Monday, 16 April 2018

BEAUTY DEVICES- The Tok Stick

There are so many beauty devices that claim to help with all sorts of skin issues and it can be difficult to keep track of them all! Learning which ones work and which ones are just trendy doesn't have to be a difficult task, especially since I don't mind being the guinea pig for this kind of stuff LOL!! 

I got to try a very interesting device that involves tiny needles...say wuuuuuut?! Yes I know. Needling is something that I've only heard about recently but didn't get the chance to try it until now. The idea is simple, micro-needles (thinner than 1/3 the thickness of hair) allow the serum to be deposited deeper into the skin which allows for better absorption. You may have seen little needles on rollers and there are many types of microneedling devices on the market. The Tok Stick by Beuon is a self care device that can be used at home and doesn't require any expertise to use-other than a gentle hand of course. While microneedling by a professional usually involves longer needles than the one on the Tok Stick and could yield better results, the cost associated with professional treatments is much higher. 


I was surprised to learn that microneedling has been practised in some form for more than 20 years!


The Tok Stick features 49 needles over the surface of the device and was virtually painless. The fine needles in microneedling devices puncture the skin and create a controlled skin injury which forces rejuvenation of the skin. The first time I used the device I was a bit paranoid about using tiny needles on my face but I'm happy I decided to give it a try. After cleansing and using a toner, I was ready to use the device. Focussing on each area of the face, I gently pressed the device and held it for a few seconds before moving on.

The V-shaped needles felt nice on my face and didn't hurt at all, except for a very mild poking feeling. The Tok Stick came with two vials of essence for me to use, but you can use this product with any essence you prefer, since the device is refillable. This product promises to tighten pores and reduce wrinkles. While I didn't notice any immediate wrinkle reducing effects, I did notice my pores appeared smaller the next morning. I avoided using this product around my eyes, but I was fine to use this everywhere else. 

If the idea of using the device on bare skin worries you, the Tok Stick can be used over a sheet mask to reduce any discomfort you may experience. I was very happy with this device and I plan on using it regularly to see how it will help with fine lines around the mouth, acne scars, and uneven skin tone which are all things that microneedling can help with. As with any skin care device, the key is consistency and a proper skin care routine so expect periodic updates regarding the Tok Stick. 

So tell me, have you tried any at home beauty devices? Let me know what you're loving right now...I'd love to hear from you!



3 comments:

  1. I have never seen anything like this. This is so cool!

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  2. I love trying out new beauty products, and love that this is a tech product. I'm so interested in trying it!
    xoxo
    Annie

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  3. Wow, this thing looks awesome! I need to check it out. :)

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