8 Must Have Skin Care Tools for Women 50+

When we hit 50, we look for even more skin care tools to help our face renew itself. See this list of personally tested tools by a group of women 50 and up.
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Thinking back, throughout my lifetime, I have purchased a significant number of skin care tools. Some were very useful, and others were not that worthy. One of my first beauty buys was the Buff Puff. It literally hurt my face, and now the practice of using a sponge repeatedly isn’t even recommended. Next, there were makeup mirrors that used light bulbs that were so hot they made you sweat. I’ve also purchased battery-operated shaving pens, home facial saunas, and, let’s not forget, the Suzanne Somers ThighMaster. I could go on, but I won’t, as it could be embarrassing.

In a recent search looking for the newest and favorite skincare tools, I decided to take a poll amongst my trusted friends. I want to know what women our age group use and what they could not live without. We all have a daily routine, and there is at least one tool we rely on to get ourselves ready and out the door. Now, I’m sharing a few of the beauty aids that were mentioned by a trusted panel of experts, otherwise referred to as my friends.

Skin Care Tools Recommended by Women 50+


Foreo bear

The FOREO BEAR™ microcurrent toning device uses stimulating microcurrents to tone the skin and muscles below, while gentle T-Sonic™ pulsations massage the face and brighten your complexion. It’s like facial yoga, but you get to sit back and relax because microcurrent contours, tones, firm, and lifts the muscles and the skin. The result is a healthier complexion and an incredible glow.

FOREO BEAR™ collection takes microcurrent facials to the next level. Not only does it come with advanced microcurrent and customizable facial workouts via the FOREO For You app, but it’s also the only microcurrent device that features patented T-Sonic™ pulsations and the groundbreaking Anti-Shock System™ for the world’s safest, shock-free treatments. This gentle giant of facial toning delivers the most effective and energizing microcurrent facials ever, leaving your skin tighter, brighter, and glowing! BEAR is wireless and easy to use at home or on the go. Visit the Foreo website to get either the FOREO BEAR for $249 or the BEAR mini for $219.

2. The NuFACE Trinity

The Nu Face Trinity is an FDA-cleared skin care device that stimulates facial muscles, which in turn helps to revitalize skin. Facial toning treatments are also offered at spas for a very hefty price. My friends who’ve tried Nu Face did feel that their skin looked firmer and more toned after using it. Because the effect is temporary, you need to continue using it to see consistent results. There are a few different kits available, with prices starting around $165+.

3. Trophy Skin RejuvadermMD — The On-The-Go Exfoliator Device

Smoother, softer, more radiant skin is just 5 minutes away with the RejuvadermMD portable microdermabrasion device. This lightweight and portable glow-getter uses a high-tech combo of diamond exfoliation and gentle suction to buff away dead skin cells, revealing the radiant, glowing skin that sits just below the surface.

4. Jenny Patinkin Face Roller

This Rose Quartz facial roller purports to enhance circulation and reduce puffiness, with added claims of providing energetic healing benefits. A friend suggested it to me, and I’m convinced that anything promoting improved facial circulation can be highly advantageous. It’s advised to incorporate it into your routine twice daily, ideally after applying serum. The thought of the cool stone gliding across your face evokes a refreshing sensation that sounds simply delightful, doesn’t it?

5. Simple Human Lighted Makeup Mirror

This futuristic mirror automatically lights up as your face approaches it. It stimulates a variety of lighting variations and magnifies to provide you with clear perception and detail.

6. Derma Roller – GloPRO® Microneedling Facial Regeneration Tool

A long time ago, after a facial at Nordstrom, I bought a Leaf & Rusher derma roller (no longer made). It’s a roller with tiny microneedles that, when rolled over your skin, create little punctures, which allows the skin to create new collagen during skin repair. If your serum is applied afterward, it will penetrate better.

Today, various types of derma rollers are available for purchase. However, not all derma rollers are the same, as there are differences in the length of the needles. With the many versions now available, check to see which would work best for you and your skin needs. (If in doubt, start with a smaller-sized needle. Reviews seem to suggest only using the bigger needles for scarring.) Used properly, the derma roller technique imitates microneedling.

This brings us to the Beauty Bio Micro needling kit, a patented at-home micro-needling device. The Beauty Micro-Needling tool claims to open your cells to allow better absorption of topicals applied afterward up to 200x more.

There is a lot of hype about micro-needling, and the results appear to be getting a good amount of attention. More and more dermatologists and spas are offering the treatment, and I expect that micro-needling facials will stick around for some time. If you are comfortable doing it yourself, you can save on the cost per treatment with an at-home device. The GloPRO® Microneedling Facial Regeneration Tool is $199 at Ulta with free shipping.


7. Light Stim – Lightstim® for Wrinkles

Light Stim is a handheld LED device that’s known to be quite useful in refining pores and restoring skin’s youthful appearance by stimulating collagen. Many dermatologists use professional-strength LED light therapy in their offices, which is stronger than the at-home versions. In my blog about Microdermabrasion Benefits, I mentioned that my esthetician used the Perfecto Plus on my neck. Using red lights and heat, this professional strength device worked to immediately reduce the appearance of lines on my neck. The light stim with its infrared lights is a less expensive at-home version. The effects may not be as apparent as the professional tool; however, if used daily, you may see improvement over a period. The cost is around $350, but the Lightstim® for Wrinkles is $249 at Amazon.

8. Clarisonic Mia Smart Sonic Facial Cleansing Brush

This is probably the most effective beauty tool that I personally have used for the last ten years. I like how it cleans my face and feel that it helps exfoliate the dead skin cells. I use it around 3 times a week. It’s currently $174.99+ on Amazon.

There are an array of skin care tools available for every need. What is important to note is to keep your expectations within reason. These tools will enhance and improve our skin’s appearance in a very subtle way. Creating a beauty routine for yourself that you feel comfortable sticking with is necessary. Focusing on good, healthy lifestyle habits will keep your skin looking vibrant. As with technology, skin care tools are forever changing; what should never change is that you need to set aside time and pamper yourself, and why, because you’re worth it!

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