I love trying new skincare products. For the most part, I’m not really a 20-step routine kind of person. I just cleanse, put on a serum, and moisturize, and then I’m good to head out the door. Sometimes, though, it’s fun to experiment, especially as innovations in tech become applied to skincare — for example, we started using LED lights in electrical equipment in the 1960s, and they became integrated into things like traffic lights starting in the 1980s. Now, in addition to using LED lights in strip lights and grow bulbs, LED light therapy devices can also use low-level light to enhance skincare treatments.
If you’re worried about how a product will affect your skin — especially if it’s sensitive — check with your dermatologist before trying it out. While we can’t promise that the age of your skin will regress 10 years after using one of these gadgets, we can promise that it’ll be a little fun, at least.
Uma Kansa Wand
Key Selling Point: This tool massages and relaxes the skin.
The lightweight Kansa Wand from Uma uses kansa (a mixture of copper and tin) to balance your skin’s pH and release toxins. Like a jade roller, you can massage your face with the wand. Uma recommends using it with a serum or face oil, but it’s relaxing to use on its own, too. The package is recyclable, to boot.
LightStim for Wrinkles
Key Selling Point: The LightStim uses LED lights to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
For the record, you don’t need to hide your wrinkles — they develop naturally as your skin loses elasticity, and you look good with or without them. If you want to reduce their appearance, though, tools like the LightStim for Wrinkles set can help. The set includes the LightStim, which uses LED lights to reinvigorate your skin in tandem with the LightStim Collagen Peptide Serum, which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. The included goggles protect your eyes and a three-minute timer tells you when you can move on to using it on a different part of your face.
SKIN INC. Supplement Bar Sculpt Lift Bar
Key Selling Point: This small tool is as fun as it is relaxing.
This little bar is designed to help sculpt your (makeup-free) face, and it’s super user-friendly. What I adore about it, though, is that its vibrating function is instantly relaxing. Plus, it helps reduce under-eye puffiness. And it also doesn’t take up too much real estate, so it will fit in perfectly in a shared medicine cabinet.
Dr. Dennis Gross SpectraLite FaceWare Pro
Key Selling Point: Created by a doctor, this device uses LED light to calm your skin, reduce redness, or smooth wrinkles.
The Dr. Dennis Gross SpectraLite FaceWare Pro uses 162 LED lights to enhance your skincare routine. This FDA-approved device is designed to safely and naturally allow light to penetrate your skin. Different lights deliver different results — for example, blue light helps reduce scarring and redness. The SpectraLite Faceware Pro can also be paired with serums and face masks to enhance the lights' effects.
You don’t need a 15-step routine to establish a skincare regimen that works for you. And while you might not need fancy gold bars or massive LED light devices, they can make the experience all the more fun. We recommend consulting your dermatologist before making major investments or trying out a new device to make sure your skin reaps all the benefits and doesn’t suffer any damage.
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