Oh man, I don’t even know where to start with this review- in fact, I’ve put off writing it for months. The reason is that I never write about products that I completely don’t like- there usually has to be something good about them for me to feature them. However, as this device is incredibly expensive and since I trialled it with my Mum so carefully for 8 weeks, I thought it was worth sharing it with you to stop you wasting your money.
The LightStim For Wrinkles* (£220 from Current Body) is a US-created device that uses pain-free LED light therapy to, as they promise, “restore your skin’s youthful appearance and treat wrinkles on your entire face”. The say that it has been used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons for over a decade, and this device is the same professional strength that they use. Sound good? The problem is, it doesn’t work. I had my Mum trial it for the full recommended period of 8 weeks and I closely monitored her skin at every stage and took hundreds of photographs for comparisons. It did absolutely nothing.
|Before | After|
It’s supposed to use LED light therapy (light energy) to penetrate the epidermis of the skin to promote collagen and elastin production, which they say will fill out your skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The box itself makes one hell of a claim- featuring a woman who has basically had her face transformed and at least a decade in age knocked off by the device. I took photos of my Mum’s face from various angles at the start of the eight weeks, and every two weeks thereafter. I won’t bore you with all of the images, but I’ve shown you a couple from the start and the end of the process to show you that nothing changed. In fact, she may even look older. From the box, we were expecting great things.
You use the device alongside their special Collagen Peptide Serum that comes with it. You switch it on and hold it gently touching the skin on the area of your face that you want to treat, for three minutes before moving onto the next area. My Mum did her whole face and the device beeps when you need to move its position. You do this process 5 times per week and they promise that you will see great results within 6-8 weeks. Obviously we saw no change in the prominence of her lines and wrinkles or in her overall skin health, but I am keen to hear from anyone in the comments below who has had a result from the LightStim For Wrinkles?
This post contains press samples, but all opinions are my own.
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