And the winner for Best of 2013: Reader's Pick is...
Ultra Renew PLUS Ultrasonic and LED ($159 in the shop) has been a longstanding favorite of mine, so I was tickled to see that it was this year's reader's pick, too. Ultra Renew PLUS Ultrasonic and LED offers not one, not two, but three modes: ultrasonic, LED and galvanic (positive and negative ions). What’s more – listen up, all you multitaskers – all modes can be used at once, or separately. This is the anti-aging, lifting and firming tool to put at the top of your wishlist, as many of you already have.
While Ultra Renew PLUS's three distinct modes are the best thing I know for smoothing lines and lifting sagging skin, they each contribute to the tasks a little differently.
Ultrasonic waves cause a vibration of the surrounding tissue – collagen-rich tissue, in particular – that massages the skin, increases oxygen to the cells and aids in the removal of waste. The results is skin that feels energized, rosy and firm. A water-based cleanser, serum or gel must be used with ultrasonic, so I recommend Ultra Renew Gel Serum, which contains 5% Your Best Face Control ($160 in the shop).
The LED mode offers three options: red light (to smooth skin and treat rosacea and broken veins), blue light (to destroy acne-causing bactera) and green light (to target hyperpigemtation).
Lastly. there are are two galvanic settings – ion+ and ion-. The ion+ (positive ion) is for deep cleansing and firming and ion- (negative ion) is for hyperpigmentation.
If you have been an ultrasound and LED fence sitter, now could be the time to take the plunge.