Therabody TheraFace Mask review: bright lights and soothing vibrations that tightens skin and banishes spots

After four weeks of using the TheraFace Mask, my skin feels and looks brighter and tighter

Therabody TheraFace Mask review
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T3 Verdict

For tighter and brighter looking skin, the Therabody TheraFace Mask performs exceptionally well. With different combinations of LED lights and vibration patterns, the Therabody TheraFace Mask is soothing, relaxing and works its magic in just nine minutes. It’s not the most comfortable mask to wear and it certainly will cost you, but if you want to spend a bit more on an LED face mask, the Therabody TheraFace Mask is highly recommended by T3.

Reasons to buy
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    Impressive combination of LED lights and vibrations

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    Vibration and massaging technology that relaxes and firms the face

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    Quick sessions that are easy to fit into your routine

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    Leaves the skin looking brighter, tighter and spot-free

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    Stops blemishes from properly forming

Reasons to avoid
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    Expensive

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    Not the most comfortable to wear

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    Doesn’t have nostril or mouth holes

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The best LED face masks are making their way into many people’s skincare routines, offering dermatologist-worthy results from the comfort of your own home. As someone who wants brighter, healthier and spot-free skin, I’ve also been interested in trying LED light therapy, so I jumped at the chance to try the Therabody TheraFace Mask.

The Therabody TheraFace Mask is the newest addition to Therabody’s skincare devices, with the first being its TheraFace Pro, a handheld device with multiple attachments, including microcurrents and LED lighting. Combining LED light therapy and vibrations in one, the Therabody TheraFace Mask claims to improve skin texture and tone, wrinkles and fine lines, and firm up the skin.

So, does the Therabody TheraFace Mask work? I tried it for four weeks and these were my results.

Therabody TheraFace Mask review: price and availability

The Therabody TheraFace Mask costs £549 and is available to buy at Therabody and other retailers like CurrentBody, John Lewis and Harrods. Compared to other LED face masks, the Therabody TheraFace Mask is more expensive than its competitors, with most face masks starting from £150 and ranging between £200-350.

Therabody TheraFace Mask review: unboxing and set-up

The Therabody TheraFace Mask arrived in a sleek, attractive package, with the mask device, removable protective eye shields pre-attached to the mask, a USB-C cable and a display stand.

To get started with the Therabody TheraFace Mask, I charged it for a few hours by inserting the cable into the charging port, which is located inside the mask under the right eye. The charging entry has a light next to it which changes colour once it’s charged. After the charging process, the Therabody TheraFace Mask is ready to use.

Therabody TheraFace Mask review

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Therabody TheraFace Mask review: design and features

The Therabody TheraFace Mask is an FDA-cleared LED skincare mask with vibration technology. It has 648 lights dotted around the inside of the mask, which fully covers every aspect of your face, including forehead, cheeks, lips and chin. It uses three different lights – red, red + infrared and blue – to treat your skin, and the Therabody TheraFace Mask comes pre-set with a nine minute treatment plan which cycles through the different colours.

The Therabody TheraFace Mask is designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, give an even skin tone and improve the skin’s texture and radiance. It’s also been clinically proven to firm and contour the face, while reducing the look and feel of sagging and loose skin. This is all achieved by the different lights – red works on wrinkles, red + infrared reduces dark spots and blue targets acne.

In addition to the LEDs, the Therabody TheraFace Mask is also a vibration and massaging therapy mask. Using 17 QX-Micro Motors, the Therabody TheraFace Mask massages the face and scalp, boosts circulation and eases tension. The vibrations are focused around the eyes, on the browline and on the scalp.

Therabody TheraFace Mask review

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Looking at the Therabody TheraFace Mask, it looks like a fencing mask and is secured over the face with one strap over the top of the head and the other around the back of the head. It has big eye holes and protective shields so the light doesn’t hurt the eyes. One key difference between the Therabody TheraFace Mask and its competitors is that it doesn’t have any nose or mouth holes (more on this below).

To turn on the Therabody TheraFace Mask, you simply hold the button down on the right side of the mask as you wear it. The mask will beep and start the pre-set nine minute treatment, and every three minutes, it’ll change the light colour and vibration pattern. On the other side of the mask is a button which will only activate the vibrations.

Therabody TheraFace Mask review

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Therabody TheraFace Mask review: performance

After charging the Therabody TheraFace Mask, I decided to stick to the nine minute treatment that comes pre-programmed on the mask. It took a while to adjust the Therabody TheraFace Mask to my face, as I have quite a small head that the mask is significantly bigger than. I had to put the straps on the tightest setting to make the mask stay in place but once it was on, it didn’t feel like it was slipping and I could walk around doing things while the mask did its work.

As someone with quite a small head, I’d definitely say that the Therabody TheraFace Mask probably isn’t built for smaller faces. It’s not the most comfortable to wear as it’s quite heavy and sometimes dug into my nose, leaving marks. It didn’t hurt but I much preferred relaxing with it on rather than multitasking as it started to weigh on my neck a bit.

The other slightly uncomfortable part was the lack of nose or mouth holes, so the underside of the Therabody TheraFace Mask got quite warm as I breathed in it. All that being said, I found the eye protectors to sit comfortably against the skin and blocked out the bright light well.

Therabody TheraFace Mask review

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Aside from comfortability, does the Therabody TheraFace Mask really work? For me, I’d say yes as I was very happy with the Therabody TheraFace Mask’s results. The combination of lights and vibrations were relaxing and soothing, and the quick treatment made it easy to fit into my skincare routine. The vibrations can be intense around the eyes but they definitely released tension and massaged my scalp and cheeks nicely – it felt like I was having a pamper every time I used it!

After four weeks of using the Therabody TheraFace Mask, I definitely noticed a difference in my skin. The skin around my cheeks and eyes felt tighter and I saw a reduction in fine lines in these areas. My skin also looked a lot brighter and I noticed that I didn’t experience as many spots or breakouts as I did before using it. When I started using the Therabody TheraFace Mask, I had a red spot on my chin but after a few uses, I noticed that it had faded and the redness calmed down.

Therabody TheraFace Mask review

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Therabody TheraFace Mask review: verdict

I really enjoyed the Therabody TheraFace Mask and found that it really improved the look and feel of my skin. The three different LED lights targeted different skincare concerns, and I’d say all the colours worked brilliantly to reduce fine lines, improve firmness and banish any spots. The vibration massage therapy is also a welcome addition as it feels extremely stress and tension relieving.

The only negative I have is that the Therabody TheraFace Mask isn’t the most comfortable to wear, especially if you have a smaller head and face. However, I found it felt more comfortable when I lay down and enjoyed it rather than being up and about, so it proves how much we need time to prioritise ourselves and just slow down. If you have and are willing to to spend £549 on an LED face mask, the Therabody TheraFace Mask will definitely offer good results and a long-lasting device.

Therabody TheraFace Mask review: alternatives to consider

A good alternative to the Therabody TheraFace Mask which offers similar results is the Omnilux Clear. Our tester found that it reduced inflammation, calmed acne and breakouts, and she enjoyed using the different lighting options. It’s less expensive than the Therabody TheraFace Mask although larger noses might find it uncomfortable.

If it’s comfort you’re after, the Silk’N LED Face Mask is T3’s favourite LED face mask for comfortability. It sits and attaches nicely to the face and despite its ‘cheaper’ price, it still gives spa-worthy results.

Bethan Girdler-Maslen
Home Editor

Beth is Home Editor for T3, looking after style, living and wellness. From the comfiest mattresses to what strange things you can cook in an air fryer, Beth covers sleep, yoga, smart home, coffee machines, grooming tools, fragrances, gardening and much more. If it's something that goes in your house, chances are Beth knows about it and has the latest reviews and recommendations! She's also in the know about the latest deals and discount codes from top brands and retailers.


Having always been passionate about writing, she’s written for websites, newspapers and magazines on a variety of topics, from jewellery and culture, to food and telecoms. You can find her work across numerous sites, including Wedding Ideas Magazine, Health & Wellbeing, The Bristol Post, Fashion & Style Directory, TechRadar, CreativeBloq and more. In her spare time, Beth enjoys running, reading, baking and attempting craft projects that will probably end in disaster!