My hands have not aged at all well. My fault entirely of course because I own, but don’t always use, some of the best hand creams on the market:
L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream (150ml £16.50 down from £22.00 from AllBeauty *) is perfect when you want immediate smoothness and plumpness. A light application takes care of any dryness especially if you’re slipping into a pair of sandals and want to get rid of those gnarly white cracks on your heels, they will disappear before your very eyes!
There’s also a dedicated foot version but the hand one does double duty which is just as well considering the price, but, it is the best hand cream around and has been for years.
Beauty Pie Super Retinol Anti-Ageing Hand Treatment is ideal for longer-term results. I try to use it just before bed so I can’t feel it on my skin. There’s a noticeable improvement in texture after 6 weeks of regular use.
Both absorb well but it’s just the feel of anything even slightly filmy on my hands that makes me want to scrub them clean. For the same reason, I’ve always been a bit lax with sunscreen – though I’m getting better now that I’ve noticed the dreaded *whisper it* age spots.
I’ve always been a big fan of LED devices and could’ve sworn last year I saw a giant CurrentBody Skin LED mitten** specifically for hands, on their website. But, because I’ve seen a massive improvement in skin texture and line reduction since I started using the CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Mask £279.00 CurrentBody * and the Neck & Dec Perfector £250.00 CurrentBody* I thought, why don’t I just strap a mask on each hand and give myself a LED treatment for my hands that way?
In theory, it sounds great, in practice it was tricky and time-consuming. I couldn’t turn them both on at the same time or take them off. Mark was zero help and with his sausage fingers either fixed the straps too tight or too loose. He also didn’t maneuver the eye holes on the face mask properly and it didn’t cover the hand completely so I had to use the neck mask on each hand. You’d be surprised how long 10 minutes on each hand seems to take.
When I saw CurrentBody Skin had designed a gadget to treat both hands at once, I cheekily asked if I could review it.
CURRENTBODY SKIN LED HAND PERFECTOR
A specialist anti-ageing and healing device for hands to visibly improve skin elasticity and density to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
70 LED diodes on the CurrentBody Skin LED Hand Perfector use red (633nm) and near-infrared (830nm) wavelengths to heal wounds and reverse the visible signs of ageing on the hands.
Supported by patented pillow technology, which disperses light for maximum LED coverage, these medical-grade wavelengths increase natural collagen and elastin production. The red and near-infrared light accelerates cell renewal to fade fine lines and wrinkles, also promoting cellular repair for fresh cuts or scars. The results – fresher, younger-looking hands.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
- CurrentBody Skin LED Hand Perfector
- Storage Bag
- US, AU, UK & EU Power Adaptor
- Power Supply
- User Manual
Step 1: Clean and dry your hands, ensuring they’re free from sunscreen or other topicals.
Step 2: Connect your device to the power supply and place on a stable surface.
Step 3: Place your hands inside, sit back and relax for your 10-minute treatment.
Step 4: Once complete, unplug from the power supply and apply a soothing hand cream.
Expert Tip: Apply a lotion, cream or hand oil straight after your LED treatment for ultra-soft skin. Your cells will be freshly energised and ready to receive the active ingredients.
It’s a clunky, lightweight device but is so simple to use. Connect to power, switch it on and place your hands flat inside. It will automatically switch off after ten minutes. That’s it.
Because it is so large you don’t tend to forget about it, so I always leave the two CurrentBody LED masks on top of it and do all three treatments together, every other day.
I’ve been using Hand Perfector for about 6 weeks. I have already noticed a gradual softening of my hands, but more importantly – to me at least, is the fading of a particular age spot. The thing with having these ageing ‘markers’ is that you can see for sure if they’ve faded.
What I’m going to do now though, is ‘rest’ the device until September, but I will take before photos so you will be able to see real-life improvement on the next update.
An unexpected bonus is that my nails are longer and stronger. I feel like I did back in the 90s when I had super long nail extensions and couldn’t do any manual chores around the house for three weeks – at least that was my excuse.
CurrentBody Skin LED Hand Perfector £189.00 CurrentBody *
It’s certainly an investment at that price but I don’t think it’s going to be discounted any time soon because it’s selling well already because of the reviews – but if it does reduce in price, or I find a discount I will update the post.
** I wasn’t imagining it. There was a mitten LED version!
Hands are often neglected when it comes to home-use beauty devices, that’s why the new and improved CurrentBody Skin LED Hand Perfector is revolutionising hand care. Soften, smooth and soothe with clinically proven LED light therapy. Sit back and relax for 10 minutes to increase firmness and even out texture.