The number of different facial tools that exist is enough to make your head spin — and as a beauty editor, I’ve tried practically all of them. As such, my own collection of gadgets that stimulate collagen, de-puff, tone, and zap acne-causing bacteria (and more) really warrants its own beauty cabinet. Whenever I’m in the mood to give myself a high-tech, at-home facial treatment, I pull open my overstuffed drawers and bins and dig through all of the different wires, cases, charging docks, and other accouterments to find the device I’m looking for, then queue up the corresponding video tutorial on my phone — which takes a while to do. And that’s why I’m often too overwhelmed to use one of these gadgets altogether, despite being a lover of any tool that promises a more radiant complexion.
When I got to experience a sneak peek at the new TheraFace PRO, a creation by Therabody (the brand behind the cult-favorite Theragun percussive therapy device), my mind was blown. Therabody founder and chief wellness officer Dr. Jason Wersland guided a small group of editors through the product’s six different modalities, and as I followed along and gave myself a facial, it was love at first use. Basically, it’s an all-in-one facial tool that offers practically every kind of skin care technology you could want in an at-home device, from LED light therapy to microcurrent and beyond. Read on to learn more about why the TheraFace PRO is the holy grail of beauty tools.
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- Price: $399
- Best for: De-puffing, toning, massaging tension, cleansing
- Your rating: 5/5
- Brand: Therabody
- What we like: Easy to use, all-in-one, well designed
- What we don’t like: I’ve got nothing
What Is The TheraFace PRO?
The overall goal of the TheraFace PRO is to optimize people’s facial health with one handheld device that has interchangeable heads that do different things to improve your skin. If you’re wondering how a brand that makes muscle massagers and recovery devices got into the beauty game, Wersland’s reasoning makes a lot of sense. At the preview event, he said the product came to be after Therabody customers kept asking if they could use the Theragun device on their face for things like sinus headaches, migraines, and jaw tension.
“We started recognizing as a brand we need to start thinking about the shoulders up,” he said. “Everything else we have is for the shoulders down. We wanted to be able to use something that addressed all the same things we do for the body but on our face. It’s all about how we can help people take care of their facial health.” To do this, the TheraFace PRO offers six different skin-boosting modalities, which allow you to customize your at-home beauty treatments in a more convenient way than ever before.
How The Device Works
Now, to run through all the fun stuff the TheraFace Pro can do:
– Percussive facial therapy: No surprise here: Much like the Theragun works to massage out any tension in the body, the TheraFace PRO uses that same combo of frequency, amplitude, and torque to quash tightness in your facial muscles, and it comes with three different head attachments for different percussive therapy needs (a flat one for general use on the face, neck, and chest; a cone for treating targeted spots like the eye area and pressure points; and a micro-point for increasing circulation in larger areas).
– Cleansing Ring: There’s also a cleanser head, which is a silicone brush-like attachment you use in tandem with percussive therapy for a deeper facial cleanse (Clarisonic stans will love this).
–Microcurrent: This is one of my fave features. It offers microcurrent, aka the use of electrical current to firm and sculpt the skin — the same technology you’d get from the popular NuFace and ZIIP devices. You get a conductor gel when you buy the device, which is what you apply to your skin beforehand.
-LED Light Therapy: You can also treat yourself to LED light therapy via its three different rings: one with red light to stimulate collagen, one with blue light for treating breakouts, and a third with a combo of red and infrared light to help reduce fine lines and warm the skin to temporarily ease any discomfort in your face.
Separately, you can also buy hot and cold rings for an even more luxe at-home facial (the pair come together and cost $99). When you massage the heat therapy over your skin, it not only feels divine, but helps your complexion to better absorb the products you apply beforehand. And the cooling attachment helps shrink the appearance of your pores as it reduces redness and puffiness. (I love both of these attachments a lot.)
I’m somewhere in my thirties, so one of my biggest skin concerns is keeping fine lines smooth and my elasticity as taught and bouncy as possible. Though my skin type is pretty normal and runs a bit dry, I can tolerate most things — which is why I love experimenting with beauty tools so much. The more intense zapping or vibrating or stimulating it can do, the better.
Of course, I’ve already admitted that I’m not very good at regularly using my facial devices — which basically renders their effects useless (most require consistent use for the most benefits). But ever since I got my hands on the TheraFace PRO, I’ve been really good at using the tool almost every day. While I love how effective my microcurrent devices and gua sha stone are at sculpting my skin, I’m too lazy to use them because it requires standing in front of my bathroom mirror as I watch a tutorial on the proper ritual to follow. Using the microcurrent technology on the Therabody product, however, doesn’t require this — during the preview event, a brand representative walked us through the protocol, which is incredibly simple. All you do is apply your conductor gel and glide the device along different areas of your face three times each until you hear the beep. This is something I now do while watching TV.
Everything about the TheraFace PRO is centered on ease of use. First of all, each head magnetically snaps into place on the wand, so changing the attachment is a cinch. It’s also comfortable to grip: The device is light and fits comfortably in your hand. There are just three buttons, one for powering it on and off, one for adjusting the intensity of your treatment, and another for controlling the intensity of the percussive therapy. If you’ve ever used a Theragun, BTW, this is a much gentler feeling, but the highest intensity is just strong enough to shake out any tightness in your face.
What’s really unique about its design (besides the removable attachments) is that you can use several facial modalities together. You can use its percussive therapy feature while gliding LED light over your skin or while cleansing your face with the cleanse attachment. Because of this, I use multiple modalities in one sitting — it’s just too easy not to.
Is It Worth It?
At $399, the TheraFace PRO sits somewhere in the middle of traditional beauty devices on the shelves. It’s just a tiny bit more expensive than the $329 NuFace Trinity, roughly $100 less than the ZIIP, and $200 more than the $199 Foreo Luna cleansing device. On the LED device front, LightStim’s wrinkle-fighting tool costs $249, as a reference. But, considering the fact that you’re getting light therapy, microcurrent, percussive therapy, and cleansing in one device, the $399 price tag is well worth it — and it’s a really good deal, TBH.
I’m so in love with the TheraFace PRO that I’m seriously considering donating every other beauty tool in my cabinet (or storing them somewhere deep in my closet, at least). This device truly does everything you could need from a facial tool, rendering the need for anything else useless. With its sleek design, buffet platter of skin-boosting modalities, and ease of use (read: no need to follow a video to use it — though you could if you wanted to), my face is about to be in the best shape of its life.
11 E-Girl Hairstyle Trends That Basically Scream Y2K
From regencycore to the coquette aesthetic and the “clean girl” look, TikTok has introduced the world to so many style movements it feels impossible to keep track. Currently, there’s another noteworthy trend on the rise: the e-girl aesthetic (short for electronic girl), a term you might recognize from Doja Cat’s e-girl makeup tutorial.
If you’re unfamiliar, the e-girl look is essentially a mismatch of trends pulled from pastel goth, anime, and indie sleaze styles — the result of which is rather reminiscent of Tumblr circa the late 2000s and early 2010s. And one of its most standout features is the e-girl hairstyle: think two-toned hair colors, pastel shags, and heavily accessorized Y2K-inspired hairstyles, all juxtaposed with ultra soft glam.
“The e-girl look is very cutesy,” says Lauren Milici, digital trends expert and entertainment writer at GamesRadar+ and Total Film. She describes the standard e-girl makeup as having blush on the nose, white eyeliner to make the eyes look bigger, and overlining the upper lip for a “pouty” appearance. As for why it’s so popular? It’s super versatile. “People are able to adapt it to their vibe, whether it’s gothy or bright,” she says. And contemporary TikTok can’t get enough of it: #egirl and #egirls have amassed a combined 19.3 billion views on the platform.
Feeling inspired? Read on for 11 trending hairstyles that’ll help unleash your inner e-girl.
Since the e-girl aesthetic is all about everything “cute,” it’s only logical that one of the most popular hairstyles would pull its inspiration from ultimate cute girl icon Baby Spice with ’90s-era pigtails.
For another way to rock just a pop of color, try a bright, face-framing money piece — think Bella Hadid’s copper-hued highlights. A little bit of color can go a long way.
Nicknamed “grunge buns,” this half-updo is easy to style, works with all hair types, and has been spotted on practically every e-girl imaginable.
The wolf cut, which is essentially a mullet and shag combo, is both edgy and chic — and it’s a look e-girl queen Billie Eilish has recently sported… so it’s a prime example of the aesthetic.
E-girls also love statement braids. You can clip in extensions for extra length or simply braid your natural hair and tie colorful tinsel or string (or any accessory) throughout for a bold Y2K aesthetic.
Sleek buns are forever chic, but for a more Y2K-style e-girl look, go with baby buns, a miniature version that’s customizable — wear them as a single bun or cover your head in them for ultimate cutesy vibes.
If you’re looking for some fringe, you could get some ultra-chic curtain bangs (another look sported by Billie Eilish). The face-framing chop is still edgy, but not too dramatic, and looks good no matter the hair color or texture.
Shags reign supreme in the land of e-girls, and so too do two-toned hair colors. Reminiscent of Cruella DeVille’s iconic ‘do, the look leans more into the “goth” side of pastel goth — and it’s just as legendary as the character who made it famous. (Wait, so was Cruella an e-girl?)
Bubble braids, and their close cousin the bubble pony (as seen on Euphoria) are shockingly easy to style: All you need are a handful of rubber bands. Plus, they can be accessorized according to your mood, so while the style is simple, it’s still show-stopping (and Gigi Hadid and Olivia Rodrigo-approved).
You can never go wrong with late ‘90s, early 2000s-era butterfly clips. The bedazzled look is a whimsical way to add some color to your hairdo.
Miranda Kerr’s Nighttime Skin Care Routine Includes Affirmations
Though she truly needs no introduction, Miranda Kerr is perhaps most notably recognized as the founder of the certifiably organic, sustainable-centric, and completely vegan and cruelty-free brand KORA Organics. Powered by active ingredients native to her homeland (like the antioxidant-rich superfood, noni, which is a common thread throughout the entire range), KORA’s mission is to approach product creation with love for the body and mind, as well as Mother Earth.
Along with being a hands-on CEO and skin care mogul, she also happens to be one of the most sought after international supermodels, a wife, a boy mom of three, an author, a passionate wellness warrior, a home design aficionado, a crystal-loving yogi … and that’s only scratching the surface, as it’s her character, grace, and kindness that truly stood out the most during our chat.
With an exciting KORA Organics launch on the horizon, I had the opportunity to speak with Kerr about the newness, affirmations, and more — just as she was waking up (and fighting jet lag) in sunny Australia, and my afternoon sky began to turn shades of deep blue all the way across the world in New York.
Harnessing the power of the ocean by way of active algae, the KORA Organics Active Algae Lightweight Moisturizer brings something fresh to the brand’s range. After incorporating it into my own routine for the past few weeks, I would describe it as a bouncy, hydrating, and light-as-air formula that brings some much-needed calm into my daily routine. Giving my complexion a juicy glow, while working to heal and smooth any blemishes or texture I may be struggling with, the moisturizer’s formula is completely fragrance-free — though the natural aromatherapy quality is softly floral with traces of the crystal-clear ocean, fresh alpine rose, sweet basil, and earthy geranium.
Aside from the powerful formula (that has personally created my most radiant, glowing complexion to date), Kerr goes on to explain the added benefits of incorporating this moisturizer into your routine: “Every single KORA Organics product has its own positive word on the back of the bottle, as well as its own crystal infusion process in addition to the rose quartz crystal that every single product is filtered through. With the Active Algae Lightweight Moisturizer, it is energized with aquamarine crystals, which really helps calm and soothe your spirit — so it’s nourishing your mind, your body, and your skin. The affirmation on the back of this product is peace, and is part of that ritual for creating that calming and soothing experience — along with the aquamarine stone, and the actual physical affects of the formula.”
During my college years, when I was in such a state of discovering who I was (and who I wanted to be), I stumbled upon Miranda’s book entitled Treasure Yourself. As an avid journaler, I had always written positive quotes and poems for myself, but Kerr introduced me to the power of using your voice and speaking affirming words into the universe as an act of self-love and care.
In honor of my younger self who needed her words at that time, I asked Kerr about some of her favorite affirmations that bring her peace. “For me, words are so powerful, and I have quite a big toolbox of affirmations,” she tells me. One that she repeats frequently: I am a being of light that is capable of infinite possibilities.
“Even forgiveness affirmations can create a lot of peace in your life — we are all human, and we might think something that is not a high vibration towards ourselves or others, and having that little ritual and peace-making is so important,” Kerr says. “I’ll do forgiveness prayers while I’m brushing my teeth, or putting on my skincare to cleanse my skin and my spirit at the same time. I’ll say something like: I forgive myself, and I forgive anyone that has upset me intentionally or unintentionally.”
Expressing the importance of finding some time to pamper herself and be still each and every day, Kerr shares just how much she prioritizes routine — in more areas in her life than one.
“I’m pretty strict about my children’s routine. My grandmother had four children and many many grandchildren and great grandchildren, and she taught me from a young age that routine is the most important thing for them, so that really stuck with me. You can find consistency and moments for yourself around that routine, so when my children go to bed after reading three books together, I often dim the lights, put the lamps on, and light a non-toxic candle. If my husband is finishing work or perhaps at the gym, I’ll then take a bath maybe once a week, or do my skin care routine — and thats when I really lean into those products that are very soothing, and I feel as if they are giving back to me.”
After agreeing that we both love those nights when we get to turn in for bed early, she shares the exact skin care routine she has created for peace and pampering once the moon replaces the sun’s light.
This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.
Miranda’s Nighttime Skin Care Routine
Dua Lipa Wears Ugly ’90s Trends So Well
Dua Lipa is a head-turner, to be sure, marching to the beat of her own drum style wise. Be it on stage or off, she loves to take a questionable trend from decades past and turn it into a hyper-chic look worth copying. Ahead, all the times Dua turned the “ugly” so freaking cute.