Best Light Therapy Device – Expert’s and Editor’s Pick
The Singapore Women’s Weekly Best of Beauty Buys 2021
Collagen, as we are familiar with, plays an important role in keeping our skin looking plump and youthful. While our body produces it naturally, it starts to decrease around the age of 25 and can continue to do so with the influence of factors like smoking or exposure to ultraviolet rays. And while products and lifestyle habits can help combat against it, sometimes professional help is where it counts the most.
Light therapy devices are where esthetician-approved professional treatments intersect with accessibility. BSKIN’s ELVi is a non-invasive and painless way to slow down signs of ageing in the skin. Created from intensive research, their device can be used in two modes: facial and lifting, to help enhance the absorption of skincare products while stimulating facial muscles. It also helps to stimulate collagen production in the most delicate faces of the face and neck. If you’re looking for a quick lift or a persistent V-shaped visage, this device helps give an instant result just after a single-use.
During facial mode, the device is heated at 42 degrees Celsius. The combination of warm heat and vibration feels like a comforting massage on the skin and at this temperature, it helps to stimulate tissue repair while curbing the damage of collagen-building cells. There’s also a triple temperature control system to ensure the device will never go above 42 degrees Celsius.
In facial mode, the device also creates a direct current with a negative charge on the skin. What this means is that it helps to enhance the delivery of your skincare products so that they absorb better into the skin and they’re more effective. It also stimulates the blood circulation within the skin and helps to increase your skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin.
In lifting mode, BSKIN’s ELVi uses multi-dimensional vibrations to stimulate rich oxygenation of the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The vibrations, while soothing and relaxing, also help promote microcirculation and healing within the skin. It glides easily over the face without any forceful tugging and you can also notice a difference in the contours of your cheekbones and jawline instantly after use.
During both facial and lifting mode, the device has a set red LED at a frequency of 640nm. At this wavelength, red light can penetrate deeply into the skin to help fight signs of ageing. It helps calm inflammation within the skin, increase blood circulation and speed up the skin’s regeneration process, and boost collagen. The trio of the light, vibration, and heat makes it a perfect way to unwind and find some repose at the end of a long day.