Hands up who loves gadgets? I do, so I’m sticking 2 hands up in the air and waving them like I just don’t care… Sorry got carried away for a minute :P But I love it even better when its a beauty gadget because I’m always keen to know just what else they can come up with out there to help us with our beauty regime.
Enter the Talika Cream Booster® – a handy dandy hand held gadget inspired by space research.
Doesn’t it look all space age? Wait till I show you just how space age it can get ;)
What this pen-like gadget is, is a gadget designed to increase the efficacy of your skincare. We use our skincare for different targeted needs and for myself, my concerns would be anti-aging and skin brightening, and I use skincare targeted at those concerns. This gadget is designed to help those skincare that I slap on my skin be more effective and absorb better. Intrigued? You bet I was!
The Talika Cream Booster was unveiled at a press launch about a month back. The gadget is quite small and slim and very sleek in its design.
Laid out this way, it looks like a surgical instrument, except its not invasive at all. In fact, its a very sleek white wand that will sit right next to your fave Apple gadgets, except this one has no i before its name, and is part of your beauty regime not communication regime ;)
We were told that how the Cream Booster works, is by 3 ways:-
- Ionotherapy – using micro currents to bring active ingredients in skincare across the skin barrier and increases permeability of skin so believe it or not, creams absorb better and more quickly. I can attest to this. Sometimes, you spread cream on your skin and find it does not absorb well or takes a while to absorb and it feels sticky. Run the Cream Booster over it, and you’d find it is almost immediately absorbed so there is no sticky feel. Perfect!
- Phototherapy – the device emits a 590nn light at the head that comes in contact with your skin and this is supposed to stimulate the cells of the epidermis to increase the production of collagen and ATP and re-energize the cells
- Vibrations – The device vibrates against the skin to act as a micro-massage to accelerate the circulation of blood so skin is renewed and in the long run, looks better and younger.
This runs on a AA battery which I was told can last about 3 months even if you use it twice a day as advised, for the eye contour area, but perhaps less if you use it over your whole face, as I have. There is no on-off switch as the gadget runs on battery power and your body electricity. There is a metal panel on the top, which you have to touch, and the gadget is only activated when you touch the metal top to your face. So, here’s the interesting thing, if Physics is your thing – you can’t use this on another person! The only way to, is to ensure you are holding onto them, so you complete the electrical circuit. Fascinating? Yes if you are a science geek :) But the electrical elements of Physics was never my strong point :P
I know what you’re wondering. So, I said it was inspired by space research. What space research? Well, apparently, the scientists from NASA discovered that in the cold dark vacuum of space, wounds do not heal unless there is light, and our cells need light to be stimulated and healing only takes place with light. All that Vitamin D from sunlight in Biology classes coming back, anyone? :)
So this little gadget works also to emit light (a little like the Talika Light gadget) while vibrating against the skin and bossting efficacy of skincare. So much science in one little thing :) Oh and best thing is, you can use this with any skincare, not just Talika’s.
Users have reported tightened pores and lifted, more hydrated and smoother skin and it only takes a minute each time. Yep! Sounds all miraculous doesn’t it? :D I’ve actually been taking this for a spin and I’ll bring you a report soon on my thoughts about it. The only thing I can say for now is – laugh lines? What laugh lines?! :)
Does the Talika Cream Booster fascinate you? Are you into beauty gadgets? I haven’t tried many. The one I remember most is the Clarisonic Mia. I’m always a little skeptical about beauty gadgets, never sure if I should be plonking down money for them. What about you?
Talika Cream Booster Price: RM410 (1 year warranty) Availability: Talika counters at Parkson KLCC, Parkson Pavilion, Parkson Gurney Plaza, Parkson 1 Utama, Isetan KLCC and Metrojaya