I’m a huge fan of LED (light-emitting diodes) devices to boost collagen production, especially LightStim – see my review and gory before and after photos of my neck here. Red light therapy can help boost collagen and improve the appearance of wrinkles, but only IF you use your devices regularly.
I recently mislaid (hopefully only temporarily) my LightStim lead and was looking to buy a cheapish alternative, I don’t want to spend too much because I’ll find it.
LightStim for Wrinkles is on sale at CurrentBody (25/2/21) for £161.00 down from £215.00 at CurrentBody.
There’s also the popular award-winning CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Mask, raved about everywhere, including Angie from Hot & Flashy on YouTube, but it is pricey at £349.00.
It’s on offer at the moment (25/2/21) though currently down to £265.00 from CurrentBody, which wasn’t this price when I was on the site otherwise I would have snapped it up – SEE UPDATE BELOW!
CURRENTBODY SKIN LED LIGHT THERAPY MASK
- Clinically proven to reduce wrinkles by 35% in just 4 weeks
- 95% of users said their skin tone, texture, firmness and tightness was improved
- Combines anti-ageing red and near infra-red light therapy
- Pain-free, non-invasive skin rejuvenating treatment
- Made from patented flexible silicone which ensures light penetrates every area of the face
- Multi-award winning LED mask: Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards 2020, Woman&Home Beauty Awards 2020, Pure Beauty Awards 2020, Wardrobe Icons 2021.
I didn’t see that offer – or the LED one specifically for the neck and chest. The CurrentBody Skin Neck and Dec Perfector down from £375.00 to £255.00 (Use code MARNECK at checkout, for an extra £5.00 off). ‘Hot & Flashy’ Angie says she just puts her face mask on her neck and chest instead!
In the end, I bought the CurrentBody Skin LED Precision for £138.00, down from £154.00 (25/2/21) which includes a 45ml bottle of their Hyaluronic Acid Serum to enhance results – SEE PRICE DROP BELOW!
CURRENTBODY SKIN LED PRECISION
CurrentBody skin LED Precision is a handheld device that uses the same technology as our popular CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Mask. Ideal for tackling a multitude of skin concerns, it uses dual wave red and infrared lights to stimulate natural cell and tissue regeneration.
It can be used on both the face and body and, as well as treating a wide range of skin conditions, also helps to boost skin complexion and radiancy. You’ll also be pleased to know that the device is rechargeable and travel-friendly meaning it provides powerful results wherever you are, time after time.
£138.00 seemed a good compromise at the time and actually, it still is, not everybody can or wants to splash out over £250.00 for the other LED devices as good as they are. As I mentioned earlier, use them (or any at-home devices) regularly, and over a period of three months, you WILL see results – just in time for the lockdown to end perhaps?
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
- CURRENTBODY skin LED Precision
- Power Cable and 4 Charging Plugs for other countries
- Travel Pouch
- Safety Goggles
- User Manual
As the name suggests, the device is small, the head is 6 x 4cm, and has 27 LED lights, perfect for targeting those specific problem areas ie around the mouth, above and below the eye socket and crow’s feet.
A full charge takes about four hours, after which there’s enough juice for 70 three-minute spot treatments. The device doesn’t operate when it’s connected to the mains so don’t think
like me you can perform a treatment while it’s charging, but it’s light and portable so you can wander around with it.
The LED Precision has been ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in the hand and the treatment head is slightly curved to fit the contours of the face.
The booklet suggests dividing the face into ten sections for a total of 30 minutes of treatment time, I also use this device on my neck, so treatment time can build up. I love my LightStim, but there is no built-in timer, you have to manually set a 3-minute alarm. The Precision beeps every 3 minutes which means you can multitask and just move the device to the next section when it beeps. I always close my eyes when using a LED device around my eye area ie the orbital bone, but there is a pair of eye goggles included for extra protection.
There’s also a handy drawstring pouch for storage and it will tuck neatly into your luggage – not that you’re going anywhere.
After use, just wipe down with a water wipe as suggested. I’m ahead of the game here because I’ve always used water-wipes to clean my devices, the purest are 99.9% water with a drop of fruit extract. The ones I’ve always used are WaterWipes Sensitive Biodegradable Newborn Baby Wipes. Prices vary from £2.00 to a greedy £5.00 for a 60 sheet pack, so shop around. Any ‘99% water’ wipes will do though. I also use them to wipe down handbags when I come home, they don’t leave any residue. At the start of lockdown back in March 2020, these precious babies were nowhere to be found.
GREEN TEA & LED
The Hyaluronic Acid Serum included in the current offer helps boost results and we all love skin-plumping saviour hyaluronic acid, but I’ve been reading up about the benefits of using green tea with LED devices. Reports going back 15 years have discovered that green tea extract applied 15 minutes before a LED treatment fast tracks results.
Researchers have shown that using LED technology in combination with a green tea extract lotion can have a visible effect on facial wrinkles and fine lines in only one-tenth of the time it took for LED therapy alone to reduce wrinkles.
I already had a bottle of The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Skin Toner from Tonymoly 180ml £22.00 Boots *
This hydrating toner, tones and soothes skin gently, creating a complexion that appears revitalised, brightened, and softened. The antioxidant fermented green tea not only replenishes and balances the skin’s moisture levels, but it also purifies, and prepares the skin to absorb serums and moisturisers more efficiently.
But of course, I HAD to double down and buy:
Tonymoly The Chok Chok Green Tea Watery Moisture Cream 60ml £25.00 Boots *
Formulated with pure fermented green tea extract in lieu of distilled water, this moisturiser is an antioxidant-rich cream whichprovides intense hydration without being sticky or too heavy on skin. The gel based cream contains over 63% of fermented green tea extract and allows skin to retain moisture for long hours by forming a hydrating layer on dry skin.
If you’re a regular green tea drinker – and you should be, you could apply a couple of tablespoons of cooled leftover tea as toner.
I feel quite
smug pleased that I jumped on the LED bandwagon years ago, now everyone wants a piece of the action especially as salons are yet to reopen. My advice is, do your research before you buy any anti-ageing or beauty device, then look around for the best price.
There are some extremely expensive LED devices on the market and also some cheap, ‘too good to be true’ ones as well with dubious reviews, these devices might damage your skin, so tread carefully.
CurrentBody has built up a good reputation online in the past few years, especially with their own CurrentBody Skin devices. They also have frequent sales and offer discounts on other well-known brands.
I definitely recommend supercharging your LED device with some type of green tea toner/mosituriser/real tea/hyaluronic acid serum and as always, regular use is key.
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This blog isn’t about turning back the clock, it’s about trying to stop it from moving too fast in the wrong direction!