Assessment of facial beauty equipment released
Facial beauty equipment from three brands, nano Time (F83L), KINGDOMCARES (KD9070) and Panasonic (EH-ST59), performed excellently in an assessment jointly conducted by Shenzhen Consumer Council and the consumer councils in Futian and Bao'an districts, Shenzhen Special Zone Daily reported yesterday.
The assessment selected a total of 10 facial beauty tools in two categories: micro-current and electric ion.
Selected brands of micro-current facial beauty equipment included NuFACE, nano Time, KEONBASO, KINGDOMCARES and ReFa while electric ion equipment included SKG, MKE, Notime, Panasonic and YA-MAN.
The testing results suggested that the real performance of functions including face lift, deep cleansing, and penetration of skincare ingredients fell below the level claimed by the brands.
The 10 household tools were assessed from four aspects, namely chemical safety, electrical safety, intelligence and user experience.
The 10 tools all met national standards on restricted substances and phthalates.
However, six of them, including KEONBASO's face lift equipment, ReFa's roller beauty equipment, MKE and Notime's facial cleansing and rejuvenation equipment, SKG's facial beauty equipment for penetration of mask essence, and YA-MAN's facial beauty equipment, were found to release excessive amounts of nickel while in operation, which is not in line with the European Union REACH regulation.
Moreover, two brands, SKG's facial beauty equipment for penetration of mask essence and Notime's facial cleansing and rejuvenation, showed risks of scalding.
The facial beauty equipment from Panasonic was given high scores in each aspect, according to the assessment result.
The roller facial beauty equipment from ReFa showed excellent performance in terms of intelligence.
Women are advised not to use beauty equipment during their menstrual period and on facial areas with scars.
It is best to keep equipment clean. Those with a sensitive skin should avoid using metal-coated equipment.
Long-time use of facial beauty equipment is also not recommended to prevent scalding.
Consumers should stay rational when buying beauty equipment given limited functions, said the councils.