UNDER REVIEW: LightStim For Wrinkles – LED Light Therapy UPDATED
LightStim LED (Light-Emitting Diodes) Light Therapy is a hand-held, at-home beauty device designed to renew, repair, and heal skin, using UV-free light energy.
There are three LightStim products composed of different wavelengths, or colours of light, to target specific areas of concern.
LightStim Wrinkles (New to the UK)
- Softens wrinkles
- Reduces pore size
- Stimulates collagen and elastin production
LightStim Acne (US only so far)
- Destroys acne bacteria
- Heals existing blemishes
- Calms redness and inflammation
LightStim Pain (US only so far)
- Reduces inflammation
- Increases circulation
- Accelerates the body’s healing process
The one I’ve asked to trial is of course, LightStim Wrinkles. I have three particular areas of concern; the horizontal line on top of my nose; a vertical line on my lower forehead (apparently known as a ‘vertical 1’ – makes sense) and newly formed crepiness on my neck – a direct result of my recent allergic reaction to mandarin oil.
The travel pouch is rather nice, it actually holds the LightStim and plug without squashing them in, plus there’s space for the serum.
The trial size bottle of LightStim Collagen Peptide Serum combines a myriad of powerful ingredients that help to preserve youthful healthy skin and was specifically designed to increase the benefits of LightStim Anti-Aging Light.
This has to be the easiest ‘beauty gadget’ I’ve ever used. It’s simply a matter of plugging it in and holding it gently in place for 3 minutes on each area to be treated.
You can use it fairly close to your eye area ie crow’s-feet, (not the eyelids of course) and even over your lips. I’ve just read the box and it says it can also be used on the jaw line, décolleté and hands!
HOW TO USE
- Cleanse and dry your skin.
- Place the light so that it gently touches your skin and hold it in that location for three minutes.
- Then, move it to the next targeted location and hold it there for three more minutes.
- Continue this until you have addressed all desired areas.
- Twice daily, apply Collagen Peptide Serum liberally over clean, dry skin. Massage into face, neck, and décolleté and let dry. Can be used alone or combined with your current skin care products. Avoid contact with eyes.
- For best results, do this at least five days a week.
I’ve downloaded the LightStim app which is really useful to keep one eye on the treatment time and one eye on the telly. (Although, keep your eyes closed when treating the eye area). The app emits a ‘beep’ when the allotted time is up.
Oh and if you think LightStim looks a bit like a shower head, you’d be right, the original design was based on one!
Extract from About.com – What is LED Light Therapy and How Does It Work?
LED treatments work by exposing the skin to tiny light bulbs that emit non-thermal specific wavelengths of light from the visible spectrum. LED therapy uses these specific wavelengths to penetrate the skin which stimulates the cells to produce collagen, and stimulates blood and oxygen flow to the skin. This improves skin tone and clarity, and wrinkles and fine lines are softened by the increased production of collagen.
Our skin has the ability to absorb light and use it to stimulate a healing response. Studies have shown that when skin is exposed to LED light, hydration is increased by up to 600%, and skin cells regenerate at a rate of 200% faster than average.
There are two types of light that are used in LED therapy, red and blue. Red LED light treats aging and inflammation of the skin. It stimulates collagen and elastin production, improves elasticity and texture, increases circulation, improves the look of fine lines and reduces hyper-pigmentation.
A US brand, LightStim launched last month in Space NK stores.
LightStim for Wrinkles – Space NK £249.00
UPDATE: 25th July 2014
Use LightStim and you’re in it for the long haul. I knew it wouldn’t be an overnight sensation, but 4 weeks in and no difference whatsoever can still be a little disheartening; you want to see tangible results.
Enter week 5 however, and finally, some subtle changes – my under my eye area is a little smoother and my neck – well, that’s something I’m going to save for next month. I’ve also had a few ‘You look well’ comments and that is always an encouraging sign.
A few helpful tips, don’t use on a Friday or Saturday, you won’t be relaxed, there’s too much to do at the weekends anyway, so make these your two rest days.
Also during use, settle yourself in front of the telly (the time flies by!) you certainly can’t read a book which I saw suggested somewhere. I can’t do it without the official app to countdown the 3 minutes for each section.
I’m also taking my LightStim on holiday with me, I don’t want to lose any time!