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 do not work for OhLolly or Urang.
Table of Contents- Product Description, Claims, & How-To
- The Ingredients
- Packaging, Scent & Texture
- Product Review & Final Impressions
- Similar Products & Shop This Post
Brightening & Clarifying Wash-Off Mask
Product Description & Claims:A white kaolin clay-based mask for dull and lackluster skin, this also contains natural jojoba beads for gentle exfoliation. As an added bonus, the Urang Clarifying Blue Mask has been clinically tested and proven to effectively remove fine dust (black carbon particles/pollutants) from the skin.
How To Use:Official directions off the OhLolly website are, "After cleansing spread a thin layer on face, avoiding eyes and mouth. Gently scrub and then apply another thin layer. Wait 5-15 minutes and then rinse off. Follow with toner, serum and moisturizer for best results."
I personally use this twice a week for gentle physical exfoliation and clarifying. I plan to scale this back to once a week when I find a chemical exfoliator that I like (I prefer to mix both physical and chemical exfoliation).
Skin PollutionIt's not just UV rays that you have to worry about when it comes to the effects of aging. If you live in almost any city really, you also have to deal with pollution affecting your skin. Pollution (or toxic elements floating around in the air) can cause an increased risk of skin cancer, skin sensitivity, discoloration, dryness, dullness, roughness, and not to mention, premature aging. Air quality in Southern California alone is horrible. Needless to say, those who live in an area with bad air quality, tend to have worse skin/more skin issues than those with good air quality. A growing trend seems to be products geared towards combating the effects of pollution on the skin. Here I'll break down the ingredients in this product to see what types of things might help one to protect and help repair some of the damage done by pollution on the skin.
Full Ingredients List:Water, Kaolin, Glycerin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Niacinamide, Bentonite, Camellia Japonica Flower Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Propanediol, Xanthan Gum, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, (-)-alpha-bisabolol, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, *Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Oil, Juniperus Communis Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Leaf/Twig Oil, *Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Guaiazulene, Allantoin (*Organic ingredients)
Packaging, Scent & Texture
Packaging:The product comes in a simple clear glass jar with white lid, however what is really striking is that beautiful, "calming blue" color. I think that alone makes you want to reach for it instead of your typical muddy gray hues you often associate with mud/clay masks.
Scent & Texture:It kind of smells like your typical mud/clay mask (not necessarily the most pleasant scent), yet I smell hints of floral within all that. Of course, because it's still essentially clay, it's not exactly the type of product you go around sniffing, lol.
Like most other mud/clay masks, this is a thick liquid that must be scooped out and spread all over your face - which it then dries kind of hard (as you would expect with mud/clay). The one thing that sets this apart is that it does come with jojoba beads for some light exfoliation. The jojoba beads are biodegradable.
Deep Cleanse Dull, Lackluster + Troubled Skin
Clarifying: Kaolin clay is actually a very gentle cleanser that can be quite healing as well. It removes dirt and impurities without stripping skin dry or causing any irritation. It also helps reduce oily skin, heal injuries and tone the skin. I had mostly good skin while using this product, but on the "bad skin" days, I definitely felt more refreshed and cleansed after using this mask. It was a much needed pick-me-up, especially if you are starting to see some signs of a breakout or other issues going on with your skin. This can help calm them down.
Anti-Inflammatory: I tend to get red easily and my skin was experiencing some redness due to an allergic reaction from a different product. Using this mask for about 15-20 minutes, I definitely saw a difference in the amount of redness. It might not necessarily remove all your redness, but again it helps calm them down and makes them look less noticeable.
Brightening: Like most other masks that are supposed to detoxify/exfoliate your skin, this does leave you with an overall brighter appearance and slight glow. I would even dare say that the brightening effects with this mask might even rival those of the previous mask I was using. I didn't have the chance to take any before and after photos (lighting has been pretty bad lately), but the effects are comparable to this similar mud/clay mask: Before and After (it might look subtle but the glow is there).
Exfoliation: The jojoba beads might not seem like they would do enough for exfoliation, but if you're one who normally doesn't require a lot when it comes to exfoliation, you would definitely benefit from the gentleness of this. Of course I still use some chemical exfolation, but sometimes I like to use physical exfoliation for more stubborn areas like my nose. If you've ever had your nose area look dry and flaky after applying makeup, you know what I'm talking about...This mask definitely helped alleviate that problem a bit. However if you normally need/prefer stronger exfoliation, I would not purchase this mask for the exfoliation properties alone.
Radiant + Glowy Skin
Final Impressions:What can I say other than this mask ticked everything off the list? Though it might not be all that exfoliating to some (it depends on your skin and needs), this is still a great multi-tasking clay mask and I'm quite impressed with it. While it hard to gauge if this does anything for anti-pollution, I do appreciate that this is one aspect they tried to do with this mask and I do look forward to a lot more anti-dust and anti-pollution skincare products out there. Anything we can do to improve and prolong the health of our skin, right?
My first Urang product and the brand has made a great first impression with me. Will I re-purchase this? Possibly. I definitely enjoyed this the most out of the previous mud/clay masks I've tried in the past...
Final Rating = 4.5/5
Other Products For a Clarifying Skincare Routine
Products of Interest:
The weather is starting to warm up due to spring (ironically it's a cold, gloomy day as I type this). For those of us who tend to be more oily and acne prone around this time, I'll suggest to you some other clarifying type of products to help create a routine for controlling oil and minimizing pores, etc.
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Photo Credit: Urang