A beauty editor's MZ SKIN Light Therapy Golden Facial Treatment Device review

 MZ SKIN Light Therapy Golden Facial Treatment Device.
MZ SKIN Light Therapy Golden Facial Treatment Device.

Leading facial aesthetics doctor, Dr. Maryam Zamani, is something of a genius in my eyes. I trust her knowledge and technique implicitly. So when she creates LED full-face gadgetry that promises to bring professional tech into our home, I want in on it.

Using the best red light therapy devices is a non-invasive way to target a multitude of skin concerns and has become a bit of a regular in the skincare routines of celebrities, TikTokers and skincare buffs alike. MZ Skin has two LED masks, the LightMAX Supercharged LED Mask 2.0, which I religiously use and have previously reviewed, and the Light-Therapy Golden Facial Treatment Device, which is the focus of this guide. But is this futuristic, albeit slightly scary-looking mask really the golden ticket to smoother, brighter and more even-toned skin? Let’s find out.

MZ SKIN Light Therapy Golden Facial Treatment Device specifications

  • RRP: £500

  • Light settings: 5

  • Output: Mains

Our beauty editor's MZ Skin Light Therapy Golden Facial Treatment Device review

My first impressions of the MZ SKIN Light Therapy Golden Facial Treatment Device

I’d spotted the "golden face" on various social media platforms, but I’d never in ‘person’. When I opened the box I was met with something that resembled an Oscar statue meets Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. A little disconcerting.

The Light-Therapy Golden Facial Treatment Device is also a solid, rather than flexible, mask with gaps over the eyes, nose and mouth. Inside the mask, you’ll find lots of LED lights: red, green, blue, yellow and white, all designed to help with different aspects of your skin. (More on this later).

I wasn’t expecting the sheer weight of the mask, either, and it did feel a little uncomfortable – even with the head strap it slipped down my face. It was easier using it lying down. It has to remain plugged into an electrical socket while in use, too, giving me an excuse not to unload the dishwasher!

How does the MZ SKIN Light Therapy Golden Facial Treatment Device perform?

Most LED masks, including this one, emit red and blue lights to help with collagen production, acne, fine lines and brightening skin tone. However, the Light Therapy Golden Facial Treatment Device also boasts three extra lights that you may not be so familiar with; white infrared light to soothe sensitivity and repair wounds, green light to target broken capillaries and discolouration, and yellow light for circulation and redness.

My face was looking a bit dull and I had the remnants of a nasty spot, so the first week I just used the white light, starting at 10 minutes every other day then amping it up to 15 minutes by the end of the week. By then, my complexion definitely looked brighter, less irritated and also plumper around the cheek area. I liked the result. So in the following weeks, I alternated between the white light one day and then the red light another day. I wouldn’t say I felt "zen" using the device as it was quite heavy on my wee face (and it did leave a few pressure lines on my nose). But my skin did look brighter and had been given a boost of sorts afterwards.

Should you buy the MZ SKIN Light Therapy Golden Facial Treatment Device?

Yes and no. Let me explain: It’s a great mask to invest in (it is on the expensive side at £500), if your skin is quite reactive and experiences lots of different concerns, as it’s one device to tackle everything. But too much choice can sometimes be counterintuitive, as you swap and change light settings more often instead of sticking with one to give it a chance to really work. You have to commit to using it regularly for up to about four to six weeks to see the best results.

About this review and the reviewer

Charley Williams-Howitt has over 20 years of experience working in the beauty industry. As well as previously writing for lifestyle titles, such as woman&home, Woman and Woman's Weekly, Charley has worked for British institutions like Marks and Spencer, John Lewis, and Superdrug creating visual and editorial content cross-platform.

Starting her career in the fashion cupboard at Cosmopolitan magazine, she eventually escaped the piles of clothes to discover a world of makeup, moisturizers, and models.