by Rosy Day Blog
Science-Based & Dermatologist RecommendedI’ve never heard of Spa Sciences prior to this review, however, I’m very glad that I have. I’ve always been interested in more beauty gadgets and tools. Unfortunately many of them are just too expensive for me right now, and the more affordable ones have just been “cheap knockoffs”. Spa Sciences, an American-based innovator and distributor, believes that everyone should have the opportunity to have healthy and radiant skin without necessarily spending hundreds of dollars.
Spa Sciences is a team of skincare experts including scientists, engineers, designers, and beauticians - all working to provide effective (yet safe) and affordable beauty devices for home use. They hope that with their advanced technology of beauty devices, they can “bring the spa home with you”.
In my opinion, the Aero is a bit “ridiculously cheap” in pricing considering what it does. For privacy reasons I won’t reveal the exact nature of my job, but I do work in the design & manufacturing industry (not related to beauty or skincare), so I do understand how extensive research, testing, and then the care put forth in the design and construction of one product, can all be reflected in the final pricing. I’m seriously impressed how they made this all possible. Read on to learn more about this gadget and my experience with it.
Disclosure:I received this product from Spa Sciences in exchange for my honest review. However, it was my decision to specifically review the Aero out of Spa Sciences’ selection of beauty devices. I was not given anything in exchange for this review. I enjoy doing product reviews to share my own experiences with the product and hope someone finds it useful. I do not work for Spa Sciences or any of their listed retailers.
Table of Contents- Product Description, Claims, & How-To
- Product Review & Results
- Final Thoughts & Shop This Post
Triple Clinical Infusion™ Technology
Product Description:You might have seen some similar beauty devices around social media...Aero is an infusion device designed to maximize the performance of any skincare product for both better absorption and faster results. What makes Aero unique is that is has sonic, ionic, AND thermal infusion technology all in one.
From Spa Sciences:
Product Claims:According to the Spa Sciences website, “Aero is clinically proven, and dermatologist approved to be 7 times more effective than applying products with fingers alone to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin hydration, skin tone, skin brightness and other signs of premature aging.”
Below are the clinical test results from an independent study:
Judging by the photos and info on the product box, I’m going to assume the independent study took at least 2 weeks, since the product box does show some promising results after 2 weeks of use.
How to Use:Just as you might choose to use some or all of your skincare products once or twice a day, Aero can also be used as often as you’d like, and during whichever steps of your skincare routine (after cleansing) that you choose to. The official directions are to apply a small amount of serum, cream, or moisturizer to the treatment head and it will automatically turn on as it makes contact with your skin. You are basically massaging in the product with Aero versus your bare hands. My personal preference is to apply most of the product to my face (some things like serums are too slippery to apply directly to Aero), but don’t pat it in all the way so my face is still moist with product. Then I would go in with Aero to massage the product in until absorption, focusing on areas of concern such as my eye area and laugh lines. After you’re done, wipe the treatment head with a towel or cloth to remove any excess product/residue.
Reduce Visible Signs of AgingBecause skincare infusion devices like Aero stimulate collagen production, this often results in the reduced appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and pigmentation. It can also help to lift sagging skin for more healthy and plump-looking skin.
There are definitely some spas/dermatology offices out there that provide some kind of skin infusion service that probably last like ~20 minutes and is of course “professional” quality. However, these treatments can be costly. At least with an infusion device like Aero, you can get a similar experience at an affordable price. You might not be using it like 20 minutes in one sitting, but with the convenience of the Aero, you can give yourself a skin infusion treatment anytime and for as long as you want.
Routine & Usage:My skincare routine for the ~2 weeks that I used Aero are as follows below.
I did get in at least 2 uses of the Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Mask in-between my testing of Aero. However I’m still trying to figure out how this product fits into my routine, so I don’t consider it to have too much of an impact on my skin results. Plus, it’s not like I’ve never used a retinol product before so I won’t just “suddenly get smooth skin” (often associated with first time/”virgin” retinol use). There was also 1 or 2 days I got super lazy at night. In that case, I only applied the Peach & Lily Overnight Star Sleeping Mask (so nourishing you can probably skip all steps of your routine).
Like I mentioned before, how I like to use Aero is to apply most of the product to my face (some things like serums are too slippery to apply directly to Aero), but don’t pat it in all the way so my face is still moist with product. Then I would go in with Aero to massage the product in until absorption, focusing on areas of concern such as my eye area and laugh lines. I tend to use Aero during the serum and eye cream steps of my routine, however sometimes I would also use it during the moisturizer step if I feel like my face could use more nourishment pushed in. I keep Aero moving around my eye area and laugh lines the most (as they are my concern) and just quickly go over the rest of my face as they’re less of a concern.
I do use Aero both day and night. If you’re in a rush to get ready for work or school during the day, that might not work for you. In that case, at least use Aero at night with your acne/brightening/anti-aging products. Spa Sciences recommends using Aero on your desired area for 1-2 minutes. Now, I don’t necessarily have the time or patience for this. However since I do use Aero multiple times a day, if I add up all the seconds I spend using this device on my areas of concern (eyes and smile lines), it does add up to like 1 minute. Since the product does get super hot (and I don’t want to damage my already sensitive skin), it’s kind of hard to just keep Aero moving on a single spot for at least 1 minute (just something to consider).
Side by side comparison. Again the left/before was taken in September 2019, and the right/after, just the other day. Ok, so it's not like I had terrible skin to begin with, but I feel like Aero really amplified the brightening effects of my Bliss Glow & Hydrate serum (my claim to the current biggest difference in my skin the past 1-2 months).
In my opinion, I felt like my skin was less red, more even, and better balanced, despite me pretty much using the same products within these last 1-2 months. You can definitely argue that my results were probably because the effects of my skincare products "finally kicked in". That could be true but I also feel like Aero did help push it along. Even my Azn Labs After Glow Ampoule that I'm struggling to finish off (which I reviewed and thought it didn't do much for its high price), started to show some promise after I started using it with Aero. Now, I still have some slight sunken eyes and mouth lines if I really look for it, however I think this is pretty good progress for the ~2 weeks that I used Aero.
Ionic Infusion: I truly think this technology pushes skincare products deeper into your skin and provides better absorption. Even some of the skincare products that I thought were kind of “meh”, started to show a bit of promise to me. To conserve power, I don’t necessarily use Aero to 100% absorb the products onto my skin, but I do at least try to massage the majority of the product in. I kind of pat most of the product onto my face and then finish off the absorption with Aero.
Thermal Warming: I can’t tell if the heat from the device really “dilates” my pores, but it does feel nice and helps to kind of “melt” the product down deep into your skin. Now, this device does get pretty hot. The key is to keep moving Aero and to try and not keep it over one area of your face for too long. If you have any kind of wounds or open areas on your face, I would avoid using Aero over them.
Sonic Movements: I think that this is how the magic truly happens. I do believe in facial massages, even more if it’s something that claims to have sonic movements. For the longest time I was using my Clarisonic Mia to not only thoroughly clean my face, but as a way to massage it as well. I often focused around my mouth area where smile lines were prone to form, and also my cheeks to help prevent any sagging. I believed at the time that this was what was helping to delay my aging. The only reason I stopped using my Clarisonic Mia is that is has become a bit rough for me to use on my face now, and let’s face it - it’s just annoying having to buy replacement brush heads for it. I think it was around this time that I started to see some aging on my skin (yes around the time I happened to stop using anything with sonic movements on my face). Long story short, sonic movements was doing something for me, so I’m glad to be able to re-introduce it with Aero.
Elevate The Way You Do Skincare
Final Impressions:I’m not sure what else I can say that hasn’t already been covered. If it isn’t obvious, I really do enjoy using Aero and adding it to my routine.
Even my bf loves Aero and he’s not exactly one who’s super into skincare. He’ll still need a reminder to use it, LOL. But once he knows, he’ll go off and use it on his own for a good 1-2 minutes. While he hasn’t been using it every single day, I have still seen an improvement on his textural issues. So in conclusion, anyone can use Aero. You do not need to be like “highly experienced” in your skincare journey. You can be someone that’s as basic and novice as my bf, and still see some results with regular use. Spa Sciences, if you read my previous suggestions above, I can’t wait to see what you’d come up with for an Aero 2.0.
Final Rating = 4/5
Any questions about this product and/or my experience, please let me know! I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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Photo Credit: Spa Sciences
by Rosy Day Blog
Ultimate Radiant + Natural Glow"Urang" is kind of a masshup of the phrase "Ultimate Radiannt + Natural Glow". It is a South Korean skincare brand with values in honesty and consciousness. It was born from founder, Jina Lee (mother & holistic aromatherapist), who wanted to create something with high-quality natural, organic ingredients that were safe for the whole family. The products are supposed to blur the line between what is actually good for your skin, yet highly effective.
Urang is a cruelty-free, EWG-verified brand with many vegan product options.
Disclosure:I bought this with my own money from OhLolly. I was not given anything in exchange for this review. I enjoy doing product reviews to share my own experiences with the product and hope someone finds it useful. I am not an OhLolly or Urang employee, however I do have some affiliate links within this post if you wish to click them (they go directly to the OhLolly website).
Table of Contents- Product Description, Claims, & How-To
- Cica x Opuntia Mask
- Rose x Hibiscus Mask
- Final Thoughts
- Other Recommendations & Shop This Post
Fresh is Better
Product Description & Claims:Similar to other sheet masks where the actual mask is kept separately packaged from the essence until it's ready to use, Urang's Love sheet masks really drive the belief that a mask is best when its ingredients are fresh. As usual, these sheet masks from Urang are clean, with natural preservatives and zero harsh chemicals.
How To Use:1. Tear the heart-shaped mask in half (like it's a broken heart), so you end up with two halves (the dry mask in one and the essence in the other).
2. Open the pouch zipper on the dry mask part and pour the essence from the fresh essence part (after ripping it open) into the dry mask pouch. Close the pouch zipper and shake/mix the mask with the essence to completely soak it.
3. Open up the pouch zipper and apply the freshly soaked mask to your face as you would with any other sheet mask. You can keep the sheet mask on your face for about 10-15 minutes before removing. If there's any remaining essence in the pouch, you can apply the rest to your face/neck/arms.
Urang does recommend following with 1-2 drops of Urang Oil serum or cream to maximize results. Personally if you have a facial oil or serum that you really like, you can just put 1-2 drops BEFORE sheet masking to create like a "sandwich" of essences, and then finish off with either the same facial oil or serum after masking, or your favorite moisturizer/sleeping mask.
Urang Love Cica x Opuntia Mask Mini-Review
Soothing & Hydrating for Sensitive SkinThis is the green colored sheet mask. Just like its name, the 2 main ingredients of this sheet mask are:
- 40% organic centalla asiatica (cica). This is rich in amino acids and famous in the Korean beauty community for helping to reduce redness and inflammation.
- 5% organic opuntia humifusa flower/stem (Korean prickly pear cactus). If you've ever used anything from the brand Huxley, it is similar to their Sahara prickly pear. This has vitamin E and K for skin-softening and fatty acids to help prevent wrinkles.
Other interesting ingredients include: lichen extract (fights skin impurities & inflammation), Japanese/sansho pepper fruit extract (encourages cell growth & fights fine lines and wrinkles), Korean pasque flower extract (anti-bacterial & astrigent), calendula (stimulates collagen & reduces dry skin), chamomile/matricia flower (reduces irritations & restores suppleness to skin), and citric acid (promotes skin growth & brightens skin/scars).
Performance: First off this does have a floral scent (no surprise there with all the floral ingredients) with a bit of a "burnt sugar" (sweet) type of after-scent. Don't let my "burnt sugar" description deter you though, it's actually a good scent, like carmelized sugar. Now, the results after using this sheet mask were awesome. It kept my face hydrated enough without necessarily soaking it in essence - meaning any remaining essence I still had left over on my face, was really easy to pat in and absorb.
Sometimes I do not like sheet masking prior to putting on make up, as being oily and in this summer heat, it does make me more oily by the end of the day. This Cica x Opuntia sheet mask did not make me more oily than I normally would had I not sheet masked. As someone who's been focusing more on firming my skin this year, the sheet mask also kept my skin firm pretty much the entire day. When I took my makeup off, my face was still very plump, smooth, and hydrated. My face is slightly less firm on one side due to aging and sun exposure, so if a sheet mask alone can firm this all up, it is a pretty darn good sheet mask! I suspect this is al due to the amino acids in the centella asiatica (my skin has been liking amino acids as an ingredient) and the vitamin E in the prickly pear (my skin has been known to plump up with vitamin E products). As for any sensitivities, my face was slightly red due to some actives I was using the night before, and this sheet mask did help calm that inflammation down (as expected of the centella asiatica). I only bought one sheet mask just to try this out but next time (and when my wallet isn't hurting, LOL) I will buy the full box of this because it's that good. Urang, if you're reading this, please consider an essence/serum version of this. It's just too good to only have as a sheet mask!
Final Rating = 5/5
Urang Love Rose x Hibiscus Mask Mini-Review
Brightening & HydratingThis is the pink colored sheet mask. Just like its name, the 2 main ingredients of this sheet mask are:
- 45% organic rose water. This has been known in the beauty community to not only clarify the skin, but to also reduce irritation and skin puffiness.
- 5% organic hibiscus. This is a powerful antioxidant that brightens skin, purifies pores, and helps increase cell turnover. a powerful antioxidant that brightens age spots, increases cell turnover, and naturally purifies pores.
Other interesting ingredients include: hyaluronic acid, lichen extract (fights skin impurities & inflammation), Japanese/sansho pepper fruit extract (encourages cell growth & fights fine lines and wrinkles), Korean pasque flower extract (anti-bacterial & astrigent), calendula (stimulates collagen & reduces dry skin), chamomile/matricia flower (reduces irritations & restores suppleness to skin), and arginine.
Performance: This has even more of a floral scent compared to the Cica x Opuntia one. In fact, if you've ever used a rose-type of product (like rose water), it smells like that, almost like a bouquet of flowers. Like the Cica x Opuntia one, this doesn't have a bit of a "burnt sugar" (sweet) type of after-scent (it's actually a good scent to me - like carmelized sugar). My face was not drenched in essence right after and it was very easy to pat in and absorb any remaining essence.
If you like floral scents, that's another plus for this sheet mask as well. Although the ingredients aren't quite the same, this does make me curious to try Urang's Rose Essence. This Rose x Hibiscus mask isn't as anti-aging heavy as the Cica x Opuntia one, so while it was not as firming and smoothing to me, it is still a good sheet mask.
Final Rating = 4/5
Fresh + Organic
Final Impressions:Overall I'm super impressed with these Urang sheet masks. They're not just cute to look out (though it makes it more likely to want to try them). They have great ingredients and they actually feel good on the skin.
If you're still on the fence about trying these wonderful sheet masks, OhLolly does conveniently sell a set of one sheet mask each (2 total) so you can try both variations without worrying about buying an entire box set.
Other Products For a Soothing/Hydrating Routine
Products of Interest:If you enjoyed reading this post about the Urang sheet masks and/or are interested in anything similar (ingredients/features-wise), I'll suggest to you some other products that are worth checking out (all are available from OhLolly).
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Photo Credit: Urang