We have all seen different skincare devices make steep claims about improving our skin – whether it be fine lines, scars, acne, dark circles – the list could go on and on. And the Solawave Advanced Skincare Wand is no different. But, before investing in this beauty tool that claims to do so much, check out my Solawave Review and if I think it’s really worth purchasing – this includes before and after photos so you can really see if it made a difference or not!
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What is the Solawave?
The Solawave is a skincare tool that utilizes different therapies that when combined and incorporated into your beauty routine, help you achieve improvements in your skin’s appearance. The 4-in-1 therapies include:
- Red Light Therapy
- Microcurrent Technology
- Therapeutic Warmth
- Facial Massage
With consistency Solawave claims that you can see improvements in the following:
- Fade blemishes
- Smooth fine lines
- Boost skin’s glow
- Increase the effectiveness of your skincare products
- Reveal a youthful radiance
Sounds too good to be true almost, am I right?! And that’s why I had to dive deeper and see for myself if this tool could really have that many benefits.
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How does the Solawave work?
Like I said above, the Solawave Wand works by combining four skin care therapies that have been clinically proven.
- Red Light Therapy: 660 nm of red light have been shown to be the optimal range to improve skin tone and appearance – and this is exactly what the Solawave Skincare Wand uses. This controlled trial was conducted to determine if red and near-infrared light was effective at improving patient satisfaction in regards to the reduction and appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin roughness, and increasing intradermal collagen density. Spoiler alert: they concluded that the red light demonstrated efficacy and safety for skin rejuvenation and intradermal collagen increase when compared with controls!
- Microcurrent: This is low-voltage energy that is used to stimulate the facial muscles and the deeper layers of the skin. It helps with signs of aging and promotes smooth, healthy skin. This study looked at the efficacy of microcurrent to decrease the appearance of wrinkles and they even say the results were SIGNIFICANT with the most improvement seen on the forehead. They also noted improvements in scars, acne and skin rashes. While a small study, it certainly brings attention to using a microcurrent device to help age gracefully. Specifically, the Solawave’s wand delivers an average of 300 microamps of microcurrent (this is low-voltage electrical waves) to achieve these results
- Therapeutic Warmth: This will increase the absorption of your skincare products, which then allows them to be more effective. Also decreases redness and promotes a healthy glow. This study here shows how heat can increase the permeability of our skin which is this will increase the absorption of your products.
- Facial Massage: Through the use of gentle vibrations you get a gentle facial massage which will decrease the appearance of puffiness while promoting your inner glow. There are multiple studies that look at the effects of adding facial massage to your skincare routine. This study looked at the efficacy of using a facial massage roller and found that it did show increased blood flow for up to 10 minutes after the facial massage – which when there is increased blood flow there are increased delivery of nutrients (like antioxidants) that are so good for your skin’s health!
So by combining these 4 skincare therapies to work together, you can image that the potential for results are high!
Solawave has conducted 30 day trials where you can find all of their (impressive) results here!
How do you use the Solawave?
First, you want to cleanse your face. Then you will apply an oil free serum so your skin has some slip to it. This helps the wand to glide over it. They do have a serum called Solawave Renew Complex Serum (contains hyaluronic acid, aloe and blue tansy) that comes with it, but I prefer other serums. There are a few ingredients I’m not crazy about in the serum. I like OSEA’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum. You want to use a conductive serum, with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or aloe to allow the microcurrent to be distributed.
When actually using the Solawave, you simply glide the wand over your face in upward and outward motions on the cheek area, forehead, and under the eyes.
The Solawave has smart-touch activation, so when you touch it to your skin it automatically turns on. It does get a little warm on the skin after you’ve used it for a while on the face. Nothing uncomfortable, just slightly warm to the touch. I actually find the warmth relaxing. The microcurrent isn’t too strong at all. I personally can barely feel it. If anything, the whole experience of using it feels more relaxing because you’re just taking time to pamper yourself!
***A pro tip is that if the Solawave turns off mid session (and it doesn’t need to be charged), this means you need to apply more serum to your skin***
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Solawave Wand Review
I was so excited to test this out! I had heard rave reviews from some beauty influencers that I follow on social media and couldn’t wait to see for myself if it actually worked.
Where I Noticed Improvements In My Skin
- Brighter skin overall- My skin looked more youthful when using this and I could tell I had a glow to my skin – definitely brought out my skin’s radiance and I saw more vibrance compared to before I used it.
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles Minimized- I definitely saw my fine lines and wrinkles minimize – including my forehead fine lines. They appeared softer and less visible overall. It was as if it plumped my skin.
- Eyes Were Less Puffy- This really helped my eyes in the morning to look less puffy and more awake. It has become addicting! I really can see a noticeable difference.
- Energized My Skin- I felt like it gave my face a little morning jog if that makes sense! It just gave me a mini face lift. Everything looked perked up. Like my cup of coffee for my skin.
- Hyperpigmentation Fade- I really noticed a difference in one particular hyperpigmentation spot. It was visibly less noticeable and had faded quite a bit. I would purposefully go over the spot several times and focus on it when I was using the wand.
So, the Solawave definitely lived up to the hype for me. With consistent use over 2 months, I have noticed visible results that will keep me using my Solawave. They say you can notice improvements in as little as a five-minute session per day, three times per week. Although, for optimal results, more consistent use is ideal.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and Solawave has tons of customer reviews on their website along with before and after photos. If you aren’t sure if this facial wand is for you yet, I definitely recommend checking these out!
Conclusion: Is The Solawave Worth It?
I think it is! It’s such an easy tool to use for the results you get. It also is really relaxing – the ultimate at-home spa facial. I like how small it is, it makes it really convenient for traveling. Such a great gift idea too!
Solawave Advanced Skincare Wand
Have you tried out the Solawave yet? Let me know what you think about it!
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Hello, can you please recommend other serums that you can use? And how exactly do you fit it in your daily face care rutine? Thank you Tereza
I really like Ursa Major’s Mountain Glow Serum, Tata Harpers Bio-Barrier Serum is a new one I love as well. Both hydrating and nourishing to the skin. I just do it in the morning as part of my morning routine. Before I apply my makeup, I will just use this for 10 minutes. Same thing at night, after cleansing my skin and applying my serum I use the Solawave. It just becomes a habit after a while.
What about Dimes hyaluronic acid? I’m looking for a budget friendly one. Ordered the solawave too! Thanks
Yes, that would be a great one!
Maybe a dumb question, but do you think you could use true botanicals nutrient mist with this product, or does it have to be a serum?
It would need to be a serum. Your skin needs to stay slightly moist for a bit.
Hello! I struggle with redness from rosacea and also some puffiness. I’m seriously considering this device. Are there some serums you can recommend to use with this? What is your favorite? I have seen a major improvement in my hair and skin using many of your recommendations. Your content has been a blessing to me.
Hi Charla! Wow, thanks so much for your feedback- love hearing that. Research studies show that red light therapy is highly effective in treating rosacea. It can soothe, rejuvenate, and, in some cases, even reverse symptoms. I would start slow and see how your skin does, and then gradually add it in. I love using the OSEA Hyaluronic Acid Serum. The Mountain Glow Golden Serum by Ursa Major is really awesome as well.
Thank you for the review. I’ve been so curious about this one. Would the TB Chebula serum be a good one to use with it?
Oh good! Yes, any serum works great really. I used so many while testing since I’m constantly testing products.
Thank you for this review.
– Do you know where this device is manufactured?
– Does this product have a lifetime? Like a certain number of flashes or something, after which you need to replace it?
It is manufactured in Los Angeles, California. I’m not sure how long it will last, but they do offer a 1 year warranty.
Hi! They say to use a water-based serum, but then you said you also can really use anything you like? If I have a marula oil serum that contains other oils, is this not good to use? I know it does NOT have aloe Vera or Hyalauronic acid. Will I damage it using oil serums??
I specifically asked them and they said you can use any serum, it says the same thing on their site too. I used many different oils and serums when using it and still do and they all work great. You’re not going to damage it.
Hi Suzi! What other serums would you recommend to use with this that contain hyaluronic acid and/or aloe vera? Thanks!
Honestly you can use any serum or oil! I used so many different ones and still saw results. Even Solawave says you can use whatever ones you like. 🙂
I just received mine. I have been using Osmias face cream which has aloe Vera and the nectar drops. Would you recommend anything different to use wand?
No, that sounds great! Just be consistent using the wand. It really does pay off!
No mention of what’s “green” about this product?
Disappointing to see markedly different lighting in the B&A pics.
I’m sorry you feel that way. I can’t always control lighting. The results were meant to be as clear as possible. I was in the same room, in natural light. It really was evident from the photo of the difference. I’ve had people tell me they also have loved their Solawave results too.