The internet's boyfriend Pedro Pascal (The Last of Us and The Mandalorian) and Vanessa Hudgens (tick, tick... BOOM!) prepped for the Oscars with the SolaWave Wand, which is currently discounted on Amazon. In a rare sale, the 4-in-1 Best Tested beauty device is currently 20% off with the code L20 on Solawave's site, and if you want to enhance your glow, it's a must-have beauty product.
Celebrity groomer Courtney(Coco) Ullrich-Mooney helped Pascal get ready for the 95th Academy Awards ceremony, and highlighted the SolaWave Wand as an integral, low-commitment part of Pascal’s grooming routine. “It’s a great companion to a skin care regimen that’s focused on a natural look and helps to keep skin looking healthy. I like to prep his skin with an oil prior to utilizing the Solawave wand. It’s great that it only adds 5 minutes into our routine, and the results are amazing,” says Ullrich-Mooney.
- What is it: Slim, like a writing utensil, this 4-in-1 beauty wand works in as little as 5 minutes to depuff and reduce the appearance of lines and dark spots.
- Frequency: Three times a week for 5 minutes
- Rating: 3.7-star average from 766 Amazon reviews
- Colors available: Four, including Rose Gold, Ombre, Matte Black, and Violet
- Where to buy: Amazon, Bluemercury, Saks Fifth Avenue, and SolaWave.
How It Works
The Pedro Pascal- and Vanessa Hudgens-approved SolaWave Wand utilizes red light therapy for anti-aging, microcurrent to sculpt the face, a relaxing massage for depuffing, and therapeutic warmth to increase the absorption of skincare products.
Red Light Therapy
According to board-certified dermatologist Dr. Erum Ilyas, M.D., red light therapy is an incredible anti-aging beauty tool. In our guide to the best red light therapy devices, she highlighted data showing that red light therapy can penetrate the skin deeply up to 6
millimeters. “It is believed to work by activating signaling pathways between cells. It has not been shown to damage the DNA of cells the way UV light does,” she says.
“Microcurrent delivers precise dosages of energy to the skin and works simultaneously to increase collagen production in the dermis (the deepest layer of the skin), tighten the muscle, and depuff the treatment areas,” celebrity esthetician Joanna Vargas previously told us in our guide to the best microcurrent machines.
Facial massages don't just feel good, they can help improve your skin. Face massages help stimulate blow flow to the skin for a healthy flush. Plus, a study in the National Library of Medicine shows that pairing a face massage tool, such as the SolaWave Wand, with anti-aging cream helps improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
SolaWave swears by warmth because it's soothing, increases blood flow, helps your products penetrate the skin, and creates spa-like vibes at home. It heats up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, which our senior digital art director adores. (We'll touch more on that shortly.)
What Experts Think
“I love that this tool is so compact and easy to keep in my kit, it charges quickly and the battery lasts a long time which is really important when you’re on the go. My clients have been really receptive of me adding into our routine, and have commented that it actually feels good while I’m using it,” says Ullrich-Mooney.
She adds, “There are really no downsides to using this red light therapy, it helps to reduce inflammation and avoid unwanted blemishes that might arise ahead of important events. It’s also easy to send home with a client and have them build it into their daily routines.”
Vanessa’s Makeup Artist
Inspired by Vanessa's stunning Chanel dress, celebrity makeup artist Tonya Brewer kept her glam elevated and timeless. The foundation of her beauty vibe was the glowing skin courtesy of the SolaWave Wand.
“Vanessa and I are both huge fans of SolaWave. It’s a quick 5-minute pick-me-up. I love using it during glam prep, especially before a major red carpet [because] it helps depuff, smooth, and leaves the skin more firm, which is the ideal canvas before the makeup application,” says Brewer. She adds, “The best part about using Solawave before a major red carpet, like the Oscars, is that you instantly see the magic of SolaWave, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and blemishes. The best part is how portable the Solawave is, making it easy to bring a spa-quality tool absolutely anywhere.”
Beauty Editor Nicole Saunders
“The SolaWave Wand is an excellent high-tech beauty tool that combines four modalities into one award-winning device. It’s one of the cheapest microcurrent machines on the market, but it’s effective at tackling signs of aging and fading the appearance of dark spots. If you’ve had one too many drinks the night before, kickstart your morning with this tool to help depuff your face and look glowy instead of hungover and groggy,” says Saunders.
Senior Digital Art Director Bridget Clegg
“If you like the ritual of jade rolling and you want to see what all the fuss is with red light therapy, the SolaWave is a solid entry point. Before you commit to pricier treatments at the dermatologist or spa (where a single session at a New York spot could be $55), you can test the waters with this $150 device that you can use on your own schedule, again and again,” Clegg wrote in her review of the SolaWave device. She adds, it has a gentle vibration, similar to an electric toothbrush, and because it warms up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, her skin tingles as it does after a massage.
Nicole Saunders is the Beauty Editor at BestProducts.com, where she oversees coverage on all things beauty. When she's not creating shopping guides, interviewing experts, and testing beauty treatments, you can probably find her walking around Lower Manhattan or overanalyzing the latest episode of "Succession." You can send all lipstick and calamari recommendations to her inbox and DM her memes on Instagram.