This is not your average face mask

Sep 25 2017 by
Categories : Skincare

The Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask ($50) has upped the ante on acne-bacteria eradicating blue-light devices with the addition of inflammation reducing red light. Together, the coloured beams treat active acne and work “on a cellular level to prevent pimples from forming,” says Jessica Snell, manager of R&D, Global Beauty, at Johnson & Johnson.

The mask has been designed so that the light meets skin’s needs: The white colour means that any rogue light that bounces off the skin is reflected back, and the 21 UV-free LED lights are strategically placed to direct treatment to the most acne-prone areas of the face (the jawline, forehead and chin). The device holds 30 10-minute once-daily treatments that use the same technology—albeit at a lower energy level—as a procedure you would get at a derm’s office. (The activator on the mask needs to be replaced at the end of every 30-day cycle—but it can be recycled.) Unrelated to its efficacy: A photo of the product in action is excellent Instagram content. Your move, sheet masks.

This article originally appeared in the October 2017 issue of ELLE Canada. 

Categories: Skincare