The Best Handheld Devices for LED Light Therapy


LED light therapy is a type of skin treatment that utilizes LED (light emitting diode) bulbs to release beneficial light energy. 

Essentially, all LED light therapy devices (regardless of color emitted) work on one concept: light energy that penetrates the skin’s surface to activate photoreceptors. These receptors capture light to mount a series of biological processes that are usually good for the skin. One of these processes is the production of collagen, the protein that keeps the skin soft, supple, and young. 

What is LED light therapy? 


LED light therapy is the use of UV-free, non-heating LED bulbs to treat a variety of skin conditions. The light energy that penetrates the skin activates photoreceptors which then

triggers natural cellular processes such as collagen production, healing, and regeneration.  

What Are The Benefits of LED Light Therapy?

These days, LED light therapy devices come equipped with different visible light colors to target conditions such as acne, wrinkles, enlarged pore size, oily skin, and more. For uncomplicated skincare, try red and/or blue LED light therapy that can provide the following benefits:

  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improved acne and blemishes with healing
  • Increased collagen production
  • Minimized pore size
  • Plump, soft skin
  • More even skin tone
  • Tighter, firmer skin 
  • Brighter, fresher complexion
  • Faster wound healing
  • Calmed skin inflammation and irritations 

What Is The Difference Between Blue Light And Red Light Therapy ?

What Is The Difference Between Blue Light And Red Light Therapy ?

Red and blue, which side are you on? Doesn’t really matter as these two visible light colors are both equally beneficial for all skin types. Red light penetrates the dermis where the production of proteins (particularly collagen) happens. Collagen and elastin proteins keep the skin smooth, wrinkle-free, supple, and elastic and give you a youthful and radiant glow. The anti-acne blue light, ideal for oily and sensitive skin, has the power to eliminate acne-causing bacteria, helps regulate sebum secretion, and soothes irritated and inflamed skin.  

What Portable LED Light Device Should I Try? 

Having your own LED light therapy mask at home allows you to easily incorporate this treatment into your skincare routine. To help you decide, here are the top-selling Project E Beauty LED light therapy devices. 

LumaGlow Red & Blue Light Therapy

This portable skin treatment device, suitable for all skin types, comes with 2 of the best visible light colors: red and blue. It comes equipped with 44 LED bulbs.  

Blue LED+ Acne Light Therapy

This wireless LED device is equipped with 40 non-UV blue LED bulbs that produce powerful non-thermal light energy.

Easily incorporate this handheld beauty device into your regular skincare routine

RED LED+ Anti-Aging Therapy

Also wireless, this portable LED device is equipped with 40 UV-free red LED bulbs that produce powerful red light energy.

How Often Should You Use LED Light Therapy At Home?

How Often Should You Use LED Light Therapy At Home?

For starters, treatments using a LED light therapy mask or handheld device can be done up to four times a week starting with 10-minute sessions. Once favorable results start appearing, reduce treatments to twice a week - you may do longer sessions for up to 15 minutes each. LED bulbs provide pure light energy and are very powerful so there is no need to amp up usage to achieve better results. 

Is LED Light Therapy Safe?

Is LED Light Therapy Safe?

LED light therapy is safe and effective with no side effects. Based on a 2018 study published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, phototherapy using an LED device has an excellent safety profile. A convenient skin treatment that really works without causing adverse reactions.


 written by Charlotte Rycroft



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