Thanks to a new crop of beauty devices, LED light therapy is no longer a treatment reserved for in office. What’s more, it gets an ultra-portable upgrade with the Solawave wand—which is currently on sale ahead of Cyber Week.
I was first introduced to the buzzy tool earlier this year as part of a personal quest to research the best at-home light therapies. “Does it really work?” was a question I posed to a few beauty experts. Before I really got into habitual facials and high-tech enhancements, I was genuinely unsure if the bright lights actually did anything for my skin. To put it shortly, the answer is yes: LED light therapy does work, where the light source penetrates the skin at various wavelengths to treat an array of skin-care conditions.
If you’re familiar with the treatment, you might recall that there are different lights to choose from. “Blue LED light treats acne by killing acne-causing bacteria. Green and yellow LED light treats sensitivity and uneven skin color. Red LED light stimulates collagen and elastin which can help with anti-aging,” esthetician, makeup, and beauty expert Tiara Willis previously told Vogue.
So, naturally, I sought to put the tools to the test myself—with two of Solawave’s devices quickly becoming favorites of mine. First, there’s the Advanced Skincare Wand which pairs four skin-care tools in one: red light therapy, microcurrent, facial massage, and therapeutic warmth. These technologies work in tandem during a five minute treatment to rejuvenate skin’s appearance by minimizing signs of aging—from smoothing fine lines and wrinkles to reducing the appearance of dark circles and spots. Solawave recommends using this device three times per week; and because it’s portable, rechargeable, and inherently simple to use, one can use it on the go or while multitasking. (I find myself doing a treatment while perusing for the best online sales or catching up on my favorite shows!) Not to mention, it’s garnered A-list appeal too: we saw Debby Ryan use the Solawave wand in her installment of Vogue’s beauty secrets (alongside a gua sha stone) to depuff.
Sometimes though, my regimen calls for acne-fighting solutions. Whenever I’m experiencing stubborn blemishes, I pull out Solawave’s handy Bye Acne device, which uses both blue and red lights to spot-treat blemishes, prevent future breakouts, and quell acne-causing bacteria. Because of its preventative nature, I incorporate this three-minute-treatment in my travel skin-care routine to stop post-travel pimples before they arise.
No matter your skin concerns, consider Solawave as an essential supplement to your routine. What better time to shop its devices than while they’re on sale ahead of Cyber Week? Solawave is offering a buy one get one deal sitewide; for every two items in your cart, one item of equal or lesser value will be free now through Tuesday, November 29. The sale is ideal for those shopping for holiday gifts or for their own beauty cabinets. Either way, ’tis the season of your best skin yet.