LED face masks – or LED light therapy masks – are the result of light therapy becoming mainstream. The latest in a long line of beauty tech devices that have made the transition from “salon-only” to “available at-home”, LED face masks use red and near infra-red LEDs (Light-Emitting Diodes) to target multiple skincare concerns at once. And they’re adored by beauty editors, influencers and celebrities world-over as a result.
Need proof? Take a scroll down the Instagram feeds of Victoria Beckham, Kourtney Kardashian, Madonna and Chrissy Teigen, who all swear by their transformative effects. Reigning supreme as the ultimate in skin rejuvenation, brands like MZ Skin, CurrentBody, The Light Salon have all released rechargeable, portable and professional home LED masks that can reduce signs of ageing, act as an effective acne treatment and make skin appear plumper in one fell swoop. Bog-standard old sheet mask, be gone.
But since they all have pretty hefty price tags (all tend to look a little scary), it can be tricky to pinpoint the best LED face mask for you. Are LED face masks worth it? Are LED masks bad for your eyes? What LED mask does Kourtney Kardashian use? And, um… What even is light therapy? We’ve got all the answers.