A-listers like Katy Perry and Jessica Alba have been treating their pimply pores with light therapy masks that cost upwards of $1,800 to buy or $200 a pop in a dermatologist’s office. Now, Neutrogena has blessed us mere mortals with a way more affordable version that’s proving to be just as effective. The Light Therapy Acne Mask uses 12 blue LED lights to kill bacteria and 9 red ones to calm inflammation. Celebs like Lena Dunham and Olivia Holt are going crazy for it:
Saw the ad for the light therapy acne mask and became obsessed so when we got home from our journey it was waiting on my side of the bed. Thank you @jackantonoff, even if you just did it to amuse yourself. #notanad #justapsycho UPDATE: for those thinking this is a fancy awards season prep tool to the stars, it's Neutrogena and it's $35.
Here’s how it works: Wash your face, put on the mask, switch on the activator and your skin will be bathed in acne-fighting light. The whole thing is pretty painless – it perches on your face like sunglasses and after 10 minutes switches off automatically. Yes, you’ll resemble Jason in Friday the 13th (or an extra from Eyes Wide Shut, depending on your outlook), but according to studies 80% of people are seeing results after seven days, and a whopping 98% after 12 weeks. Best of all? It retails for less than 50 bucks. Out damned spot, we’ve seen the light.
Who It’s For:
Gadget-loving beauty geeks looking to give a one-two punch to acne
From $45.99 (includes one mask and a 30-treatment activator)
Where To Find It:
Shoppers Drug Mart (as of September)