Most Innovative Beauty Products of 2017


At-home hair removal has come a long way from the days of Nair and single-blade razors. Case in point: laser hair removal. What started in the doctor’s office has moved into the homes with IPL (intense pulsed light) systems that promise to prevent future hair growth. No, this does not mean one treatment and suddenly your legs are forever free of stubble. It will, however, result in fewer hairs down the road (the brand claims participants in its study saw an average of 66 percent fewer hairs after 12 months). This particular device by LumaRx also boasts a Super Friends of skincare team of pros behind it — it was created by dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Jeffrey S. Dover, M.D. alongside top physicians, tech experts, engineers, and scientists. It does come with a hefty price tag, however; if you’ve looked into professional treatments, you know single treatments can range anywhere from $300 to $500. And, since you need multiple initial treatments and future touch-up treatments, you wind up spending a lot of dough. Having your own device means controlling when and where you get treatments and not having to worry about being a victim of sticker shock every time you get your bikini line zapped.

LumaRx Pro IPL Skin Beauty System ($549)