I was so lucky to be chosen to test out this new Light Therapy Acne Mask from Neutrogena before it hits the Canadian market (this product was sent to me for free!). I’ve generally had good skin all my life, but occasionally diet and stress can make me break out. I do experience annoying texture on my chin and forehead often as well and I’ve tried acne and blemish treatments and masks but I often find them to be very drying. This product is something totally different, so how does it work? Read on!
The Light Therapy Acne Mask uses red and blue light technology to neutralize acne causing bacteria on the skin and reduce inflammation. The mask is made of plastic with 21 LED lights and has built in protective glasses for your eyes. An ‘activator’ comes with the mask and you simply plug it in and press a button to turn on the mask. The light will pulse for 10 minutes and they recommend simply sitting down and relaxing while it works. For most effective results, you should use the mask with clean, dry skin and remove your makeup.
The mask will be sold for $49CAD (including your first activator which has 30 uses). Every time you plug the mask in to it and press “on”, it will count down one use. So make sure to only do that if you are actually using the mask! Once the activator runs out, they say to discard it (please recycle) and you can purchase another one for $21CAD. For my Canadian friends, this product will be sold at Walmart and Shoppers Drugmart.
-Very easy and straightforward to use
-No assembly required or additional batteries required
-Oddly relaxing to use
-I did notice a decrease in blemishes and irritation!
-Since it is a full face mask, it might take up room around your vanity
-The activator is quite heavy for a disposable product
Overall I really like this product so far. I think it’s a cool idea for people with problem skin that don’t want to use drying acne products. I’m always a less chemicals/ingredients the better type of person, so light therapy is very attractive to me. I’ve only had the chance to try this a few times, but I will definitely keep using it and will save my uses especially for when my skin gives me trouble. The only thing I don’t like is how the activator is disposable and contains batteries because not everyone will recycle it properly. I wish you could buy an activating chip or something and that the activator could be rechargable, but I supposed that might increase the cost of it.
I honestly expected this mask to be way more expensive so I’m happy that they aren’t gouging people with the price. I had a bad skin week and did notice a significant difference in my blemishes after using this product, so there must really be some truth to light therapy! Did I mention this mask is hilarious to use for selfies?