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CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Mask Review
This is a sponsored review with affiliate links. All opinions are my own.
Skincare and self-care are a multifaceted approach. For best results, I try to combine topical skincare, a mostly healthy diet, some joyful movement, and specific devices. I’ve been meaning to try an LED (light emitting diode) mask for some time, so when CurrentBody introduced me to theirs, I excitedly agreed. It holds several awards such as Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards 2020, Woman&Home Beauty Awards 2020, Pure Beauty Awards 2020, and Wardrobe Icons 2021 and has a great reputation (based on reviews).
Generally, I’m a skincare device skeptic - sure, some of them work well, but the vast majority seem to be gimmicks that get used once and then live out the rest of their days collecting dust in some forgotten drawer. Over the years, I found a few that I enjoy and see results, but I’ve never had an LED mask until now. It’s about time I saw what these are about for myself.
CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Mask, available on their official website (get 15% off with my code HOBBIT15) offers painless, non-invasive treatment clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by 35% in just four weeks. The tiny bulbs within the mask emit light wavelengths that travel deep into the layers of the skin and help not only with fine lines but also with acne, loss of firmness, rosacea, and uneven texture. The mask uses red and near infra-red light therapy to stimulate collagen production and provide a healthy glow. I am not a scientist, so I definitely recommend reading the brand materials on their site for a thorough explanation of the technology behind this device. My review will focus on my personal experience, ease of use, and results.
How to use:
Wear on clean, dry skin
Tighten the velcro strap in the back of the head until the mask is snug but comfortable
Press the power button and relax for 10 minutes
The mask will turn off automatically when the time is up
Use 5 times a week
The mask can also be used in conjunction with CurrentBody hydrogel or their serum line (I would avoid using it over other brands of skincare due to potential for an unknown reaction). The body of the device is made from flexible silicone and is comfortable to wear. This flexibility comes with another advantage - the maximum amount of light gets to the lower layers of the skin (more than is achieved by using rigid masks).
Since I’m a huge fan of Korean skincare, I incorporate the mask into my multi-step skincare routine. I start by double cleansing, then drying the face with a clean towel and putting on the mask. After the session is done, I do the rest of the routine starting with a hydrating toner, serum (CurrentBody serums would work here as well), and moisturizer. I have also used the mask on tretinoin nights and the two work well together (apply tret after using the mask, not before).
CurrentBody devices come with detailed usage and care instructions. I’ll add that routine maintenance is very simple - just wipe down the surface that comes in contact with the skin with a clean, damp towel, and then with a dry one. The tiny lights are sandwiched between two layers of silicone, so the surface in contact with the skin is completely smooth and comfortable.
I have combination skin with some oily and some dry areas. I’m 33 and don’t have deep wrinkles, but I’ve had forehead lines since my 20s. Besides, prevention is almost always better and easier than treatment and attempts at reversal.
Until now, my favorite devices have been handheld, and each area of the face had to be treated separately. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s a process that requires energy and effort, and sometimes I lack both. I have to say that it’s very nice to simply put on a mask, lie down, and do nothing for 10 minutes. Even better - get some earbuds in and listen to guided meditation or relaxing music. Some might enjoy watching TV or reading, but I like to keep my eyes closed the whole time. The lights are safe for the eyes (I confirmed with the brand), but for my personal liking it’s a bit bright, so I keep mine shut.
I like that there’s a separate power bank that is charged using the outlet. Once charged, it provides several sessions worth of power for the device and you don’t have to be near an outlet while using the mask.
When evaluating product results, it’s very important to remember your individual starting point. My skin already looked pretty good (in my opinion), so my goals were wrinkle improvement and, most importantly, prevention. I do not have acne and my skin texture is already mostly even.
The biggest pain point for me, as far as fine lines, is my forehead. I have been using the CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Mask for about a month several times a week. I can see and feel the difference in the forehead lines. By “feel the difference” I mean exactly that - when washing my face, I can usually locate the deepest lines easily with my fingertips - they feel like little grooves in the skin. I can barely do that now. My skin was already regularly hydrated and moisturized before I got the mask, so I know that this difference isn’t simply because of a good skincare routine. The smile lines are also less pronounced. The device is doing its job. I’m also noticing an overall brightening and a healthier looking complexion, which makes me look much more rested than I actually am.
Another pleasant change I’ve noticed is an improved appearance of the jawline. I think the skin there is getting firmer, which is great since having ptosis (aka “jowls”) is one of the things I would like to avoid, if possible. Don’t get me wrong - I am all for well-aging, and my goals do not include looking 18 again. Aging is a privilege that’s not available to all people. However, it is also my right to make improvements and hold back the inevitable changes if I can.
Overall, I’m enjoying the mask and will continue using it. It found its way into my kbeauty routine easily and seamlessly. Even the best device is useless if it’s uncomfortable or cumbersome to utilize, but the CurrentBody Skin LED LIght Therapy Mask is very easy to incorporate. I would say it has an added, unforeseen benefit of forcing me to take a break for 10 minutes before bed, instead of frantically doom scrolling or working on my blog, so that my mind can relax, and I even end up with better overnight sleep. Who knew.
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