Every day, advances are made in the beauty industry that continually amaze and astonish. These genius finds can be used at home or on-the-go to quickly put a stop to issues that age you — from thinning hair to yellow teeth. The result? You, gorgeous in a flash. Keep scrolling for five beauty breakthroughs you need to know about today.
Banish blemishes with this light.
The latest science-backed technology in thwarting breakouts comes in a small laser that combines both red (it reduces inflammation) and blue (it kills acne-causing bacteria) light. It’s easy, portable and safe to use. Simply point the wand at each blemish, then blast it for a clearer complexion in under a week!
TRY IT: Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Spot Treatment ($20.24, ULTA)
Conceal sparse spots with this hairspray.
An innovative way to camouflage any signs of thinning? A hair spray containing tinted fibers (yes, it comes in gray too!) that adhere to existing hairs to fill in thinner areas. It’s also infused with hair-strengthening keratin to help prevent future shedding and impart youthful-looking volume. Tip: Hold the spray’s nozzle six inches away from the scalp and lightly mist onto small sections for even coverage.
TRY IT: Keratherapy Fiber Thickening Spray ($16.99, Walmart)
“Whiten” teeth with this toothpaste.
It may sound strange, but a toothpaste that contains purple pigments can temporarily tint yellow teeth so they look pearly white. How it works: “Purple and yellow are opposites on the color wheel, so they cancel each other out,” says celebrity cosmetic dentist Lana Rozenberg, D.D.S. Even better? One that’s also made with coconut oil (it’s been found to pull embedded stains from the tooth’s surface) can help teeth appear four shades lighter in two weeks.
TRY IT: POPWHITE Whitening Primer Toothpaste ($27.30, Dermstore)
Nix facial hair with this depilatory.
Cream-based facial hair removers have been around for years, but they can be irritating! The newest evolution uses a unique chemical that gently and swiftly dissolves proteins in hair (so it doesn’t have to sit on skin for long), as well as skin-soothing ingredients like vitamin E and aloe vera to combat any potential irritation, says aesthetician Bella Schneider.
TRY IT: Completely Bare Ctrl+Hair+Del Facial Hair Removal Cream ($11.99, ULTA)
Stop scalp flaking with this scrub.
Just like the complexion needs exfoliation to slough away dry, flaky skin cells, so too does the scalp. Plus, a flake-free scalp can lead to a boost in hair growth. Enter the new trend in skincare: scalp scrubs. Schneider advises picking one infused with anti-fungal apple cider vinegar. Its malic acid kills any dandruff and exfoliates a dry scalp so you can say bye-bye to flakes for good!
TRY IT: Renpure Apple Cider Vinegar Clarify & Shine Scalp Scrub, ($11.55, Amazon)