With beauty boutiques closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of Australian women have turned to LED light masks to treat their skin concerns from home
With beauty boutiques closed due to coronavirus, thousands of Australian women have turned to LED light masks to treat their skin concerns from home.
And Australian brand Peppy Co has seen a massive increase in sales after customers reported a drastic reduction in acne and redness within days of trying to the unique gadget for the first time.
The brand’s most popular product has been the $179 LED Light Therapy Mask, which sold out within a week after restrictions were first implemented.
The skincare mask is said to target acne-causing bacteria, detoxify the skin and prevent wrinkles if used two to three times per week for 10 minutes at a time.
Women around the country have shared their results after using the device, with one customer saying she noticed a change after the first eight treatments.
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First-time customer Marie started using the product after no other treatment seemed to be working and said she noticed a ‘dramatic difference’ (before and after images pictured)
First-time customer Marie started using the product after no other treatment seemed to be working.
But after discovering trying the LED home treatment she noticed a ‘dramatic difference’.
‘I used [it] every day twice a day and in a few days I couldn’t believe the difference [I had even after] five days,’ she said.
The medical grade LED mask harnesses a full spectrum of therapeutic blue, red and yellow lights that zaps acne-causing bacteria, detoxifies skin, boosts collagen and prevents wrinkles.
Sophie O’Sulllivan (pictured) had incredible results in four weeks after switching up the colours to get the full effects in addition to her skincare routine
The skincare mask is said to target acne-causing bacteria and detoxify the skin
Other Australian celebrities including fitness entrepreneur Tammy Hembrow and Married At First Sight contestant Martha Kalifatidis have also used the popular beauty product.
Colour light therapy is a treatment offered at thousands of medispas and salons and works by using light in different colours and wavelengths to target specific skin concerns.
The blue light can help to eliminate p-acne causing bacteria from the root, improve the environment inside the pores and restrain bacteria found deep in the skin.
The red light is used to increase hydration, promote collagen and eliminate wrinkles while the yellow light promotes circulation, dilutes pigment and can help reduce the roughness of the skin.
A favourite of many celebrities and reality stars, the light therapy mask by Australian company Peppy Co uses therapeutic blue, red and yellow lights to heal the complexion from the comfort of home
This customer took these photos just one week apart after suffering dullness and acne
Is the LED Light Mask safe to use?
LED light therapy is the only aesthetic device that has no contra-indications of any kind. LED lights are eco-friendly and clean light sources that virtually do not lead to any UVA or UVB radiations and is not a laser. It is suitable for all skin type, colours and conditions.
If you are pregnant or nursing, consult with your health care professional before use. There has not been enough research about the safety of LED Light therapy for pregnant or nursing women.
If you have any concerns, it’s always best to seek advice from a professional before starting any new treatment.
It’s always important to protect your eyes and either wear blackout or opaque goggles or find masks that come with the appropriate eyewear.
‘LED light therapy is the only aesthetic device that has no contra-indications of any kind, it is suitable for all skin types, colours and conditions,’ the company writes.
‘Most customers begin to notice a reduction of acne, and an improvement in their skin after 3-4 treatments, with complete results after 12 treatments.
‘We recommend using your LED light therapy mask at least three times per week for the first 12 weeks of until satisfied with the results and 1-2 times per week to maintain your desired skin results’.
The mask also has eye wear installed inside to protect the eyes from the bright light.
Since the launch, before and after photos have shown drastic reduction in acne in as little as one week and influencers including Shani Grimmond and Martha Kalifatidis have shared videos of themselves using it.
These before and after photos were taken just one week apart
One customer, Sophie O’Sulllivan had incredible results in four weeks after switching up the colours to get the full effects in addition to her skincare routine.
Another, 23-year-old Yasmina, said it’s her new ‘skincare secret’.
‘I’ve always used LED after getting a professional facial but never have I seen an at home LED mask until I came across this,’ she wrote.
‘I purchased it after seeing it all over social media and I am so glad I gave it a chance! I love how this LED light has three settings – one for acne, one for anti ageing and one for cell renewal.
‘My first time using it I left it on for 10 minutes as recommended and I saw an instant result. Skin felt rejuvenated and cleaner. I’m obsessed.’
The company, Peppy Co, was launched by husband and wife duo Ermin and Mia Plakalo who are passionate about Australian botanicals and natural skincare.
‘We both had battled with skin imperfections, stress and non-stress related acne, blemishes and just about everything else,’ they write on their website.
‘After several trials and errors and having to bin products that just didn’t do anything for us, we decided to give natural alternatives a trial. This was what led to the discovery of what we now call the Peppy Co product.’
The company is also well-known for its All-in-One Sleeping Mask, a $49 pink clay and zinc oxide formula designed to soften and smooth out the skin overnight.