To get the most out red light therapy you need to apply lotion that helps with collagen production. Here are our picks for the best lotions to be used before and after red light therapy:
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Devoted Creations Collagenetics
The 2-in-1 versatility of Devoted Creations’ Collagenetics lotion means you can apply the product to your face or body before undergoing red light therapy or before lying in a tanning bed. The formula was uniquely created to work with the effects of red light wavelengths to firm, moisturize and help plump the skin by encouraging collagen production. The patented Matrixyl compound was added to detect problem skin areas and fill in the areas causing fine lines or wrinkles. Built-in stabilizers ensure your skin maintains a proper pH. The accelerator compounds contained within the product were included to safely boost skin’s tanning ability. The tanning process hastens for faster results and a darker tan while skin stays moist and supple while resisting harmful UVA and UVB damage.
The Collagenetics total face and body system additionally contains a wealth of natural ingredients, which work together to naturally moisturize and rejuvenate skin for a fresher, more youthful appearance. Each tube of 2-in-1 contains acai berry, goji berry, lychee fruit and pomegranate extracts. The iced cranberry fragrance is pleasant without being overwhelming.
The ST EVO body lotion was specially created to enhance the effects of red light therapy. The light, non-greasy formula softens skin without being heavy. Simply apply the lotion between red light sessions. RedLight recommends using the product in the morning and then again before bedtime for round the clock moisturizing. The lotion’s ingredients were chosen to boost the energy transfer and conversion process as light energy is absorbed through the skin and into the cells. Along with adding moisture, ST EVO also protects delicate collagen and elastin fibers from aging-inducing free radicals. In this way, skin retains its elasticity and plumpness, as the body lotion additionally minimizes lines and wrinkles along with reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Jadience Calming Lotion
For more than a decade, Jadience has been creating herbal health, skin care and stress-relieving products designed to stimulate the body’s natural healing ability. The name Jadience was chosen, as all products contain pulverized jade stone. According to Eastern Asian medicine, the stone eliminates stress in the body and enhances the removal of harmful toxins. Ancient practitioners believed jade slowed cellular aging, boosted the immune system and aided in healing processes. The semi-precious stone also contains nourishing calcium, magnesium and water.
In addition to jade, the calming lotion contains a specially formulated blend of plant-based herbal extracts, which were chosen for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, vitamin and mineral content. Jadience products are alcohol, gluten, GMO, mineral oil, paraben and phthalate free. Ingredients of the unique proprietary mixture include:
• Aloe vera for healing, softening and nourishing skin and reducing inflammation
• Green tea extract for the plant’s antioxidant ability
• Angelica root, Chinese foxglove root, Ginseng, Lilyturf root and Szechwan lovage root for their anti-aging characteristics and immune system enhancing properties
The lotion is meant to be used on irritated or sensitive skin and to work in conjunction with the healing properties of photomodulation, which includes red light therapy. Skin readily absorbs the lotion and subsequently feels softer and smoother without clogging pores or leaving skin feel greasy. The all-natural ingredients in Jadience Calming Lotion are also appropriate for use as a general moisturizer, part of an acne treatment regimen. The fragrance-free formula might also be used by men as a healing aftershave lotion.
Skin Tek body lotion was created to moisturize skin in addition to acting as a catalyst to convert red light rays from light energy into the chemical compounds needed to stimulate mitochondria within cells to provide much-needed nourishment. Cellular vitality also occurs in collagen and elastin fibers, which make skin appear more supple while minimizing lines, wrinkles and other defects. The body lotion additionally inhibits the action of free radicals responsible for initiating the signs of visible aging.
Skin Tek recommends using the post-therapy body lotion as part of a three-step process, which includes BWL RedLight-ST Micro Mist EVO Pre-therapy Spray and RedLight-ST Ultra Concentrated EVO Post Therapy Facial Serum. Together, the specially created products are designed to enhance the effects of red light therapy to reduce the appearance of age spots, cellulite, dark circles around the eyes and soften scars while diminishing fine lines.