Does Panasonic’s Ion Effector truly assist your moisturizer penetrate your pores and skin higher?
There are many bizarre magnificence and skincare contraptions on the market that make wild claims about their efficacy–this crazy-looking LED robotic masks involves 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 attempt them. Fortunately, we at SoraNews24 have only a few reservations about what we do to ourselves, so we will attempt them for you!
Right this moment our Japanese-language reporter Natsuki Gojo wished to share her expertise with the Panasonic Ion Effector, which is, admittedly, a a lot safer machine to experiment with than, say, a dollar-store heated lash roller. It’s a skincare machine with a number of capabilities, although its main function is to assist your on a regular basis skincare objects permeate the pores and skin higher–notably moisturizers and Vitamin C serums.
Ever since she tried the “Medi Raise” face lifter, Natsuki has develop into actually excited by skincare know-how. In reality, she’s been considering of getting one thing to assist make her skincare lotions and serums simpler, and after some analysis, she settled on the Panasonic Ion Effector.
The rationale why she selected this explicit product was not essentially as a result of it was simpler than others, however just because it permits you to use the skincare lotions and serums you have already got readily available. Most of the different, “higher” units require you to make use of a particular magnificence serum, or specify that you may solely use that model’s merchandise, which Natsuki was not a fan of.
The kind she purchased is the “Excessive Permeation Sort” (mannequin quantity EH-ST98). The value varies based mostly on the place it’s being bought, however you’ll be able to anticipate 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 for use earlier than beginning your skincare routine. It prepares your pores and skin to soak up as a lot of the merchandise as it could possibly by stress-free its prime layer. You don’t want to make use of any lotions with the Pre-care head.
The Ion Head is used collectively along with your skincare merchandise. For toners, essences and different gentle skincare merchandise, 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’ll be able to apply them on to your pores and skin after which use the Ion Effector over them to maximise their penetration and effectiveness.
After making an attempt it the primary time, Natsuki mentioned the machine truly feels actually good on the pores and skin. The Ion Head specifically was good and heat, and when she used the “Cool Mode” on the finish, the tremendous chilly floor made her pores and skin really feel refreshed. “It was the very best!” she mentioned.
The wand itself was gentle and comfy in her hand, so her arm didn’t get drained whereas she used it, both. Total, she was very happy with the consumer really feel of the product. However the actual query is…did it work? Did it assist her moisturizers penetrate her pores and skin extra deeply?
To seek out out, Natsuki measured the moisture content material of her pores and skin each earlier than finishing her skincare routine (after getting out of the tub) and after. On the primary day, as a management, she recorded the outcomes of not utilizing the wand. After placing her face lotions on along with her fingers like she all the time had, Natsuki was shocked to search out that the proportion of water in her pores and skin was truly decrease after doing her skincare routine than earlier than!
▼ On the left, after the tub (55 p.c). On the proper, after skincare (52 p.c).
Natsuki had usually heard that it’s a must to apply your moisturizer as quickly as you get out of the tub, however she didn’t understand how true it was till then. She resolved to be extra diligent about that, a minimum of!
The following 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, in contrast to the day prior to this, the proportion of moisture in her pores and skin elevated by 4 factors by the top of her skincare routine! Since she used the identical lotions because the evening earlier than, she concluded that perhaps 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 wakened, and there was additionally an enormous distinction within the moisture retained between the 2 nights. The Ion Effector truly appeared to assist her pores and skin retain extra moisture all through the evening than it did when she solely utilized the lotions along with her fingers.
▼ 21 p.c moisture when she utilized the lotions along with her fingers the earlier evening, versus 30 p.c when she used the Ion Effector.
This appeared to again up the Ion Effector’s claims of serving to your skincare merchandise penetrate the pores and skin higher. Moreover, Natsuki solely used three modes in her experiment, however the machine truly has six completely different modes:
- Skincare – for once you wish to exfoliate or deep-clean your pores
- Pre-care – to make it simpler to your pores and skin to soak up bigger particles out of your skincare elements
- Moisturize – to make it simpler for moisturizing elements 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 elements to penetrate the pores and skin
- Cool – to assuage your pores and skin and tighten it up
There are not any guidelines about easy methods to use the wand; Natsuki says that if you happen to’re busy you should use only one mode, and if you wish to have a self-care evening, you’ll be able to undergo as many modes as you need. You possibly can even regulate the ion degree and the temperature of the wand as properly.
▼ Prime to backside: Ion Stage Setting button (3 ranges); Warmth Setting (3 ranges); Energy and Mode Change; Low Battery Mild
In consequence, Natsuki has develop into an enormous fan of the Ion Effector. After utilizing it for one month, Natsuki says that her pores and skin feels rather more moisturized and that she has a lot fewer pimples than earlier than, making the Ion Effector an indispensable a part of her skincare routine.
Her solely grievance is that the battery life on the machine is fairly quick. 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.
Although it’s a reasonably expensive product, within the 30,000 or 40,000 yen vary, in comparison with repeatedly shopping for costly skincare lotions and serums, Natsuki thinks it was properly well worth the value for its obvious effectiveness in growing the penetration of the merchandise she already owns. She’s truly been utilizing it religiously every single day, and even wonders why it took her so lengthy to purchase it!
When you’re excited by skincare know-how, Natsuki extremely recommends you give it a attempt. Although this mannequin seems to solely be out there in Japan, there are comparable fashions from Panasonic out there abroad, so undoubtedly have a look if you happen to’re !
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