Every time you have a facial, you might find yourself wishing you had one of those anti-aging machines they use on your skin to get a smoother, less creased look, particularly around your eyes and mouth area.
A void in professional, at-home solutions for hair removal and face care, prompted Home Skinovations to expand on their product line which resulted in the launch of a Home Pulse Light technology line of products from Silk’n, including the Silk’n Hair Removal Device, the first at-home light based hair removal device approved by the FDA and other energy-based medical beauty and wellness devices for enhancing facial appearance, body aesthetics, wellness and vitality, all in the privacy of your own home.
Since the launch of its first product, Home Skinovations, added innovative light, RF and LED based products, including Silk’n FaceFX, an Anti-Aging device, and Silk’n Blue, a blue light Acne device, both of which we tested out at home.
FaceFX is an at-home solution that aims to provide longer term skin rejuvenation results. It has been clinically tested and its goal is to improve crow’s feet, lines under the eyes, cheeks and virtually any other problem area where you see wear and tear, and damaging effects from aging and sun damage.
HF technology is a synergistic combination of deep fractional red light and healing dermal heat to achieve long-term radiant skin and it targets the top layer of your skin to address fine lines and pores, which is what helps with the skin texture improvements.
A process contributing to skin tightening, results when skin temperatures reach 106 °F. Dermal heating delivers uniform energy distribution and targets deep into the skin to heat collagen for anti-aging and dermal regeneration.
A process of using high power red light stimulating fibroblast growth. Red light energy prompts increased circulation and new cells to turn over. Apparently, fractional light is less invasive than non-dispersed light.
Silk’n Revit Diamond Tip Microdermabrasion System
Another cool at-home machine I tested out is ReVit, which is a microdermabrasion tool that combines gentle microdermabrasion exfoliation with vacuum stimulation to reduce the appearance of age spots, fine lines and acne scars and I have a boat load of the latter.
The ReVit uses gentle tip exfoliation to remove dead skin cells which helps to improve your overall skin tone, texture and elasticity. They use a 100% crystal-free microdermabrasion, vacuum stimulation to remove the old, damaged, and dull topmost layer of the skin and it comes with three different tip sizes (fine, precision and coarse), so you can customize treatments depending on your needs.
They say that diamond tip microdermabrasion is one of the best forms of microdermabrasion. When the Silk’n ReVit is turned on the vacuum suction will activate and when pressed to the skin the exfoliating diamond tip will remove the surface layers of the skin revealing fresh smooth skin without blemish.
The different tip sizes are super useful because everyone’s skin is different. The coarse tip is for a heavier duty exfoliation, a fine for more gentle exfoliation and the precision is for those smaller areas around the nose and eyes for example.
Vacuum stimulation helps improve skin tone, texture and elasticity as well as reduce the appearance of age spots and the appearance of fine lines around the eyes.
The other nice thing about it is how quick it is to do. Silk’n ReVit treats your skin in a matter of minutes. It removes dead skin cells, drawing them into the device by means of vacuum. The dead skin cells are collected in a replaceable filter. When you change the filter you will see the quantity of dead particles previously attached to your skin. Not so pretty perhaps but you can feel good knowing that they’re gone which helps to restore balance to your skin.
Who doesn’t need a little help with healthier more glowing skin from time-to-time, regardless of your age, skin type and condition?
I’m one of those women who not only has aging spots from long time sun exposure but adult acne. Their Silk’n Blue product is focused on destroying acne-causing bacteria and works on clearing up skin in three to seven weeks, depending on the use case and individual.
Blue kills acne-causing bacteria while simultaneously dehydrating oil-producing glands, which aims to prevent future breakouts. They don’t use harsh chemicals and the technology is meant to be non-invasive and gentle. By pressing the device down on problem areas, the blue light works to penetrate and destroy acne-causing bacteria that is found deep within the skin. Meanwhile, mild heat works to dry oil-producing glands. Each treatment lasts 3-4 minutes for each affected area, so again, not a huge time consumer to use it on a regular basis.
The Healing Effects of Heat & Blue Light
The Silk’n Blue combines heat and blue light for healing and prevention of acne. And yes, we love the fact that this device like others in the Silk’n skincare line, is portable and compact for easy mobility, making it a great choice for avid travelers.
One thing they warn and I found this to be the case also is a slight reddening of the skin after each Blue session (mild erythema) over the treated area. They say that this is normal and should fade within an hour or two. Their recommended best result scenario is after 3-7 weeks of continued use.
Please note that I am not a skin care specialist or health practitioner so am not in any way recommending these products will be a godsend for you. I am merely speaking from my own personal experience with them — please check with your dermatologist and/or doctor before seeing whether any of the Silk’n face treatments or machines are a fit for you.
Renee Blodgett is the founder of We Blog the World. The site combines the magic of an online culture and travel magazine with a global blog network and has contributors from every continent in the world. Having lived in 10 countries and explored nearly 80, she is an avid traveler, and a lover, observer and participant in cultural diversity.
She is also the CEO and founder of Magic Sauce Media, a new media services consultancy focused on viral marketing, social media, branding, events and PR. For over 20 years, she has helped companies from 12 countries get traction in the market. Known for her global and organic approach to product and corporate launches, Renee practices what she pitches and as an active user of social media, she helps clients navigate digital waters from around the world. Renee has been blogging for over 16 years and regularly writes on her personal blog Down the Avenue, Huffington Post, BlogHer, We Blog the World and other sites. She was ranked #12 Social Media Influencer by Forbes Magazine and is listed as a new media influencer and game changer on various sites and books on the new media revolution. In 2013, she was listed as the 6th most influential woman in social media by Forbes Magazine on a Top 20 List.
Her passion for art, storytelling and photography led to the launch of Magic Sauce Photography, which is a visual extension of her writing, the result of which has led to producing six photo books: Galapagos Islands, London, South Africa, Rome, Urbanization and Ecuador.
Renee is also the co-founder of Traveling Geeks, an initiative that brings entrepreneurs, thought leaders, bloggers, creators, curators and influencers to other countries to share and learn from peers, governments, corporations, and the general public in order to educate, share, evaluate, and promote innovative technologies.