The ‘Magic Wand’ Nicole Kidman And Reese Witherspoon Use To Get Red Carpet Ready


If you’re into beauty tech, you’ll no doubt be clued up on the benefits of LED masks. But what about light therapy wands? Turns out this nifty type of tool is used by many celebrities before red carpet events to amp up their glow.

In fact, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Mandy Moore have all used the same one: the SolaWave 4-in-1 Facial Wand ($165 at Amazon AU).

Reese’s makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan used the tool to prep the actress’ skin before the 2022 SAG Awards and Nicole Kidman’s makeup artist named it as an important prep step in an interview with The Zoe Report.

So what makes this light therapy wand so great? We investigate…

How do light therapy wands work?

While blue light can be used for treating acne, this particular light therapy wand uses red light to stimulate collagen production and reduce wrinkles. Yes, please.

Unlike LED masks that are simply worn for a few minutes, it also has microcurrent, facial massage, and therapeutic warming modes, to complete its 4-in-1 functionality.

The benefit of most wands over a mask is that they not only treat the signs of ageing long-term, but they can provide an instant lifted effect through other in-built modes.

Every wand is different and will come with its own instructions, but in general, most are used by gliding across the skin in an upwards and outwards motion.

If you ask us, scoring a microcurrent and LED tool in one is a pretty good deal.

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  1. I would love the wand to try -not so keen on the masque idea. I would love to try one first as there seem to be so many and different prices so I would not know what the differences are.

  2. I was really keen to purchase SolaWave 4-in-1 Facial Wand after reading this article but when I googled reviews there have been a lot of dissatisfaction with this product so I am nervous to buy

  3. I’ve had luck with in clinic LED before, love the results but haven’t tried any at home versions. I worry about the safety aspect vs results.
    I’ve also steered clear of the micro current devices as there doesn’t seem to be strong research backing up their claims.

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