11/19/2013 12:16 EST | Updated 01/25/2014 04:01 EST

Five Breakthroughs That Will Change Your Beauty Routine

The beauty industry may not be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to technology and innovation, but like most industries, innovation plays a major role in its advancement.

From new formulas to entirely new inventions, advancement is everywhere in the beauty industry. The next time you reach into your beauty bag for the product you've been using for years, consider these unique tools of the trade to help you complete common beauty tasks in a new and improved way.

Clairsonic Opal Sonic Infusion, $215 -- A palm-sized sonic infusion device, the Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infuser is specially designed to help build skin's resilience over time. By gently tapping the skin around your eyes at over 125 sonic movements per second, the Opal maximizes the absorption and efficiency of moisturizers and serums.

VINYLUX Nail Polish, $11.90 -- Neither a gel polish or a traditional nail polish, VINYLUX is in a category of its own. Unlike ordinary polish that becomes brittle and dry over time, exposure to natural light hardens the unique polish formula, strengthening its resistance to chips. Available in over 62 colours, VINYLUX weekly polish lasts up to seven days without a base coat.

Rowenta Beauty Curl Active, $179.99 -- Cut down your styling time with Rowenta's motorized curling iron. This lightweight iron automatically rotates hair around a motorized barrel, making curls as easy as the click of a button. Choose one of two temperature settings and never worry about a burnt scalp again -- the barrel automatically rotates back when it reaches the root.

Revlon File 'N Peel 6-In-1 Nail File, $4.49 -- This multiple layer, dual-sided (one for shaping and one for smoothing) nail file lasts three times as long as a regular file. Once it starts to dull, peel away one of the three layers to reveal a fresh file underneath.

NYX The Curve, $17.99 -- Apply liner like a pro with NYX's The Curve Liner. Although it may look strange, this innovative liquid liner will make you say "Why didn't I think of that?" The ergonomic design holds like a pencil to give you full control, making precision lines and cat eyes easier than ever.

Disclosure: Editorial selections are made without direct promotional funding from brands, although samples may be provided for consideration.


Five Beauty Breakthroughs that Will Change your Beauty Routine