Most women aren’t afraid of getting old. No, what they’re actually afraid of is looking old. Fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and fat accumulating in all the wrong places – it doesn’t conjure up a pretty sight, does it?
People are always complaining about a certain feature or body part of theirs that they wish they could change, like their nose, for example. There are few things that plastic surgery can’t fix these days, but I think it might be a good idea to check these Japanese beauty enhancers and facial exercisers before you go under the knife: the Eye Slack Haruka, the Rhythm Slim Chin Exerciser, the Face Slimmer Mouthpiece, and the Smile Lines Face Belt.
The older some people get, the more self-conscious they become. For example, the other day, I bumped into my aunt at the mall. Before I knew it, the conversation had somehow steered on to how her skin was starting to sag and how wrinkly her chin was – both of which were topics that I was not even remotely interested in.
Ladies, how’d you like it if there was a beauty treatment which promised to reduce wrinkles, redness, scars and acne, all without any fancy dermatologists involved. How would you feel if I told you you had to wear a mask that made you look like Jason from Friday the 13th in order to reap such rewards?
My mother can always tell how many hours I slept the previous night based on the size of the bags under my eyes. When deadlines are running tight and things are getting crazy hectic I work, I sometimes pull all-nights, and the second thing to suffer (since the first one would have to be my health) are my looks.
So there I was, looking for something awesome for you guys to look at, when I came upon what is possibly the best named gadget – the Sharp Plasma Cluster Ion Generator. I was hoping for a hill-sized cannon copied from Protoss blueprints, but it turns out it’s a skin care device for women.
This one’s a pocket-sized version of the rice cookerish steamer we featured before.
Now this is something that a lot of women would like to have in their own homes: Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido installed a digital cosmetic mirror at the Takashimaya department store in Shinjuku that lets customers test make up without actually trying it on, thanks to the magic of augmented reality.
Similar to the character creation screen typically found in RPGs, customers can select from a wide range of cosmetics (using a touchscreen interface), and the terminal projects makeup onto the customers face instantly, a shower of virtual glitter twinkling as the customer swaps colors or… umm other aspects that vary in cosmetics.
I don’t really know how this works, but my girlfriend and the Web tell me that blasting your face with steam is good for your skin. If you’re a believer, then you should check out Panasonic’s Nano-Care Ion Steamer, which “creates ion steam particles that are extremely small, thereby enabling the moisturizing steam to deeply penetrate the outer layers of a user’s skin.”
Here’s the ultimate gadget for narcissists. This new webcam from Japan’s Thanko features a one-way mirror as it’s main design feature.
The device has a hidden camera behind the mirror that lets you admire your own beautiful mug while you chat with your friends across the Interweb.
As an added bonus, the mirror is encircled by a bright ring of LEDs which not only show off your good looks, they actually improve the quality of the images it captures.