I'm always intrigued about innovations in skincare- particularly with regard to light and laser technologies, and this is such an exciting launch from Neutrogena! It's a light therapy mask that launches next week and claims to treat facial acne from the source and therefore reduce the appearance of it.
I was very excited to start using the Light Therapy Acne Mask. I've struggled with mild hormonal breakouts for a couple of years now, and I have to be very careful with my skincare so not to aggravate it.
The mask uses two types of LED lights to target acne from the source, allowing the skin to become clearer over time. The blue light targets the bacteria that causes acne whilst the red light helps to reduce acne inflammation. The mask is not for use on skin with severe acne, however.
I've only used it twice so far so obviously I haven't seen significant results, but what I can say is that it's not uncomfortable or painful in the slightest. All you do it pop on the mask (which includes a sunglass-type feature to protect your eyes from the light), put the cord into the activator and click the button to start. Each session lasts for 10 minutes and the mask will switch itself off after the time is up so you don't need to keep track of the time.
The mask is not bulky so it's not annoying to wear, but you will look like Daft Punk or an exterminator whilst wearing it! When it's turned on, the mask will light up and the skin will feel ever so slightly warm but nothing uncomfortable at all. The protective eyewear feature is very useful as you can use it anywhere without having to stay still or lie down. I was on the computer last night when I had my first session.
The mask comes with an activator which includes 30 sessions (of 10 mins each). Turning off the mask mid-session will count as one whole session. Because I'm quite impatient, I started getting to know the product without fully reading the instructions and so I lost a session when I turned it on, saw the lights and quickly turned it off again! Activator's cost £14.99 invidually, so it's not too costly.
I'll be using the mask regularly over the course of the next few weeks so I'll keep you updated on progress and results in a more detailed post.