De-Stress with Love My Skin anti-ageing compact

For a space-age way to beat wrinkles and see visibly smoother skin in just four weeks, this hand held product emits red light which naturally stimulates the production of collagen.

Our SM tester writes: I am one of those ‘try anything’ girls and I love a good gadget. My skin is alrightish, but those night feeds and long days in front of the computer are starting to take their toll. So the thought of shining a light on my face for a minute a day to get an instant bit of time reversal sounded too good to be true. 

The compact is less like something you’d have in your handbag and more like one of my bike lights – which was the first problem as our three year old is obsessed with torches at the moment and the red light (although completely safe) isn’t recommended to be shone directly into the eyes. So I decided my light therapy time would be last thing at night and it would be stored in the top draw of the bedside table (which locks). So there I am on night one, in my PJs pointing a light at my forehead with my eyes shut. It’s a nice sensation, like being on a sunbed I guess. ‘Boo!’ says my husband – emerging from cleaning his teeth ‘,what are you doing?’ 

After I explain – and explain that I haven’t gone crackers – this being a gadget (red light therapy was developed by NASA) and him being a bloke he asks to have a go himself.  This is our ritual for a couple of nights…

Two or three days in I catch myself in the mirror and my skin is definitely starting to look plumper. My cheeks, which after a day in the sun tend to look dry despite rubbing everything from Eight Hour Cream to coconut oil into them, could even go without make up. 

But the biggest shock is for my husband, whose spider veins that he has had on his nose for the past ten years (or since he started drinking red wine) have all but cleared up! 

Ten days in my pores look clear and I notice that I need less powder to stop my face looking shiny.

Whilst red light therapy wouldn’t be the first thing you’d think off to fend off wrinkles or saggy bits, but you can’t fault the performance and (bar replacing the batteries) you’ll get a lifetime of use out of it.

Love My Skin compact and light pen are available from leading retailers including Boots.