Do Red LED light therapy face masks work?

We put it to the test, and the results of our 30-day LED mask facials are in.

We tried the Project E Beauty 3-color LED Face mask for 30 days, to find if this popular red LED light therapy mask can really reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity, even the skin, heal acne, tone the skin and make it glow – as it promises.

trying a led face mask


We’ve taken many before & after pictures, starting from day 1 all the way to day 30, and we’ll reveal them below.

It’s time to show instead of tell, right? :)

Project E Beauty LED Face Mask Review (with Before & After Pictures)

Our experimenter – before treatment

In this post, you’ll find our detailed results and how exactly we used the Project E Beauty LED face mask, to help you see if it’s worth buying and trying it.

Sounds good?

Let’s go.

(Note: we’ve previously posted our review for the top 3 LED Light Therapy Face Masks HERE)

Project E Beauty LED Face Mask: What I Got

Project E Beauty LED Face Mask – what you get

The Project E Beauty Facial Mask Package includes:

1 LED mask

  • 1 remote control
  • 1 USB cable
  • 1 Power cord (110V – 220V)
  • 1 head strap
  • 1 full English user manual

Size: 9.4 x 11 x 5.9 inches

Weight: 1.1 pounds

  1. The LED Mask

Project E LED Face mask: 150 LED bulbs total

The LED mask includes 150 tiny LED bulbs – 60 above the eyes and 90 below the eyes and can be used an unlimited number of times.

Using the remote control you can choose either the red light, blue light or green light:

  • Red – red light rays (630 nm) promote collagen production via increased blood circulation in the area. It penetrates about 8-10 mm into your skin.
  • Blue – blue light rays (415 nm) are proven to destroy acne-causing bacteria, minimize pores and heal acne faster.
  • Green – green light rays (525 nm) lighten dulled skin and relaxes it. It penetrates about 0.5 mm into your skin.

Through the easy-to-use remote control, you can set the intensity level of the light, ranging from 1 to 5.

Note: you can’t use more than 1 color per treatment.

The device has two cords – one goes from the mask to the control pad, the other goes from the control pad to the electric outlet. Once connected, it’s about 5 or 6 feet long. Either cord can be unplugged when you’re done for easier storage.

2. The Remote Control

Project E Beauty mask user-friendly remote control

The remote control allows you to set which color you want to use (red/blue/green), the intensity level (1-5), and the treatment time (5-60 minutes, in 5-minute increments).

The lights do not get hot. When treatment time is over, the LED mask shuts off automatically.

We found the remote control to be user-friendly and easy to use.

How We Used The Project E Beauty LED Face Mask

Our happy experimenter tried the mask for 30 days.

We chose to follow the clear instructions, and started with one 10-minute red light treatment, followed by one 5-minute blue light treatment – 4 times a week.

The next week she took it up a notch and did five 20-minute red light treatments, followed with 10 minute blue light treatments.

The last two weeks she upped the red light treatment time to 25 minutes while continuing with 10 minutes of blue light therapy.

She didn’t use the head strap, because she used this time to lay down, relax and meditate.

LED Face Mask Before & After

Week 1 Results

week 1 led facial at home

Treatment time

20 minutes (15 minutes red light, 5 minutes blue light). Intensity – 3 on the first day, 4 on the next and 5 on the next day and from now on. Total: 4 times this week.

How it felt

the LED facial feels pleasant and relaxing (mask does not get hot), and forces you to dedicate 20 minutes to rest. But, the mask does feel a bit heavy on the face, and leaves a slight mark near the eyes and on the nose.

However, the marks disappear in about 30 minutes.

My skin feels a little dry and tight immediately afterward, but I use a moisturizer and my skin feels great.

✅ Week 1 Results

My skin looks somewhat more even, and redness is slightly reduced.

Week 2 Results

before and after week 2


Treatment time

20 minutes (15 – red and 4 – blue), intensity level 5, a total of 5 treatments this week.

How it felt

it feels like my skin has adapted to the treatment and does not get as dry as it did on week 1. Also, it feels like my skin is cleansing and removing excess oil.

✅ Week 2 Results

Skin looks more dewy, a bit more glowing, wrinkles near the eyes (crow’s-feet) noticeably reduced. Reduced redness, pigmentation, and capillaries.

Week 3 Results

week 3 before and after

Treatment time

Same as last week.

How it felt

I’m starting to really enjoy my daily rest time when all I have to do is lay down and relax.

 ✅ Week 3 Results

I’m starting to get compliments about my glowing skin, from people who have no idea I’m doing red LED facials at home.

Week 4 Results

week 4

Treatment time

Same as last week.

 ✅ Week 4 Results

✅ Project E LED Face Mask 30 Days Results

final before and after led face mask

Project E Beauty LED Face Mask before & after: no Photoshop, no filters, pictures taken at the same time and place every day

The daily use of the Project E face mask and adding to my routine was an enjoyable experienced. It has forced me (yay!) to set aside 25 minutes every day to focus on ME.

Overall I am very happy with the results. After only 30 days I can say that nothing has disappeared overnight but I can see (and others can too) a noticeable change in my skin and I believe the LED face mask works as it promises.

Here are the skin changes I’ve noticed:

  • Skin feels and looks smoother
  • Reduced capillaries
  • Reduced crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles and nasolabial wrinkles
  • Reduced pigmentation
  • Slight improvement in acne scarring
  • Skin feels generally cleaner

I intend to continue using the Project E LED Face mask and I can’t wait to see my skin after the full 12 weeks. I have a feeling that this is the future of skin care!

Project E Beauty LED Mask Best Price

Project E Beauty LED Face Mask has one of the most affordable prices on the market. We often check this page on Amazon, and if you find it for less than $120 – it’s a great deal.

If you have any questions about the LED mask – how to use it, where to buy it or more about my personal experience with it – leave your comment below and we’ll answer ASAP.

June 2018 update: we’ve also tried the Aduro LED mask for 30 days. Check out our review and Before & after!

To your health and happiness,