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Beauty Snaps: All About That LED & Rose Oil

March 17, 2016

I’ve been snapchatting a TON these days and one thing I wanted to do is to bring those snap topics to the blog! You can find my snap chat by snapping this pic. =) haha

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I recently went to Kate Somerville (for a facial*)  and I got a red light treatment. It’s so crazy! I wanted to do a post about it.

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At first glance it looks like a red tanning bed, but in actuality it’s a really powerful beauty tool that emits infrared lights and is known for it’s anti-aging benefits.

The treatment is known as LED Light Therapy and it works by emitting infrared light (causing a heating sensation) in two to four different shades depending on the device you’re using. Red is said to  promote collagen growth, skin elasticity, and even skin tone. It also reduces inflammation and promotes circulation. Blue kills acne causing bacteria that exist beneath the skin’s surface.

 Spas will mostly likely have the shades and use panels rather than a handheld application, but it can also be pretty expensive! Between $150-$300 a treatment! I realized while I was getting my treatment that the brand (LightStim) that made the panel for the spa also makes a handheld device, and I actually already had it in my arsenal of beauty gadgets. I recognized the name, and I remembered I got it as a gift a few years ago in a gift bag from QVC*. I was never really that consistent with using it. I put it away in my second bathroom. I told my aesthetician, and she said “girl, whip that out and use it every night… you will see the most amazing results in your skin.” I’ve been using it at night while I watch TV or read books etc. The gadget is pricey, but not any more than what ONE treatment costs at the spa. My aesthetician says it takes more disciple, and it’s more time consuming to go section by section with a handheld, but it has the same power as a panel, and ultimately it’s just as effective.

I’ve known about LED therapy since back when I worked in the skincare industry. The technology has advanced even since then, and I know the results are amazing, but I’m the worst at being consistent with gadgets.. .. haha  I try but alas, I always fall off the wagon.. hahaI will keep you posted on this!

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 I even take it a step further and pair this treatment with rose oil! Just a couple of drops is all you need to benefit from its anti-inflammatory properties! It reduces redness, calms the skin, moisturizes, AND preps the skin for additional product layering! I buy these rose oil capsules at Target. It’s by Weleda, and I also love their Skin Food body cream!

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Hope you enjoyed this Beauty Snap!

xoxo, Rachel

*this post was not sponsored or paid for.  I’m sometimes gifted facials & products for review, and it’s up to my discretion on what I share. I feel fortunate, but It would be hard for me to have access to so many wonderful products and treatments if they weren’t introduced to me. I share what I honestly think is interesting and worth sharing with my readers etc. You can shop using affiliate links through my website. I do get commission, so if you would like to shop off of google or on your own, that’s ok too! I just hope you enjoy the post!

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    Love the idea of using one of these, is it okay to use this with a retinol as well? Or should it be used by itself?

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  • Lindsay March 17, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Hey Rachel! Do you prefer this one to the NuFACE wrinkle reducer attachment that you previously mentioned? xo

    • Talbott March 17, 2016 at 11:14 am

      They are different.. The NuFace offers an LED attachment, but I believe it’s not as strong as this one. The micro current is what the NuFace does best.. Micro current is for the firming of the muscles under the skin. LED is more for the skins surface, texture,etc

      Hope that makes sense! Thanks for stopping by! xo

  • Jennifer March 17, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Can this device “head” be interchangeable? Say I want both blue and red lights…do I have to buy both devices separately? Or can I purchase two heads and switch between the lights depending on what I want to use…

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    Hello Rachel
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