Some beauty breakthroughs make a huge splash. Like when the styling wand debuted, and suddenly curling irons lost their clamp on our attention. Or when Sephora teamed up with Pantone to create a device that expertly color matches foundation with our skin tone, and we all headed to our nearest retailer. But then there are those equally amazing innovations that largely fly under the radar. Like these five beauty tools that you didn’t even know could make your life easier…until now.
Click through the above slideshow to get the scoop on these must-have treasures…
Tangle Teezer ($16)
We’ve all been warned about the dangers of brushing hair when wet, but unfortunately impatience often trumps hair health. If waiting to tackle your tresses until they are 90% dry just isn’t going to happen, grab a Tangle Teezer. The handleless brush has soft plastic bristles in varying lengths that comb through wet hair—seriously straight-out-of-the-shower, sopping wet strands—sans tugging. It’s damage-free detangling for all hair types.
Boscia Konjac Sponge ($18)
If you’ve been a Clarisonic ($199) devotee for the better part of a decade (guilty), it can be difficult to admit that there may be something equally interesting out there. And yet who can resist the novelty of a squishy sponge for the face? Even after the initial amusement of its almost rubbery consistency wears off, you’ll be hooked. Thanks to the ultra fine texture of the natural fibers that polish the skin, dirt, oil and blackheads will no longer find safe haven in your pores.
Becca The One Perfecting Brush ($49)
It’s a brush that takes the place of 10 different application tools, covering everything from concealer application to contouring and more. The secret to the brush’s multitasking success is twofold. The 3.5-inch horizontal design features flat edges and curved corners that cover large and small areas alike. And the densely packed, long, flexible bristles make an array of application techniques possible.
Shu Uemera New Generation Eyelash S Curler ($24)
Finally an eyelash curler that truly fits eyes of all shapes and sizes! This pint-sized makeup bag must-have is intentionally tiny to allow you reach every last lash—your outer corner eyelashes will never feel neglected again. The S Curler is also the perfect accoutrement for all those Type A beauty addicts who crave control. The precision of this curler is simply unparalleled, making it a foolproof purchase.
Sonia Kashuk Spa Body Brush ($7)
Dry brushing does more than just exfoliate. It boosts circulation, increases lymphatic drainage, and reduces cellulite over time. Start at your feet and, using long strokes, gently sweep the brush up towards your heart. Think of it as a mini spa treatment to start or end your day.