Can a £179 electronic device that sends a magnetic pulse through the skin make a £50 anti-wrinkle cream as effective as a £500 treatment?
A new £179 device that sends a magnetic pulse through the skin can make anti-wrinkle face creams five times more effective, claims its Swiss manufacturer.
The waves emitted by the wearable kit, called Boost, “drive” the ingredients deeper into the skin.
“Boost technology can make a £50 cream as effective as a £500 treatment,” said Paul Peros, CEO of device maker Reduit.
A new £179 device can make a £50 face cream as effective as a £500 product, the company’s Swiss manufacturer has claimed
Doctors hope the new device could help patients with pain or may even promote bone regrowth
The kit may also have significant medical benefits and could be used to help relieve pain and regrow bone, doctors say.
The Boost uses a form of energy called diamagnetic waves – low level magnetic pulses capable of moving water molecules and other compounds used in skin creams.
This energy forces these ingredients through the outer layer of the skin, called the epidermis, enhancing the long-term effects of the product, Reduit claims.
The epidermis is designed to keep foreign substances, such as water, out of the body and for this reason some dermatologists have long maintained that many skincare products have no significant effect on the body. because they cannot pass through this layer of the skin. .
However, Peros believes the Boost will “revolutionize” the field. Users apply their product as usual, but instead of rubbing in the cream with their fingers, they use the Boost which, at the push of a button, buzzes against the skin for 30 seconds.
Reduit says the technology is backed by human trials, published in the 1990s, which found that women who used an early form of Boost absorbed up to five times more of the ingredients in their daily creams than when they used their fingers.
However, consultant dermatologist Dr Alia Ahmed said: “The epidermis is a very effective protective layer, so if a product contains ingredients that are made up of large molecules, these will be less likely to seep through.
“Even though this technology can ‘push’ these ingredients against the skin, that doesn’t mean the molecules will necessarily push through unless it somehow makes them smaller.”
But Dr Ahmed says studies show that diamagnetic devices are able to help with a range of health problems, by directing drugs into hard-to-reach tissues.
“Studies have shown that this type of technology can help cure painful conditions such as osteoarthritis of the knee,” she says.