Hi-tech skincare from the comfort of your own home…
Increasingly, when you go for a dermatologist-grade facial, you’re given a dose of light therapy within your treatment.
Why? Because LED light (which stands for light-emitting diode) helps to target acne and inflammation whilst boosting collagen production and improving circulation— making it a quick, effective beauty treatment. In fact, LED facials are now becoming so popular that beauty booking app Treatwell reports a growth of 144% in some areas of the UK in 2019 alone.
And now, thanks to the ever-increasing popularity of the treatment, at-home LED gadgets are also on the rise.
Which is the best at-home LED gadget for you?
Depending on your skincare concern and budget, there are lots of different LED gadgets on the market to suit you. Here we’ve rounded up the best at-home LED gadgets that you can use from the comfort of your couch…
Best For Budget Beauty
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Light Therapy Acne Mask, £59.99
This affordable option gives skin a 10-minute treatment, helping to target acne and reduce inflammation. Designed to be worn daily, studies found that 98% of users had fewer breakouts after wearing the mask daily for 12 weeks.
Best For On-The-Spot Treatment
Foreo ESPADA Blue Light Acne Treatment, £129
The combination of blue LED light and sonic pulsations in this device helps to zap spots in their tracks. The 30 second on-spot treatment helps to reduce and remove pore-clogging bacteria and speed up skin recovery. The silicone surface also means that the device is kept ultra-hygienic as to not transfer or harbour bacteria.
Best For Expert Skincare
Dr Dennis Gross DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro, £430
It might be expensive, but this new-gen mask really works. Combining no less than 100 red LED lights (to stimulate collagen and reduce pigmentation) and 62 blue LED lights (to bust acne-causing bacteria) this hi-tech mask has three treatment options, depending on your skin concern. Over a 10-week period of daily use, 97% users noted visible improvements in fine lines and acne.
Best For Supercharging Your Skincare
Foreo UFO Smart Mask, £249
This unique techy-tool boosts the efficacy of skincare by combining sonic pulsations, temperature and LED light to open the pores and push the product deeper into your skin. Red LED light works to stimulate collagen production for younger-looking skin, green light helps to boost radiance and blue light kills acne-causing bacteria. Expect clearer, glowy looking skin in just one use.
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