Beauty Meets Tech (Round 2): 5 Of The Latest Must-Have At-Home Beauty Devices

I’m an old school analog girl living in a new digital world. As such, I am a little reluctant to embrace all forms of technology, except in a few areas—one of which is making me look as young as I feel. I received a lot of emails from people who read my first Beauty Meets Tech article that was published last year asking me about the newest at-home devices that are worth splurging on. Since technology is constantly changing I figured I would delve in and do the research for my fellow beauty addicts to give you the breakdown on some of the latest and greatest devices that will keep you looking your best in the privacy of your own home. I am a huge proponent of light-based therapies for a variety of conditions and renowned New York City-based dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross’s Spectralite Eye Care Pro is quickly becoming one of my new favorites—plus you look like a superhero while wearing this hands-free, light-based eye mask. The Spectralite is FDA-cleared and incorporates a wide spectrum of therapeutic light including amber, red, deep red, and infrared wavelengths that are proven to build collagen, reduce fine lines, and diminish wrinkles with regular use. Gross tells me, “The Spec...

Here’s a fantastic way to add a new dynamic to your laser cut and engraved parts.

Here’s a fantastic way to add a new dynamic to your laser cut and engraved parts. Did you know it is possible to color your engravings on acrylic? It’s kind of one of those moments where you go “Why didn’t I think of that?” [Frankie Flood] works at the Digital Craft Research Lab (DCRL for short), which is kind of like a hackerspace for the University of Wisconsin — complete with CNC routers, lasers, 3D printers, and all your basic manufacturing tools.  [Lionel Rocheleau], one of his lab technicians at DCRL was interested in doing some experiments with the laser cutter, so they came up with this experiment… By raster engraving a piece of acrylic, you can then spread a color dye powder over top the acrylic… and then run the engraving again, this time at a lower power and a higher speed. This allows you to basically melt the dye into the engraving. It’ll take a few layers to get a good and consistent color, but it really is that simple! We find people tend to overlook the possibilities with laser cutters. Yeah they’re a bit more expensive than 3D printers, but boy can you do a lot with them! Did you know you can form basic folded acrylic parts using a laser cutter? It’s called Las...