The Mask Made For And By Beauty Obsessives: CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Mask
As a retailer that specialises in at-home beauty devices, CurrentBody knows a thing or two about what makes a good one – so we were pretty excited when they launched their own LED mask in 2019, informed by their extensive knowledge of the category. Harnessing both red and near-infrared wavelengths, the mask has been a big hit thanks to its ability to accelerate cell turnover and repair, resulting in a renewed and seriously glowing complexion. We’re big fans of its flexible shape which allows you to fit it flush to your face while wearing.
The Does-It-All Device: Therabody TheraFace Pro
From the makers of the cult favourite Theragun massager comes this hardworking, multi-tasking device. In terms of LED treatments, the tool offers three options: red light to tackle wrinkles and fine lines, blue to address mild to moderate acne and infrared to encourage healing and quell inflammation. But what sets this tool apart is its array of attachments that combine a number of therapies in one compact tool. It supplies Therabody’s famous percussive therapy for the face, jaw and neck to release the surprising amount of tension we can hold there, while other attachments include a circulation-boosting microcurrent head and deep cleanser. You can also combine the tools to customise your treatment to your exact needs: the red LED head can be paired with the percussive attachments, for example. It’s a great option if you want to invest in just one tool that – literally – does it all.
The Dermatologist-Designed Favourite: Dr. Dennis Gross Drx Spectralite Faceware Pro
A titan of the LED mask category, celebrity dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross’ version boasts legions of fans among beauty editors and A-listers worldwide. You can choose between three settings of powerful light, depending on your skin goals: if you’re after plumper, fresher looking skin, opt for red to boost elastin and collagen; blue light works wonders on improving acne and blemishes; or select the red/blue option to reap the benefits of both settings in one pop. Best of all, the mask needs just three minutes to work its magic. For the full head-to-toe experience, pair it with the matching body mask, which you can place on your décolleté or wrap around whatever part of your body you wish to target, or the EyeCare Pro, which is ideal for treating the delicate eye area.
The Budget-Friendly Option That Delivers Great Results: SolaWave Advanced Skincare Wand with Red Light Therapy
This device is a more compact offering than many other LED options on the market, but don’t let its minute size deceive you: it’s quickly become a viral hit across Instagram and TikTok for its radiance-inducing, cheekbone-carving results and has even scored shoutouts from Reese Witherspoon and Euphoria’s Sydney Sweeney. It provides LED therapy as well as microcurrent therapy and facial massage and its dainty form allows you to zero in on areas your skin would benefit the most – as well as making it a great pick for travel. At £135, it sits at the lower end of the price spectrum in a category that can skew seriously expensive and you only need to use it for five minutes three times a week to see results.
The Salon-Inspired Treatment: The Light Salon Boost LED Face Mask
Designed to replicate the results of their notoriously glow-giving facials, this celebrity-approved mask from The Light Salon (it’s been spied on Victoria Beckham’s Instagram stories) allows you to cheat the results of an in-clinic treatment at home. It provides both red and near-infrared light, which are brilliant for brightening, hydrating and softening lines, at the same wavelengths as their in-salon machines – seriously impressive for a convenient portable device. They’ve also crafted an array of accompanying masks, like a collar for targeting the neck or forehead, a bib for the chest or back and a patch for wherever you fancy across the body.