This is officially the easiest home anti-aging device trial we’ve ever done. The Current Body Skin LED mask is safe for all skin tones and types. It uses red and near infrared light to stimulate cells and boost collagen & elastin which refreshes, rehydrates, fades discolouration & brightens your skin. No hands or concentration required! Perfect for zero-fuss results in the shortest timeframe.
Smooth, bright & healthy skin
The CurrentBody Skin LED mask is a virtually effortless, flexible and wearable face-mask with several light emitting diodes (LEDS) of both red and near infra-red light. These light wavelengths stimulate your skin cells to build more collagen and elastin, and improve blood flow and oxygenation. This heals and refreshes your skin. With regular use it’s clinically proven to reduce facial lines, improve texture and pigmentation for younger looking skin. Use with an optional Hydrogel Face Mask for enhanced skin hydration too.
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What it fixes: Softens fine lines & wrinkles, smooths texture, firms, tones & rehydrates skin, reduces inflammation, fades pigmentation for glowing & healthy skin.
Three to five 10-minute easy hands-free sessions per week for at least 4 weeks. Continue, or reduce frequency according to your skin’s needs. For ongoing use.
Easy to put on & simple to operate with a close-but-comfortable fit. Light is bright but not irritating, it’s pain-free. And as it’s hands-free you can easily watch TV, surfda interwebs, read or rest during the quick sessions.
Collagen and elastin build over 4 to 6 weeks to brighten, tighten and smooth skin. Wrinkles and fine lines then gradually soften. Gives a healthier, glowing complexion.
- Virtually effortless hands-free operation
- Durable, comfortable & pain-free
- Zero-faff treatments
- Light-weight & portable (so good for travel)
- No ongoing cost of gels or replacement bits
- Clinically proven & medical grade technology
- Light is bright and may be irritating for some
- It’s expensive
- No money back guarantee
In this CurrentBody Skin LED mask review:
The packaging reminds me of an expensive, white and black oblong chocolate box. It’s sturdy, minimal and all made of recyclable cardboard.
What’s in the box?
- Silicone flexible face mask
- Power supply and country specific adaptors
- USB connector
- Head strap
- Carry bag
- User manual
- Quick start guide
The mask looks well-made and feels durable, smooth and soft. It connects to a controller with a single button to power it on. There are various cables for charging too. It looks a bit like a Mexican wrestling mask. But I like that it’s thin, lightweight and flexible, unlike alternative hard, moulded masks.
Bring out the gimp.
User manual & skin sensitivity test
Before you start, read the user manual. It’s a quick, easy and informative read. Check the contraindications section for important reasons you should not use the LED mask. These include pregnancy, breastfeeding, photosensitivity, photosensitising medications, lupus, and genetic eye conditions. See more contraindications here.
Also do a sensitivity test with the mask on the inside of your arm for a 10-minute treatment. If after 6 hours there’s no reaction, you’re good to go.
N.B. Test the mask immediately once you receive it because CurrentBody.com accept returns within 14 days of purchase for those who experience skin or eye sensitivity.
Love, love this hands-free, effortless mask.
- Wash and dry your face.
- Put on the mask. Turn it on, sit back and relax for 10 minutes.
- Take off the mask, wipe it down. Put it away.
- Do something else.
Design & durability
The mask-front is durable but soft white silicone with black branding matching the box. It’s thick enough and flexible. The inside of the mask is clear silicone, evenly spaced with small, slightly recessed LED lights. The user manual states the LEDs won’t dim with age to render them ineffective.
The mask runs on battery power so you can use it anywhere. There’s a long white, flexible cable fixed and secure on the bottom righthand side of the mask. This attaches via USB to a small controller. It’s simple to operate with just a single button to power on/off the mask. There are no intensity levels or other controls to worry about. The mask automatically shuts off once the 10 minutes are up.
You also get a soft white fabric carry bag to keep it clean and free from dust. And because it’s flat not bulky, it’s easy to store in a drawer and fits in a case or bag if you travel frequently.
The mask wraps around your face and moulds to your contours so the LED light bathes every area. A soft and smooth black strap, with no scratchy bits, secures the mask. It’s easy to thread through the loop on the sides of the mask. Loop it in and back to secure the Velcro on one side, then position on your face and secure the other side of the strap/mask. Once on, adjust the strap as needed so it’s a snug fit but isn’t squishing your skin, nose, lips or eyelashes/lids.
TIP: My head is a weird shape and I found the mask strap slips down the back of my head. To stop this, I wear my hair in a secure ponytail just below where the strap sits to support it and stop it sliding.
The eye and mouth holes are in the right place (for me at least) and the mask is soft and comfortable. My nose fits comfortably through the slits and seems to get adequate coverage from the two surrounding LEDs. The nose slits leave small indentations when I take off the mask but it’s not uncomfortable.
However, I do find movement of my upper lip is restricted a bit under the mask. But I’m still able to stick my tongue out through the mouth hole which is very important. It’s always funny. And never gets tiresome. Ever.
My mask arrived fully charged so it’s ready to go out of the box. And the battery life is excellent. A single charge is good for around twenty 10-minute sessions.
Once used up, you must charge the Lithium battery in the controller. It takes around 6 hours to fully charge. Connect the mains-cable mini USB into the controller. Then plug into the mains using the plug adaptor. You get four different plug types, so this means it’s handy for travel too.
As it charges, three white micro LEDs flash on the controller, then stay lit when it’s fully charged. You can’t operate the mask whilst it’s charging (it won’t switch on).
The mask needs no eye or skin safety mechanism and sensors as with other devices. That’s because the light wavelengths and intensity are safe for both skin and eyes. It’s also clinically proven safe and effective for home use and meets all European safety and manufacturing standards for CE conformity, plus some additional voluntary worldwide standards.
What does it feel like?
There’s no heat, pain or skin sensation from the light whatsoever. However, it is very bright. My eyes adjust after a minute or so, and I find it less intense if in a brightly lit room. If it’s still too bright just relax for 10 minutes and close your eyes!
The mask remains cool throughout the session too, not sweaty or itchy. And it takes zero concentration. It’s perfect to do whilst watching TV or having a 10-minute lay down.
Skin reactions to the mask and light are rare. Your skin may be a bit red afterwards but it should return to normal within 1 to 2 hours. And a possible side effect is a temporary headache. Drink water or take a painkiller if you need to.
Effort vs results
Use the mask 3 to 5 times a week for 4 weeks. Then, do as frequently as you need to maintain your results. I do a maintenance session once per week, sometimes two if my skin’s a bit tired and dehydrated.
Here’s the effort breakdown for the suggested 4-week start up stage and ongoing maintenance:
|4 weeks to noticeable results||Total 4-week effort||Ongoing weekly effort||Ongoing monthly effort|
| 10 minutes per session
3 to 5 times per week
|2.5 to 4 hours|| One session per week
| 4 sessions per month
The CurrentBody LED mask is one of the lowest commitment and least effort devices you can choose. It asks for no brain-power, is hands-free and you can read or watch TV at the same time. So, it doesn’t feel like a chore and requires just the smallest motivation.
Most users see good results after 12 sessions. Collagen builds and refreshes your skin gradually so a before and after photo help show the changes. During this time skin texture smooths, firms and tones, skin rehydrates and fine lines and wrinkles soften, pigmentation fades and reveals a more even, brighter complexion.
You may see all these results or just a few, and to varying degrees too. Your lifestyle and overall skin condition determine the breadth and depth of results and how frequently you need continuing sessions too.
Negatives of the CurrentBody LED mask
There are a few negatives to consider.
First, as mentioned earlier, the lights are bright. But there’s no annoying flashing as with other LED devices. A bright room makes it seem less intense and to read you need a well-lit page or screen. Or simply rest and close your eyes for the duration of the session.
Second, it’s a bit awkward to walk around in. That’s because you can only see dead ahead. No peripheral vision therefore means potential bumping and tripping hazards. Don’t even attempt the stairs. Also, the mask’s USB connector isn’t totally secure in the power pack so movement causes flickering. It can even disconnect totally and then you must restart the treatment.
I also feel discomfort in my neck if looking downward to read or type. It’s much more comfortable looking straight ahead. Therefore, I prefer watching TV during my treatments.
Next, it can be a little difficult to fit the mask properly. The strap can slip causing tightness in some places and gaps in others. A second strap across the top of the device would help here. Or, if you have longer hair, try positioning your ponytail low on the back of your head and lie the strap across it to keep it securely in place.
Another negative is at £349 it’s expensive and it may simply be beyond your budget. But if you can afford it, and are weighing up a cheaper LED alternative, consider this. With other hand-held LED rivals, you must hold and position the device several times over your skin. Full-face treatments are tedious and aren’t hands-free. Therefore, I think the CurrentBody Skin LED mask is worth the extra cash because it’s so much more convenient. So, you’re much more likely to stick with.
And finally, it’s sad because there’s no reassuring money back guarantee. For me, this would seal the deal, but doesn’t stop me loving this mask anway.
Should I buy the Current Body Skin LED mask?
Yes, it’s a fine choice and one of the most loved by our testers.
We love the short 10-minute full-face hands-free sessions. They require little motivation and aren’t a chore at all because, unlike other home devices, you can do something else at the same time. Like watch TV, read or chill. And it’s one of the fastest to show results with just 3 to 5 sessions per week for 4 weeks. Then, continue as frequently as you need. No gels, no fussy routines. It’s a simple and effective home anti-aging device for smoother, healthier and brighter skin.
Here’s a quick round-up of the pros and cons from the whole review:
- Same medical grade, no-dimming Omnilux LED technology used professionally
- Durable, comfortable & pain-free
- Treats your full face in one go (unlike other hand-held LED devices)
- Excellent battery life
- Lightweight & portable (good for travel)
- Needs no faffy or expensive gels
- Short 10-minute hands-free sessions
- No routine to learn or follow along with
- Watch TV, read or rest during your sessions
- Clinically-proven & CE certified
- Lights are bright & may irritate some eyes
- Uncomfortable or uneven fit for a few faces
- Awkward to walk around in
- It’s expensive at full RRP
- No money back guarantee 😞
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