We put this affordable LED device to the test – here's our honest Skin Gym Revilit LED Therapy Tool review

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Does the Skin Gym Revilit LED Therapy Tool perform as well as those twice its price point?

Skin Gym Revilit Led Therapy Tool
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Woman & Home Verdict

If you want to step up your skincare routine, this entry-level LED device should be your port of call. Emitting red, blue and green light, this handheld tool can be used to treat redness, acne and pigmentation in three-minute treatment sessions. While it’s not as powerful as other (more expensive) LED devices, it still delivers results – just remember, consistency is key.

Reasons to buy
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    Wireless design makes it easy to use

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    Multiple colour light settings

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    Affordable price point compared to other LED masks

Reasons to avoid
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    No automatic shut-off or timer

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If you’re in the market for an at-home LED device, you’ll know that most of them cost upwards of £200. Retailing at just £66, the Skin Gym Revilit LED Therapy Tool is different. One of the more affordable options out there, this handheld skincare device comes with three LED light modes to help tackle various skin concerns – all without breaking the bank.

 In recent years, at-home skincare routines have levelled up with many of us investing in the latest skin gadgets and tools. Searches for "best red light therapy device" have soared on Google and videos tagging "red LED light therapy" have amassed 34.7 million views on TikTok. No longer do we have to book a clinic appointment to experience this tech; now, we can reap the rewards of LED light therapy from the comfort of our sofa thanks to the new wave of home-use devices.

Designed to stimulate collagen production and reduce inflammation, “LED Light Therapy uses colour light (UV-free) in a spectrum of wavelengths via tiny LED bulbs to treat various skin concerns,” explains Claire Williams, skin specialist and founder of WOW Facial. “It’s a non-invasive and non-thermal treatment that can be carried out professionally in a skin clinic, or experienced at home with a home-use device.”

While home-use devices are convenient, it’s worth noting that many of them come with a hefty price tag. Take Victoria Beckham’s go-to LED mask, for instance. This high-end gadget will set you back £279. So, for a more affordable option that, according to several five-star reviews, is still effective, it's worth turning your head to the Skin Gym Revilit LED Therapy Tool. Priced similarly to a luxury face moisturiser, this £66 device includes three light modes to address acne, redness, pigmentation and more. Intrigued? Here we share our honest review after testing it for four weeks.

Our beauty expert's full Skin Gym Revilit Led Therapy Tool review

Skin Gym Revilit Led Therapy Tool specifications

  • RRP: £66
  • Charging input: USB
  • Dimensions: 4"L x 2.5"W
  • Settings: 3 light settings (blue, green, red)
  • Accessories: Protective eyewear

My first impressions of the Skin Gym Revilit Led Therapy Tool

My first impression of the Skin Gym Revilit Led Therapy Tool was this: it is incredibly lightweight. Weighing less than a mobile phone, the device is a joy to hold and won’t cause any dreaded arm ache. Its simplistic design is also refreshingly easy to use. All you do is press the button (there’s only one) to turn it on, press it again to change the light setting, and hold it onto the area you want to target for three minutes. 

While the device didn’t arrive charged, it does come with a USB charging cable and takes approximately one hour to fully charge. Unlike several LED devices that can only be used when plugged-in, this wireless device can be used wherever you like (a little like the portable Sensse Professional LED Face Mask), be it at your desk, on holiday, or in the garden. Super convenient and user-friendly, this tool ticks a lot of our boxes. However, it is mainly crafted from plastic (hence the weight) and does look/feel cheaper than more luxurious LED devices.

How does the Skin Gym Revilit Led Therapy Tool perform

First things first, it’s important to note that home-use devices are not as effective as those tools used in professional clinics. “The lights are not as strong and the devices are generally lower in quality,” says Williams. With that said, there’s a lot of anecdotal evidence supporting the efficacy of home-use devices. Users of the Skin Gym Revilit Led Therapy Tool have noticed improvements in hyperpigmentation, a reduction of redness and clearer skin (according to online reviews).

Keen to give it a whirl, I first used the device after double cleansing and applying my go-to hyaluronic acid serum. The device can be used directly on clean skin, or it can work in conjunction with your favourite serums and face moisturisers. After switching it on, I selected the "anti-ageing" red light setting. My main skin concern is something called perioral dermatitis (a rash characterised by red bumps and dry, itchy skin around the mouth) and, as red light is anti-inflammatory and healing, I decided this is the setting for me.

Setting selected, I then held the device against the area I wanted to target. The instructions recommend treatment sessions of three minutes before turning it off (or moving it to another area). Unfortunately, there’s no automatic shut-off feature – so remember to set a timer when using this tool.

As well as a red light setting, the Skin Gym Revilit Led Therapy Tool emits blue and green light, too. “Blue light targets acne and blemish-prone skin and has been known to kill up to 80% of bacteria living in the skin and pores,” says Williams. “Meanwhile, red light can help increase collagen production, encourage wound healing and have an anti-inflammatory effect.” Green light is anti-inflammatory, too, and may also address hyperpigmentation.

How does the Skin Gym Revilit Led Therapy Tool compare?

The key difference between this LED tool and the popular LED face masks that are all over social media is that it’s a handheld device. So, while most masks target the skin on the face, the Skin Gym Revilit Led Therapy Tool can be used anywhere on the face, neck, hands and body. It is, however, smaller than an LED face mask – so if you want to treat a large surface area, bear in mind that doing so will take longer. But for a targeted area (like my perioral dermatitis that flares up around my mouth), this is a brilliant device that’s totally foolproof. 

I have tried several LED face masks in the past and I’m a huge fan of the CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Face Mask; after several weeks of consistent use, it really reduced my redness. It emits both red light and powerful near-infrared light via 132 LED bulbs and treats the entire face. In comparison, the Skin Gym Revilit Led Therapy Tool emits light via 23-25 LED bulbs – meaning that, although it’s smaller, it’s also less powerful. After four weeks of testing the Skin Gym tool (three times a week), I’ve noticed a slight reduction in redness around my perioral dermatitis. I’m intrigued to see if these results improve with more time.

The best thing about this Skin Gym tool (other than the price point) is that it’s so easy to slot into your daily regime. You don’t have to faff around with face mask straps or take time away from your desk to be near a plug – you can use it whenever and wherever you like. And even though it’s not as powerful as other LED devices, and hasn’t been FDA-cleared, it does receive countless rave reviews and I was impressed to see results (albeit subtle) in four weeks.

Should you buy the Skin Gym Revilit Led Therapy Tool?

If you’re keen to try an LED therapy device but don’t want to spend a small fortune, the Skin Gym Revilit Led Therapy Tool is a brilliant entry-level option that will set you back £66. Its sleek, compact design is extremely user-friendly and the fact that it’s wireless makes it great for travel and on-the-go treatment sessions.

While it’s not as powerful as its more expensive counterparts, it still delivers on results and can be used to help tackle acne, redness as well as pigmentation with its three light mode settings (note that many of the high-end LED devices only emit red light).

Emma Stoddart

Emma Stoddart is a freelance beauty journalist and self-confessed skincare aficionado with over five years’ industry experience. Emma has worked for some of the UK’s top women’s titles including Net-A-Porter, Stylist and Grazia. Her experience spans online and print as well as producing editorial shoots with some of the industry’s biggest artists, including Val Garland. Asides from working with them behind the scenes, she’s also had the chance to interview the likes of Patrick Ta, Pat McGrath, and Sam McKnight for all their insider tips and tricks.