In an era where cars run on batteries, our phones can be used to purchase groceries and robots clean up after us, it was only a matter of time before the beauty industry embraced technology. With the rapid advancements of innovative technologies, consumers are now able to access professional salon quality services within the comfort of their own home. Talk about convenience!
From a hairbrush that tracks the state of your hair and suggests products and techniques to help nourish it, to mirrors that suggest personalised skin care routines, there is something for everyone. If that isn’t enough, we hear that in the near future smart mirrors will even be able to print sample sheets of foundation and concealer made of a material typically used in surgery, that can be applied directly to the skin, like temporary tattoos.
However, one of the greatest innovations in the industry is LED light therapy.
But, what is LED light therapy?
Light emitting diode, more commonly referred to as LED, emits wavelengths of light which penetrate the dermis of the skin. It is a non-painful and non-invasive treatment targeted at reducing acne, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, inflammation from scarring, improving uneven skin tone, reducing pore size and, brightening the skin.
Traditionally administered by professionals during facials, the beauty industry has recently experienced an influx of handheld LED devices that can be administered at home.
Below we have listed a few of the products currently on the market.
Sheets masks may be thing of the past with Foreo’s new release, the UFO. The UFO is the world’s first smart mask treatment. Select a mask, clip in the sheet and glide your way to glowing skin. This product is great for people who want the rejuvenating benefits of a mask, but can’t stand the restricted feeling of a sheet. It will set you back $395 AUD, but with pulse actions and red, green and blue LED wavelengths, you’re basically investing in a lifetime of facials at home.
Next up we have the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Light Therapy Acne Mask. one of the most affordable light therapy products at $69.99 AUD, this product has had some amazing feedback. The mask comes with 28 preloaded therapy sessions and claims to treat acne from the source and is clinically proven to reduce breakouts and improve the visibility and complexion of skin. As the sessions are pre-loaded, once you run out of sessions you can buy a 30 session refill setting you back $29.99.
No skincare piece is complete without mentioning the likes of the skin expert himself, Dr Dennis Gross. Recently, the brand has come out with headpiece which looks like something straight out of a cyborg film. The SpectraLite EyeCare Pro LED Device is a collection of 72 LED lights that are designed specifically to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and dark circles around the eyes. How it works is the light stimulates the production of collagen so as to tighten and the skin. Priced at $233 AUD, with just 3 minutes of use a day, you can look youthful for longer.