For something that’s got the air of a Star Wars villian about it, it’s amazing to see how LED face masks have really taken off in recent years.
Popular with celebrities and social media, I even spotted one being worn by Tina Fey’s character on Disney+’s Only Murders in the Building recently.
Well, if a fictional unscrupulous podcaster is going for it, then I’m IN. I’ve been channelling my inner Tina Fey and using an LED light mask for about a month or so.
What is an LED face mask?
LED face masks emit light at different wavelengths in order to target particular skin-related issues.
Like microcurrent devices, they were originally only available within specialist clinics. However, in recent years they’ve become available for at home use. An at home device won’t be as strong as those used in a clinic, but the big advantage is that you can use them much more regularly and enjoy cumulative benefits.
Studies have found that LED face masks can help stimulate collagen production, reduce dark spots and uneven skintone and manage acne scarring.
What is the JOVS 4D Laser Light Therapy Mask?
JOVS sent me their 4D Laser Light Therapy Mask to try out, and I’ve been using it 4 or 5 times a week for the last 6 weeks.
BTW If you are interested in trying it too, use my code KOS60M to get $60 off.
This LED face mask contains 140 light beams, from 4 sources of light:
1: Red light 660nm – can enhance the skin’s metabolism and improve dullness.
2: Near-infrared light 850nm – can enhance cell activity and make the skin elastic.
3: NIR light 940nm – activates the microcirculation of the skin and improves skin rejuvenation.
4: Long-wave infrared light 1064nm–Promotes collagen regeneration in deep tissues and slows down skin aging rate.
JOVS says that its particular technology – Focus Photothermal Technology (FPT) is six times more powerful than regular LED.
The mask has 3 settings:
Mode 1 is soothing, so I’m assuming it’s the gentlest setting. This promises to strengthen the skin barrer, boost circulation and improve skin texture.
The second mode is the standard setting, primarily used for skin brightening, reducing the appearance of redness and dark circles and diminishing blemishes.
Mode 3 (this was the mode I mainly stuck to) promises to penetrate deeper into the skin, reducing wrinkes, smoothing fine lines and increasing firmness.
There are also 3 timer settings, either 10, 15 or 20 minutes. In general LED masks are a ‘lesss is more’ kind of gadget. The recommendation is no more than 30 minutes’ use per day.
As you might expect hi-tech LED face masks don’t come cheap, and the JOVS mask is no exception at $734 (around £590). Compare it to getting an LED facial in a salon then if you use it repeatedly then you can get plenty of value out of it.
JOVS offer a 90 day money back guarantee, so if you decide it’s not for you then it can be easily returned. Plus don’t forget my code KOS60M gets you $60 (around £50) off.
It comes in a nice sturdy storage box, with charging lead included.
My experience of using JOVS 4D Laser Light Therapy Mask
Having never used an LED face mask before, I was really curious to try this. I like that you put this on to clean skin and there is no extra product or serums to bother with. Unlike microcurrent devices which always need a conductor, LED works better on bare skin.
I found the mask very comfortable to wear thanks to the easily adjustable straps. It’s very, very easy to put on and use.
There’s no heat or pain on the skin at all. The main issue is that you just feel a bit daft wearing it, in which case I guess the solution is to style it out. Maybe don’t wear it down the pub? Or hey, you make your own rules!
Yup, definitely something of the supervillian about it. I kind of like that.
I took to wearing it for 10 to 20 minutes in the morning when I was doing my regular Duolingo session. You can move around whilst wearing the mask, but I think it’s more relaxing to stay in one place. I used it 4 to 5 times a week, and found it needed recharging about once a week.
Here are a couple of photos taken before and after 6 weeksof using the mask (with no makeup apart from mascara).
Results after 6 weeks of using an LED face mask
I feel like my skin has increased glow and firmness after using this mask, and my skin tone is more even. I can really notice the reduction in fine lines around the eyes. I’m 54 and have never had botox or fillers, so what I’m really looking for is increased skin health and buoyancy, and I think it’s done a good job there.
I have a spot (possibly a flea bite?) that appeared on my forehead over the summer and I was hoping that the mask would help clear that up. Whilst it hasn’t gone entirely, it is substantially diminished in size and is almost entirely gone. Would this have happened over time anyway? Possibly, but I do think that the mask has made a difference and that this is evidence that skin cell turnover has been given a boost.
I’m quite excited to keep using it for the rest of the year and see how the effects develop. It’s been very easy to fit into my day, doesn’t take a long time to use and is super comfortable and relaxing to use.
The JOVS 4D Laser Light Therapy Mask is available online here. RRP $734, get $60 off by using my code KOS60M
*PR product sent for the purposes of review. Contains affiliate links.