Can you really say hello to visibly younger skin with an LED mask? Here’s everything you need to know about red light therapy and CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Mask
CurrentBody LED mask first came onto my radar when I saw it on Lily Collins in Season 3 of Emily in Paris and I’ve been wanting to try this red light therapy at home ever since. I was researching the casts wardrobe and this specific LED mask for the ‘how to copy the Emily in Paris looks‘ and they didn’t just use this in that scene, they used it on the cast during hair and makeup for it’s red light therapy benefits and instant glow. So obviously when Currentbody reached out to me I jumped on the chance to try it. I already use Solawave red light therapy wand and love the results from that. So I wanted to see if LED face masks are worth it, share my LED face mask before and after, how to get the best results from it, answer all the FAQs and share my 15% off discount code in this comprehensive Currentbody LED face mask review.
This post contains affiliate links and a gifted LED mask. Some of the photos were shot in portrait mode with lighting but the skin has not been edited so that can see true LED mask before and after photos.
Who and what is CurrentBody LED mask
CurrentBody Skin is a leader in health and beauty devices. They offer the world’s largest selection of safe, clinically proven electric health and beauty products from brands like NuFACE, Braun, SmoothSkin, Foreo, Philips and Solawave but CurrentBody Skin is their own brand and the CurrentBody LED mask is part of that collection.
The brand is also a celeb favorite used by Kate Hudson, Halle Berry, Kourtney Kardashian, Renée Zellweger and the cast of And Just Like That (the Sex and the City reboot) to name a few.
The CurrentBody LED mask has also won a ton of awards including Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards 2020 but:
- What are LED face mask benefits?
- Are they worth it?
- Does red light therapy at home work?
- How do you use LED masks?
How do LED masks and red light therapy work
Here’s a bit of the technology and science behind the LED Mask that creates the red light therapy benefits before I get into showing you more:
- It has patented flexible silicone which ensures the red light and infrared penetrates every area of your face.
- It works by using 2 clinically proven wavelengths; Red and Near-Infrared to reduce wrinkles.
- The infrared and red light therapy encourages collagen production to give you a glow, improve skin tone, texture and firmness.
The 2 clinically proven wavelengths the CurrentBody LED mask uses is Red and Near-Infrared. The mask uses the same clinically-proven wavelengths as professional salon machines to ensure it’s as effective as possible. The red light therapy works below the skin’s surface to stimulate the natural rejuvenation process and to encourage collagen production which is said to give you an instant ‘Glow’. We’ll see when I take give it a go!
10 features of the CurrentBody LED mask
The CurrentBody LED mask is different to other LED masks in a few ways and isn’t a fixed hard mask:
- It’s fully flexible to ensure that the maximum amount of light hits the lower layers of the skin for both instant and long-term results.
- The flexible design make it great for traveling with.
- “It’s been made to medical device directives and delivers the same clinically-proven wavelengths as professional salon machines.”
- It’s both 100% safe and 100% pain-free and because it auto shuts off after 10 minutes there’s no risk of over exposure.
- This anti-aging light therapy mask uses 2 combinations of light therapy infra-red and red light wavelengths.
- Adjustable strap to fit most head sizes.
- Storage bag to protect it while not in use.
- Optional goggles for those with sensitive eyes.
- Easy to wipe clean surfaces.
- Option to use with their hydrogel mask to increased efficacy and hydration.
How to use the CurrentBody LED mask
Step by step guide for using the CurrentBody LED mask. You do need to charge it for 4-5 hours before use, do a skin sensitivity test on your arm for 10 minutes and check that none of your medications or vitamins cause light sensitivity.
- Cleanse your face thoroughly.
- The LED mask can be used on a dry face or with a serum.
- Apply their hydrogel mask if you’re using it (optional).
- Fit your LED Light Therapy Device by adjusting the velcro strap around your head.
- Turn on your LED face mask & chill for 10 minutes. It automatically turns off after that time.
- Remove your device.
- Gently rub any excess serum into the skin if you used any.
- Finish your treatment with serum, moisturizer & SPF.
- Wipe down and store your mask.
More detailed usage instructions:
Start by cleansing your face thoroughly. They recommend using their CurrentBody Skin Daily Foaming Cleanser. The LED mask can be used on a dry face or with a serum. However, they recommend the CurrentBody Skin Green Tea Serum before fitting the mask.
In addition they recommended using their CurrentBody Skin Hydrogel Face Mask under the LED red light therapy mask once a week. It’s not compulsory but it will enhance the LED performance and instantly rehydrate as the lights can be drying. It’s also designer to let the photons of LED through the mask into the skin so no worries about it diminishing the effects of the red light therapy.
Fit your LED Light Therapy Device over the Hydrogel mask if you’re using it by adjusting the velcro strap around your head. I really liked the cooling and hydrating effect of the mask and definitely saw the most difference in the results by using the LED mask with this.
The comfort goggles included are optional. If you’re over-sensitive to light, just pop them on to protect your eyes. Unfortunately you can’t see through them to be able to multi-task or watch tv during your treatment.
Turn on your LED face mask & chill for 10 minutes. It automatically turns off after that time. Then simply remove your device and gently rub any excess serum into your skin if you used any. Finish your treatment by applying either a few drops of the recommended CurrentBody Skin Hyaluronic Acid Serum & Glow Serum or your own, then moisturizer & SPF as usual.
How to clean your CurrentBody LED mask
To clean your at home light therapy mask, wipe both sides with a clean cloth or 70% alcohol wipes. Then safely store your device in the protective storage bag it comes with.
Do LED masks work?
A lot of the time we get better results at the dermatologist and aestheticians than at home because they use medical-grade devices. However, because the CurrentBody LED mask is designed with medical device directives and delivers the same clinically-proven wavelengths as professional salon machines you can get just as good results from this specific red light therapy at home as you would in a skincare professionals office.
Benefits of an LED mask
Red light therapy and near-infrared therapy benefits are heavily documented but when you combine both anti-aging red and near infra-red light therapy you get even more benefits which include:
- Red light (633NM) stimulates collagen production to create an instant glow, improve texture and firmness over the long term.
- Calms redness.
- Improves skin tone.
- Near-Infrared (830NM) boosts circulation, improves blood flow and increases oxygen to your cells.
95% of users said their skin tone, texture and firmness was improved
In addition, because the LED light boosts blood circulation, it helps to get nutrients to the skin. Which is supposed to help improve the look of surface scarring caused by acne and blemishes.
That all sounds great but let’s see if it actually works.
Clinically proven to reduce wrinkles by 35% in just 4 weeks
CurrentBody LED Mask Review
Now that I’ve covered the tech, features and how to use it lets get into the important stuff. Does it work and is it easy to use? I found the mask comfortable, convenient and easy to use.
Is it comfortable
Of course they say that’s its super flexible and comfortable to wear but so do other brands. However, I did actually find it comfortable to wear. It’s easy to adjust to size and I could walk around without it falling off. My friend has a flexible mask from another brand that she says puts too much pressure on her nose and leaves marks but I didn’t experience that at all with the CurrentBody LED mask.
Is it convenient to use
I found this infrared and red light therapy at home mask really convenient to use as it fit well and I didn’t need to wear the goggles. Meaning I could watch TV, do emails, make coffee, etc and didn’t need to just sit there. It also only takes 10 minutes which isn’t a big time commitment.
However, if you need to wear the goggles you’re going to have to sit or lie there as they’re not see-through. So maybe put on your meditation, podcast or take a quick power nap. It auto shuts off if you fall asleep so don’t worry about leaving it on for too long.
Did I see results
The first time I used it, I didn’t use their serum or mask and didn’t see any results in regards to either a glow, improved texture, or anti-aging results. Scroll down for my all of my LED face mask before and after photos taken over time.
Is the CurrentBody LED mask worth it
Whether or not the LED mask is worth it or not depends on the results you’re expecting from it and if you’re prepared to be consistent with it. It’s a bit like going to the gym. Once a week or every now and then won’t really do much for you. However, the more consistent you are, the better the results you’ll get. The mask is the same. You need to use it for 10 minutes 5 times a week if you want to see any changes.
If you’re expecting 100% reduction in wrinkles and to look like you’ve had a facelift, skip it. You can expect you’re results to be more like the ones I’ve posted in the LED mask before and after photos below.
How often should you use the CurrentBody Mask?
They recommend using it for 10 minutes, 5 x a week as part of your skincare routine. You don’t have to time your red light therapy treatment as it auto shuts off after that time.
Can you overuse LED masks?
You’re best to stick to the manufacturers recommendations. Although red light therapy is safe to do at home, the side effects of doing more than the recommended amount tends to be dry skin.
Are LED masks safe to use?
I researched this a lot and the doctors all seem of the same opinion that it’s generally safe to use an at-home LED face mask every day but to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and not overuse it. Auto turns off after 10 mins no need to repeat the light therapy treatment.
What’s the difference between red light and near infrared LED?
Firstly red light is visible to the human eye whereas infrared is not. They also fall on different parts of the light spectrum.
Red light falls into the visible part of the light spectrum between 630-700 nm on the electromagnetic scale and is used to treat the surface of the skin. Near infrared wavelengths fall into the invisible part of the light spectrum between 700 and 1200 nm
So what does that actually mean when it comes to LED red light therapy? The CurrentBody LED face mask uses both you’re getting energy penetration to different levels of your skin cells to stimulate on more than just 1 level.
CurrentBody Skin LED mask before and after results
The easiest way to see if CurrentBody skin LED mask works is to share before and after photos and videos. That way you can decide if the effects and results are visible enough for you to want to invest in one.
How long does it take to see results? I didn’t notice any glow or improvement after the 1st session where I didn’t use the CurrentBody hydrogel mask.
However, I really like the cooling and hydrating feel of using their hydrogel mask with their red light therapy mask. My skin felt more hydrated and glowing afterwards. I share some tips on how to get the most out of combining the 2 masks in the YouTube video review.
I’m only at 2 weeks of using the Currentbody LED mask. Right now I’m seeing a more even skin tone than anything else. I use retinol as part of my Winter skincare and it tends to leave me red but this has reduced the redness noticeably.
I’ll update these photos and post a new video at 4 weeks as that’s when they say to expect 35% reduction in wrinkles. Then again at 6 months in case you want to bookmark this page to track my progress and to see if they work or not.
It’s also safe to use with your Solawave red light therapy device if you’ve been using that and are worried about too much red light exposure. They both offer different benefits and have different features so it’s worth using both.
Shop CurrentBody Skin LED mask and skincare
This is the at home light therapy mask and all of the products used or mentioned on the post. Now that I’ve tried their red light therapy mask I really want to try pretty much all of their products but especially their neck and decollatage red light therapy device. As I tend to wake up with an M on my chest as I’m a stomach sleeper.
I also really want to try their red light LED therapy hair regrowth device because if you’ve been following my hair loss journey you know that’s something I’m battling and has impacted me on a deep emotional level.
Use discount code GLAMOURCB for 15% off CurrentBody skin products *some exclusions apply.