my routine has helped bring my curls back.” Aiko Michiko
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2. Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush
Say goodbye to limp, volumeless hair with the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush that makes drying and styling so much easier. Hailed as one of the best beauty tools in 2020 by several magazines and beauty editors, this magnificent brush effectively delivers gorgeous volume and brilliant shine in just one step. It features a unique oval brush design that smooths hair while its rounded edges quickly create volume at the root and beautifully full-bodied curls at the ends in less time than actual salon blowouts. It also features Nylon Pin & Tufted Bristles for detangling, volume and control. It has two Heat/Speed Settings and a Cool Option. It also has a built-in genuine ION generator to reduce heat damage in your hair and dry hair faster. This best seller is rated 4.3 out of 5 on Amazon.
Promising review: “Best hair dryer by far! This product had made my drying time less and it does not damage the hair. There is no burned smell when drying one section too long. Love the end result!” Joylynne M. Aviles
3. Bed Head Curls in Check 1875 Watt Diffuser Hair Dryer
Specifically designed for those with curly hair, this versatile hair dryer can be used two ways. It can be used without the diffuser attachment for drying hair or with the volume diffuser attachment to keep your curls’ volume while drying. Its unique design effectively enhances and define natural curls and waves for silky, touchable texture and massive shine. So easy to use! It utilizes a tourmaline and ceramic technology that effectively tames frizzy hair and increases shine. It has three heat settings and two speed settings, as well as a cool shot button to effectively lock in style. Also features a 6-foot tangle-frees swivel cord. Rated 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “I was pleasantly pleased with this product. As anybody with naturally curly hair knows, too much heat and air pressure wreaks havoc on curly hair. This simple hair dryer dispenses just the right amount of heat and air pressure. The built-in diffuser works great for root lift and even drying. Highly recommend!” K. Sellick
4. Redecker Wire Comb and Brush Cleaner with Oiled Beechwood Handle
Sometimes, you need tools to keep your beauty tools in check. Good thing, there’s the Redecker wire comb and brush cleaner, a great tool for every day brush cleaning so your brushes stay pristine and undamaged by use. It’s great for removing hair from hair brushes. It features an oiled beechwood handle that will naturally age gracefully and still look great through the years. It measures 3 inches long. Made in Germany. Rated 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “Wonderful brush cleaner. I suggest it to all my friends. I’ve both cheaper ones but the wires were too flimsy and not good for the job. This one I’ve been using it for years and it’s still working great.” Badri Hekmati
5. Milaya Beauty Professional Silicone Heat Resistant Styling Station Mat
Another tool for your beauty tools, this silicone mat safeguards your dresser, bathroom sink, or any other surface from hot styling tools. It features a flexible and textured design that easily wraps around your hair styling tool. It prevents severe contact burns from hair styling tools and also prevents slipping and falling from surfaces. It measures 7.5 x 11 inches, larger than most silicone mats. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Promising review: “I really like the large size for multiple styling tools, and it grips the countertop well. Besides being great at protecting the counter from heat, this mat keeps hair tools from slipping off the counter too.” Jennifer
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