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Silk vs. Copper Infused Pillowcases: Why We Love One More Than The Other

Fact: Everyone needs to sleep

Whether you get 8+ hours of beauty rest or 6 hours of tossing and turning, it is part of your life and part of your body’s natural rejuvenation process. And as evolved, blessed humans we have the luxury of resting our precious heads on the cloud-like fluffs known as pillows. You spend a large majority of your life with your face planted into your pillow… so why have we never talked about the importance of your pillowcase?

If you are like a majority of the population, you’ve probably been sleeping on a regular cotton pillowcase because it matches your cotton sheets. No problem with that, but did you know there are pillowcases that make you MORE beautiful as you sleep?

Literally, pillowcases that smooth hair, soften skin, fight acne, keep oil at bay, and even prevent those little face creases you have when you wake up. As if beauty sleep itself wasn’t already so worth it, now you have the option to wake up radiant just by switching out your pillowcase.

Yes, this is exciting news I know. Feel free to squeal with happiness!! While there are many pillowcases existing today, we want to highlight two of the most popular kind: silk vs. copper.

Silk Pillowcases

The benefits of sleeping on silk are numerous. For one, silk is…silky. It is without a doubt a luxurious sensation that you’re able to sleep on each night. It’s pretty and looks great on your bed too!

Besides feel and aesthetic, silk works to retain moisture in your skin and is naturally hypoallergenic. The most noticeable benefit however is the way it makes you look. The softness of the silk helps your skin stay smooth and healthy, thereby reducing the appearance of wrinkles and lines!

Think this all sounds great?  Just wait until you read about the copper infused cases.

Copper Infused Pillowcases

Let’s think of copper infused pillowcases as silk pillowcases, but with clinically proven technology. Clinically. Proven. Technology. Have you ever even considered such a phenomenon? While the pillowcases are made of a rich, unique silky smooth blend, the delicately infused copper threads work overtime to deliver results. When the skin is in contact with the copper fibers, copper ions are liberated into the moisture found in the skin’s upper layers.  These released copper ions support the skin’s natural self-renewal process and help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and promote healthier-looking, glowing skin. Sleep on these for 4 weeks and you’ll be sure to see results.

Silk vs. Copper Infused: So, We Love Copper More

Overall, we prefer copper because it works overtime to make you look your best while still feeling great. It has the feeling and benefits of silk PLUS the added benefits of copper.

The feeling of crawling into your cozy bed after a long day to get your quality beauty sleep is an experience unlike anything else! Make sure your pillowcase is benefiting you as you rest your beautiful face on it each night.

Pick copper. Choose copper. Love copper.



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Summer Skincare Swaps For Glowing, Healthy Skin

Summer Skincare Swaps For Glowing, Healthy Skin

Summer is here and we are feeling the heat! The sweaters have all been packed away and slowly replaced by sandals and sundresses, pedicures are once again a monthly—nay weekly—necessity. But there are other important, yet often overlooked changes that should occur, but don’t. We’re talking about your skincare. Think your creamy, ultra-hydrating night cream is a necessity in the summer? Think again. And how do you plan to deal with the inevitable moisture and makeup buildup that accumulates on your face on those particularly hot, sticky summer days? We’ve got you covered—read on to find out which skincare swaps you need to make as we head our way into summer!

Consider Breaking Up With Your Razor Forever

You are never, ever, ever getting back together with your razor after this summer. Try at home hair removal this season to guarantee smooth, silky skin all year round without the hassle of shaving, waxing or epilating ever again. Not sure where to start? Check out our Hair Removal Lasers to see what device works best for you.

Swap Your Moisturizer For Something Lighter

Unless you live in a literal year-round beach paradise, we’re guessing that you use a thicker, creamier moisturizer to give your skin an extra dose of hydration in the cold winter months. But with climbing temperatures and intense humidity, your skin will start retaining more moisture, meaning that your favorite wintertime moisturizer will leave you feeling swampy—not chic. Instead, opt for a lightweight hyaluronic acid based moisturizer, which will absorb into the skin without leaving an oily sheen.

Say Goodbye To Your Foundation

Remember that bit about your skin retaining more moisture in the summer? The same thing applies with your foundation. Come June and July, your go-to cream and liquid foundations will buildup and cause breakouts. Tinted moisturizer or a lightweight powder foundation will feel much fresher—your skin will thank you.

Stock Up On SPF

Would this be a summer skincare blog without a single mention of sunscreen? A critical step to any skincare routine year-round, sunscreen is particularly important during the summer months when the sun is at its peak strength. Apply generously to your face, neck, hands and any other area of skin that will be exposed during the day.

Give Yourself A Harm-Free Glow

There is nothing more coveted than that “I-Just-Got-Back-From-Vacation” sun-kissed glow, but sunbathing comes at a price. Rather than risk skin cancer and accelerated aging, treat yourself to a gorgeous glow using one of the many self-tanning products on the market. Apply lightly and regularly for a gradual—and natural!—transition that will make you the envy of the office.


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Hair Removal for Dark Skin: Why It Works

Hair Removal for Dark Skin: Why It Works

Up until now, the advances of at-home hair removal technology have failed to deliver on safe hair removal for dark skin. There are hair removal devices that are safe and effective for pale to tan skin tones, like Tria’s 4X Hair Removal Laser. But, those with darker skin tones have not had access to at-home hair removal until the development of IPL, also known as Intense Pulsed Light. Let’s take a deeper look into IPL combined with RF technology and how it works on darker skin tones, and for those who are curious about laser, we will talk more about how that works and what skin tones and hair colors it will work for. 

How Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio Frequency (RF) Technology Works

How does IPL + RF technology work for effective hair removal on dark skinned beauties?! This technology is safe for usage on dark skin because it brings together Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio Frequency (RF) energies. These groundbreaking technologies use the intense pulsed light (IPL) to target and warm the melanin in hair follicles. Once follicles are warmed up, it applies radio frequency pulses (RF). RF seeks out these warmed follicles and delivers a second round of growth reducing energy. The combination of IPL and RF can deliver hair removal for the widest variety of hair colors and skin tones, up to Fitzpatrick VI – with impressive results. 

Which IPL device should you choose? Do your research, read reviews, and ask on your social channels. There is an extensive guide to IPL for dark and black skin on which covers at-home devices for skin tones IV to VI on the Fitzpatrick chart.

Laser Hair Removal –Who does it work for?

There are differences in the technology between IPL and Laser Hair Removal, and there are reasons why laser will not work on darker skin tones. Tria’s at-home device 4X Hair Removal Laser effectively targets the pigment in the hair, without touching the surrounding skin. Your hair pigment, called melanin, is what gives your hair its unique color. Every hair follicle—a tube-shaped sac—contains melanin. This hair follicle is also responsible for hair growth. The laser must be able to find the melanin in the hair in order to disable the hair follicle. If the hair is too light, or if the skin is darker than light brown, the laser is unable to target each individual hair.

Once the device identifies the hair melanin (differentiating it from the melanin in the skin by color), it sends highly-concentrated light through it. The light is converted into heat, which disables the hair follicle.

See the skin tone and hair color chart below to see if you are a candidate for laser hair removal:

Hair Color Skin Tone Chart Laser Hair Removal

Now that you know the differences between IPL and Laser hair removal technologies and the way they each work with different skin tones, hopefully you will be able to decide which will work best for you!

Post edited by Krista McAulay

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Hair Removal for Fair Hair: Why It Works

Hair Removal for Fair Hair: Why It Works

Summer is here which means shaving season is here! One thing we can agree on is that shaving is not one of our favorite activities…at all. As fair hair beauties, we always hear ‘“You can’t even see your hair, it’s so light!” but we still know it’s there and we still want it gone! So what do we do? We can’t just walk through the breezy summer with hairy legs!! Enter: Dual Wave Technology (also known as Intense Pulsed Light + Radio Frequency).


Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) + Radio Frequency (RF) Technology

What makes this technology different? How do iluminage devices capture this energy for effective hair removal for fair hair beauties?!

This groundbreaking technology uses two separate energies. Intense pulsed light (IPL) targets and warms the melanin in hair follicles. Once follicles are warmed up, it applies radio frequency pulses (RF). RF seeks out these warmed follicles and delivers a second round of growth reducing energy. The combination of IPL and RF can deliver permanent hair removal for the widest variety of hair colors – including light/fair – with impressive results in as little as 7 weeks.

The synergy of IPL and RF energies used together means that hair follicles get a double dose of hair removal energy. Because both of these methods are put to use simultaneously during the hair removal process, the overall energy level required is low enough to work safely and effectively for those with fair hair.

Long Lasting Hair Removal for Fair Hair

The following hair removal process will get you on the road toward trading in your fair hair for silky smooth skin. Although you may quickly notice hair reduction, it’s important to stick with the treatments in order to achieve long-term results.

In order to obtain the longest lasting and most successful results, we recommend that fair-haired individuals begin the hair removal process by first epilating or waxing the area you wish to treat. If you are an individual with fair hair, it’s important that you complete this step as it significantly increases the effectiveness hair removal treatments.

How Does the Epilation Process Work for Fair Hair Removal?

  1. Epilate or shave
  2. Power up the device and select an energy level.; it is recommended that you start out on the lowest power setting
  3. Continuously move the device over the area that you wish to remove hair from
  4. Continue for 2 to 10 minutes depending on the time span recommended for the specific area

It’s as simple as that; keep up the good work and prepare to say “Farewell ,” to your fair hair in unwanted places.Try our iluminage hair removal technologies worry free with our 60-day money back guarantee.


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Hair Removal For Red Hair: Why It Works

If you have red hair, you may be a bit skeptical about the effectiveness of hair removal technologies. As a redhead, chances are you’ve endured some pain or frustration in your previous attempts at hair removal. Shaving is time consuming, and waxing can be downright painful. After all, past innovations in hair removal technology haven’t left you any closer to the smooth skin that you desire! So, why don’t most hair removal solutions work for you? Existing methods of hair removal work by targeting and warming the melanin (what gives your hair color!) found in hair follicles, but as someone with red hair, your follicles don’t contain enough melanin for most hair removal solutions to work correctly! Good news, this new innovation in hair removal is effective and safe for you to use!

How Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) + Radio Frequency (RF) Technology Works

What makes this technology different? How does iluminage capture this energy for effective hair removal for redheads?! Groundbreaking technology uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to target and warm the melanin in hair follicles. Once follicles are warmed up, it applies radio frequency pulses (RF). RF seeks out these warmed follicles and delivers a second round of growth reducing energy. The combination of IPL and RF can deliver permanent hair removal for the widest variety of hair colors – including red – with impressive results in as little as 7 weeks.

The Removal Process

Permanent hair reduction for red hair can be just weeks away for you! Here’s a quick look at the simple, easy and painless removal process:

In order to achieve the best results possible, it’s recommended that you either wax or epilate the area that you wish to treat prior to using.

  1. Select an energy level
  2. Press the activation button
  3. Hold the applicator against your skin
  4. Slide the device to a new area after each visible flash of light
  5. Continue treatment for 2 to 10 minutes depending on the area of the body that you’re focusing on

The treatments are simple, and the results are safe and clinically confirmed. The nice thing about using the iluminage is that you only treat once a week for the first 7 weeks; then, typically switch to monthly maintenance after that. Plus, treatments may take as little as 2 minutes to complete! Even if you’re removing hair from multiple areas of your body, the overall time commitment is far less than shaving every couple of days – and the results last much longer.


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