Yesterday, I asked you to take a guess at what this gadget might be. We had a couple of you guessing and many many sleuths so a whole bunch of you hit the nail on the head :D
In my case, when I first saw it a couple of months back, I thought it was a prop off Star Trek. It was all I could do to stop myself from holding it out like a phazer and try to zap a Romulan or Klingon :P Thankfully, no I did not do it. I don’t think Talika America President Mr. Francois Laurent would have been very amused at my antics if I did! :P I did concede to say it was very “futuristic”.
What this gadget is, is a skincare gadget to help lighten your skin of dark spots. Imagine if you will, undergoing colour or light therapy in a salon without salon prices. Man has known for years that light emitted at different frequencies, can help with different problems – you might have heard of chromatherapy – I’ve always wanted to try it in a salon but never got round to because not many places do it at an affordable price.
Light 525 is a new gadget product by Talika. Yes, that very same company that brought us Lipocils Expert. So what is this gadget and what does it do?
What Light 525 is is a handheld gadget that will fit right in with your lifestyle amongst your iPod, iPhone and iPad. Its small, sleek and white :P No, its not called iLight :P Its even rechargeble from your USB port.
When turned on, it emits a green light at the 525 nm frequency continuously and in a controlled manner, to help clarify the skin tone and prevent and reduce dark spots. Its meant to help those who have pigmentation problems or uneven skin tone as it will prevent melanin growth and help lighten existing dark spots.
Since its just light, there is nothing harsh and abrasive to put on your skin nor is there an invasive procedure like undergoing laser treatment, which has been the only real way to “cure” hyperpigmentation.
To use it, turn it on and hold it about 3cm from your skin, all over your face or body or wherever you want, for 3 minutes, once a day. It turns itself off after the time is up, so there’s no “over exposure”. Being a bit of a geek, I was very intrigued by this little gadget.
However, the price tag of RM1,250 will be a barrier for me and for most, I’m sure. Still, its about the price of a new mobile phone or gadget so I can’t really say that its super expensive. Most gadgets are pricey anyway.
Its also possibly cheaper than undergoing laser treatments or salon treatments or even trying out new skincare products that might or might not work, or might even thin your skin. But I console myself with the thought that my pigmentation problem is not as bad as I think it is, and in the worst case scenario, there’s concealer :P
But if you have thought about going for laser treatment, or are spending a lot of money on treatments in salons to lighten your skin but aren’t seeing the results you want, I guess the Talika Light 525 will be worth a shot. Hey, if you’ve tried everything else, why not this? :)
The Talika Light 525 will be available at all Talika counters from July 2010. I’d love to own it if only to play at Star Trek LOL! :D
Oh and apparently, there is one with purple light targeted at acne prone skin but it isn’t in yet. Now that one might attract more attention! :)
If you have tried this, or know someone who has, or will be trying this, do share your experience with us. Does it work as it claims to? Its very intriguing I can say for certain!
Talika Light 525 Skin Lightener is available at all Talika counters from July 2010 and retails for RM1,250 each. You can read about it here.
UPDATE! For a limited time, the Light 525 is retailing at RM899 each and yes you can use it as a preventative measure – at RM899 its bloody tempting me :P
Talika counters are at Parkson Pavilion, Parkson KLCC, Parkson 1 Utama and Parkson Gurney, Penang.