l.a.b. (light-activated beauty) is taking skin patch technology to the next level with its acorn-sized, LED-enabled Light Therapy Patch, which provides 3-minute, hands-free spot treatments.
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The FDA-cleared patch, called a Beam, can be attached to the skin via HydroGrips (four to a pack, which can be reused up to eight times each). It then emits LED light to shrink acne/inflammatory acne or fade dark spots. The device automatically shuts off after three minutes.
Only the acne variant is available at launch; the dark spot variant will be ready in about six months, according to the brand, followed by a wrinkle treatment version that will follow within 18 months.
The Beam comprises 80% recyclable materials.
l.a.b. also offers an Acne Drying Compound that can be applied following patch treatments. The compound reportedly clears acne quickly by unclogging pores, exfoliating dead skin, reducing redness and inflammation, and absorbing excess oil.
The brand's products are launching direct-to-consumer and will eventually be retailed at Amazon and the FSA/HSA marketplace.
The brand is lead by Lloyd Nelson, co-founder, head of product innovation and light therapy, and Doug Cooper, co-founder, head of product innovation and formulation. Nelson is an LED expert who has reportedly consulted with brands such as L’Oreal, Estee Lauder, Conair, Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, Mary Kay, Shiseido, Compass Health, Perricone MD, Vanity Planet and Fab Fit Fun. Cooper, meanwhile, founded and launched Wunderbrow in 2014, as well as Wonderskin in 2020.