I’m convinced that this was because I’ve been trying the Réduit Boost (£179, reduit.com), a new at-home gadget that promises to super boost the absorption of your skincare with up to five times better results. The small hand-held gizmo is pre-programmed via an app to coincide with the products you use: be it a hydrating serum, an anti-blemish product or an anti-wrinkle potion.
Once you apply that stage of your skincare you swipe the Boost over the top – the process is pre-timed on the app. Its pulsed electromagnetic powers help to push the products deep into the skin for optimum results.
Hair is also welcoming fresh tech with the Zuvi Halo Hairdryer (above, £329, zuvi.us). It’s impressive: pretty quiet for starters, but it also uses 60 per cent less energy than traditional dryers and works with light energy technology – inspired by the sun, no less – to dry the surface of the hair but leave the inside hydrated so it feels and looks healthier and stronger. Tests also suggest it’s 57 per cent kinder on dyed hair and boosts shine by 38 per cent. It’s currently only available online but dedicated stores will be opening this summer. The handle is chunky – so it could be worth waiting and getting tactile before you spend.