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Best In Black Beauty 2017: The Most Coveted Tools for Hair and Skin

Technology is taking over our beauty regimens and among our treasured finds are a fiber-woven flat iron, an oscillating makeup brush, a cellulite-busting massager, an ultra-luxe electric toothbrush and a skin-firming face massager.

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By ESSENCE Editors · April 26, 2017

It’s that time again–the 2017 edition of our annual Best in Black Beauty Awards has officially arrived! We’ve spent weeks swiping, swatching and smelling the newest products so you don’t have to. From the splurge-worthy to the drugstore faves and Black-owned must-haves, these are the picks that every Black woman must know. Stay tuned as we continue to unveil this year’s winners!

This feature originally appeared in the May 2017 Issue of ESSENCE Magazine.

Woven ceramic covered plates provide the ultimate heat protection as you straighten or curl your tresses. The removable comb accessory also provide more even distribution of heat throughout the hair. In short; it's the ultimate all-in-one tool when you need a break from your wash-and-go. 

$115 available at Ulta

Ever wish you could zap away your cellulite? Well, this tool is the closest you'll get to pulling that off. Created by Ashley Black Guru, this revolutionary tool rolls onto the skin, breaking up the fascia underneath that lumps together to create cellulite spots. Click here for a closer look at how it works. 

$89 available at FasciaBlaster

Unlike other rotating makeup brushes, this one helps distribute product with hundreds of micro-movements per second. The results? Makeup that looks like a second skin instead of thick and cakey. 

$79 available at Michael Todd Beauty

Besides toting 5 different modes and 2 separate brush heads, this electronic brush removes up to 7x more plaque than a regular toothbrush, thanks in part to the unique, diamond-shaped bristles. 

$170 available at Kohls

This advanced antiaging system utilizes a patented head that helps massage product into parts of the face and neck most vulnerable to sagging. 

$349 available at Sephora
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