We try a skincare device that’s supposed to improve the effectiveness of our beauty products

Does Panasonic’s Ion Effector really assist your moisturizer penetrate your pores and skin higher?

There are tons of bizarre beauty and skincare contraptions on the market that make wild claims about their efficacy–this crazy-looking LED robotic masks comes to thoughts–however you by no means actually know in the event that they’ll actually do what they are saying they’ll do till you try them. Luckily, we at SoraNews24 have only a few reservations about what we do to ourselves, so we are able to try them for you!
Today our Japanese-language reporter Natsuki Gojo wished to share her expertise with the Panasonic Ion Effector, which is, admittedly, a a lot safer device to experiment with than, say, a dollar-store heated lash roller. It’s a skincare device with a number of features, although its main goal is to assist your on a regular basis skincare gadgets permeate the pores and skin higher–notably moisturizers and Vitamin C serums.

Ever since she tried the “Medi Lift” face lifter, Natsuki has grow to be actually all for skincare expertise. In truth, she’s been pondering of getting one thing to assist make her skincare lotions and serums more practical, and after some analysis, she settled on the Panasonic Ion Effector.
The purpose why she selected this explicit product was not essentially as a result of it was more practical than others, however just because it enables you to use the skincare lotions and serums you have already got available. Many of the different, “higher” gadgets require you to use a particular beauty serum, or specify that you would be able to solely use that model’s products, which Natsuki was not a fan of.

The kind she purchased is the “High Permeation Type” (mannequin quantity EH-ST98). The value varies based mostly on the place it’s being bought, however you possibly can count on to pay between 30,000 and 40,000 yen for it (US$270 to $360). It has two completely different, interchangeable heads: the “Pre-care Head” and the “Ion Head”. As you may guess, the “Pre-care Head” is supposed to be used earlier than beginning your skincare routine. It prepares your pores and skin to take up as a lot of the products as it will possibly by enjoyable its high layer. You don’t want to use any lotions with the Pre-care head.
The Ion Head is used collectively along with your skincare products. For toners, essences and different mild skincare products, you affix a cotton pad inside the triangle-shaped body and soak the pad with the product, then apply it to your face. For lotions and lotions, you possibly can apply them instantly to your pores and skin after which use the Ion Effector over them to maximize their penetration and effectiveness.

After attempting it the first time, Natsuki stated the device really feels actually good on the pores and skin. The Ion Head particularly was good and heat, and when she used the “Cool Mode” at the finish, the tremendous chilly floor made her pores and skin really feel refreshed. “It was the finest!” she stated.
The wand itself was mild and cozy in her hand, so her arm didn’t get drained whereas she used it, both. Overall, she was very glad with the person really feel of the product. But the actual query is…did it work? Did it assist her moisturizers penetrate her pores and skin extra deeply?
To discover out, Natsuki measured the moisture content material of her pores and skin each earlier than finishing her skincare routine (after getting out of the bathtub) and after. On the first day, as a management, she recorded the outcomes of not utilizing the wand. After placing her face lotions on along with her palms like she at all times had, Natsuki was shocked to discover that the share of water in her pores and skin was really decrease after doing her skincare routine than earlier than!
▼ On the left, after the bathtub (55 %). On the proper, after skincare (52 %).

Natsuki had typically heard that you’ve to apply your moisturizer as quickly as you get out of the bathtub, however she didn’t notice how true it was till then. She resolved to be extra diligent about that, at the very least!
The subsequent day, Natsuki tried utilizing the Ion Effector. She began with Precare mode, continued on to Moisturize Mode, after which completed with Cool Mode. This time, not like the earlier day, the share of moisture in her pores and skin elevated by 4 factors by the finish of her skincare routine! Since she used the identical lotions as the night time earlier than, she concluded that possibly there may be some reality to the Ion Effector’s claims.

Natsuki additionally measured the moisture in her pores and skin every morning after she awoke, and there was additionally a massive distinction in the moisture retained between the two nights. The Ion Effector really appeared to assist her pores and skin retain extra moisture all through the night time than it did when she solely utilized the lotions along with her palms.
▼ 21 % moisture when she utilized the lotions along with her palms the earlier night time, versus 30 % when she used the Ion Effector.

This appeared to again up the Ion Effector’s claims of serving to your skincare products penetrate the pores and skin higher. Additionally, Natsuki solely used three modes in her experiment, however the device really has six completely different modes:

Skincare – for if you need to exfoliate or deep-clean your pores
Pre-care – to make it simpler in your pores and skin to take up bigger particles out of your skincare components
Moisturize – to make it simpler for moisturizing components to penetrate the pores and skin
Brightening – to make it simpler for Vitamin C to penetrate the pores and skin
Multi – to make it simpler for each Vitamin C and moisturizing components to penetrate the pores and skin
Cool – to soothe your pores and skin and tighten it up

There aren’t any guidelines about how to use the wand; Natsuki says that in case you’re busy you should use only one mode, and if you need to have a self-care night time, you possibly can undergo as many modes as you need. You may even regulate the ion degree and the temperature of the wand as properly.
▼ Top to backside: Ion Level Setting button (3 ranges); Heat Setting (3 ranges); Power and Mode Switch; Low Battery Light

As a outcome, Natsuki has grow to be a massive fan of the Ion Effector. After utilizing it for one month, Natsuki says that her pores and skin feels way more moisturized and that she has a lot fewer pimples than earlier than, making the Ion Effector an indispensable half of her skincare routine.
Her solely grievance is that the battery life on the device is fairly brief. A full battery solely lasts for about three or 4 makes use of, so remembering to cost it every single day is crucial, lest it run out of juice mid-routine.

Though it’s a fairly dear product, in the 30,000 or 40,000 yen vary, in contrast to repeatedly shopping for costly skincare lotions and serums, Natsuki thinks it was properly value the value for its obvious effectiveness in growing the penetration of the products she already owns. She’s really been utilizing it religiously every single day, and even wonders why it took her so lengthy to purchase it!
If you’re all for skincare expertise, Natsuki extremely recommends you give it a try. Though this mannequin seems to solely be obtainable in Japan, there are related fashions from Panasonic obtainable abroad, so undoubtedly take a look in case you’re !
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