I’m so excited to share my thoughts on this Neutrogena Mask! Thank you Neutrogena for sending it to me! I hope you lovelies enjoy!!
Light therapy isn’t new – it has been used by dermatologists for decades, but never before was it available at such a budget-friendly price, until now. With the new Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask, instead of spending $500 per treatment at the dermatologists, which is crazy expensive, especially when you don’t even know what results you will get. But don’t feel felt out if you cant afford those crazy expensive treatments, like myself cause Neutrogena has the solution! The Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask has the same technology – both blue and red light – to kill bacteria-causing acne, while also reducing current breakouts and allowing them to heal faster.
Light treatment, is based on the principle of using exogenous or endogenous photosensitizers that when excited by light will create reactive oxygen species leading to cell death. The bacteria involved in acne (Propionibacterium acne), produces porphyrins that absorb blue and red light. Blue LED light has been shown to be antibacterial. The red light is absorbed deeper into the skin and helps to decrease inflammation and redness.
Besides the price difference, the Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask also makes light therapy easier for us to incorporate into our everyday routines. Why is everyday use important? Because acne-causing bacteria replicates constantly, and the more often you prevent its growth by hitting it with blue light, the less of a chance your skin has to react and breakout.
The Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask, contains both blue and red LED lights without any UV radiation. It comes with a detachable activator (battery pack) that allows for 30 treatment sessions. Each session is 10 minutes long and Neutrogena recommends daily use. This mask is user friendly and the built-in eye shield is a plus. Although LED lights are deemed safe, I’ve tried other handheld devices that were uncomfortably too bright for my eyes, even with them closed. The hands-free mask so you can simply still check things off you to do list while wearing the mask! The downside to this mask is that you have to buy a new activator every 30 sessions. Which of course will add up, however if it actually works than, it might be something I will continue to purchase.
Now a little bit about my skin… I’m lucky enough to have pretty clear skin to start with, though I do get the occasional pimples from both stress/hormones, and also from touching my face a little too much. Of course, reading the mask’s benefits, I’m excited to see if it will help minimize my breakouts, or at least calm them when they happened.
I’ve been using the mask for two weeks now and I have noticed a significant difference. My skin is much clearer. I’m not at a 100% clear, but I think my skin has been breaking out as, I’ve been testing out new skin care products. I definitely will say, the mask has reduced the amount of break outs and the size of the acne. Also, I’ve noticed some of the dark spots and scaring lighten up a bit.
Overall, though I don’t have the ability to see what’s actually going on deep down in my pores, I can say that by looking at the very surface, blue and red light therapy does appear to do what it claims. For me, the Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask kept my skin clear of bacteria-causing acne throughout the whole treatment, and most impressively, it lessened my stress/hormonal acne, making it disappear in very short amount of time!
If you’ve tried this, I would love to hear your experience with this or any other LED handheld LED lights.
**I would like to Thank Neutrogena for sending me this Light Therapy Mask to try out and review! **
Have you tried the Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask, or other forms of light therapy?