Dax Shepard had the shock of his lifetime (so far) on Thursday night when he came out of the bathroom and saw wife Kirsten Bell relaxing in bed, wearing a glowing face mask that resembles that of The Phantom of the Opera. He had to ask Bell if she was just playing a prank or the mask was real.
“No, I’m doing a treatment! Leave me alone!” Bell retorted. Their funny exchange can be watch in this Instagram post.
In the above post, Shepard tagged renowned facialist Shani Darden, who, from her website offers a service called Desse Pro Led Mask. The instrument looked exactly like what Bell was using.
The Deese Pro Led Mask cost $2,300. It uses “5 ways of revolutionary anti-aging in one remarkable system synergistically helps to transform and rejuvenate your skin for a more youthful appearance. The Deesse Pro mask irradiates low-power beam rays to the skin effectively and closely,” the product description stated.
According to BRIT+Co, however, Bell appeared to be using the $2,757-worth Opera LED Face Mask which uses five different wavelengths of UV-Free lights to help skin produce collagen and improve skin elasticity. Other celebrities were also seen using Opera in the past. Jessica Alba, Kourtney Kardashian, Kate Hudson, and Chrissy Teigen had posted photos of them wearing the mask.
On its website, Opera explained that the product uses a system similar to Phototherapy or the use of light to treat medical conditions which has been used in the medical field for decades. The difference is that with LED technology, safer wavelengths of lights are pre-selected to assure that it is safer for facial skin.
For those who cannot afford Deese Pro Led Mask or the Opera LED Face Mask, Neutrogena had provided a more affordable alternative at just $39.9. The device was cheaper because it was battery-operated and only emits red LED Lights.
Reviews from people who underwent LED Facial Mask:
“I think The Phantom Facial is a great price point and an effective multi-tasking treatment for those with a variety of skincare concerns. The next day my skin looked healthier and its radiance restored. The verdict? You might look like Lord Voldemort for 45 mins, but the beauty benefits make it totally worth it.” – Larisee Craig of Sofeminine
“All in all, my experience getting an LED facial was awesome. Would I do it again? Yeah, when I become a millionaire I’ll spring for it every couple of months. This mask retails for $1,800, so it isn’t realistic for regular ol’ people like me to use on a daily basis or, well, ever.” – Lara Parker, BuzzFeed Staff
“I thought I’d put it on, turn on the light, and settle in for some QT with my phone — or the TV — but the pinkish glow it emitted made it hard to want to look at anything. I just used the 30-minute treatment session as a chance to rest, instead. I’m not sure if it’s making a difference for my single-zit situation yet…” – Jessica Chia, Allure