How to Choose the Perfect LED Mask
With the wide variety of LED face masks in the market with similar-looking design, different models, functionality, pricing, usage time etc, choosing the right mask seems a daunting task. That’s why we made this comparison for you.
Safety is a priority. We look for reputable manufacturers, retailers and those backed by professional experts such as doctors and estheticians and products with sufficient genuine user reviews.
Among the selection of different brands and products chosen, we look into the following aspects:
Wavelengths - Which ones & functions
Treatment Modes/ Colors - How many?
Numbers of LED diodes (bulbs) and their grade
Each wavelength of light has its own specific skin benefits. Pick a device that offers the wavelengths your skin needs.
Infrared Light - Not visible to human eyes but it penetrates deepest into the skin for amplified results.
Red - Antiaging (lessen fine lines, wrinkles, more supple-looking skin)
Blue - Acne control, Acne healing
Green - Pigmentation. Fade dark spots.
Yellow - Sun damage. Speed up skin recovery
Treatment Modes/ Colors
The most basic form of machine offers a single color treatment mode. The more comprehensive versatile LED masks offer multiple treatment modes with a combination of different wavelengths and adjustable intensity levels to suit your skin’s needs.
Researches have shown that a combination of wavelengths, at the same time offers greater efficacies. When a treatment mode includes different wavelengths treatment at different sequences (say first Red and then Blue) that provides convenience for users instead.
The key here is to choose a LED face mask with modes that suits your lifestyle and the specific LED colors you need. Just because you see different colors from a mask, it doesn’t mean it offers so many wavelengths.
led-mask-colorsSome companies market rainbow colors. Take violet and purple light, for example, they may appear similar but they are not quite the same. When you mix wavelengths of red and blue, your eyes perceives that color as purple but it is very different from violet light, a spectral color that has one single wavelength. Similar to Purple, the color Pink and Magenta are non-spectral colors, they are created by mixing different wavelengths.
Yellow on your computer screen is generated by a mix of red and green light, but the yellow that is produced in this way is not the same yellow as you would find in a rainbow that is a spectral yellow. Some masks claim they use white light. There is actually no white wavelength. It is a mixture of many different spectral colors.