Mask Force: Turning on the treatment lights at home for an extra-bright-looking skin

By Joseff Musa
Apr 23, 2023

Ever-evolving beauty product trends have led to a level-up version of an item that has been a skincare regimen staple for decades – face masks. What was once a simple sticky sheet that we all struggled to put on straight is now a much grander light-powered device. Welcome to the up-to-the-minute world of LED light therapy masks.

LED (Light-Emitting Diodes) light therapy is well known for its effectiveness in tackling a variety of skin issues, and as a hands-free treatment, it is a particularly practical proposition. Considered the most effective supplement to a comprehensive regimen, LED-infused facial masks are as good as, if not better than, visiting a trusted beauty clinic.

One of the core targets of this new advanced beauty treatment is acne-prone skin. Bacteria-killing blue-light treatment can now be incorporated into a blemish-fighting skincare routine that already includes procedures like washing, toning and applying acne-fighting serums made with retinol or AHAs/BHAs.

While it has been scientifically proven that acne-prone individuals benefit from blue light, red-light therapy may suit those more concerned with anti-ageing or psoriasis and a green light appears a promising remedy for hyperpigmentation or minor scarring. Hence, careful consideration of what you are looking to treat is the order of the day before investing in an LED face mask to light up your complexion.

Angela Caglia Crystal LED Face Mask

Renowned aesthetician Angela Caglia is a trailblazer in the development of cutting-edge tools that enable users to achieve a youthful, radiant glow from the comfort of their homes. This first-of-its-kind face mask combines gemstone healing benefits with cutting-edge LED light therapy technology. Rose quartz crystals have been carefully placed to harness Eastern acupressure techniques, and together, they stimulate collagen and elastin production.

CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Mask

CurrentBody’s LED facial mask is designed to deliver the maximum amount of light for deep penetration. The mask’s flexibility allows the perfect dose of dual LED light to hit the lower layers of the skin for both instant and long-lasting results. Judged to be 100% safe – and 100% pain-free – there is never a risk of having too much exposure. For people who are sensitive to light, the pack comes with comfort goggles for handy optional eye protection.

DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro LED

Light Therapy Device Blue LED lights are the main components of the Dr Dennis Gross DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro LED Light Therapy Device and are strategically placed along the T-zone and jawline areas. It can be used without protective eye goggles; light chips rest directly on the top of the skin surface and conform to all contours of the face. This patented design includes a combination of 100 LED lights in red mode and 62 LED lights in blue mode working together to smooth wrinkles, firm skin, diminish discolouration and clear acne for a beautiful, youthful complexion.

HigherDose Red Light Therapeutic Face Mask

With an array of 62 LED bulbs emitting a combination of red and near-infrared wavelengths that mimic the rejuvenating wavelengths of natural sunlight, this LEDpowered face mask allows users to achieve that instant glow. It also features far-infrared heat that promotes relaxation of both mind and body and stimulates an anti-inflammatory response to help rebuild skin tissue. And because the mask is cordless, users can give their skin a boost while on the go around the house.

MZ Skin Light-Therapy Golden Facial Treatment Device

Suitable for all skin types, MZ Skin’s mask offers not just one, but five coloured light settings to achieve different benefits and results for an overall radiant complexion. Red lights stimulate the production of collagen and elastin and reduce inflammation and signs of ageing; blue lights minimise bacteria to balance and clarify blemish-prone skin; green lights target and restore discolouration, including broken capillaries and dark spots; and yellow lights reduce redness and boost circulation. Its white infrared lights, meanwhile, minimise inflammation and sensitivity, revealing healthy, clear skin.

Priori Skincare UnveiLED Mask

Promising instant results in just 10 minutes, the lightweight and silicon-based UnveiLED mask from Priori Skincare allows medical-grade technology-infused treatment in the comfort of one’s home. It features adaptive skincare that adjusts to the user’s specific skin needs while contouring the whole face with red and near-infrared lights for reduced facial lines and wrinkles.

Shani Darden by Déesse Pro LED Light Mask
Taking care of the face is just as important as taking care of the neck. Shani Darden’s take on the trending LED-powered face mask comes with not only the facial device but also a custom neckpiece and even a handheld controller to personalise a regimen to the user’s liking. It offers red-, blue and near-infrared light therapy to address acne, fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and redness.

The Light Salon Boost LED Mask

Modelled with medical-device directives, this portable mask offers the same clinically proven wavelengths as the brand’s professional salon machines for the promise of salon-grade LED treatment in the comfortable surroundings of a home. With regular 10-minute sessions, the skin is re-energised with a healthy, youthful glow. The award-winning mask works wonders on all skin tones and types

(Text: Joseff Musa)