Neutrogena Acne Light Therapy Mask
I have never had great skin. In fact, I think my skin was better in high school than as an adult. It’s not that I have severe acne, it’s just that I never have a totally clear face. When I saw Lena Dunham’s Instagram post with her Neutrogena Acne Light Therapy Mask, I immediately did some research and learned some interesting things about the blue and red light treatments.
This thing looks crazy! Turns out that light therapy has been used for a long time, but mostly in dermatologist’s offices. I was really excited to see that for $35 I could do it at home. I buy from Amazon a lot, so naturally that is where I went for this product, and it was back ordered! Apparently I was not the only one looking for cheap, at home skin care. It finally came in last week and I took a before photo for you.
Please don’t be alarmed! It’s just an honest look at a clean faced 33-year-old woman.
I was so excited to use this mask. I actually got into bed, put it on, and then turned to Mark. I scared the bejesus out of him! I look like Jason before the light comes on!
It would scare you too!
By the way, this mask is bright! I just lie back, keep my eyes closed, and wear it for the ten timed minutes that it provides. It has actually become a welcome part of my nightly routine as it provides me quiet time to wind down. Also, because of the lights, the mask is warm on your face and I am Really Into that.
The mask comes in two parts; the mask itself and the activator. The activator powers the mask 30 times and then you have to order a new one. This is the one thing about this mask that I am Not Really Into because it feels awfully wasteful and it definitely ups the $35 original price tag significantly with continued use.
Here is my face after one week of nightly usage:
I am not sure how much improvement there has been, but I am still enjoying it and will definitely continue to use it until the end of the month and I expect longer. I may even look into some more expensive masks that don’t require the monthly repurchase of an activator because I think over time it will save me money.
It’s safe to say that I am Really Into Light Therapy, and the Neutrogena Light Therapy mask was a great introduction.
Buy the mask here.