At first glance, lab coats and test tubes may not exactly scream beauty, but trust us, we couldn’t be more thankful for both each time we apply our anti-aging cream. Behind the beautiful models that grace magazine editorials, is a world of chemists, biologists, doctors, material scientists, and researchers that are dedicated to discovering the next scientific breakthrough. We’re not just talking laser-this, laser-that either—some of the most amazing innovations can actually be found right in the daily products on our own bathroom counters. As we’re never ones to shy away from sharing a science lesson or something that is just plain cool, we rounded up 6 of our favorite high tech must-haves products of the moment. Stand out products that make getting pretty that much easier? Genius.

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Clarisonic Deep Pore Detoxifying Solution – When it comes to “hard to reach places,” we would say that the depth of our pores certainly qualifies. Clarisonic’s newest Deep Pore Detoxifying Solution uses the brand’s signature sonic technology and advanced dual-direction motion to flex pores and sweep away congestion. The set also comes with Clarisonic’s specially formulated Deep Pore Daily Cleanser, which is activated by the fluid forces generated by the brush, and creates an action that loosens pore-clogging dead skin cells while also controlling oil production. The combination of sonic technology and ingredients that are activated by the technology results in a truly deep clean (literally) that leaves skin looking radiant and clear.

Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Maestro – A matte gloss? Armani Lip Maestro proves it’s not an oxymoron. We love that we can get the best of both worlds with this extremely lightweight velvet-gel lacquer that applies like a gloss but produces a long lasting, intense matte color for an uber-sophisticated look. The high-tech formula features exclusive light diffusing particles that add dimension and plump your pout, while producing a weightless, non-sticky finish so we never have to worry about hair (or anything else) being caught in our gloss.

Talika Instant Manicure – We couldn’t be more thankful for this unique nail product for those days when getting a manicure, even the DIY kind, just isn’t an option. If you didn’t think you could get beautiful nails without at least some buffing, scrubbing, and brushing, think again. Simply empty a packet of Talika Instant Manicure powder in lukewarm water and submerge your fingers—the effervescent formula bubbles and foams to lift stains and discolorations right off the nail while oxygenating it to whiten, brighten, and strengthen. The best part? You leave with a subtle natural gloss on your nails in literally under one minute without having to paint anything on!

Maybelline Color Show Polka Dot Nail Lacquer – Even if time and skill aren’t issues when it comes to nail art, who doesn’t appreciate a more effortless option? Maybelline Color Show Polka Dot Nail Lacquer makes it that much easier to embrace this season’s spotty trend by creating a unique formula that suspends matte black and white sequins in a colorful jelly polish. When brushed on, the dots glide over the nail creating a multidimensional pattern so intricate and chic that it wouldn’t have been possible to achieve with a dotting tool anyway.

Redken Steam Infusion – If excessive use of hot tools has left your locks a little fried and frizzy, you may be surprised to learn that a flat iron can help restore it back to health. Redken’s next generation Steam Infusion Professional Iron, created in partnership with Rowenta, delivers a continuous flow of steam that propels conditioning treatments and moisture deep into the hair for smooth healthy strands nurtured from the inside out. Currently only available at salons, the Redken Steam Infusion Iron is used in conjunction with leave in treatments to condition and style hair, all in one easy step.

Amore Pacific Color Control Cushion Compact – In the presence of Amore Pacific’s Color Control Cushion Compact, even the newest crop of CC creams can feel a bit, well, old school. Thanks to its patented Dynamic Fluid Capture System Technology, this CC product delivers long lasting coverage, SPF 50 sun protection, anti-oxidant protection, and hydration all in a formula that has the texture of water.  The emulsion is soaked in a specially designed sponge compact that releases just the right amount of product with a gentle press. If this wasn’t already impressive enough, the compact comes with a unique non-absorbing, anti-microbial puff applicator (about as close as we’re going to get to a self-cleaning makeup tool) for a no-muss, no-fuss application.

Have any other high-tech beauty products you swear by? Let us know in the comments!

Photos: AmorePacific, Giorgio Armani Beauty, Talika, Maybelline, Redken, Clarisonic