Is Omnilux's Contour Face at-home LED mask worth investing in? We put it to the test

At £290 it's not a cheap piece of beauty tech, but do the results make it worth the money? A beauty editor finds out

A white and mint green coloured Omnilux Contour LED Face Mask on a gradient green background.
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Woman & Home Verdict

The Omnilux Contour is a wireless at-home LED mask that brightens, rejuvenates, and leaves your skin looking firmer with even texture within a few weeks. It's a bit pricey, but it's beauty editor-approved.

Reasons to buy
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    Lightweight and flexible

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    Uses red and near-infrared LED lights

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    Comes with a handy storage bag

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    Has a 10-minute self timer

Reasons to avoid
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    Patterned mask might not appeal to all

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If you’re looking for a non-invasive, at-home treatment to target various signs of ageing – from fine lines and wrinkles to texture, tone and redness – then an LED light therapy mask may be just what you’re looking for.

The science behind red light is proven, and it’s something that’s often used by dermatologists and facialists as part of professional treatments. However, over the last few years, a few brands have started launching at-home masks so you can continue to reap the benefits of LED light from the comfort of your own home. 

Omnilux is considered the world leader in medical-grade, LED light therapy, offering some of the best red light therapy devices on the market. As well as being a trusted brand found in various clinics around the world, it also pioneered the use of at-home technology in the form of its Contour Face mask.

As somebody who suffers with redness alongside hormonal breakouts, I wanted to try the mask to see if it made a difference to my skin.

Omnilux Contour Face Mask specifications

  • Cost: £290
  • Mask type: Flexible
  • Light modes: Red and near infrared
  • Treatment time: 10 minutes
  • Automatic timer: Yes
  • Wireless: Yes

My first impressions of the Omnilux Contour Face Mask

The Omnilux Contour Face Mask opened and laid out on a white sheet.

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I can’t lie, I was immediately impressed as soon as I opened the box – which was smaller than I expected. Everything included was packaged up nice and neatly, and as soon as I removed the lid and the mask itself, I could see everything that was included.

The mask itself is made of a flexible silicone material and it has a green, leaf-like pattern on it. While that has no impact or bearing on the device itself, I didn’t love it and would have personally preferred it if it was all-white instead (but I think that says more about me than anything else!).

Included in the box alongside the mask is a user guide, a USB cable, a lithium battery controller, a power supply along with various different country adapters so it can be used around the world, and a handy drawstring bag that the mask can be neatly packed away into. I also liked that the mask came with (what appeared to be) a full charge so I could take it out of the box and use it immediately. 

How does the Omnilux Contour Face Mask perform?

Lucy Partington wearing the Omnilux Contour Face Mask.

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Very similar to The Light Salon’s Boost Mask, Omnilux’s Contour Face can be used whenever, wherever, and it has an automatic 10 minute self-timer that starts as soon as you switch it on – which the brand says is the optimum treatment time. Its sturdy straps mean it can be worn comfortably without the worry of it slipping off mid-treatment, however, I tended to wear it most while I was scrolling in bed, but it was also suitable to wear while sitting at my laptop or while I was (occasionally) doing housework.

It’s worth noting that the powerbank is attached to a stretchy wire that hangs down the right hand side of the device while you’re wearing it. It’s not heavy but it is noticeable, although it’s not intrusive, but it’s just something that’s worth being aware of – and I think it’s a small price to pay to ensure that the mask itself is wireless so you don’t need to be sat near a plug socket while you have it on. 

How does Omnilux Contour Face compare?

In terms of pricing, Omnilux’s Contour Face mask sits at the slightly more affordable end of the spectrum. It costs £290 to buy directly from the retailer's website, and as far as its specification goes, it’s very similar to The Light Salon’s Boost mask which is around £100 more expensive. 

However, it’s more expensive than Sensse’s model, but Omnilux’s does have more individual LED lights. It’s also worth noting that this mask by Omnilux only uses red and near-infrared lights, so if you’re looking for a device that has different coloured lights built-into it, it might be worth looking into the the Dr Dennis Gross DRx SpectraLight FaceWear Pro, a mask that’s used and loved by beauty editors and celebrities alike. 

Should you buy the Omnilux Contour Face?

A white and green Omnilux Contour Face Mask on a white sheet.

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If you’re looking for an at-home LED mask that will target general signs of ageing – including dullness, tone and texture – then Omnilux’s Contour Face could be a good option for you. It sits at the more affordable end of the LED mask spectrum, it’s comfortable and lightweight to use, plus it’s easy to store away thanks to the bag that it comes with.

I like that it’s wireless, completely hands-free to use and that the head straps are adjustable meaning it feels secure when it’s on. I wore it while I was sitting at my desk doing work, and once or twice while I was doing housework and it wasn’t intrusive at all – plus, the in-built, 10-minute timer means you don’t need to keep track of how long it’s been on for.

Throughout the time I used the mask, I didn’t notice any immediate results (but it’s important to note that, as with most skincare, it can take a while to notice any improvement so it’s important to be patient) but over time, I noticed an improvement in overall brightness and how healthy my skin looked and felt.

About this review, and the reviewer

I’ve been a beauty journalist for over a decade and it’s fair to say I have a penchant for skincare. LED therapy is something I’m fascinated by and I love the results it provides. I’ve been using Omnilux’s mask for a few weeks for the purpose of this review, and I like how comfortable it is to wear, plus with consistent use, I did notice positive results in how my skin looked and felt, so continuing to invest 10 minutes a day 3-5 times a week will be worth it. 

Lucy Partington

Lucy Partington has been a beauty journalist for 10 years, writing for titles including Stylist and Cosmopolitan. She’s a true skincare nerd who’s on a lifelong quest for a glowing complexion and loves nothing more than learning about new ingredients and products. She’s obsessed with having perfect eyebrows and collecting eyeshadow palettes she’ll probably never use.