There are many secrets behind how celebrities always look flawless at big red carpet events. But, in recent years, there’s been one product that A-listers like Renée Zellweger, Kaley Cuoco and Gal Gadot all have in common: an LED face mask.
During the build-up to the Golden Globes last year, the rather horror-movie-looking gadget was spotted on the Instagram feeds of many famous makeup artists. But even before 2021, many stars expressed their love for light skin therapy.
Kourtney Kardashian has often uploaded Instagram Stories of herself wearing an LED face mask, while in 2019 Victoria Beckham shared two images of herself with her millions of Instagram followers trying out her own face mask at LEDs.
Beckham told followers on her Insta Story that she received the face mask from famed Australian facialist Melanie Grant, praising its apparent skin benefits: “Red light is for collagen and blood flow.”
She continued, “White light is anti-inflammatory, healing and firming. Blue is antibacterial and so good for blemish-prone skin.”
While a celebrity-endorsed LED mask from Current Body will set you back between £279 and £500, it’s fair to say it’s an investment.
However, if you’re intrigued and want to try, Aldi has just restocked its own version of the mask, for just £49.99.
After launching in 2021, the super-affordable LED Mask sold out within days, so if you’re looking to upgrade your skincare routine in 2022 and try one of the A-listers’ beauty secrets for less than £50, we suggest you add the online exclusive item to your basket as soon as possible.
Not to mention it would make an awesome Christmas gift for a beauty enthusiast without breaking the bank.
How LED light therapy works
Using different wavelengths of light, LED masks are a non-invasive way to rejuvenate tired skin and reduce the signs of aging.
The scientific word for the process is “Photobiomodulation Therapy” which you will find available as a treatment at some high tech spas. Each mask comes with three lights that indicate the wavelength.
Blue light, the lowest UV wavelength, is used to treat acne and reduce the risk of spots. Red light penetrates a little deeper to help stimulate collagen production and increase blood circulation, and near infrared light penetrates the skin at the deepest level, with anti-aging properties.
Why we review it
Aldi’s affordable version not only has all the LED lights (red, green and blue) needed to be efficient. It also has velcro straps so it’s easy to put on and adjust to your face.
Aldi’s design also comes with carry bags to store everything neatly and is quick to charge, with just a four-hour charge time.
£49.99 at Aldi
The mask is currently up for pre-order, with a ship date of December 8, but it’s selling out fast so hurry if you want to get your hands on one of the most affordable LED masks on the market.
What the critics say
The mask has started racking up a slew of positive reviews, with customers saying they’re happy with the great value beauty product, excited that it’s every bit as good as expensive versions that cost over £400.
“A fraction of the cost compared to elsewhere and with wireless controls! Turn it on and you’re free to do whatever you want. No hassle, easy function unit, 3 LED light color option. Aldi really impressed me.”
“Overall a great product. All my friends want it, but it sold out very quickly. If you see it again, buy it.”
“I’ve been using it for about 10 days and I can already see changes in my skin. Lots of people have commented on how great my skin looks.”
“The pricey equivalent of this mask is just under £400 and I have to say I think this mask would match that one in terms of performance.”
“It has exactly the same specifications as an expensive led [sic] mask worth £400!”
“Love it, very reasonably priced and I can see a difference in my skin, comfortable to use, soft against the skin and not stiff like some LED masks are. Highly recommend to anyone.”
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£49.99 at Aldi
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