Skincare Expert Reveals Everything You Need To Know About These Three Popular Beauty Tools…

Beauty tools – the phenomenon taking the industry by storm. Whether you prefer something low-key, like a facial roller, or an alternative with some ‘oomph’ such as a microcurrent device, it’s important to know the accompanying skincare that you should be using for maximum effectiveness.

We spoke to SBC Skincare Educator and Holistic Therapist, Adele O’Donoghue to find out more about the most coveted beauty tools, as well as the perfect skincare to pair with each!

Beauty tools have seen a massive growth in popularity over recent years, and it’s easy to understand why. With consistent use, these tools can contribute to long-term improvements in skin texture, tone, and overall appearance. Many opt to use beauty tools at home as it is more convenient and cost-effective, and empowers them to take charge of their skincare routine.

However, something that many users don’t know is that they should be using well-matched skincare products alongside their beauty tools. Doing this not only enhances the effectiveness of the tool itself, but using beauty tools alongside skincare products can enhance their effectiveness and provide they can also improve the absorption of skincare products, and targeting specific skin concerns.

Here are three of the most popular beauty tool choices, and the ideal skincare products to use alongside them.”

Cleansing Brush or Sonic Cleansing Device:

Cleansing brushes and sonic cleansing devices use gentle mechanical or sonic vibrations to effectively remove dirt, oil, makeup, and impurities from the skin, providing a deeper cleanse compared to traditional hand washing. They can also help to exfoliate the skin, promote better product absorption, and stimulate blood circulation for a healthier complexion.

In order to make the most out of this tool, I would recommend opting for a gentle foaming cleanser, such as SBC Skincare’s Vitamin C Glow-Boost Cleanser (£30.00, or gel-based cleanser, like SBC Skincare’s Hydra-Collagen Micellar Gel Cleanser (£20.00, Using a mild cleanser helps to maintain the skin’s natural moisture barrier, and provides enhanced comfort when using this device. I would highly advise avoiding the use of harsh exfoliants or abrasive cleansers, as using these in conjunction with a deep-cleansing device can cause skin irritation and sensitivity, leaving your skin dry and uncomfortable, and your barrier damaged.”

Facial Roller (Jade Roller, Rose Quartz Roller):

A facial roller, such as a jade roller or rose quartz roller, uses gentle massaging motions to help stimulate blood circulation, reduce puffiness, and promote lymphatic drainage in the face. It can also aid in the absorption of skincare products and provide a soothing, relaxing sensation for the skin.

In order to use this tool effectively, you need to create some ‘slip’ on the skin. Using a roller on dry skin can cause friction, tugging and pulling on the skin, resulting in irritation. Try using a facial oil or lightweight serum, such as SBC Skincare’s Hydra-Collagen Intensive Serum (£32.00, to allow for the facial roller to glide smoothly over the skin.”

 Microcurrent Device:

“A microcurrent device delivers low-level electrical currents to the skin, stimulating facial muscles to contract and tighten, resulting in improved muscle tone and firmness. This can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, enhance facial contour, and promote a more youthful-looking complexion over time.

For the best results, pair your microcurrent device with a conductive gel, such as SBC Skincare’s Aloe Vera Moisturising Gel (£24.00, Vitamin E Moisturising Gel (£24.00, can be used with electrical beauty tools on both positive (+) and negative (-) settings. Using a conductive gel with your microcurrent device ensures optimal conductivity, allowing the electrical currents to penetrate the skin effectively. This maximizes the device’s ability to stimulate facial muscles, resulting in better results in terms of toning, firming, and rejuvenating the skin. Do avoid using thick creams or oils that may interfere with conductivity.

Do’s And Don’ts

“While skincare devices offer numerous benefits, it’s essential to use them responsibly and in conjunction with a well-rounded skincare regimen tailored to your skin type and concerns.

Always ensure your skin is clean before using any beauty tool, and consider your skin type and any specific concerns when choosing skincare products to pair with them. Furthermore, remember to clean your beauty tools regularly to prevent the build-up of bacteria and maintain their effectiveness. If you have specific skin conditions or concerns, it’s advisable to consult with a dermatologist before incorporating new beauty tools into your routine.

Additionally, it’s crucial to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully and maintain proper hygiene practices to ensure safe and effective use of these tools.”