You’ve seen it, I’ve seen it, it’s gotten two thumbs up from publications like Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Allure and Harper’s Bazaar and we are here to finally weigh in. That’s right, we are putting the ever-trending Solawave 4-in-1- Radiant Renewal Skincare Wand with Red Light Therapy to the test…and we are spilling the tea (all of it!) in this Solawave review…with receipts in the form of before and after pics.
By: Lisa Fennessy
If you haven’t heard about the Solawave 4-in-1 Radiant Renewal Skincare Wand, let me be the first to welcome you to planet Earth, lol. Jk. The Solawave Wand is one of the internet’s hottest skincare tools and as a seasoned beauty blogger, I wanted to put it to the test to see if it really works or not. Buckle up for this one of a kind, honest Solawave review.
IN THIS POST:
- What is the Solawave Wand?
- Is the Solawave Wand worth it?
- Does the Solawave Wand work?
- Is Solawave better than NuFACE?
- Solawave Wand before and after pictures
- Is the Solawave Renew Complex Activating Serum good?
- Solawave Wand pros and cons
What is the Solawave Wand?
But before we get ahead of ourselves, what exactly is the Solawave 4-in-1 Radiant Renewal Skincare Wand?
The Solawave Wand is a small handheld skincare tool that delivers four different treatment technologies. This includes red light therapy, galvanic current, facial massage and therapeutic warmth. Solawave explains that these four technologies together “promote collagen production, improve skin cell turnover, and combat photo-aging and sun damage.”
Pretty cool right? I know, I KNOW! Now all of that sounds great but if you are anything like me you are scratching your head wondering what exactly is galvanic current?
Solawave explains, “Galvanic current is an electric current that creates a positively charged electrical field on the skin’s surface and acts like a magnet for skincare products (most skincare products have negatively charged molecules).”
They continue, “Combine galvanic current with red light technology and it helps serums and moisturizers penetrate the protective barrier of our skin so that active ingredients can reach deeper layers of skin more effectively.” (I’m so here for this, aren’t you?).
Add facial massage and therapeutic warmth into the mix and skin is PAMPERED!
Solawave says it will take a few weeks to see results but to be honest, I noticed results after just one use.
Is the Solawave Wand worth it?
I’ve tried a couple of red light therapy devices and have SEEN RESULTS so personally, I’m on the red light therapy bandwagon and I think it’s worth it. But if you don’t value what red light therapy does then it won’t be worth it for you.
Does the Solawave Wand work?
However if you are curious if red light therapy works in general, let me be the first to say red light therapy IS LEGIT.
Is Solawave better than NuFACE?
I’ve tried both the Solawave 4-in-1 Radiant Renewal Skincare Wand and the Nuface Trinity Classic and I can definitely tell you which one is better.
The Solawave Wand is designed to promote collagen production, improve skin cell turnover, and combat photo-aging and sun damage. Basically improve the overall appearance of skin.
While the NuFACE is a microcurrent facial tool that improves muscle tone and contour in face and neck, improves local circulation, firms, lifts and tightens the skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles and more. Basically lifts and firms skin.
So, as a beauty blogger who has been reviewing skincare products professionally for over 10 years, I can tell you without a doubt that if your skin goals are more even skin tone, a redemption in fine lines and overall more plump skin, go with the Solawave. And if your skincare goals are a more firm and lifted look, go with the NuFACE Trinity Classic. (You can see how the NuFace actually lifts via my NuFACE before and after pics).
Solawave Wand before and after pictures
The great thing about the Solawave Wand is you can see results after using this device JUST ONCE! This is a before and after pic of the very first time I used the Solawave 4-in-1 Radiant Renewal Skincare Wand and I can ABSOLUTELY see results.
My skin looks less puffy and I can see a reduction in the dark coloring under my eyes. I shared this before and after on Instagram and a lot of people asked if you can use the Solawave wand under your eyes. I didn’t see any instructions not to so I did and it definitely ended up working some magic there. Again this is just one use. The benefits of this tool, of course, are better with consistent use over time.
Is the Solawave Renew Complex Activating Serum good?
We also had some questions around what serum to use with the Solawave 4-in-1 Radiant Renewal Skincare Wand. Of course you can use their Renew Complex Activating Serum, but if you are looking for something more TNK-esque, please allow me to recommend the Live Botanical’s Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum. It’s a 3 ingredient formula (hyaluronic, aloe and green tea hydrosol) with the same hero ingredients as the Solawave serum. (AND! First timers can save 20% at Live Botanical with code NEWKNEW). The Live Botanical Serum will sink in however so you will have to apply and work in sections.
I haven’t been able to find a perfect fit “clean” conductive gel for this tool. Some readers have mentioned using straight aloe, others have tried that and said it’s awful. Here’s some other options TNK readers have suggested (with my comments):
- ReStore Anti-aging Conductive Gel with Bio-Active Complex. Lisa: Overall this looks pretty decent. I don’t love the carbomer but again, I haven’t found a perfect solution yet.
- Life-flo Magnesium Gel. Lisa: Ingredients look good, not sure I would want to use this on my face personally.
- ZIIP Crystal Gel. Lisa: Actually? This looks like a really viable option. I need to try this.
- Aloe Vera Gel like this one or this one.
- One brand even said they would make one for TNK Nation. Should we do it?
Do you have a suggestion? Have you found a conductive gel you like that has good ingredients? Hook us up in the comments!
Solawave 4-in-1 Radiant Renewal Skincare Wand pros and cons
- It works
- It’s one of the most affordable red light therapy devices on the market
- Easy to store
- Easy to travel with
- Easy to learn how to use
- You have to work in sections so…
- You need to be mentally engaged the entire time…
- And it takes longer to administer…
- Compared to a one and done LED mask for example
- You might order this and then not use it (we all know how that goes!)
- I don’t like the gel it comes with and I don’t have a great alternative
If you want a more even skin tone, to stimulate collagen production, smoother and healthier looking skin, to reduce blemishes and puffiness as well as dark circles and to boost hydration… (Do I need to keep going?! lol). TRY THIS!
Have you tried the Solawave Wand? Did you see results too?
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My Solawave 4-in-1 Radiant Renewal Skincare Wand Review
The Solawave 4-in-1 Radiant Renewal Skincare Wand is a small handheld skincare tool that delivers four different treatment technologies. This includes red light therapy, galvanic current, facial massage and therapeutic warmth.
– It works – It’s one of the most affordable red light therapy devices on the market – Easy to store – Easy to travel with – Easy to learn how to use
– You have to work in sections so…
– You need to be mentally engaged the entire time…
– And it takes longer to administer…
– Compared to a one and done LED mask for example
– You might order this and then not use it (we all know how that goes!)
– I don’t like the gel it comes with and I don’t have a great alternative