I bought the Solawave Skincare Wand off of a targeted Instagram ad and I’m gonna go ahead and say it was a very good choice on my part to buy it and a very smart choice on whoever’s part it was to target me on Instagram.
I had also read that Sydney Sweeney swears by it and have you seen that woman’s skin? The Zoe Report crowned it the best beauty tool for 2021 and they don’t mess around over there. Plus, check out these before and afters.
For all those reasons, I couldn’t not try it, right? I bought it a month ago on a whim and it’s been a great little addition to my nightly routine. I wasn’t sure if it would do anything or not but I was happily surprised to see actual results…
Solawave Skincare Wand Review
What is the Solawave Skincare Wand?
It’s a cute and tiny little beauty tech product that packs a punch by delivering the following treatments to your face for $149:
- Red light therapy: deeply rejuvenates the skin and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
- Microcurrent: stimulates the muscles and deeper layers of the skin, helping reduce signs of aging and promoting smooth, healthy skin
- Therapeutic warmth: helps increase the absorption of skincare products, reduces redness, and supports healthy, glowing skin.
- Facial massage: helps to decrease the appearance of puffiness and dark circles
What does it claim to do?
What sold me on the Solawave is that it claims to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, acne, and dark circles, while also promising to boost your skin’s glow. Um, yes please where do I sign up?
They have a whole page on the science behind it on their website if you’re interested in that sort of thing. It is pretty interesting.
But even with all those buzzwords and dumbed-down science slash marketing on the site, I get it if you’re still skeptical. So I’ll share my anecdotal experience.
What did it actually do for me?
After a month of daily use, my wrinkles and smile lines are definitely still fully intact, but it has helped pretty dramatically with dark circles. When I wake up in the morning I look less puffy under my eyes which is a big pain point for me.
And it isn’t just under my eyes. My skin looks and feels tighter and lifted. When I saw my sister for the first time in a few weeks, the first thing she said was that my skin looked great. So it’s visibly noticeable to not just me.
I will continue using it and keep you updated if it magically erases my wrinkles but I’m very pleased with the other results it has given me.
On the acne front, I already had that pretty under control so I don’t have a whole lot to say on that topic.
How do you use it?
Every night while I’m reading before bed or while Anel and I watch TV. I use it for 5-10 minutes under my eyes, on my cheeks, neck, and forehead. You need a serum for it to work so I use mine with Vintner’s Daughter (full review of that here). I love that I can do it mindlessly while focusing on something else. It feels good on my face and I feel productive while otherwise zoning out.
Upon further digging, I learned that it’s made in the US (Los Angeles) and you have 30 days to return it (used!) as long as your wand isn’t damaged. If acne is your main skin issue, they also sell a blue-light version that is targeted more toward acne-prone skin.