Regulars of spas, skin clinics and wellness centers believe that healthy, radiant skin is an investment. When skin is nourished, hydrated and glowing, it is indication of overall wellbeing. It tells the world that one has slept, eaten, and lived well. It also makes one feel more confident about themselves. For the quintessential beauty enthusiast, it is a true expression of self care and love.
This most interesting, unusual and cliff hanger of a year had us exploring countless ways of keeping our mind, body, soul and skin in the pink of health. During this chapter in our lives spent in quarantine, many of us registered the most number of hours dedicated to self care routines. Among those are skincare regimens that attempt to fill the void from missing our most trusted dermatologists and beauty experts. What makes the pampering experience in clinics and spa so precious are the service that makes us feel right and use of state-of-the-art machines. Admittedly, these are factors that are not so easy to replicate at home, although one can always try.
Before the pandemic hit, regular visits to one of Manila’s most trusted bio-hacking centers, UNLTD, were “non-negotiable” even during busy times like Christmas. I go there for various treatments to help support health and wellness. Red Light Therapy at UNLTD has always been a cure for muscle pains and aches from workouts. It has also been a tool for relaxation and rejuvenation.
While waiting to book my next visit to the bio-hacking center, news of the first at-home LED Bed made by LightStim presented itself as a brilliant alternative. This wellness gem “utilizes that power of LightStim Multiwave Patented Technology, which offers a natural and proactive alternative to invasive procedures and addictive pain medications.”
LED treatments are wonderful tools for managing aches and pains. I’ve personally experienced its wonders at the bio-hacking center and highly recommend it especially for active individuals who need extra support for muscle and tissue recovery. Apart from pain relief, other benefits of the LED Bed include improved blood circulation and relaxation of muscles. The team adds, “LightStim delivers light energy in a similar way plants absorb light energy from the sun. The LED Bed uses red light therapy for a non-invasive, soothing and gentle treatment that sets in motion the body’s inherent pain-relieving process.”
Arrival of my LED Light Mask from LOVE-K DERMA made me feel that my skin pampering routine has truly stepped up. Well, not fully as in the case of a professional beauty expert, but definitely a few notches up. The skincare technology company that launched in the Philippines just when most of us derma and skin center regulars needed it most, uses state-of-the-art beauty solutions with unique K-Beauty formulations to enhance any routine.
In the case of its LED Light Mask, light therapy is utilized to support anti-aging, skin rejuvenation. Studies from skin experts as well as NASA have also shown that use of LED lights help reduce pigmentation, speed up the healing process and improve blood circulation. The LOVE K-DERMA explains: “The hype of NASA’s research on LED Light therapy (has made this innovation) the most sought after anti-aging and rejuvenation technology. Our device comes with 420 LED multi-colored lights combined with 7 color treatment that targets skin concerns, helps combat all signs of aging, clears blemishes and reduces pigmentation.”
Using the LED Light Mask is easy and convenient. No rocket science required. After a thorough cleanse, apply LOVE-K DERMA Glass Activating Gel all over the face. This special potion was formulated to compliment the Light Mask and is packed with collagen and hyaluronic acid. What this gel does is prep the skin for enhanced brightening and lifting.
Wearing the mask and actually getting it to work is idiot-proof. Units are made with a built-in voice prompt to help guide you through the entire 10-minute treatment. I like to sync these brief moments of me-time with a quick nap. There are seven light modes to choose from depending on your skin goals and concerns:
· Blue light helps treat mild to moderate acne.
· Red light stimulates boosts cellular activity.
· Green light stimulates collagen to smoothen wrinkles and fine lines.
· Cyan light promotes tissue metabolism and enhances cellular energy.
· Yellow light speeds up skin’s natural detoxification.
· Purple light combines the functions of both Red and Blue light mode.
· White light emits three-fold frequencies from Red, Blue and Green light modes.
For a full skin boost, follow the treatment with LOVE K-DERMA’s Gold Glow Serum. A combination of real gold specs, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, smoothens skin while bringing back its elasticity and glow. One of FORBES France’s Top 10 Luxury Influencers, Heart Evangelista, affirms: “I’ve been using the LED Light Mask and have included it to my nightly routine. I’d definitely recommend this to anyone looking to achieve a healthy and natural glow! I also really like that its well thought of design ensures maximum absorption of the light into the skin while also keeping my eyes safe with a built in eye shield!” Other beauty devices from LOVE K-DERMA that are designed to enhance the at-home skincare experience include: LED Face Lift Wand and the LED Eye Lift Wand.
Days spent at the AIVEE CLINIC (also known as Aivee Day) are wellness treats to look forward to. Since temporary closures during quarantine, many of the clinic’s clients have been missing favorite treatments that include Ulthera, Thermage, EmSculpt and Glass Skin. Turn of events in 2020 inspired the team behind AIVEE CLINIC to develop its own range of skincare kits, supplements as well as home devices to help bring the Aivee experience to your very own home. This also saw the launch of AIVEE’s online boutique.
Just recently, they introduced the GLASS SKIN home device. This cutting edge skincare solution sprays “ultra fine powerful compresses air enriched with AIVEE’s Signature Anti Aging Solution.” Benefits from using Glass Skin include fast and even absorption of the solution, tightening of pores as well as immediate skin rejuvenation. Glass skin is a beauty concept and trend rooted on K-Beauty. Its aim and ultimate goal is to help create the appearance of glassy, clear and pore-less skin, even while at home. Through devices like AIVEE’s Glass Skin, LightStim’s LED Bed and LOVE K DERMA’s LED Light Mask recreating that ultimate beauty and wellness experience at home is no longer a distant dream.