Do LED face masks work?
We put it to the test, and our LED face mask before and after, and review, is here.
We tried the Project E Beauty LED 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.
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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 Mask Review (+Before & After)
In this post, you’ll find our detailed results and how exactly we used the Project E colorful LED Beauty LED mask, to help you see if it’s worth buying and trying it.
👉 Note: The Project E Beauty LED mask is featured on our Top 7 LED Face Mask Reviews of 2023!
Project E Beauty LED Face Mask: What We Got
The Project E Beauty Facial Mask Package includes:
1 LED mask (150 LEDs)
- 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
The LED photon Mask
This skin rejuvenation photon 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 from 7 wavelengths, but we only tried the most important ones – either the red light, blue light, or green light:
- Red (630 nm) – promotes collagen production via increased blood circulation in the area. It penetrates about 8-10 mm into your skin (see our 10 most recommended red LED light therapy devices)
- Blue (415 nm) – proven to destroy acne-causing bacteria, minimize pores and heal acne faster.
- Green (525 nm) lighten dulled skin and relax 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, and 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
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 I 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 by 10-minute blue light treatments. 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 lie down, relax, and meditate.
Project E Beauty LED Mask Before & After
Week 1 Results
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 (the 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 the best serum for LED light therapy immediately after each treatment, which returns the moisture and elasticity immediately).
My skin looks somewhat more even, and redness is slightly reduced.
Week 2 Results
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.
Skin looks dewier, a bit more glowing, and wrinkles near the eyes (crow’s feet) noticeably reduced. Reduced redness, pigmentation, and capillaries.
Week 3 Results
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.
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
Same as last week.
Project E LED Face Mask 30 Days Results
The daily use of the Project E LED mask and adding it to my routine was an enjoyable experience. 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 skincare!
Project E Beauty FACE & NECK Facial Mask Review
The new 7-color Project E Beauty LED mask has a neck attachment to treat neck wrinkles and sagging skin, and it’s completely portable with its rechargeable battery. This means you can treat your face and neck at the same time – in one treatment – while moving around and doing anything you’d like. Another great bonus is that it’s 50% lighter in weight than the previous version, and won’t feel heavy and uncomfortable on your face.
While we highly recommend this mask, please do not use the neck attachment if you have thyroid problems – without consulting with your doctor first.
👉 The 7 colors include:
- Red – 630 nanometer (skin anti-aging, redness)
- Blue – 450 nm (acne)
- Green – 525 nm (skin soothing, hyperpigmentation)
- Cyan – 490 nm
- Yellow – 590 nm
- Purple – 390 nm
👉 Treatment time – 10-15 minutes per treatment, 3-4 treatments a week, and reduce to 1-2 treatments a week once the result is shown.
Is Project E Beauty FDA Approved?
No LED face mask is currently FDA-approved. In general, most LED light therapy devices are FDA-cleared, as are some LED face masks. At this point, Project E Beauty LED masks are not FDA-cleared.
We’ve also tried the Aduro LED mask for 30 days. Check out our Aduro LED Mask Before and after!
To your health and happiness,
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115 thoughts on “Project E Beauty LED Face Mask Trial & Review”
I take photosensitive medication. Can you still use light therapy? Thanks
I would suggest asking your doctors about this. It could cause redness and irritation if you are taking this type of medication.
I’m trying to treat dark spots and acne/scarring what is the best treatment. Lights and lengths of time? I was using green for 10 minutes then red for 10 minutes but it sounds like I shouldn’t use the red, that red makes the dark spots worse but then how do I address the acne scarring? Any recommendations are appreciated. :) I have the Ebeauty 7 color mask and it says yellow also helps dark spots so I’m a little lost…..
The red is actually the best light for scars, followed by the green and yellow that soothe the skin. I would do 10 minutes of red and 10-20 of the green and yellow following it. Good luck!
Hi Meital, I am considering purchasing the Project E Beauty 7 Colour LED Face Mask as I suffer with sebaceous cysts particularly around the nose but I read a review that said there aren’t many lights on the mask that are around the nose area…..please can you tell me if the Project E is going to be suitable for me. Many thanks
In your case, I would actually recommend a handheld blue light therapy device and not an LED mask. This way you can target the specific problem area with your device, and you would only need a few minutes of daily treatment. I hope this helps:)
Can I also use it plugged in case the battery is too low ?
Thanks for your article :)
If you have the cordless one I wouldn’t do that. Charge it first to avoid being exposed to too much EMF radiation.
No, it doesn’t. But if you do, the green light would be best for treatment.
Hi. I have also purchased this exact same LED mask and I am very happy with it. I wanted to ask if I can put Hyaluronic acid after I wash my face and before I use the mask? Will this produce more benefits for the skin or should I continue to use is straight after washing my face and patting it dry without putting anything on?
Glad to hear you are happy with the LED mask. Do not use hyaluronic acid before any treatment, you can only use it after treatments, and preferably at least a couple of hours after. Use the mask on a clean face always. Good luck!
Not really…the red light is definitely red.
Hi I recently had a chemical face peel. Would the mask have any negative effects on the new skin?
It’s not advised to use a LED mask soon after a chemical peel. I would wait at least a month or so before using it. The skin is sensitive at this point, and the light may cause side effects. I hope this helps.
Hello KT, would you mind sharing the link?
What intensity of the light was used from 1 to 5?
I started with 3 and gradually upped to 4-5
Yes it does!
Thank you so much for your reviews!
I am a beautician looking for the right Led mask for my clients. I feel one doesn’t have to spend as much as for the Deesse Pro to find a good product. Am I wrong?
I want to offer 20min sessions in a reclining chair, therefore I am looking for the right one mask, one that won’t leave dents in the skin and have the right lights.
Please do not hesitate if you have a recommendation.
Yes, I would recommend the Aduro LED mask – see my review here – https://www.infrared-light-therapy.com/aduro-led-mask/
But the mask is so ugly…! And you know how the clients like to instagram their sessions..
So any rigid mask would according to you wou’de be less confortable?
Maybe if I put some cool eye gel patches on the eyes under the Project E?
What do you think?
I think that eye gel patches would help greatly. I used a cloth folded a few times to reduce the pressure off my eyes – your idea sounds better 😊
No, I haven’t. It sounds more comfortable to use, doesn’t it?
My concern is acne and not much for anti aging. Should I use the blue light longer than red then?
Yes, you can use the blue light for 20 minutes daily.
You can, if you provide a link back to my site. Thanks.
will do, thank you for your quick response and outstanding review.
I would try alternating between red and green.
Hi I just got my project e led mask.just wondering after using 10 minutes red light treatment can I do 5 minutes blue treatment straight away.
Yes, you can – you can even do 10 minutes. Good luck!
Hello! I loved reading your review. Can you please tell me if the mask is supposed to have direct flat-on contact with the whole face? I find this hard to do because of my face shape. Also I have rosacea and some hyperpigmentation. I was thinking of blue then green. Thoughts? Lastly do you clean before and after use? With what please? THANK YOU!!
Hi Gayle:) Yes, there is a direct contact with most of the face. And yes, combining blue and then green is exactly what I would recommend! :) As for cleaning, I don’t clean it every day, maybe once a week or two, since I use it on a clean face and the light doesn’t make you sweat or anything. I hope this helps!
I am interested in getting an LED mask however am contemplating between the Aduro mask and the new Project E Beauty 7 Color LED Mask which is supposedly 50% more light weight than the previous generation. The only reason I am even thinking of Project E Beauty is because somehow the before and after pictures of Project E Beauty in your review seems to be much better than the one with Aduro.
How would you comment?
I would say that through my experience, both LED masks are equally effective, but the Aduro is much more comfortable. I stopped using the Project E one because it felt too heavy on my nose in comparison to the Aduro. For others, this is not an issue – but for me – if I didn’t have the Aduro I would have given up on the daily treatments because of the discomfort. This whole treatment relies on your consistency and you keeping up with the treatment. Again, this is just me and for someone else, it would not be an issue. This is my honest answer, I hope it helps. :)
Thank you for the prompt reply. :)
Any chance of you uploading a latest picture to see how the mask has been working so far?
Yes, but use the green light instead of the red.
Is the red light not recommended for hyperpigmentation. I’ve read people above saying it makes it worst but I can’t find evidence of this?
For hyperpigmentation, I would recommend the green light. For some people red light worsens pigmentation – for others it helps. To be on the safe side, green is best.
Thank you thank you thank you for your genuine and honest review blog. I was on the fence for which product to buy for my 49th Birthday present to myself but I went ahead and purchased your recommended Project E 7 color LED photo facial mask. It has been exciting documenting my slow progress. I am hopeful and excited for this journey on my new skin care Routine.
Thanks, Rachel, we would love to hear about your results! :)
How funny! I guess I wrote 49th Birthday but what I meant to say was 39th Birthday present. Ha!
Now is there a way to share before and after pictures on this forum/blog since you would like me to share my results?
Yes! I would love to get pictures of your results. Please send them over to my email – here on the contact page:https://www.infrared-light-therapy.com/contact-us/
Which lamp and color light would you recommend to fade sun spots? Which one for severe acne?
For sun spots I would recommend green light, for acne the blue light followed by red light.
Did you notice a reduction in facial fat at all? Because I have read some websites on Google after doing some research saying that red LED light at 630nm and under (as this mask is) wavelength causes the fat cells to change, and the fatty deposits to leak out from the fat cells. I also have this mask and have been using it 2 x a week but since reading this I am worried! It is hard to tell if it is reducing my facial fat…
To my knowledge that information is not correct. Fat cell breakdown can happen with infrared light therapy which is a different wavelength, and that’s why it’s known that infrared saunas can help with cellulite and weight loss. Do not worry.
I think you mean tha Lightstim…I have it as well. Yes, you can definitely still find it, here’s a link for it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LQhESX
Do you mean the Aduro mask? :)
Hahahaha yes sorry 😘
Hi! I just received mine today and can’t wait to use it. The mask has 7 colors and it comes with a collagen gel. Shall I use the collagen gel before the mask therapy or after? Thanks in advance.
Use it after. Red light therapy should only be used on a clean face. Good luck!:)
Since I try different masks to be able to review them, I switched to the Aduro LED mask and loved it as well. You can see my review for it here – https://www.infrared-light-therapy.com/aduro-led-mask/
Read the review to find the right light in the Aduro for pigmentation… good luck!
Is there any danger to the eyes from any color light in mask? Do I see a silicone type of material surrounding the eyes?
The silicone material around the eyes is around the holes for the eyes. It is recommended to close your eyes during treatment and I cover them with a peace of cloth folded a few times as well.
The light is not really dangerous, but it is very bright.
Hi I was just wondering if you had any makeup on your skin in the after post for week 4? You skin looks great ! also wondering if you were able to post a picture of your 12 week results? Thanks so much.
My friend who has tried this mask does not have any makeup on her face in any of the pictures. The lighting is different and effects the picture, although it was taken outside at the same hour every week…
Haven’t heard of it but I’ll check it out. Come back and tell me about your results after some time, I’d love to know.
Is it okay to continue my routine skin care korean products after mask treatment?
Yes, any skin care routine should be o.k, as long as it doesn’t contain ingredients that cause skin sensitivity to light or heat. For example, retinol can not be used along with this treatment.
I have retinol in my night cream but it’s not a prescription retin A. Is it ok to use it at night before bed? I have been using my night cream forever and my skin is not sensitive to it. I will do light therapy in the day. Is this ok?
It sounds o.k to me, yes. But pay attention to your skin and look for any reactions – to be on the safe side.
Is it ok to use the green for melasma? I’ve heard red can make it worse
To my knowledge green is a actually recommended for hyperpigmentation. However, there is no current research that proves it, or proves that it makes it worse.
Hi, Meital. Your results are pretty amazing and give me faith that LED therapy works! I just purchased a different brand that looks identical to the one you used. One problem that I have with it is that it’s not very comfortable for me. It rests heavily on the bridge of my nose and creates a dent, although I’m sure I could find a way to pad that area for future use. Another concern I have is the rubber around the eye holes, which covers areas of primary concern. Did you use your mask with the rubber things or without? Considering the improvement in the area around your eyes, it clearly worked, but I’m thinking the mask might need to be used without the rubber things to target those areas.
The Project E mask that I have feels uncomfortable on the nose as well. I wrote that in the “cons” section I think. I use a small cloth folded a few times to relieve the weight on my nose. I also have the rubber around the eye holes and there are no LED lights directly reaching the eye area. However, led light therapy has a general effect on blood circulation all over the face, which reaches the eye area as well and other areas that are not covered directly by the light.
Since then I also bought and use the Aduro LED mask, which is extremely lightweight (made with medical silicone and not plastic) and no rubber around the eyes – you can see my review for it here – https://www.infrared-light-therapy.com/aduro-led-mask/
If I were you I would first try the mask you have, and see your results. If the results are satisfying and red light therapy works for you – I would upgrade to the more comfortable and uniquely-desgined Aduro mask.
I hope this helps and good luck!
Thanks, Meital! I appreciate the insight. I’ve seen the Aduro mask online also, and wasn’t quite ready to shell out the extra cash, but if my current mask works well, I may take your advice and upgrade. The other thing about my current mask is that the mouth hole is too low and lines up with my chin. I guess the alignment would not be the same for everyone, since the length of a face and the corresponding location of facial features will vary from person to person. Thanks again!
Hi I have brought the mask after reading your reviews. It’s fantastic at 62 it has taken years off of me. It is trying my eyes out can you recommend any goggles that will fit under the mask? Thanks for your help.
I’m glad to hear about your results…fantastic! As for goggles, I don’t know of goggles that fit under this mask, but I suggest you use 2 small pieces of cloth, folded a few times, and place it over your eyes before you put on the mask. That’s what I do and it works fine.
Other than the Aduro LED Mask being lighter and portable, is it better than Project E mask?
Will LED work on nasolabial folds?
Thank you :)
Both masks have worked for me…and yes, they work on nasolabial folds, though it takes more time than other lines and wrinkles. The only way to really find out is to try…good luck!
Just click on the links inside the post and you’ll be directed to Amazon.
I think I am going to try this. You look amazing!
I’m sure it will Diane:) Come back in a month and let us know how you’re doing…:)
I have the Rubylux infrared bulb grade A .
Is this Led mask better for facial skin? I read very good revieuws on Amazon about the Rubylux bulb also for toning and diminish wrinkles for the face.
Yes, it can also work for anti-aging – but it gets very hot and you have to keep it at a safe distance of at least 12-24 inches away from your face. The LED mask does not heat up and thus can be used directly on the skin. You can definitely try the bulb first though.
I wouldn’t use the mask for more than 25-30 minutes at a time. You can use different colors at different times, but I would mostly use the red and the blue.
Many thanks for answer I have one more question instruction says you can’t use mask after sunburn I am going on holiday and of course i will have sunbath what it means I can’t use mask on tanned skin if it’s not sunburn but nice sunbath. Do I have to wait until tan disappeared from skin completely ?
No, you don’t have to wait if the skin is not burnt. However, I would advise to not expose your facial skin to the sun at all – if you want to prevent the aging caused by the UV radiation.
You’re right, I should post an update. I’ll do it soon, stay tuned :)
Thanks, looking forward to this!
Can you send me you schedule?. But i will try the green light instead off red i have hyperpigmentation
What do you mean by “your schedule”? :)
Can this be used after a coffee and coconut oil scrub. Can we use vitamin c serum daily while on this therapy
Yes, it can be used after a scrub. Yes, it can be used with the serum – but it should be applied only after the treatment.
Contact the store you bought it from (Amazon?) and they’ll replace it for you. You don’t have to fix it.
Hi there what cleanser and moisturizer do you use before and after? Thanks
Before I don’t use anything because red light therapy should be used on a clean face. After, I use the best serums for LED light therapy.
Is this ok used on skin with rosacea??
Here’s my post about Rosacea: https://www.infrared-light-therapy.com/red-light-therapy-rosacea/
Many people I know if have seen improvement with red light therapy, but some have not. There’s a bit of a controversy on this subject. I would try it and pat close attention to the skin reaction. If there are no side effects – I would keep doing it. Read the post first.
do you have to replace anything in it after certain number of uses?Like in neutrogena?
No you don’t. This mask is made for long term use and the LEDs should work for at least 10000 hours.
Did you research different devices and decide this was the best one? I am looking for something as close to medical grade as possible.
Yes, I’ve researched most if these products. If you want the closest thing to medical grade you can check out Revive LED light therapy system (DPL II) which is considered an OTC Class II medical device here – http://amzn.to/2FxFgt4
Would you say it was ok to have your eyes open with the mask on? I felt like the light is really bright and did not dare open my eyes! I hoped i could use the mask watching tv ( im not good at relaxing laying down for 20-30 min).
The light is very bright, and I close my eyes always when I use the mask. I would recommend that you do the same. Maybe it’s your chance to learn to relax a little…:)
At this age you don’t need anti-aging treatments. However, blue light therapy can be used at your age to treat acne – it’s very helpful and scientifically proven to kill acne-causing bacteria.
Can we use LED red light therapy for neck?
Yes, you can, but not through a LED face mask, you’ll need a handheld device.
I didn’t intentionally use it for my neck but the way I wear it the red must shine on my chest because I notice a difference there.
The before picture is very close up & the after pictures are furthur away, so I really can’t accurately assess the results. Take pictures at the same distance.
They seem to have different models. Which one did you use?
I have the 3-color one, but it’s hard to find it at this point. The 7-color one works the same way, it only has more optional wavelengths (colors).
I have seborrhoea dermatitis around the eyes after using a dodgy skin cream and need to help it heal. I’ve read the blue light is good for this? I have pigmentation because of the inflamed skin so I’m worried the LED will make this worse!
If your condition was caused by this cream, it will heal soon. I wouldn’t worry about it. At this point I wouldn’t try and light therapy for it because it’s around the eyes and any light therapy is used with goggles. I highly recommend that you try pure hexane free castor oil (which is best for skin in my experience)or coconut oil around your eyes 2-3 times a day.
The Project E mask doesn’t use goggles and as my problem extends beyond the immediate eye area I’d like to give it a go. My skin is very dry and itchy as well as inflamed – my derm says its because the skin barrier is damaged and it needs to repair itself. I was thinking red light would help the skin barrier and perhaps blue light for any inflammation?
Yes, red light therapy can help, but I would still consult with your dermatologist to make sure it’s safe for your condition. Red light therapy is supposed to speed up skin healing and reduce inflammation. Blue light therapy reduces inflammation by killing bacteria mainly. Bacteria can can cause inflammation, like in the case of acne. I hope this helps and good luck!
Angela, I had a similar situation occur after being prescribed a steroidal cream for a chemical burn on my face. It was horrible. I tried everything! The thing that did the trick, Aveeno Eczema Cream with soothing colloidal oatmeal. Saw a major difference in 24 hours!
Can u use it to much? I’ve been using it diligently for a week; 20-30 minutes each red and green and on full blast. I can’t really say if I see a difference in a week…. I read somewhere that the red light can improve the skin but produce melasma if u have that skin type so I’m trying counter product the affect with green light.
You have to give the skin the time to rejuvenate between treatments. I wouldn’t do more than 5 treatments a week, allowing 1-2 days in between treatments. Overuse is not recommended.
I am using this for acne and red spots from old acne areas. I am thinking I should stick to blue light since that’s the main acne fighting one. Should I also incorporate red or any other lights? What should the amount of time with each light color build up to be?
Yes, do the blue light for 15-20 minutes and follow with red light for 10-15 minutes because the red light promotes the healing of the skin and preventing acne scars. Don’t use the red if you have hyperpigmentation. If you do, use the green instead. Come back and tell us about your results:)
You have to use these masks everyday for 30 days to see undeniable results. I am very impressed and had many compliments on how beautiful my skin was. I used a different mask but think they are generally the same. It requires continual use but once you’ve past 30 days or more I would try every other day and see if it holds.
Why didn’t you take before and after with the same camera, lighting, time of day? It helps readers believe your results could be real.
Actually we did exactly that. Every morning at 7:30 AM outside on the porch with the same camera. The problem was the natural light is different every day at the same time. I’m not a professional at this obviously… I should have done it inside with artificial lights I guess. Oh well..
The facial skin tone is so different it looks totally photoshopped. Not saying that this mask doesn’t help skin appearance at at all -just saying this looks Photoshopped.
Yes, I see why you would think that but I guarantee it’s not. It’s just unprofessional photography done under a different light. Learned my lesson though – next time I’ll ask someone better to take pictures… 😂