In today’s hot seat is CurrentBody’s Skin LED Light Therapy Mask, also known as the mask loved by Kristin Davis, Kaley Cuoco, Suki Waterhouse, Nina Garcia, Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan and many more.
Before, CurrentBody sent me this mask, I had never used LED skincare before. I like to play skincare safely. I don’t use anything that’s invasive or could be potentially permanently altering and I’ve always had my reservations about light therapy. So, I decided to do some research.
My first question was, how did we get here? I found the answer in this research paper from Feb 2022, which outlines that an increase in personal expenditure and the need for more innovative skincare has heightened the demand for light-emitting diodes (LEDs) devices (Kim t, et al). However, in the case of skincare devices using LEDs, pressure is expected to be applied to one’s face. Therefore, there is a need to develop a design based on ergonomic measurements that can distribute the pressure evenly on the skin (Kim T, et al) – hence the mask.
The idea behind this LED mask is that by combining Red (633nm) and Near Infra-Red Light (830nm) you rejuvenate the skin as these two wavelengths work below the skin’s surface to stimulate the natural rejuvenation process.
Red light is used in many light therapies and is said to have numerous benefits because it builds collagen and (potentially) activates the lymphatic drainage system. This means it can improve skin tone, reduce wrinkles, and repair sun damage.
Infrared light further adds to these benefits. This study by J Yoo, et al, found that after using infrared masks for 2 weeks, participants found significant improvement in their skin moisture, brightness and wrinkles.
The results truly do speak for themselves, just look at how the mask has transformed the face of 48-year old Liz Falkingham, after she feared she would be scarred for life after a tragic horse-riding accident.
Currentbody LED Mask, my review
Skin type: All
How to use: You simply charge up the mask when you first get it, attach the strap to the mask and slip it on. Before doing so, make sure your skin is thoroughly cleansed and add a serum to fully utilise the treatment. Once the mask is on, you can relax – it turns off automatically.
How does it feel? It’s quite tight and the LED lights are very bright but the company does provide you with goggles to protect your eyes. However, saying this it’s important to clarify the CurrentBody LED Mask is not painful in any way.
Cost? £279 (you can get 15% off with code SCIENCELED15, click here to use)
How long did I test for? 2 weeks
What I liked? Ok, despite my reservations my skin did look good after use. That I really can’t deny. The breakout I saw appearing had disappeared with one use – I’m not exaggerating. I like it so much that I used it everyday for three days, this I do not recommend! I read you can use this LED mask daily however, I did not find that to be the best way to use it, as my skin started peeling. Personally, I would stick to once a week.
What I disliked? The skin peeling, which is easily fixed – don’t use it everyday!
Would I buy it again? Yeah I would! I think it’s the most fun I’ve had using skincare in years.
Where can you purchase it? The only place you can buy this is at CurrentBody, right here.
Kim, T. W., Lee, C. H., Min, H. J., Kim, D. D., Kim, D. H., Park, S. Y., & Kim, H. W. (2022). Skincare Device Product Design Based on Factor Analysis of Korean Anthropometric Data. Cosmetics, 9(2), 42.
Yoo, J. S., Barng, K. J., & Son, C. G. (2021). Clinical evaluation of the effects of far-infrared hot & cool mask (bbskinplus) for skin care. Journal of Fashion Business, 25(2), 51-62.