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Comparing the Light Therapy Devices for Skincare

Comparing the Light Therapy Devices for Skincare

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Our reVive Light Therapy® and dpl® Light Therapy brands offer a wide range of home light therapy products. They come in different sizes, shapes, and prices. And they’re meant to address very different issues, from wrinkle reduction to acne control and prevention to pain relief.

Here, we’ll break down the differences in our various skincare devices for anti-aging and acne control, so you can make the best choice when deciding which one is right for you.

The Common Features

Before looking at the specific products, it’s helpful to know that our various panel, handheld, and portable devices come in different modalities, each with their own features and benefits:

Wrinkle Reduction and Anti-Aging

  • 3-minute treatment time
  • Combines Infrared (IR), Deep Red, Red, and Amber light spectrums
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles, including smile lines, crow’s feet, and brow lines
  • Improves uneven skin tone
  • Minimizes the effects of sun damage: sun, age, and dark spots
  • Rejuvenates and repairs cells below the skin’s surface

Acne Treatment

  • 3-minute treatment time
  • Combines Blue and Red light spectrums
  • Destroys acne-causing bacteria deep within the skin
  • Calms redness and inflammation
  • Purifies skin
  • Stabilizes oil glands
  • Reduces future acne flare-ups
  • Improves uneven skin tone
  • Reduces appearance of large pores
  • FSA eligible

Lux Collection

The Lux Collection represents our most luxurious devices, featuring upscale finishes and enhanced functional performance.

  • Chic finish
  • Anti-aging, acne, and combo treatments in one device*
  • Rechargeable*
  • FSA eligible*

*Features of most, but not all, models in Lux Collection

Other features and benefits of all our handheld and portable devices include:

  • FDA-cleared, OTC Class II device
  • Easy operation
  • Safe, all-natural, drug-free treatment
  • Versatility: Use on face or body
  • 6-month or 1-year warranty
  • User guide

Compare the Light Therapy Skincare Devices

Device Anti-Aging Acne Treatment Treatment Size Price Power Source Warranty FSA/HSA Approved FDA-Cleared Designed for Product Page
LED Light Wrinkle Reduction & Acne Treatment Panel
Lux Collection dpl® IIa Panel
green checkmark green checkmark 10″x14″ $399 Corded 1-Year green checkmark green checkmark Versatility: Full face, chest, neck, large areas Shop dpl IIa Panel
Lux Clinical with lights on
Lux Collection Clinical
green checkmark green checkmark

Approx.

2.5 sq. in.

$149 USB-C / Rechargeable 1-Year green checkmark green checkmark Versatility: Sized for professional treatments at home Shop Lux Collection Clinical
reVive Light Therapy Clinical Wrinkle Reduction & Anti-Aging Device
Clinical Anti-Aging
green checkmark red x 3″ Diameter $99 Corded 1-Year red x green checkmark Versatility: Sized for professional treatments at home Shop Clinical Anti-Aging
clinical acne in teal design on white background with lights on
Clinical Acne Treatment
red x green checkmark

Approx.

2.5 in2

$99 Corded 1-Year green checkmark green checkmark Versatility: Sized for professional treatments at home Shop Clinical Acne Treatment
clinical xl acne treatment blue light therapy
Clinical XL Acne Treatment
red x green checkmark

Approx.

4.25 in2

$199 Rechargeable 1-Year green checkmark green checkmark Largest handheld acne treatment area Shop Clinical XL Acne Treatment
reVive Light Therapy Lip Care device
Lux Collection Lip Care
green checkmark red x Lip & Mouth Area $99 Rechargeable 1-Year red x green checkmark Target fine lines and wrinkles around mouth and lip area, Plump lips Shop Lux Collection Lip Care
Lux Sonique with lights on
Lux Collection Soniqué
green checkmark green checkmark 2″ Diameter $149 USB-C / Rechargeable 1-Year green checkmark green checkmark Gentle sonic cleanser, serum massager, targeted light therapy Shop Lux Collection Soniqué
Sonique Anti-Aging Handheld Facial Cleanser Device
Soniqué Anti-Aging
green checkmark red x 2.71 in2 Sale Price: $59 Rechargeable 1-Year red x green checkmark Gentle sonic cleanser, serum massager, targeted light therapy Shop Soniqué Anti-Aging
reVive Light Therapy Soniqué LED Sonic Cleanser Acne Treatment Device
Soniqué Acne Treatment
red x green checkmark 2.71 in2 Sale Price: $59 Rechargeable 1-Year green checkmark green checkmark Gentle sonic cleanser, serum massager, targeted light therapy Shop Soniqué Acne Treatment
Lux Collection Sonique Mini on white background
Lux Collection Soniqué Mini
green checkmark green checkmark 1.5″ Diameter $99 USB-C / Rechargeable 1-Year green checkmark green checkmark Gentle sonic cleanser, serum massager, targeted light therapy, portable Shop Lux Collection Soniqué Mini
reVive Light Therapy Soniqué Mini LED Sonic Cleanser
Soniqué Mini Anti-Aging
green checkmark red x 1.5″ Diameter $59 2 AAA 6-Months red x green checkmark Gentle sonic cleanser, serum massager, targeted light therapy, portable Shop Soniqué Mini Anti-Aging
White Sonique Mini LED Sonic Cleanser
Soniqué Mini Acne Treatment
red x green checkmark 1.5″ Diameter $59 2 AAA 6-Months green checkmark green checkmark Gentle sonic cleanser, serum massager, targeted light therapy, portable Shop Soniqué Mini Acne Treatment
Essentials Lux Collection
Lux Collection Essentials
green checkmark green checkmark 1.65″x 1.37″ $79 USB-C / Rechargeable 1-Year green checkmark green checkmark Targeted Treatment: Entry level, Portable Shop Lux Collection Essentials
reVive Light Therapy Wrinkle Reduction & Anti-Aging Device
Essentials Wrinkle Reduction & Anti-Aging
green checkmark red x 1.65″x1.37″ $59 3 AA Battery or USB 6-Months red x green checkmark Targeted Treatment: Entry level, Portable Shop Essentials Anti-Aging
Blue reVive Light Therapy Essentials Acne Treatment Device
Essentials Acne Treatment
red x green checkmark 1.65″x1.37″ $59 3 AA Battery or USB 6-Months green checkmark green checkmark Targeted Treatment: Entry level, Portable Shop Essentials Acne Treatment
lux glo with lights on
Lux Collection Glō
green checkmark green checkmark 1″ Diameter $79 USB-C / Rechargeable 1-Year green checkmark green checkmark Targeted Treatment, Portable Shop Lux Collection Glō
Glō by reVive Light Therapy Wrinkle Reduction & Anti-Aging Device
Glō Wrinkle Reduction & Anti-Aging
green checkmark red x 1″ Diameter $39 3 AAA 6-Months red x green checkmark Targeted Treatment, Portable Shop Glō Anti-Aging
reVive Light Therapy Glō Portable Acne Treatment
Glō Acne Treatment
red x green checkmark 1″ Diameter $39 3 AAA 6-Months green checkmark green checkmark Targeted Treatment, Portable Shop Glō Acne Treatment
Lux spot with lights on in black and white finishes
Lux Collection Spot Acne Treatment
red x green checkmark 3/4″ Diameter $39 USB-C / Rechargeable 6-Months green checkmark green checkmark Targeted treatment, portable, available in black or white Shop Lux Collection Spot Acne
reVive Light Therapy Poof Acne Treatment Devices
Poof Acne Treatment
red x green checkmark 3/4″ Diameter $22 1 AAA Battery 6-Months green checkmark green checkmark Targeted treatment, portable, available in black or white Shop Poof Acne

The Lux Collection dpl IIa LED Light Therapy Treatment Panel

woman using the red light therapy setting of the dpl iia panel

Our dpl IIa panel features both Anti-Aging and Acne modalities in one maximum-coverage device, with all the benefits of each. Features and benefits that distinguish the dpl IIa include:

  • 10″ x 14” treatment area, the largest treatment area of all reVive Light Therapy products.
  • 3 settings:
    • Anti-aging only
    • Acne only
    • Combo treatment for anti-aging and acne
  • Auto shut-off
  • Relaxation goggles
  • Corded power source (*type may vary by model)
  • Warranty: 1-year

In short, the dpl IIa panel is the largest, most comprehensive skincare treatment we offer. If you struggle with full-face, back, or other large-area acne issues, this is the best panel for you.

If you don’t struggle with full-face, back, or other large-area acne issues, but want a large treatment area for wrinkle reduction and anti-aging, then this is a great way to target what you need while saving a bit of money.

If you struggle with occasional breakouts, explore our line of spot treatment devices for acne. Since treating your skin with blue light can destroy the good bacteria along with the acne-causing bacteria, spot treatment devices are the recommended solution for minor breakouts or the occasional pimple.

“I am a busy mom with not a lot of time for selfcare. I needed something that would fit into my hectic schedule. Due to the short treatment times I am able to fit the dpl IIa into my daily routine and my skin has never looked better! Thanks to the dual settings, my teenager has been acne free since starting her treatments too!” Brittany C.

Clinical XL Acne Treatment

hand holding the blue light therapy treatment wand from revive light therapy

The Clinical XL Acne Treatment Professional Grade Light Therapy device comes with all the acne benefits listed above.  Features and benefits that differentiate the Clinical XL include:

  • 4.25 square inch treatment area (70% larger treatment area than the reVive Light Therapy® Clinical acne device)
  • Triangular light head design makes it easy to treat all the contours of your face
  • Designed specifically for professional use
  • Relaxation goggles
  • Auto shut-off
  • Power source: Rechargeable device with USB charging cord and power adapter
  • Warranty: 1-year

In short, the Clinical XL is the largest of our Professional handheld devices, so if you want to maximize your treatment area for acne this is the device for you.

“OK if your reading this…BUY THIS!!! I went from a face full of acne to ZERO in just a few weeks! I swear by this device. It’s been by greatest purchase this year and I’m so glad I chose this! I have extremely sensitive skin so initially I was a bit worried that it might not be good for me but IT is!! So if your like me and also have sensitive skin DONT WORRY! After my first three treatments I noticed very visible results and after a few weeks It was so surreal!” Meggs
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Clinical

woman reading in bed while using red light therapy to reduce wrinkles on her neck

Our line of Clinical devices come in all three of the modalities above (Anti-Aging, Acne Treatment, and Lux Collection), with all the benefits of each. (There’s also a Clinical pain-relief version you can read more about here.) Features and benefits that distinguish the Clinical include:

  • 2.5 square inch treatment area on Lux and acne devices (smaller treatment area than the Clinical XL Acne Treatment)
  • 3″ diameter head on anti-aging device
  • Professional-strength designed specifically for home use
  • Auto shut-off
  • If you’re looking for acne treatment, the Clinical Acne Treatment is a significantly lower price that the Clinical XL
  • Lux Collection version includes a proximity sensor. When the device is close enough to the skin, the lights will turn on. If the device is too far away from the skin or not in use, the lights will not turn on to save the battery life.
  • Power source:
    • The Lux Collection Clinical is a rechargeable device with USB charging cord and power adapter
    • The other Clinicals use a corded power supply
  • Warranty: All three modalities include a 1-year warranty

In short, the Clinical handheld devices are basically down-sized versions of the Clinical XL. If you’re just getting started with light therapy, these are effective and budget-friendly ways to do it.

“I love this product, I use it every night and see remarkable results. Easy to use and relaxes you at the same time.” Diane L.
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Soniqué

lux collection sonique in water and surrounded by rose petals

Our reVive Light Therapy® Soniqué devices are distinct among our handhelds. They come in all three modalities (Anti-Aging, Acne Treatment and Lux Collection), with all the benefits of each. But their additional features and a different purpose as facial cleansing tools set them apart:

  • Waterproof design withstands water and cleansers
  • Sonic vibrations massage skin and open pores for deeper clean
  • 2 interchangeable silicone treatment heads (cleansing and massage)
  • 3 settings:
    • light therapy only
    • light therapy + gentle sonic vibration
    • light therapy + higher sonic vibration
  • 3-minute light therapy treatment time
  • Manual control cleansing time
  • Power source: Rechargeable device with USB charging cord and power adapter
  • Warranty: All three modalities include a 1-year warranty

In short, the Soniqué tools are unique among our handheld devices. They combine light therapy with a sonic vibration face cleansing tool. If you’re looking for a new level of facial cleansing to go along with your light therapy treatments, these are the devices for you.

“Really liking this product so far. I use the cleansing function with my face wash and the massaging function with my serums. Also use just the light therapy option once daily. My skin is looking great.” Mandy
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Soniqué Mini

lux collection sonique mini being held under a stream of water

Our reVive Light Therapy® Soniqué Mini devices are distinct among our portable devices. They come in all three modalities (Anti-Aging, Acne Treatment, and Lux Collection), with all the benefits of each. But their additional features and a different purpose as facial cleansing tools set them apart:

  • 1.5″ diameter treatment areas
  • Waterproof design withstands water and cleansers
  • Sonic vibrations massage skin and open pores for deeper clean
  • 2 interchangeable silicone treatment heads (cleansing and massage)
  • 3 settings:
    • light therapy only
    • light therapy + gentle sonic vibration
    • light therapy + higher sonic vibration
  • 3-minute light therapy treatment time
  • Manual control cleansing time
  • Power source:
    • The Lux Collection Soniqué Mini is a rechargeable device with USB charging cord (power adapter not included)
    • The Soniqué Mini Anti-Aging and Soniqué Mini Acne Treatment require 2 AAA batteries (not included)
  • Warranty:
    • The Lux Collection Glō has a 1-year warranty
    • The Glō Anti-Aging and Glō Acne Treatment each have a 6-month warranty

In short, the reVive Light Therapy® Soniqué Mini tools are the smaller, portable version of the full-size Soniqué. If you’re looking for a new level of facial cleansing to go along with your light therapy treatments, these are the devices for you.

“I was surprised how easily this worked. My skin was horrible! I really saw some results in the first few days.” Sherrette S.
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Glō

woman using revive light therapy glo on her crow's feet

Our line of Glō by reVive Light Therapy® Portable devices come in all three of the modalities above (Anti-Aging, Acne Treatment, and Lux Collection), with all the benefits of each. Features and benefits that differentiate the Glō include:

  • 1″ diameter treatment area
  • Wand-style design
  • Auto shut-off
  • Power source:
    • The Lux Collection Glō is a rechargeable device with USB charging cord (power adapter not included)
    • The Glō Anti-Aging and Glō Acne Treatment require 3 AAA batteries (not included)
  • Warranty:
    • The Lux Collection Glō has a 1-year warranty
    • The Glō Anti-Aging and Glō Acne Treatment each have a 6-month warranty

In short, the Glō by reVive Light Therapy® has a round treatment area that is among the largest in a portable device, giving you the maximum treatment area in an easy-to-carry, wand-style device.

“It’s a must have for any beauty/skin care aficionado! Not only is this a safe, natural alternative to more invasive procedures, the results are not only quickly noticeable (when used as suggested) but LONG TERM. Technology is handheld and provides LED/IR light therapy to combat aging/wrinkles lines/redness/swelling, etc., whilst boosting collagen/elastin/ circulation and cellular repair! This compact sized device will give you the most AMAZINGLY glowing, smooth skin, with minimum sacrifice of time — its also PAINLESS and actually relaxing.” Angela P.
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Essentials

woman using red light therapy to treat crow's feet

Our line of reVive Light Therapy® Essentials devices come in all three of the modalities above (Anti-Aging, Acne Treatment, and Lux Collection), with all the benefits of each. Features and benefits that distinguish the Essentials include:

  • 1.65″ x 1.37″ treatment area
  • Triangular light head design makes it easy to treat all the contours of your face
  • Auto shut-off
  • Lux Collection version includes a proximity sensor. When the device is close enough to the skin, the lights will turn on. If the device is too far away from the skin or not in use, the lights will not turn on to save the battery life.
  • Power source:
    • The Lux Collection Essentials is a rechargeable device with USB charging cord (power adapter not included)
    • The Essentials Anti-Aging and Essentials Acne Treatment can use a USB power cord OR 3 AA batteries (USB charging cord and batteries are not included)
  • Warranty:
    • The Lux Collection Essentials has a 1-year warranty
    • The Essentials Anti-Aging and Essentials Acne Treatment each have a 6-month warranty

In short, the Essentials has a triangular treatment area allowing you to treat even hard-to-reach areas of your face—like around the eyes and nose—comfortably and completely. And the dual power source means you’ll always have power on-the-go. It’s simplicity, treatment size, and affordable cost make it perfect for those new to light therapy.

“I use it daily and my skin is looking better. I have been breaking out on my chin and had a huge deep pimple and I kept using the light and it resolved. My skin appearance seems to be improving. I also have rosacea and it has improved and I seem to have less flair ups despite the irritation to my skin from wearing a mask in the hospital all day and everywhere else.” Mary S.
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Lux Collection Spot Acne Treatment

two girls celebrating while using lux collection spot acne treatment

Our Lux Collection Spot – Acne Treatment is a powerful acne-fighting gadget that fits in your pocket or purse. The Lux Collection Spot device features and benefits include:

  • 1″ diameter treatment area
  • Wand-style design
  • Available in 2 colors: White with Rose Gold accents or Black with Pewter accents
  • Power source: rechargeable device with USB charging cord (power adapter not included)
  • Warranty: 6-months

In short, the reVive Light Therapy® Spot is a great device for acne sufferers who want to fight acne whenever and wherever they see it. You’ll be ready to go, wherever you go, to stop blemishes in their tracks on the spot.

“Not many things can amaze me. Spot Acne Treatment just did. This thing is amazing. I am 39 and I had acne since I was teenager. I had acne. I don’t have them any more and I am so happy about it. I ordered my Spot last week, I had face full of acne last night. Today I woke up and realized that I do not have even one acne on my face. I used it first time yesterday. It is amazing I wish I knew about long ago.” Monika
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Poof

holding reVive Light Therapy Poof – Acne Treatment

Our reVive Light Therapy® Poof – Acne Treatment destroys the acne-causing bacteria with powerful blue light therapy in a keychain-sized skincare tool. The Poof device features and benefits include:

  • 3/4″ Diameter treatment area
  • Wand-style design
  • Smallest, most portable device
  • Available in 2 colors: Black or White
  • Power source: 1 AAA battery (not included)
  • Warranty: 6-months

In short, the reVive Light Therapy® Poof is our smallest, most affordable portable for on-the-go acne treatment. It’s as happy and handy in a packed bag as a purse or even a pocket.

“I had this ridiculous zit under my lip that wouldn’t go away. It took a few days, but its gone! I love that its focused and you can really zone in on one area.” Adelyne T.
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We want to make your choice between our reVive Light Therapy® and dpl® Light Therapy products as easy as possible. For additional comparison guides, check out our Comparing the Pain Relief Devices article. For additional questions, check out our FAQs or contact us.

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