Politics and climates may change, but as long as human beings occupy the planet, they’ll always want skin that looks healthy and glowing. A slew of skin care regimens have already come and gone over the centuries, some that proved successful, and others that proved decidedly less so. Now, 21st-century technology has entered the skin care arena, too, and the options really are amazing. Just look at these beauty-enhancing examples:

BeautyBio GloPRO Microneedling Facial Regeneration Tool

A woman uses the BeautyBio GloPRO Microneedling Facial Regeneration Tool on her face.

Microneedling might sound like a form of torture from a sci-fi thriller, but it’s not at all ghoulish. The treatment entails running a pen with very, very small needles over the surface of your face. These needles then make microscopic holes that compel your skin to heal itself. The healing process boosts the production of elastin and collagen, which in turn smoothes the skin and minimizes the appearance of pores. In addition, the process disintegrates acne scars and lightens the color of dark pigmentation. To make it even easier on you, a rose quartz roller is included to reduce puffiness.

DermaFlash 2.0 Luxe Facial Exfoliating Device

Young woman uses the DermaFlash 2.0 Luxe Facial Exfoliating Device on her face.

Dermaplaning, also known as microplaning or blading, is a skin exfoliating procedure that uses a specially designed blade to remove dead skin cells and hair from certain parts of the face. Movie stars as old as Joan Crawford and Marilyn Monroe allegedly engaged in this process for years to make their skin glow with a porcelain-like sheen. DermaFlash’s dermaplaning device is reportedly easy to use and as effective as 10 consecutive facial scrubs.

Foreo UFO Smart Mask Treatment

A young woman uses the Foreo UFO Smart Mask Treatment on her face.

Facial masks have been around ever since the healing power of mud was discovered. Unfortunately, a lot of them take up more time than most people care to spend. This 90-second version connects to an app that lets you choose the best treatment for your skin type and is easy to launch with a simple bar code scan. All in all, a great option for people who are constantly on the go.

Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar

Skin care professional applies  the Jillian Dempsey Gold Sculpting Bar onto a young woman's face.

Ever feel like those face creams are just sitting there and not breaking through to the epidural layers that need them most? This cool tool uses vibrating 24-karat gold to help those creams penetrate the skin concurrent with toning your face to fend off wrinkles. The bar also lessens the visibility of those lines on your neck that are the result of peering down at your phone so often.

LightStim for Acne LED Light Therapy

Young woman uses LightStim for Acne LED Light Therapy on her face.

A significant amount of scientific research indicates that blue light successfully clears up acne. Red light has been found to be less effective. This small tool utilizes that technology and is so compact you can take it with you to use whenever and wherever you want.

ZIIP Nano Current Facial Device

A woman uses the ZIIP Nano Current Facial Device on the skin under her eyes.

Another high-tech beauty tool that sounds a bit intimidating, this apparatus is hailed as a skin tightener that lifts and defines the best parts of your face and gives it a lovely radiance. As a microcurrent treatment, it shows instant results, but users are still encouraged to use it on a regular basis for best results.