Grow Plants In Space, Rejuvenate Your Skin On Earth?

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Astronaut LED Light

Crazy title I know, but bear with me for a moment...

Interestingly, the power of LED light energy was first discovered by NASA during the space race in the 1960s. Astronauts needed a way to grow plants without sunlight. Armed only with a little soil, water and LED lights, they grew plants in space. No sunlight or gravity required!

This lead NASA to explore how they could put the incredible power of LED lights to use back home. We all know how important sunlight is for our skin, but the downside – UV rays, make sun exposure a tricky balance. So the good news is, LED lights don’t emit harmful UV rays meaning you get all the skin-rejuvenating benefits of sunlight without the DNA, collagen and elastin damage!

Following NASA’s discovery, LED lights were used in hospitals to speed up the repair and rejuvenation of scars following surgery. Then dermatologists realised this same technology could have incredible rejuvenating benefits for our skin.

The yellow light is wound healing.

The blue light kills acne-causing bacteria.

And red light promotes blood-circulation and fuels the skin cells to produce elastin and collagen. 

Soon celebrities began regular LED light therapy treatments so they could glow while the rest of us aged.. lucky for them. And now, finally, LED light therapy is accessible to all. The Personal LED emits a combination of red LED light for anti-ageing and blue LED light for anti-acne. It charges like your phone and it fits in your handbag. We’ve come a long way since NASA’s discovery in the 60’s! Now healthier, glowing skin is closer than ever. 

If you're interested to see how they use LED lights to grow plants, check out this video here.

If you have any questions about LED light therapy or the Personal LED comment below, we want to hear from YOU.


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  • Can I use grow lights with red and blue, which are marketed for plants, as a device I could use for my skin, pain and overall health benefits?

    Jill on

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