The original Clarisonic made such a splash in the past couple of years that other beauty gadgets rarely get a chance to shine. If you're looking to gift someone an investment--a tool that really works--we've rounded up a few of our favourites. One zaps zits, another lasers off hair at home, and the most aesthetically appealing, a Catbird atomizer, distributes perfume on the go.Clarisonic Opal ($185)
If your serums and moisturizers don't penetrate the skin they're useless, so Clarisonic whipped up the Opal. Load your favourite formulas into the soft tip, turn on, and let the sonic vibration melt their magic into your skin. Skin appears smoother in just 30 seconds, with firmer skin in 4 weeks.

Tria Hair Removal Laser ($395)
Laser hair removal takes time and money, but this device gives you permanent results at home for a fraction of the price. The small surface area makes it best for the bikini area, underarms, and face.

Tanda Clear+ ($195)
Like the original Tanda Zap, the Clear+ uses blue LED light to kill acne-causing bacteria. The larger head allows the vibrations to reach more surface area, protecting against and banishing breakouts.

Catbird Perfume Stick Roller ($48)
Sleek and practical, this ball roller can be filled with any perfume and tucked into the smallest evening bag, wallet, or even your pocket.

T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i ($250)
This hair dryer is the industry standard: it delivers smoothing ions, cuts drying time dramatically, and reduces damage (not to mention stress) during a rushed morning. Even better: it's lightweight, quiet, and comes with a ceramic barrel brush.

Temptu Signature Starter Kit ($199)
Forget brushes or sponges, this gadget airbrushes foundation, blush, and highlighter onto your skin for a smooth, even finish.

Lightstim For Wrinkles LED Light Therapy ($249)
The wand's LED light penetrates the top layer of skin to boost collagen production--a vital component in maintaining skin's youthful appearance.

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