Can an at-home LED Face Mask Really Work as Well as a Salon One?

By Marie-Antoinette Issa
on 31 August 2023

Non-invasive, pain-free, and effective – it’s not surprising that LED therapy continues to soar in popularity in salons across Australia. From boutique beauty therapists to the kind found in suburban malls, a growing number of professional clinics continue to offer this treatment to cater to customers looking for a luminous skin glow-up. The deterrent? Price! LED light therapy produces the best results through regular treatments, meaning consistency is key – but also costly!

Offering a solution are at-home LED masks that promise to deliver similar results for so much less. So, with fans including Kourtney Kardashian, Lisa Snowden, and Kate Hudson, and claims of being the “world’s most powerful and effective mask on the market” our hopes were high when we were recently offered the opportunity to trial the CurrentBody LED Light Therapy Mask. Here’s what happened…

A lesson in LED Therapy

LED light therapy exposes skin to different wavelengths of light (including red, near-infrared and blue) that penetrate deep beneath its surface. Unlike UV light, these rays are actually good for the skin. However, the device’s benefits rely on selecting the shade of light emitted, which you should choose based on your unique skin concerns.

Do you need to be an expert to use an at-home LED mask?

While LED services in a salon benefit from being administered by an expert who can strategically target your skin concerns, there is nothing inherently dangerous about an at-home LED Device. In fact, CurrentBody LED Light Therapy Mask’s aesthetic and ergonomic design (it’s made from patented flexible silicone, which is comfortable and designed to ensure light covers every area of the face) makes it easier than ever to DIY light therapy at home. 

At-home LED mask

(LED) Light. Camera. Action!

CurrentBody LED Light Therapy Mask utilises a range of light therapies. The device features 132 LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs, and emits 66 red (633nm) and 66 near-infrared (830nm) wavelengths. The red light takes centre stage to combat signs of ageing, stimulate collagen production and rejuvenate skin texture, and the near-infrared light penetrates deep into the skin, speeds up healing processes and minimising inflammation – an essential asset for overall skin health.

With no blue light therapy included, this device may not be a suitable option for those looking for a mask that targets acne causing bacteria and a non-invasive solution for achieving clearer skin. However, I was happy to proceed given this was not currently an area of concern for me 

Other tech specs

A wireless device with an easy to use USB Charging Cable, the allure of the CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Mask extends beyond its technological brilliance to its user-friendly functionality. It features a well designed control panel that places the power of customisation at your fingertips and allows you to effortlessly switch between light settings and tailor treatment duration to your unique skin care needs with a simple press of a button. The added automatic shut-off feature also ensures that your treatment remains optimal, guarding against the risk of overexposure.

So, can an at-home LED Face mask really work as well as a salon one?

As a red and infrared-focused device, the CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Mask promises to stimulate collagen and circulate nutrients for a plump and smooth complexion – if I follow instructions and commit to 10 minutes every day! 

It’s not hard to do (my favourite position was laying down. Just make sure you can see through the eye holes and move the mask over your nose so you can watch the latest episode of And Just Like That show), so I did. And, within one month, I definitely noticed a visible change in my complexion. Fine lines were softer, my face was smoother and my skin just generally glowy and more luminous. 

Positioned as a premium skin care device, its price point might give pause to some. And sure, a $500+ investment does require financial consideration that’s not for faint-hearted. However, when weighed against the potential long-term savings derived from reduced reliance on spa treatments and skin care products, the true value of the CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy device becomes apparent, making this at-home LED mask well worth the investment.

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