What Do Nicole Kidman, Sydney Sweeney, and Lil Nas X Have in Common? This Foolproof Skincare Tool

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What Do Lil Nas X, Nicole Kidman, and Sydney Sweeney Have in Common? This Affordable and Foolproof Skincare Tool
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Here are a bunch of celebrity names you would never expect to see next to each other — Lil Nas X, Nicole Kidman, Mandy Moore, and Sydney Sweeney. There is, however, a common thread — a wand actually, that unites them all — the SolaWave Light Therapy Wand.

When it comes to explaining the secret behind the aforementioned celebrities' glowing complexions, this wand is mentioned frequently by their makeup artists. Lil Nas X's makeup artist Grace Pae told PopSugar that she used the SolaWave wand to prep his skin for the MET Gala; Nicole Kidman's MUA Kelsey Deenihan used the tool on Kidman ahead of the Being the Ricardos premiere, according to an interview with The Zoe Report; and Mandy Moore's glam squad used it to achieve her 2021 Emmy's look, makeup artist Kindra Mann told Entertainment Tonight. Not to mention, Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney revealed in an interview with Story and Rain that she uses the wand "every single day."

LED therapy is a skin-improving technology that's relatively new to the public, but has started to become more common in recent years. There are two main types: red light for anti-aging and blue light for a smoother complexion (SolaWave offers both a red and blue light option).

Solawave Advanced Skincare Wand With Red Light Therapy

Advanced Skincare Wand with Red Light Therapy

Shop now: $149; solawave.co

If you're wondering about the potential benefits of red light therapy, a 2014 study published in Photomedicine and Laser Surgery found that it can stimulate collagen production, improve circulation, and reduce inflammation when applied to the skin. Increased collagen, as you may know, can minimize signs of aging over time while enhancing the plumpness and firmness of your complexion.

Blue light, on the other hand, is thought to work better on people with oily skin and/or acne (and may even help with scarring). Theoretically, a blue light device will prevent the overproduction of oil and sebum, which can be a contributing factor to acne.

Skincare Wand With Blue Light Therapy

Advanced Skincare Wand with Red Light Therapy

Shop now: $119 (Originally $139); solawave.co

The Solawave wands cost $139 (now on sale for $119) and $149 for the blue and the red light, respectively. While that's certainly not cheap, it's actually a fraction of the price of many other popular and classic options, like the Dr. Dennis Gross LED mask, the Omnilux model, or the CurrentBody mask.

Besides the more affordable price point, the SolaWave has an additional benefit — the small, handheld size of the wand. Not only does this modality allow for a more precise and controlled treatment, but it also doesn't require the user to wear it over their entire face (personally, a mask where bright light surrounds my retinas makes me incredibly nervous).

According to the brand, you only need to use the tool for five minutes a day to start seeing the clarifying and collagen-boosting results. And since it has the approval of multiple Hollywood makeup artists, you can trust that the SolaWave wand is a worthwhile investment if you're interested in upping your at-home skincare game to a more high-tech level.

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