Here Is Why Neutrogena Recalled Popular “Light Therapy Mask”

Neutrogena has recalled its Light Therapy Mask, a product used by many, including myself every single day! The popular skincare company released a statement, stating that the mask may cause eye damage. “Reports of visual effects associated with the use of the Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask are rare, generally mild and transient,” wrote the brand. “For a small subset of the population with certain underlying eye conditions, as well as for users taking medications which could enhance ocular photosensitivity, there is a theoretical risk of eye injury.”

The mask has been taken off of every selling platform besides second-hand sites like eBay and Poshmark. Neutrogena has advised consumers to stop use of the product and to contact a healthcare professional if any visual discomfort is experienced. They are also allowing refunds if you contact their Consumer Care at (888)-984-2464.

The Light Therapy Mask rose to fame as it was named one of Allure’s “Best of Beauty Award Winners” in 2017. The mask is also often plugged by Instagram influencers for its selfie-worthy look. It claims to have clinically-proven light therapy technology that clears breakouts and heals skin. I know this probably isn’t the best time for this, but as I said I am an avid user of the mask and this thing really works!

View this post on Instagram 30 days of lightmasking went by and so far I can say that I love looking like Iron Man for 10 min a day. #lighttherapymask A post shared by Rebeca (@rebecca.florescuevas) on Jan 4, 2019 at 11:49pm PST