Skin care has become a major focus for me since I turned 40, so I am always looking for new ways to look after my skin. I was asked if I’d like to test LightStim for Wrinkles, a skincare device which can help to treat wrinkles over the entire face – of course I said yes!
Disclosure – I was sent a LightStim for Wrinkles skincare device free of charge, however the opinions in this post are my own and unbiased.
I originally began this review in November, but things got hectic and I kept forgetting to do the treatments. Rather than posting a less than full review, I decided to begin the process again in January. Here is a re-run of my first thoughts post.
While you might notice a few fine lines in your twenties and early thirties, it’s really when you approach 40 that you start to see the first effects of aging. Collagen and elastin levels start to decrease, and this shows up as fine lines, wrinkles and a general loss of skin tone. You might also notice that your skin doesn’t look as radiant as it did in your youth.
A good skincare routine will help to improve the appearance of your skin, but these effects are usually temporary. Until recently, longer lasting results could only be achieved by use of treatments such as Botox, fillers or more drastic surgical measures. Luckily, there are now other options which are less invasive, cheaper and can be carried out in your own home.
LightStim is a US-developed professional grade beauty device. It uses LED light therapy to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone and moisture retention, and helps to achieve a radient complexion. The Multi-Wave(TM) technology emits multiple wavelengths of light, which work together to boost the appearance of your skin. Collagen and elastin levels are gradually improved, which makes the epidemis (top layer of skin) look more plump and youthful.
LightStim arrives in a very smart and crisp looking box. Inside there is the LightStim device itself, together with a simple instruction leaflet. You also get a storage bag, which looks and feels very good quality, and a bottle of Collagen Peptide Serum. This is used to enhance the results of LightStim, helping to hydrate and protect your skin.
LightStim is incredibly easy to use. You simply plug the device in and switch it on, then place the Light gently touching your skin in one of the treatment areas, and hold it there for 3 minutes. You’ll feel a gentle warmth, and the light is quite bright when it’s close to your eyes – it’s recommended to close your eye on the side that you are treating. After 3 minutes, a buzzer sounds and you simply move onto the next area. The device will shut off after 30 minutes, but if you want to continue using LightStim for longer, then you simply turn it back on again.
The usage instructions suggest using the device in 10 different areas across your face, including crow’s feet, forehead, smile lines and cheeks. I was really interested to see that you can also use it on your lips, neck, decolletage and even on your hands. It’s recommended to use LightStim 5 times a week initially, however once you are happy with the results you can maintain them with 2-3 treatments per week.
LightStim costs £249.00 – while that might seem expensive, the cost per treatment works out quite low, especially when compared to Botox or fillers. You get one bottle of Collagen Peptide Serum with the LightStim, and further bottles cost £20 each.
I’m going to be trialling LightStim over the next few weeks. I will be posting regular updates including a full demonstration of the product, and let you know how I get on with it and the results I get.