Is the eye massager the latest must-have beauty gadget?

Forget screen breaks to relieve tired eyes, it’s the Taiwanese trend for eye massage machines that we should be looking out for. According to an article by the Wall Street Journal the latest beauty gadget to be sweeping, or at least soothing, the beauty world if the Asian market is anything to go by (and it usually is) is the eye massage machine. Think of it as a hands-free mask which gently massages the delicate eye area to relieve tired and sore eyes. “We’ve been selling eye massagers for years with steady sales, but this year there has been a noticeable jump in demand, with sales up 30 per cent (in the first half of the year from a year earlier),” Sun Shao-qu, sales manager in Taiwan for OSIM International Ltd told the Wall Street Journal. “We believe it is because more people have tired eyes from looking at screens all day.” This beauty gizmo blends two big trends at once: not only does it talk to a world in possession of an eye-boggling obsession with smart phones and computers, it also tends to a new love of mobile beauty devices. So will it be big news in the UK? Thalgo , the makers of a brand new Eye Massage Mask, certainly think so. A...

Celebrities Rely on These High-End Facials for Photo-Worthy Skin

For many celebrities, an Oscar red carpet cameo is months in the making. Such procedures as Botox or fillers, which can cause bruising, are best done a couple of weeks ahead of time. Eyelash treatments, including Latisse, show optimal effects on week 16. And a healthy diet and exercise, plenty of water and sleep, and reduced alcohol are always recommended. However, for awards-goers looking to give their skin a pre-Oscar boost, these star-favored facial treatments require surprisingly little lead time. Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills The spa at this hotel famously featured in “Pretty Woman” is the only one in the world to offer Elemis Targeted Toning — a facial and body treatment that reduces the appearance of cellulite and lines. All body parts can be treated even the day of, and a red carpet package includes a David Webb jewelry box. Prices start at $505 310-385-7023 Biba de Sousa Beverly Hills-based esthetician Biba de Sousa — who works regularly with Emily Blunt — gets skin awards-ready with a two-and-a-half-hour session. In addition to OxyGeneo, a three-in-one facial, she does Pressotherapy, a detox treatment to prevent pain and swelling (from, say, killer heels). $330-$450 ...